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Tuesday - July 15, 2014

Time
Session Title & Speaker
7:30 - 8:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast & Paul Offit Book Signing
Dakota Ballroom Foyer
8:30 - 8:45 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Terry Dwelle, MD, MPHTM
North Dakota Department of Health; Bismarck, ND

8:45 - 9:45 am

Keynote Session I:  State of the State: North Dakota Immunization Program Update

Molly Howell, MPH
North Dakota Department of Health; Bismarck, ND 

The speaker will report on the status of immunization rates in North Dakota in relation to Healthy People 2020 goals.  The speaker will also review immunization-related changes and updates.
(Location: Lamborn)

9:45 - 10:00 am Break
Dakota Ballroom Foyer

10:00 - 11:00 am

A1: Adult Immunization Update

Paul Carson, MD
Sanford Health; Fargo, ND

This session will provide information about adult immunization recommendations and vaccine preventable diseases.
(Location: Lamborn)

A2: Vaccine Preventable Diseases in North Dakota and the United States 

Jill Baber, MPH
North Dakota Department of Health; Bismarck, ND
Amy Schwartz, MPH
North Dakota Department of Health; Bismarck, ND 

Vaccine preventable diseases still occur in ND and the US.  Data for North Dakota and the United States will be presented.  Influenza surveillance procedures will be presented as well as information about seasonal influenza and novel influenza.
(Location: Sheyenne)

A3: North Dakota Immunization Information System Updates and Training 

Mary Woinarowicz, MA
North Dakota Department of Health; Bismarck, ND

This session will review updates to the ND Immunization Information System (NDIIS) and provide training on basic NDIIS functionality.
(Location: Heart)

A4: The Importance of the Current Vaccine Storage and Handling Recommendations and Requirements

Rahel Gemmeda, MS
North Dakota Department of Health; Bismarck, ND
Stacy Lovelace, BS
North Dakota Department of Health; Bismarck, ND

This session will focus on the rationale of the new vaccine storage and handling recommendations and requirements, the status of vaccine storage and handling practices in North Dakota, and best practices on vaccine storage and handling.
(Location: Cannonball)

11:00 - 11:15 am Break - travel back to Lamborn for Keynote Session
11:15 - 12:15 pm

Keynote Session II: Vaccine Safety

Paul Offit, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, PA

This session will discuss parents concerns regarding vaccine safety.
(Location: Lamborn)

12:15 - 1:30 pm

Lunch and Exhibitor Showcase
Lunch: Grand Pacific/Patterson
Dessert and Exhibits: Courtyard
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Keynote Session III: HPV Vaccine: An Update

Paul Offit, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, PA

This session will discuss vaccine efficiency and safety, identify poor immunization rates, and discuss the new HPV vaccine which will be released in the near future.
(Location: Lamborn)

2:30 - 3:00 pm Break, Exhibitor Showcase & Paul Offit Book Signing
Courtyard & Dakota Ballroom Foyer
3:00 - 4:00 pm

B1: Vaccines for Children Accountability 

Abbi Pierce; MPH
North Dakota Department of Health; Bismarck, ND

This session will feature an overview of the Vaccines for Children Program, it's requirements and how North Dakota providers can implement these to ensure accountability.  The VFC program has recently undergone many changes and these changes will also be highlighted and explained.
(Location: Lamborn)

B2:  Rabies Surveillance and Prevention

Alicia Lepp
North Dakota Department of Health; Bismarck, ND

This session will discuss the history of rabies in North Dakota and the United States, what constitutes an exposure to rabies and recommendations for pre and post exposure prophylaxis.
(Location: Sheyenne)

B3: Increasing Immunization Rates in Northwest North Dakota and Use of Best Practices to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates in Walsh County

Deb Anderson, RN, BSN
Walsh County Health District; Grafton, ND
Marcia Washburn, BS
Upper Missouri Health District; Watford City, ND

The speakers will discuss the impact of an increase in population and successful efforts to increase immunization rates in McKenzie County.  The speakers will also discuss the Reminder/Recall project and school immunizations, including information on HPV discussion with parents, encouraging providers to ask about HPV, and the use of a forecaster at each visit.
(Location: Heart)

B4: NDIIS Immunization Rates and the Impact of the Reminder/Recall Project 

Mary Woinarowicz, MA
North Dakota Department of Health; Bismarck, ND

This session will discuss ND immunization rates based on data from the ND Immunization Information System (NDIIS).  This session will also review the state-wide adolescent reminder/recall project and the impact this project had on ND immunization rates.
(Location: Cannonball)

4:15 - 5:00 pm

Movie: Invisible Threat

(a chstvFILMS presentation)

The film Invisible Threat explores the science of disease and the risks facing a society that is under-vaccinated.

Please note - CEU's will NOT be offered for this session.

 5:30 pm Immunization Advisory Board Meeting and Dinner
Governor's Room

Wednesday - July 16, 2014

Time & Location Session Title & Speaker
7:30 - 8:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibitor Showcase
Courtyard
8:30 - 8:45 am Welcome & Announcements
8:45 - 10:15 am

Keynote Session IV:  General Recommendations on Immunization and Influenza Vaccine Recommendations 2014-2015

Andrew Kroger, MPH, MD
Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Atlanta, GA

This presentation will discuss general recommendations common to all vaccines, including simultaneous vaccinations, use of the Grace Period for scheduling, and vaccine administration and storage and handling recommendations.  Dr. Kroger will also discuss new influenza vaccine recommendations for 2014-2015.
(Location: Lamborn)

10:15 - 10:30 am Break & Exhibitor Showcase
Courtyard
10:30 - Noon

Keynote Session V: Child/Adolescent Immunization Update

Andrew Kroger, MPH, MD
Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Atlanta, GA

This presentation will examine the most recent changes to ACIP recommendations for children and adolescents.
(Location: Lamborn)

Noon - 1:30 pm

Awards Luncheon
Grand Pacific/Patterson
1:30 - 2:30 pm

C1: Implementing Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Workers

Paul Carson, MD
Sanford Health; Fargo, ND

This session will discuss Sanford Health's experience with implementing mandatory influenza vaccination of employees.
(Location: Lamborn)

C2: School Immunization Requirements and Vaccination Coverage and Exemption Rates 

Amy Schwartz, MPH
North Dakota Department of Health; Bismarck, ND

The school immunization requirements in North Dakota will be explained.  School immunization rates in North Dakota will be examined and compared to national rates.  North Dakota exemption rates will be reviewed and compared to different areas of the country.  The increasing exemption rates in North Dakota will also be discussed.
(Location: Sheyenne)

C3: North Dakota Immunization Information System Updates and Training (REPEAT SESSION)

Mary Woinarowicz, MA
North Dakota Department of Health; Bismarck, ND

This session will review updates to the ND Immunization Information System (NDIIS) and provide training on basic functionality.
(Location: Heart)

C4: The Importance of the Current Vaccine Storage and Handling Recommendations and Requirements (REPEAT SESSION)

Rahel Gemmeda, MS
North Dakota Department of Health; Bismarck, ND
Stacy Lovelace, BS
North Dakota Department of Health; Bismarck, ND

This session will focus on the rationale of the new vaccine storage and handling recommendations and requirements, the status of vaccine storage and handling practices in North Dakota, and best practices on vaccine storage and handling.
(Location: Cannonball)

2:30 - 2:45 pm Break - travel back to Lamborn for Closing Keynote Session
2:45 - 4:00 pm

Closing Keynote Session: HPV Immunization

The speaker will discuss the human papillomavirus and the importance of vaccination, immunization schedule, updates, and much more.

Clifford Mauriello, MD
Sanford Health; Fargo, ND
(Location: Lamborn)