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Conference Schedule

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Time
Session Title & Speaker
7:30 - 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
Location: Dakota Ballroom Foyer
8:30 - 8:45 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Dr. Joan Connell
Location: Lamborn/Patterson
8:45 - 9:45 am Keynote Session I:  ACIP Update and State of the State
 
Terry Dwelle, MD
North Dakota Department of Health | Bismarck, ND

Dr. Dwelle will discuss recent ACIP recommendations and discussions surrounding vaccines like meningococcal, HPV, and influenza.

Location: Lamborn/Patterson
9:45 - 10:00 am Break
Location: Dakota Ballroom Foyer
10:00 - 11:00 am Keynote Session II:  Immunization and Exemption Policies and Practices in North Dakota:
A Comprehensive Review and Recommendations for Improvement


Kylie Hall, MPH

Center for Immunization Research and Education, NDSU | Fargo, ND

This session will focus on a project that was completed by the Center for Immunization Research
and Education (CIRE) at North Dakota State University. The CIRE was engaged by the NDDoH to
study immunization policies, practices, beliefs and opinions in the state of North Dakota. The CIRE
conducted focus groups and interviews with nearly 200 immunization stakeholders around the state,
collected and analyzed state and national data, and reviewed other states’ immunization policies
and practices. In the end, the CIRE made recommendations on how to improve school
immunization rates in the state of North Dakota

Location: Lamborn/Patterson
11:00 - 11:30 am Break & Exhibits
Location: Dakota Ballroom Foyer & Courtyard
11:30 - 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions:

A1
: Using Standing Orders to Increase Adult Immunization Rates

Litjen (LJ) Tan, Ph.D.
Immunization Action Coalition | St. Paul, MN

This session will discuss how the role of standing orders is improving adult vaccination rates and the
evidence that using standing orders can increase immunization rates in the adult population.

Location: Lamborn/Patterson

A2: South Dakota Measles Outbreak

Lon Kightlinger, Ph.D.
South Dakota Department of Health | Pierre, SD

This session will discuss South Dakota's recent measles outbreak including where it started, how
it spread, and the extent of the public health response.

Location: Sheyenne

A3: Provider Best Practices

Michaela Huber, LPN
Trinity Health Center West | Minot, ND

Lindsay Clarksean, LPN
Sanford Health North Fargo | Fargo, ND

Tracy Bieber, BSN, RN
Sanford Health Enterprise | Sioux Falls, SD

Presenters will describe practices they have implemented in their clinics that have led to higher
immunization rates or improved delivery of services.

Location: Heart

A4: Discussion of NDIIS Immunization Rates

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

Mary Woinarowicz, NDIIS Manager
North Dakota Department of Health | Bismarck, ND

Molly and Mary will discuss various NDIIS immunization rates.

Location: Cannonball
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Lunch and Exhibitor Showcase
Location: Grand Pacific
1:30 - 2:30 pm Keynote Session III: Adult Immunization Update

Litjen (LJ) Tan, Ph.D.
Immunization Action Coalition | St. Paul, MN

This session will discuss the state of adult immunizations in the United States, and the challenges and opportunities to improving immunization coverage rates.

Location: Lamborn/Patterson
2:30 - 3:00 pm Break & Exhibits
Location: Courtyard
3:00 - 4:00 pm Concurrent Sessions:

B1
: Healthcare Worker Recommendations

Paul Carson, MD
North Dakota State University Department of Public Health | Fargo, ND

This session will discuss immunizations that are recommended for healthcare workers.

Location: Lamborn/Patterson

B2: South Dakota Measles Outbreak (Repeat Session)

Lon Kightlinger, Ph.D.
South Dakota Department of Health | Pierre, SD

This session will discuss South Dakota's recent measles outbreak including where it started,how
it spread, and the extent of the public health response.

Location: Sheyenne

B3: Sanford HPV Vaccine Initiative - No Missed Opportunities

Tracy Bieber, BSN, RN
Sanford Health Enterprise | Sioux Falls, SD

Melodi Krank, BSN, RN
Sanford Health | Fargo, ND

Sanford employees will be discussing the initiatives that Sanford has implemented to improve
HPV vaccine awareness and rates.

Location: Heart

B4: School Located Clinics - Lessons Learned

Lacey McNichols, RN
First District Health Unit | Minot, ND

Molly Soeby, MPA, CHC
Welcore Health | Grand Forks, ND

Lori Thompson, RN
City-County Health District | Valley City, ND

This session will discuss school located clinics, including things that have worked well and
lessons the presenters have learned.

Location: Cannonball
4:00 - 4:15 pm Break
4:15 - 5:45 pm Movie: Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic (1 hour 20 mins)
Location: Lamborn/Patterson

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Time Session Title & Speaker
7:30 - 8:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits
Location: Dakota Ballroom Foyer & Courtyard
8:15 - 8:30 am Welcome & Announcements
Location: Lamborn/Patterson
8:30 - 10:00 am Keynote Session IV: Roots of Vaccine Hesitancy

Gary Marshall, MD
University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville, KY

How can we explain vaccine hesitancy given the self-evident truth that vaccines have largely
unburdened mankind from so many serious diseases? This program begins with the self-evident truth,
but moves through pervasiveness and epidemiology of vaccine hesitancy to exploring the root causes,
which lie deep within the nature of being human. Discussion topics include the power of anecdote, the
ubiquity of (mis)information, celebrity-sim, confusion, the human tendency towards heuristic thinking,
and the decline of altruism. Risk-benefit communication is explored, and final thoughts are offered on
how we can better equip healthcare professions to deal with these issues in practice. The lecture is
replete with impactful illustrations and anecdotes.

Location: Lamborn/Patterson
10:00 - 10:30 am Break & Exhibits
Location: Courtyard
10:30 - 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions:

C1: Therapeutic and Prophylactic HPV Vaccination

John Lee, MD
Sanford Health | Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Lee will discuss HPV-related head and neck cancers as well as some cancer trials he has
been involved.

Location: Lamborn/Patterson

C2: School Immunization Enforcement: Lessons Learned

Sheila Freed, RN
Southwestern District Health Unit | Dickinson, ND

Roxanne Holm
Dickey County Health District | Ellendale, ND

Carrie Kaltenberg, RN
Grand Forks Public Health Department | Grand Forks, ND

Presenters will discuss the successes and challenges associated with enforcement of school
immunization requirements.

Location: Sheyenne

C3: Vaccine Preventable Disease and Influenza Update

Jill Baber, MPH
North Dakota Department of Health | Bismarck, ND

Lexie Barber, MPH
North Dakota Department of Health | Bismarck, ND

Presenters will discuss vaccine preventable disease and influenza activity in North Dakota.

Location: Heart

C4: Vaccine Storage and Handling Update

Miranda Baumgartner, MBA
North Dakota Department of Health | Bismarck, ND

This session will cover recent storage and handling recommendations, along with a hands-on
demonstration.

Location: Cannonball
11:30 - 1:00 pm

Awards Luncheon and Exhibitor Showcase
Lunch: Grand Pacific
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions:

D1: Therapeutic and Prophylactic HPV Vaccination (Repeat Session)

John Lee, MD
Sanford Health | Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Lee will discuss HPV-related head and neck cancers as well as some cancer trials he has
been involved with.

Location: Lamborn/Patterson

D2: Meningococcal B Vaccine Recommendations

Terry Dwelle, MD
North Dakota Department of Health | Bismarck, ND

Dr. Dwelle will discuss recent ACIP recommendations surrounding meningitis B vaccines including
who should receive them, what a permissive recommendation means and where to go from here from a healthcare provider perspective.

Location: Sheyenne


D3: Vaccine Recommendations for Immunocompromised Patients

Abbi Berg, MPH
North Dakota Department of Health | Bismarck, ND

The presenter will discuss immunization recommendations for immunocompromised patients like those
that are asplenic, HIV positive, or those who have recently undergone stem cell transplants.

Location: Heart

D4: Pfizer Televox Program

Jamie Scott Preusse
Pfizer | Bismarck, ND

*NOTE: CME/Contact Hours will NOT be offered for this session. This is an
informational session only.

Location: Cannonball

2:00 - 2:15 pm Break - travel back to Lamborn/Patterson for Closing Keynote Session
2:15 - 3:30 pm Closing Keynote Session: Singing Out to Save the Cervix: A Survivor's Story

Christine Baze, BA, MS, LMFT
The Yellow Umbrella Organization | Salem, MA

Christine is a cervical cancer survivor who will share her fight with cancer as well as motivate
the audience to go out and educate young people to get vaccinated and save lives.

Location: Lamborn/Patterson