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Adult immunization is the focus of continuing education program

 

 

When one thinks of immunizations, images of infants getting their first DTaP shot come to mind. Rarely do we think about adults … but we should!

Adult Immunization: It’s Time to Act is the topic of a continuing medical/nursing education program offered by King’s Daughters Medical Center and the Kentucky Heart Foundation on Monday, Aug. 13, in the Health Education Center at KDMC.

Two sessions – at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. – are offered.

The program is designed to meet the learning needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare providers. Litjen Tan, M.S., Ph.D., director of Medicine and Public Health for the American Medical Association, is the featured speaker.

Dr. Tan serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis and on the steering committees for National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, Voices for Vaccines, the 317 Coalition and the Partnership to End Cervical Cancer. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards for the Immunization Action Coalition and the Coalition for Safe Needle Disposal and chairs the National Influenza Vaccine Summit, co-sponsored by the AMA and Centers for Disease Control.

Participants will learn about the burden of adult vaccine-preventable disease, current U.S. adult immunization rates and the new adult immunization schedule recommendations. The importance of immunization for healthcare workers also will be discussed.

The program is free and open to all healthcare professionals. This activity is funded through an educational grant from GSK to the PAVE Collaborative to support activities that improve adult vaccination rates. The Physicians’ Institute is a member of PAVE and retains full control over the distribution of individual grants under this collaborative grant program.

The program has received approval for continuing education for physicians, nurses and pharmacists. For more information on continuing education, to view a program brochure, or to register, visit kdmc.com/registration.

Registration may also be completed by email to regina.stout@khf.kdhs.us or via telephone to (606) 408-4619; include your name, credentials, license number, organization/employer, home address, email and daytime phone number when registering. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.

Registration is required and must be completed no later than Thursday, Aug. 9. 

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