COURSE PURPOSE/STATEMENT OF NEED
Raising the Bar: The Challenge of Complacency
High immunization rates are essential to preventing vaccine-preventable diseases. This conference will provide best practices and innovative ideas for health care professionals in Minnesota take our above average statewide immunization rates higher and maintain those gains.
Minnesota Department of Health
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.
The University of Minnesota Office of Continuing Medical Education
Aaron DeVries, MD, MPH
Margaret Roddy, MPH
This course is ideal for physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, community vaccinators, pharmacists, public health professionals, and anyone interested in immunizations!
Following completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
Describe recent changes and additions to the childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization schedules.
Explore strategies for using immunization information systems to improve immunization delivery.
Identify effective responses to the most common concerns that vaccine-hesitant parents and guardians have.
Create innovative messaging for promoting vaccination using traditional and new media.
Integrate practice changes to eliminate missed opportunities for providing vaccination at every type of health care visit.
American Medical Association/PRA
The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Health Care Professionals
Health care professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.
Ramada MSP Airport at the Mall
2300 East American Boulevard
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
Toll Free: 800-328-1931
Map and Directions
On-site parking is free to course participants.
Register by September 6, 2013 to receive our Early Registration Discount!
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Registration fees include CME registration, as well as lunch, afternoon break, and reception refreshments on October 10 and continental breakfast and morning break on October 11.
HOW TO REGISTER
You may choose one of the following methods to register for this conference:
Register online with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. In order to protect your credit card information, the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) does not accept credit card payments by phone, fax, mail, in person, or on-site.
Mail your check (payable to the Regents of the University of Minnesota) with registration form to: Got Your Shots? Immunization Course, OCME, University of Minnesota, University Park Plaza, Suite 901, 2829 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.
On-site registrants may pay by check or cash.
Special needs, such as dietary restrictions are required in advance; requests cannot always be honored on site.
Note: Participants are considered registered only after registrant information and payment have been received by our office.
Course materials will consist of an agenda and resource list to be distributed at the beginning of the conference. Additional materials, such as copies of PowerPoint presentations, will be posted on our website at the discretion of each presenter/session moderator.
In the event you need to cancel your registration, the registration fee, less a $50 administrative fee, will be refunded if you notify us by 4:30 p.m. Central Time on September 27, 2013. No refunds will be made after this date.
If you have any questions, please contact our office by telephone at 612-626-7600 or 1-800-776-8636, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.