September 20, 2018

MCAAP Immunization Initiative Webinar Series
Register Today for Fall 2018 Webinars!

About the Webinar Series
The MCAAP Immunization Initiative Pediatric Immunization Update Webinar Series has been developed in collaboration with the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The goal of the webinar series is to improve child and adolescent immunization rates in Massachusetts.

Target Audience
The target audience includes healthcare professionals who provide immunizations to children and adolescents in Massachusetts, including Chapter pediatricians and family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants, public health workers, community health center staff, and office staff who work in pediatric health care settings.

Continuing Education Accreditation
The Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, designates these Live web-based activities for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certain webinars offered meet the criteria of the MA Board of Registration in Medicine for Risk Management study. The webinars which qualify for 1.0 RM credits are noted.

This program has been offered by the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. A maximum of 1.0 contact hours for each program will be provided in accordance with the regulations governing continuing education requirements for the following Boards of Registration:

Board of Registration in Nursing (CMR 244 5.00), Board of Registration of Social Workers (258CMR 31.00et seq), Board of Mental Health Professions (262CMR 7.00), Board of Certification of Health Officers (241CMR 4.03), Board of Registration of Sanitarians (255CMR 5.02).

Pharmacists may receive up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢ in accordance with 247CMR 4.00.

Registration Information
Registration for the one-hour webinars is free. Click on the link in the section below to register. You will receive an email confirming login instructions.
Webinar participants will receive a CME/CEU Activity Award Certificate by email after the webinar.
The webinars which qualify for Risk Management credit are noted by an asterisk (*).

Recent Webinars
Recent webinar recordings, presentations and additional resources can be found here.

Questions
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Cynthia McReynolds or 781.895.9850.


Fall 2018 Webinars

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Preventing Perinatal Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Transmission
Sarah Schillie, MD, MPH, MBA
Physician, Division of Viral Hepatitis
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe how Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in a pregnant woman poses a serious risk to her infant at birth;
  • Review recommendations for prevention of HBV infection;
  • Discuss strategies and tools for increasing the Hepatitis B birth dose coverage.

Click here to register for the webinar on September 20, 2018.

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Using Digital Media to Engage Parents Around Childhood Immunization
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP
"Seattle Mama Doc"

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Identify how to use digital media (text, graphics, audio and video) to engage parents around the topic of infant immunization;
  • Explain how social media can be used to amplify digital media efforts;
  • Describe digital tactics used by Seattle Mama Doc to engage parents.

Click here to register for the webinar on October 4, 2018.

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
2018-2019 Influenza Season Update; MDPH Vaccine Update
Susan Lett, MD, MPH
Medical Director
MDPH Immunization Program

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participating in this program, learners should be able to:

  • Review the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for the 2018-2019 influenza season;
  • Describe the latest MDPH information about vaccine availability and shortages, as well as programmatic updates.

Click here to register for the webinar on November 15, 2018.

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
The 2016 Massachusetts Mumps Outbreak: Understanding Why Mumps Spread Among Vaccinated Individuals
Larry Madoff, MD
Director, Division of Epidemiology and Immunization
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participating in this program, learners should be able to:

  • Review the 2016 Massachusetts mumps outbreak;
  • Describe research efforts to assist public health investigations of mumps outbreak;
  • Discuss the rationale for the recent CDC recommendation for use of a third dose of mumps vaccine in persons at increased risk for mumps during an outbreak.

Click here to register for the webinar on December 13, 2018.

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