Clinical vaccinology course to take place in Atlanta

September 5, 2011

Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals have the opportunity to attend a clinical vaccinology course at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga., November 4 through November 6, 2011.

Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals have the opportunity to attend a clinical vaccinology course at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga., November 4 through November 6, 2011.

The course will focus on new developments and concerns related to the use of vaccines in pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations. Sessions include:

  • Global immunization disparities: Reaching every child
  • Influenza vaccines: Strains, supply, and schedule
  • Update on vaccine safety findings and what they mean
  • The impact of healthcare reform
  • Pertussis vaccine update
  • Immunizations in the elderly/ cocooning strategies

“Vaccines are among the great success stories in public health, yet immunization rates remain notably low. Healthcare providers need to be well acquainted with the current vaccination recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which are updated annually,” said a statement from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), which is co-sponsoring the course with Emory University School of Medicine and the Emory Vaccine Center.

Continuing pharmacy education credits are available for the course through PharmCon. Participants may earn up to a maximum of 19 credit hours. For information or to register, visit www.nfid.org, e-mail idcourse@nfid.org, or call 301-656-0003, ext. 19.