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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Time
Session Title & Speaker
7:30 - 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
(Food Selection: muffins/breads/pastries, yogurt with granola, coffee, tea, juice)
Location: Lower Lobby & Hall D
8:30 - 8:45 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Location: Hall C
8:45 - 9:45 am Keynote Session I: Importance of HPV Vaccination and How to Recommend It 

Sharon Humiston, MD
Children's Mercy; UMKC School of Medicine | Kansas City, MO

Dr. Humiston will discuss the importance of HPV vaccination, communication techniques,
and any new research in the area of HPV vaccination.

Location: Hall C
9:45 - 10:00 am Break
Location: Lower Lobby
10:00 - 11:00 am Keynote Session II: Strategies to Address Parental Vaccine Hesitancy

Annika Hofstetter, MD, PhD, MPH
University of Washington; Seattle Children's Research Institute | Seattle, WA

Dr. Hofstetter will provide an overview of parental vaccine hesitancy, focusing on specific provider vaccine communication techniques and other strategies to address parental vaccine hesitancy.

Location: Hall C
11:00 - 11:30 am Break & Exhibits
(Food Selection: fruit & cheese kabobs, bottled water/pop)
Location: Hall D
11:30 - 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions:

A1
: Communicating with Vaccine Hesitant Parents: Common Cases

Annika Hofstetter, MD, PhD, MPH
University of Washington; Seattle Children's Research Institute | Seattle, WA

Dr. Hofstetter, along with participants, will work through common situations and questions from vaccine hesitant families.

Location: Hall C

A2: Immunization Recommendations for the International Traveler

Susan Hoover, MD, PhD
Sanford Health Infectious Disease | Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Hoover will review immunizations recommended for patients who are traveling
internationally based on several risk factors.

Location: Prairie Rose Room 105

A3: Provider Best Practices

Sonya Kaiser, LPN
Essentia Health | Wahpeton, ND

Andrea Polkinghorn, RN
Sanford Health | Sioux Falls, SD

Michelle Swanson, LPN 
Altru Family Medicine Center | Grand Forks, ND

Speakers will cover successful strategies they have implemented within their clinics or health systems to improve vaccination delivery and coverage rates.

Location: Prairie Rose Room 104/103

A4: Billing for Immunizations - Medicaid, Medicare and VFC Questions Answered

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

Jennifer Sanders
North Dakota Department of Health | Bismarck, ND

Dave Zimmerman
North Dakota Insurance Department | Bismarck, ND

The three presenters will discuss different billing scenarios and coverage questions that arise with vaccinations.  Short presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.

Location: Prairie Rose Room 102
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Lunch and Exhibits
(Food Selection: taco bar buffet)
Location: Hall D
1:30 - 2:30 pm Keynote Session III: Importance of Meningococcal Vaccine and Ryan's Story

Frankie Milley
Meningitis Angels | Pineland, TX

Frankie will discuss her son's case of meningitis and her work in educating on the importance
of meningococcal vaccine. 

Location: Hall C
2:30 - 3:00 pm Break & Exhibits
(Food Selection: chex mix & lemonade)
Location: Hall D
3:00 - 4:00 pm Concurrent Sessions:

B1: Immunization Recommendations for the Immunocompromised Patient

Susan Hoover, MD, PhD
Sanford Health Infectious Disease | Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Hoover will review immunizations recommended for patients who are considered to be immunocompromised. 

Location: Hall C

B2: Provider Confidence and Satisfaction with Communication Strategies to Address Vaccine Hesitancy

Kylie Hall, MPH
North Dakota State University | Fargo, ND

Kylie will discuss NDSU's project with Sanford Health Moorhead on different vaccine communication strategies.

Location: Prairie Rose Room 105

B3: Challenges and Successes of Vaccinating the American Indian Population

Renae Henderson, RN
Rolette County Public Health District | Rolla, ND

Amy Houle
Early Childhood Tracking | Fort Totten, ND

Kristina Smith, RN
Quentin Burdick Healthcare Facility | Belcourt, ND

Three separate facilities will discuss successes and challenges of vaccinating the American Indian population.

Location: Prairie Rose Room 104/103

B4: Update to School and Childcare Requirements

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

Lexie will give an overview of changes to school and childcare immunization requirements
that went into effect starting January 1, 2018, and the 2018-2019 school year.

Location: Prairie Rose Room 102
4:00 - 4:15 pm Break
4:15 - 5:45 pm Movie: HILLEMAN: A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children  
Location: Hall C

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Time Session Title & Speaker
7:30 - 8:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits
(Food Selection: fresh fruit, yogurt, caramel rolls, coffee, tea, juice)
Location: Hall D
8:15 - 8:30 am Welcome & Announcements
Location: Hall C
8:30 - 10:00 am Keynote Session IV: Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Update

JoEllen Wolicki, BSN
Center for Disease Control | Atlanta, GA

JoEllen will cover the childhood and adolescent immunization schedule including any
recent updates recommended by the ACIP.
 
Location: Hall C
10:00 - 10:30 am Break & Exhibits
(Food Selection: fruit pizza & bottled water/pop)
Location: Hall D
10:30 - 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions:

C1: MN Department of Health - Measles Outbreak Overview


Cynthia Kenyon, MPH
Minnesota Department of Health | St. Paul, MN

Cynthia will review the recent measles outbreak in Minnesota.

Location: Hall C

C2: Evaluating Clinician Led HPV AFIX Visits

Danielle Pinnick, MPH
North Dakota State University | Fargo, ND

Danielle will present evaluation data from her project with clinician led AFIX visits
focusing on HPV vaccine throughout the state.

Location: Prairie Rose Room 105

C3: Approaches to Reduce Pain and Discomfort with Vaccinations

Marsha Pike, BAN, RN
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine | Rochester, MN

The speaker will present different strategies for reducing discomfort due to immunizations.

Location: Prairie Rose Room 104/103

C4: Ask the Vaccine Expert

JoEllen Wolicki, BSN
Center for Disease Control | Atlanta, GA

JoEllen will be available for questions from participants regarding any aspect of immunizations.

Location: Prairie Rose Room 102
11:30 - 1:00 pm

Awards Luncheon and Exhibits
(Food Selection: pasta bar buffet)
Lunch: Hall D
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions:

D1: MN Department of Health - Somali Minnesotan Community Outreach

Lynn Bahta, BSN, PHN
Minnesota Department of Health | St. Paul, MN

Lynn will discuss MDH's work with the Somali Minnesotan community and outreach
efforts during the recent measles outbreak.

Location: Hall C


D2: Head and Neck Cancers

Jeffrey Nelson, MD
Sanford Health | Bismarck, ND

Dr. Nelson will discuss HPV-associated head and neck cancers, and the importance of
preventing them.

Location: Prairie Rose Room 105

D3: Approaches to Reduce Pain and Discomfort with Vaccinations (Repeat Session)

Marsha Pike, BAN, RN
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine | Rochester, MN

The speaker will present different strategies for reducing discomfort due to immunizations

Location: Prairie Rose Rom 104/103

D4: Improving Adult Immunization Coverage - Adult Contracts

Lisa Hilbert, RN
Foster County Public Health | Carrington, ND

Jessica Leitch, RN
Fargo Cass Public Health | Fargo, ND

Elizabeth Skoy, PharmD
North Dakota State University | Fargo, ND

The three presenters will review activities that were conducted using immunization grants to
improve adult vaccination rates in their practice or jurisdiction.

Location: Prairie Rose Room 102

2:00 - 2:15 pm Break - travel back to Hall C for Closing Keynote Session
2:15 - 3:30 pm Closing Keynote Session: Adult Immunization Update

JoEllen Wolicki, BSN
Center for Disease Control | Atlanta, GA

JoEllen will cover the adult immunization schedule, including any recent updates
recommended by the ACIP.

Location: Hall C