Immunization Program Conference


2019 Kansas Immunization Conference

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2019 Kansas Immunization PRE-Conference Workshop Descriptions

June 11, 2019

2019 Kansas Immunization PRE-Conference Workshop

Pre-Conference Does Not Need to be selected by specific topic in registration
We only need to know if you plan to attend so that we can count on snacks


Workshop A. Mastering Digital Data Loggers and Basic Storage and Handling
Participants will get hands-on experience with the digital data loggers, data logger reports and the process for uploading the digital data loggers. Demonstration and practice regarding proper vaccine storage unit set-up.

Workshop B. Emergency Verses Offsite Clinics – Pack Out and Transport
Transport involves movement of vaccine between providers or other locations over a short distance and time frame.  It is appropriate for events such as an emergency temperature excursion, off-site clinic for mass vaccination clinics or to regularly scheduled clinics.  It can also be used to ensure vaccines that are about to expire can be used rather than wasted.

This session will discuss the importance of appropriate transport and handling vaccine for special circumstances and the differences between emergency and off-site clinic pack out and transport.  We will review creating an emergency plan that includes procedures and protocols for packing and transport.  We will also discuss the requirements for documentation and when and where to submit.  This session will include hands on opportunities to pack out a cooler as well as examples of proper documentation.

Workshop C. Immunization 101 – Routine and Catch Up Schedules
The 2019 routine schedule will be discussed.  The catch-up schedule and minimum intervals will also be discussed. Cases will be provided with missing immunization so actual experience using the schedules will occur.

Workshop D. Measles Tabletop Exercise
This exercise will provide participants with an opportunity to evaluate current response concepts, plans, and capabilities related to a measles disease outbreak in Kansas. The exercise will focus on coordination of epidemiological investigations, critical decisions, notifications, and public information.  For this exercise, the following Public Health/Healthcare Capabilities have been identified: Capability #3: Emergency Operations Coordination, Capability #4: Emergency Public Information & Warning, and Capability #6: Information Sharing.

Workshop E. Ask The Expert – WebIZ
KSWebIZ Staff will be available for one on one tutorials and questions to assist providers in mastering all aspects of the state immunization registry. Come with questions regarding any aspect of the system and receive personal assistance with learning to better use the system features.

Workshop F. TB Update 2019
This session will feature current updates and changes to the TB program along with guidance on use of EpiTrax specifically for case management of TB infection and Disease. A review of documentation expectations will be provided.

Workshop G. STI/HIV Update 2019
This session will focus on current activities of the STI/HIV section along with data and treatment guidance to address the various roles of local programs and the state program.


2019 Kansas Immunization Conference Breakout Descriptions
Conference Breakout Session A (June 12, 2019 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM)

A1. Local Health Department Open Forum
This session will be an open forum for local health departments (LHDs) and facilitated by epidemiology staff from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). This session will allow participants to discuss enhancing collaboration among LHDs and KDHE. This session will also provide LHDs with the opportunity to ask questions about public health investigations, discuss training needs or resource gaps. This session will be a great opportunity to come together as a public health community to share experiences to enhance learning.

A2. VFC Program Updates
This session will review all the updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Kansas Immunization Program regarding compliance requirements and eligibility for participation in the Vaccines for Children program. This presentation is repeated as C2.

A3. It Started With A Fever…A Vaccine Preventable Disease Overview
Participants will learn about common and re-emerging vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles, mumps, pertussis, and varicella, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of each. Transmission of these vaccine-preventable diseases will be discussed, as well as how long ill persons are infectious and how long it takes for disease to develop. Regulations regarding the isolation and quarantine requirements will be outlined. Disease reporting to public health and the importance of timely reporting will also be presented to attendees. This presentation is repeated as C4.

A4. Immunize Kansas Coalition – Adolescent Immunization Innovation Grants Lessons
Are you interested in addressing adolescent immunization rates in your practice? Participants in this session will become familiar with evidence-based strategies for adolescent immunization rate improvement. Participants will hear about the successful practices implemented by the Immunize Kansas Coalition (IKC) Adolescent Immunization Innovation Grant recipients. These practices range from administrative quality improvement efforts, implementation of new tools within electronic health records and community-engaged educational efforts. Attendees will also hear lessons learned from these rate improvement efforts. Additionally, attendees will be provided an overview of the broader efforts of the IKC and its toolkits for a variety of immunization audiences.

A5. iCan IQIP You To Improve Your Immunization Rates; AFIX Gets A Facelift
Looking for ways to improve your clinic's vaccination rates?  Need resources to help implement changes to your current immunization practices? Does your recommendation increase a patient's willingness to receive a vaccine? In this session, we will review proven strategies to increase vaccination rates, reduce missed opportunities to vaccinate, and discuss ways to implement these strategies.  The AFIX (Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange) Program is getting a face lift.  Join me as we explore ways to improve your immunization practices to increase vaccination rates and discuss how the new IQIP (Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers) Program can help. This presentation is repeated as B4.

A6. Vaccination Advocacy in the Immunocompromised Patient With Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
This session will feature the personal story of a mother advocating for the protection of her child. The story of the events impacting her child’s life and the mother’s personal quest to make a difference.

A7. Updates on Adult Vaccines (Non CEU presentation)
This session will feature updated information about adult vaccines.


Conference Breakout Session B (June 12, 2019 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM)

B1. Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis: The Highly Effective Vaccine Series That Prevents Death From a Nearly 100% Fatal Disease
Rabies is nearly 100% fatal but is 100% preventable with the proper use of rabies post-exposure prophylaxis. This session will provide an overview of rabies transmission, exposure, and post-exposure prophylaxis in humans. It will explain the prophylaxis series and schedule in detail. It will also cover common misconceptions about rabies post-exposure prophylaxis including timing of administration, routes of administration, and when immunoglobulin is warranted. This session is repeated as C1.

B2. Kansas WebIZ – What’s New in 2019?
This session will review and demonstrate the upgrades and new features added recently to the Kansas WebIZ as well as discuss additional upgrades coming in the near future. This session is repeated as C3.

B3. Proven Strategies for Immunization Setup and Workflows in eClinicalWorks
Do you utilize eClinicalWorks? Join me as I go through the workflows we use at a family practice for immunization documentation. This will include immunization/vaccine setup in the EMR; documenting vaccine eligibility, including VFC and CHIP, at every visit for easy and quick reference between the front and back office; chart documentation of administered vaccines; and monthly reporting/reconciliation. I guarantee there will be something for you to take away!

B4. iCan IQIP You To Improve Your Immunization Rates; AFIX Gets A Facelift
Looking for ways to improve your clinic's vaccination rates?  Need resources to help implement changes to your current immunization practices? Does your recommendation increase a patient's willingness to receive a vaccine? In this session, we will review proven strategies to increase vaccination rates, reduce missed opportunities to vaccinate, and discuss ways to implement these strategies.  The AFIX (Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange) Program is getting a face lift.  Join me as we explore ways to improve your immunization practices to increase vaccination rates and discuss how the new IQIP (Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers) Program can help. This presentation is repeated as A5.

B5. Childhood and Adolescent Vaccination Coverage: Where We Stand and Where To Go
Maintaining high vaccination coverage attributes to herd immunity, which prevents the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases within a population. This session will describe how the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) assesses vaccination coverage of children and adolescents in Kansas. It will provide detailed information on the annual kindergarten vaccination assessment including coverage levels by vaccine, vaccine exemption rates by vaccine and type of exemption, and the implications of these results. It will provide vaccination coverage results, factors affecting coverage, and reasons for vaccine hesitancy from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) regarding childhood influenza vaccination and adolescent Tdap, HPV, and meningococcal vaccination. 

B6. Vaccine Adherence in Kids and Adults (Non CEU Presentation)
Reminder recall programs are effective at improving immunization rates. Pfizer has a variety of customizable reminder recall programs that are fully funded, HEDIS compliant, and Sunshine Act Exempt. This session will review each of these programs.

B7. Vaccine Adherence in Kids and Adults (Non CEU Presentation)
This presentation reviews the spread of pertussis, a highly communicable disease, from health care personnel (HCP) to patients and the impact a case of pertussis in an adult can have on an infant.   We will explain why HCP are a source of pertussis transmission, discuss the vaccination recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and review the importance of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) immunization in HCP.  We will discuss available vaccination options to reduce the spread of disease. This presentation will also provide strategies to improve upon the Tdap vaccination coverage rates in this population.


Conference Breakout Session C (June 13, 2019 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM)

C1. Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis: The Highly Effective Vaccine Series That Prevents Death From a Nearly 100% Fatal Disease
Rabies is nearly 100% fatal but is 100% preventable with the proper use of rabies post-exposure prophylaxis. This session will provide an overview of rabies transmission, exposure, and post-exposure prophylaxis in humans. It will explain the prophylaxis series and schedule in detail. It will also cover common misconceptions about rabies post-exposure prophylaxis including timing of administration, routes of administration, and when immunoglobulin is warranted. This session is repeated as B1.

C2. VFC Program Updates
This session will review all the updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Kansas Immunization Program regarding compliance requirements and eligibility for participation in the Vaccines for Children program. This presentation is repeated as A2.

C3. Kansas WebIZ – What’s New in 2019?
This session will review and demonstrate the upgrades and new features added recently to the Kansas WebIZ as well as discuss additional upgrades coming in the near future. This session is repeated as B2.

C4. It Started With A Fever…A Vaccine Preventable Disease Overview
Participants will learn about common and re-emerging vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles, mumps, pertussis, and varicella, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of each. Transmission of these vaccine-preventable diseases will be discussed, as well as how long ill persons are infectious and how long it takes for disease to develop. Regulations regarding the isolation and quarantine requirements will be outlined. Disease reporting to public health and the importance of timely reporting will also be presented to attendees. This presentation is repeated as A3.

C5. School Based Immunization Clinics
In this breakout session we will discuss how to plan and prepare for school-based immunization clinics and discuss the effectiveness in increasing immunization compliance.  The focus will be on relationship building with community school nurses and administration, to develop a unified plan for school exclusion for non-immunized children and adolescents.  We will discuss breaking down barriers for immunizing, by going to the student.  We will also identify, how we plan and schedule multiple immunization clinics, at several different sites both in the Fall and Spring semesters.

C6. Immunization for Adolescents, Including Meningitis (Non CEU presentation)
This presentation will feature current information on immunizations for adolescents including ACIP recommendations and schedules.