The Department of Public Health (DPH), in collaboration with the Connecticut Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), is sponsoring Webinar/Teleconferences addressing current issues of interest to Connecticut Health Care Providers. 
To take part in a teleconference coming up, complete the registration form for the program you wish to participate. Once registered, you will receive confirmation of your registration and instructions on joining the teleconference. Register early as there are a limited number of phone lines. All Physicians, Physician’s Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and medical office staff are invited to participate.
To listen to a recording of a previous teleconference, locate the webinar you want to review and simply click on the link for recording or view slides. Below is a listing of immunization webinars.

CME credits are available through AAP. For a registration form or more information on this program contact AAP at 860-525-9738 or e-mail staff@ct-aap.org

2017 CT Chapter AAP Webinar/Teleconference Series

  • Immunization Update 2017 
    Wednesday, October 18th  12:10 – 1:00PM
    presentation is to update health care personnel on the latest recommendations for immunization from CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  The presentation will include resources and job aids to assist providers in their immunization practice. 
    The Win/Win/Win campaign was developed by Norwalk Health Department to promote the anti-cancer Human Papillomavirus vaccine to preteens and teenagers in the community.  Any child who visits their doctor’s office to talk about and start or continue the HPV vaccine series can complete a postcard to enter in a drawing for an iPad®.  Two doctor’s offices (small-medium size and large) that enter the most post cards win a free lunch for their staff.  The three wins stand for:  Win iPad®/Win lunch for doctor’s office/Win immunity for child and community.  

  • You Are The Key: Getting into the Routine of Recommending Cancer Prevention in Connecticut
    Thursday, May 18th - 12:10 to 1:00PM
    Vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV) are safe, effective, and have been recommended in the United States since 2006 but coverage remains unacceptably low. Lack of protection provided by vaccination leaves adolescents vulnerable to six types of cancer later in life. In this presentation, we will discuss the challenges that clinicians may face in providing effective recommendations for vaccination, and we will provide information and strategies to overcome these barriers. We will also present information about the current status of coverage in Connecticut, and local barriers that have been identified. 
  • Understanding Immunization Matters in Preterm & Early Infancy
    Wednesday, June 29th - 12:10 to 1:00PM
    Immunizations are a crucial part of routine care for infants worldwide. This webinar will go over vaccine preventable diseases in infants, including those infants who are premature.
  • Immunization Update 2016
    Thursday, September 8th - 12:10 to 1:00PM
    Join us for this webinar featuring the latest information on vaccines and a forecast of this year's flu season.  Our presenter will review recently updated vaccine schedules and discuss the latest information regarding meningococcal and HPV immunizations.  An overview of updates to CDC’s 2016 Vaccine Storage & Handling Toolkit will also be provided.
  • 2015 Current Vaccine Updates
    Tuesday, December 15th 12:10 - 1:00PM
    This year’s vaccine update will review current ACIP recommendations for influenza, Tdap, pneumococcal and meningococcal serogroup B vaccines. It will also provide an overview of the flu season to date including the pre-booking of state supplied influenza vaccine, the distribution of flu vaccine thus far, and coverage levels from the 2014-15 influenza season.  In addition, we will give a snapshot of vaccine wastage reported to the state Immunization Program.
  • HPV Vaccine: Challenges and Opportunities
    Thursday, October, 8th 12:10 – 1:00PM
    Vaccines against human papillomavirus have been available for adolescents in the US since 2006 but uptake remains suboptimal. Reasons for this are likely complex and multifactorial. The purpose of this presentation is to review evidence for strategies that work to increase coverage and identify opportunities that can be implemented in Connecticut.
  • HPV Vaccine Reluctance: Talking with Parents
    Benjamin Judson, MD,  Scott Schoem, MD & Sydney Spiesel, MD, PhD 
    Thursday, May 15th   - 12:10 to 1:00
    HPV vaccination rates are well below other vaccines administered during adolescence.  Connecticut’s own rate is at an anemic 43%.  Many times, parents hesitate to approve this vaccination for a variety of reasons.  This webinar will review the CDC recommendations for HPV vaccines.  With up to 80% of oropharyngeal cancers in the U.S. caused by infection with the HPV virus, the program will outline the surprising relationships between low HPV vaccination rates and increases in adult head and neck cancer cases.  Because HPV vaccines bring up difficult issues of sexuality, discussions with parents and teens can be challenging.  This program will offer providers with specific strategies for addressing patient or parent reluctance.
  • Making the Case for Vaccines:
    Responding to Common Questions and Concerns
    Wednesday, October 8th  12:10 – 1:00PM
    Medical providers face many challenges in responding to parents who delay or refuse a wide variety of vaccines.  Join one of the nation’s most respected vaccine experts to learn about effective approaches to patient communication.  Our speaker will address common concerns raised by parents and offer effective methods and strategies for handling resistance and refusals.  This program will provide advice on some of the hot button vaccine issues along with simple solutions for communicating effectively with parents.
  • Vaccine News and Previews
    Wednesday, December 10th  12:10 – 1:00PM
    Join us for this webinar featuring the newest information on vaccines and a forecast of this year’s flu season.  Our presenter will review recently updated vaccine schedules including MMWR, Hib and HPV recommendations.  The program will also include information on increased rates of measles outbreaks, pneumococcal vaccine rates and guidelines on HepB for healthcare personnel.  Because proper handling of vaccine supplies can minimize spoilage and waste, the program will offer storage and handling tips.  Recently reported positive outcomes from the Vaccines for Children program will offer participants insights into effective vaccination strategies.
  • Immunization Update: What's New In Vaccines
    Tuesday, December 3rd

For more information or to contact the Immunization Program, please call:
860-509-7929, during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm


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