Washington State Immunization Summit 2023
Thank you for attending the 2023 Washington State Immunization Summit!
Thank you to all our IACW members and partners who attended the Immunization Summit on May 25, 2023. Over 300+ people attended in-person and online! We accomplished this year’s Immunization Summit goals of:
- Providing tools, skills and knowledge to be successful in equitably improving vaccination rates
- Celebrating and highlighting the work of the immunization community
- Sharing lessons learned and experiences through the COVID-19 pandemic
- Providing an opportunity to learn about emerging and ongoing immunization best practices to apply to diverse communities
Topics included lessons learned from COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, community-based initiatives, “HPV at 9” in Washington State, practical strategies to addressing vaccine hesitancy, and the current state of immunizations in Washington.
Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
Speaker: Gretchen LaSalle, MD FAAFP
Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns Panel
Moderator: Heather M. Drummond, MPH; COVID-19 Vaccine Director, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Division of Prevention and Community Health, Washington State Department of Health
- Ahmed Ali, PharmD; CEO, Founder of Othello Station Pharmacy
- Iryna Gusarenko; Childhood Regional Vaccine and COVID Coordinator, Spokane Regional Health Department
- Melissa Reiners, CMA; Immunizations/Infection Prevention Coordinator, Vancouver Clinic
- Website: https://tvc.org/contact-us/
- Gerardo Ramirez; Infection Preventionist, Yakima Valley Farmer Workers Clinic
- Website: https://www.yvfwc.com/contact/
The State of Immunizations
- Jamilia Sherls-Jones, DNP, MPH, RN, CPN, CDP; Director, Office of Immunization, Division of Prevention and Community Health, Washington State Department of Health
- Mersine A Bryan, MD MPH; Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics – University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute – Center for Clinical and Translational Research
- JoEllen Wolicki, BSN, RN; Nurse Educator, Centers for Disease and Control
Community-Based Immunization Initiatives: Discussion of Cultural Humility and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and/or Disparities Panel
Moderator: Derek Lane; Pastor, Maranatha SDA Church; Consultant, Tabor100; President, Lane Consulting Group
- Direct: (253) 681-6033
- Cell: (256) 684-7037
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.laneconsultinggroup.org
- Tsega Desta, BSc, PMP; Program Director, Ethiopian Community in Seattle
- Tamara Cyhan Cunitz, MN, RN; Assistant Teaching Professor, Child, Family and Population Health Nursing, University of Washington School of Nursing; Executive Director, Nashi Immigrants Health Board
- Joseph Seia, MPA; Equity & Social Justice Strategist, Center for Community Relations & Equity, Executive Office of Public Affairs and Equity, Washington State Department of Health
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Phone: (564) 999-1597
- Website: https://doh.wa.gov/community-and-environment/health-equity/community-collaborative
HPV Vaccinations in Washington State
- Sherri Zorn, MD, FAAP
- Contact IC@withinreachwa.org with any questions
- Find more information about HPV vaccination and recommendations
- Magdalene Tran and Celia Thomas; Health Educators, Public Health Seattle & King County
Speaker: Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH; Secretary of Health, Washington State
- Phone: 360-236-4030
- Email: Secretary@doh.wa.gov
Continuing Education Information
How to Request Continuing Education Credit
- Complete the evaluation survey at the end of the Summit.
For In-Person Attendees Wishing to Obtain CMEs
- Sign in and confirm your contact information at the check-in table.
- Turn in the attendance form provided at check-in before leaving.
General Information about Continuing Education
- There is no cost for continuing education credits.
- Continuing education credits for the Summit will be awarded through August 25, 2023.
- Successful completion of this continuing education activity includes the following:
- Attendance at 1 or more in-person or virtual sessions (credit commensurate with participation)
- Completing the evaluation after the event
- Specifying which type of continuing education you wish to obtain on the evaluation
Please note: CE certificates are NOT generated after evaluation completion — CE certificates will be emailed by DOH and the CME provider within a few weeks of evaluation completion. Certificates will be emailed to the address provided on the sign-in sheet or evaluation.
Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Federation of State Medical Boards and the Washington Medical Commission. The Federation of State Medical Boards is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Federation of State Medical Boards designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Pharmacy Education
This knowledge activity was approved by the Washington State Pharmacy Association for 6.0 contact hours. The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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Continuing Education for Health Educators
This event has been approved by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to award up to 6.0 Category I CHES/MCHES continuing education contact hours. DOH is an approved multiple event provider by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). Provider Number 1147801.
Continuing Medical Assistant Education
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 6.0 administrative continuing education units.
Continuing Nursing Education
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Upon successful completion of this activity, 6.0 contact hours will be awarded.