Conference Registration

Global Exposure – Local Effect


This year’s conference theme is Global Exposure – Local Effect. Tackling topics such as; the new adult vaccination standards, global infectious diseases and the true cost of not vaccinating. The conference will provide participants with effective strategies for community engagement to educate and shift perspectives about immunization resistance.

Dr. Paul Offit will present his new book Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine. All attendees will receive a signed copy of his book!

Who should attend: All pediatricians, family practice physicians, nurses, public health professionals, legislators, medical students and office staff.

Join Immunize Ohio and our partner the Adult Immunization Coalition of Central Ohio for the 11th Statewide Immunization Conference

September 10, 2015
7:30am – 4:30pm
Embassy Suites – 5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, Ohio

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Next quarterly meeting: April 29, 2015

Lakewood Women’s Pavilion
14532 Lake Avenue
Lakewood, Cleveland, OH 44107

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2015 Immunization Conference Speakers

Opening remarks
Andrew Garner, MD., PhD., FAAP Ohio Chapter AAP President

Eyes Wide Open – The Cost of Not Vaccinating
John McLaughlin, PhD., MSPH, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

Three’s Company; Ebola’s a Crowd, What’s Next?
James Kazura, MD., Case Western Reserve University

Live Long and Prosper – Adult Vaccines
Carolyn Bridges, MD., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Old Problem, New Approach – Increasing HPV Vaccination
Heidi Gullett, MD., Case Western Reserve University and Toyin O. Sokari, MPH., The Ohio State University

Can Modern Medicine and Cultural Beliefs Coexist?
Paul Offit, MD., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Assessment, Feedback, Incentive, eXchange Awards
Alexandra Thornton, MPH., Ohio Department of Health

Other topics include: Environmental survey results on HPV vaccination, discussion on vaccine exemptions and the need for legislation to close the exemption loophole.