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Fifth Annual Conference to Address Vaccine Safety, Fears and Myths

Fifth Annual Conference to Address Vaccine Safety, Fears and Myths

Creighton University School of Medicine and Immunization Task Force - Metro Omaha will hold a Fifth Annual Immunization Conference, titled “Immunize Nebraska,” on Friday, June 6, at the Omaha Marriott Hotel, 10220 Regency Circle. The conference will bring together health care professionals who are interested in promoting immunization levels that eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases for children and adults.

The fee is $75 for registrations received by May 23 and $100 thereafter. Medical residents and health care students can register for $40 (by May 23) or $65.

Speakers will include William Atkinson, M.D., a medical epidemiologist with the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases in Atlanta; Archana Chatterjee, M.D., course director and chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Creighton University Medical Center; and Barbara Ludwig, M.A., immunization program manager for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Topics to be covered include: vaccine updates, vaccination of women of childbearing age, vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine safety and myths, managing patients’ vaccine fears, and school-based mandates.

To register, call (402) 280-5659 or (800) 548-CMED or register online at cme.creighton.edu; seating is limited. Continuing education credit is available for some professions.