The Georgia Department of Public Health is proud to present the 20th Annual Immunize Georgia Conference this year at Callaway Gardens!
Join us on September 12, 2013 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Immunize Georgia Conference with a day of fantastic speakers, fun history tidbits, and a great chance to network with private and public health professionals from across the state.
We welcome family physicians, nurses, school nurses, pediatricians, ob/gyns, pharmacists, pharmacy techs and all to join us for this celebration and educational event. It is your continued support that allows us to put together a great conference for public and private health professionals and we hope you will join us for this milestone.
Below is a glimpse of the great national speakers we’ve secured for this year’s conference:
Dr. Walt Orenstein, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Global Health, and Pediatrics and Associate Director of the Emory Vaccine Center at Emory University
Dr. Orenstein recently returned to Emory as a Professor of Medicine, Global Health, and Pediatrics and Associate Director for the Emory Vaccine Center at Emory University. Dr. Orenstein comes back to Emory from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he was deputy director of immunization programs and served on the global health program's vaccine delivery team, overseeing more than $324 million in funding to control vaccine-preventable diseases. During his previous stint at Emory, he was inducted into the Institute of Medicine in 2007 for his influential research on vaccine development and delivery. He is also the former director of the national immunization program at the CDC and the co-editor of the textbook, Vaccines.
Dr. Paul Offit, M.D.
Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Offit is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition, Dr. Offit is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a recipient of many awards including the J. Edmund Bradley Prize for Excellence in Pediatrics from the University of Maryland Medical School, the Young Investigator Award in Vaccine Development from the Infectious Disease Society of America, and a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Offit has published more than 130 papers in medical and scientific journals in the areas of rotavirus-specific immune responses and vaccine safety. He is also the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq, recommended for universal use in infants by the CDC.
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Donna Weaver is a Nurse Educator for the Education, Information and Partnership Branch at CDC. Donna earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She has been involved in immunization practice as a public health nurse in New Mexico, a state nurse consultant for 4 years in South Carolina, and now as a nurse educator at CDC for more than 10 years. She was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development and the Chief Nurse Officer Award for Public Health Service. Donna travels throughout the U.S. providing immunization information to healthcare providers, publishes articles on immunization in nursing literature, and works on a variety of immunization training and education programs at CDC.
ROOM RESERVATIONS - DID YOU KNOW?
You can already start booking your rooms at the Mountain Creek Inn for this year’s conference! We’ve negotiated the special $77 rate for EVERYONE attending the conference. All you have to do is call 1-800-CALLAWAY (1-800-225-5292) and mention “Immunize Georgia” to qualify for the rate. This rate will be honored Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and pending room availability, even Friday and Saturday night too! So come for the conference and stay for the weekend.
SUPPORTERS AND EXHIBITORS
If you are interested in becoming a conference supporter or would like to showcase programs and services from your district that others may learn from or duplicate to improve immunization rates in Georgia, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-367-2766.
Hurry and save your spot. Click the “Register” button below and join us for the 20th Annual Immunize Georgia Conference on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013!
Cancellation policy:Refunds will not be granted if you are unable to attend. However, participant substitutions
are accepted. Call 404-367-2766 to obtain a confirmation letter for substitutes.