Cynthia McReynolds 
MCAAP Immunization Initiative 


Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

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Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA 01752
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22nd Annual MIAP Pediatric

Immunization Skills Building Conference

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thank you for your interest in the 22nd Annual Massachusetts Immunization Action Partnership (MIAP) Pediatric Immunization Skills Building Conference. The Conference will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlborough, Massachusetts.

MIAP is pleased to announce this year's Keynote Topics and Speakers: 

  • National Immunization Update  - JoEllen Wolicki, RN, BSN, Nurse Educator, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Everything You and Your Patients Should Know About HPV Vaccination  - Rebecca Perkins, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center
  • State Immunization Update - Pejman Talebian, MA, MPH, Director, MDPH Immunization Program; Susan Lett, MD, MPH, Medical Director, MDPH Immunization Program

Click here to download the conference registration brochure which includes a conference schedule.  Please note: the conference brochure will not be mailed this year. If you plan to register by mail, a registration form can be found on page 7 of the downloadable brochure.

If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia McReynolds by email at, or by telephone at 781.895.9850.

Conference Sponsors

The Massachusetts Immunization Action Partnership (MIAP) represents the combined effort of the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), the Immunization Initiative of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MCAAP-II), and individuals who share the mission to protect all citizens from vaccine-preventable diseases.  MIAP aims to reduce vaccine-preventable disease and increase immunization levels in our state by promoting, coordinating and enhancing public and private strategies and activities that provide education and resources for immunizing the people of Massachusetts, especially children.

Conference Description and Target Audience

Immunization performance and strong primary care/community partnerships are the cornerstones to prevention of many communicable diseases. This full-day pediatric conference provides up-to-date information on the fast-changing field of immunization with an emphasis on current immunization recommendations and general immunization updates.

The target audience includes physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, community outreach and public health workers, immunization coalition members, and office staff who work in pediatric healthcare settings, healthcare and civic organizations.

Learner Objectives

At the end of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for persons aged 0 through 18 years;
  • Cite two current topics related to immunizations in Massachusetts and nationally;
  • Review the latest information related to state-supplied vaccine availability;
  • Describe updated human papillomavirus (HPV) recommendations and discuss evidence-based strategies and communications techniques for increasing HPV vaccination uptake.

Continuing Education Accreditation

The Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 The Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, designates this Live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 The Vaccine Storage and Handling and VFC Compliance and MIIS segments of this program meet the criteria of the MA Board of Registration in Medicine for Risk Management study.  Each segment qualifies for 1.0 RM credits.

 This program has been offered by the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  A maximum of 5.25 contact hours for this program will be provided in accordance with the regulations governing continuing education requirements for the following Boards of Registration:

 Board of Registration in Nursing (CMR 244 5.00), Board of Registration of Social Workers (258CMR 31.00et seq), Board of Mental Health Professions (262CMR 7.00), Board of Certification of Health Officers (241CMR 4.03), Board of Registration of Sanitarians (255CMR 5.02).

 Pharmacists may receive up to 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ in accordance with 247CMR 4.00.