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Alaska Immunization Program Conference and Workshop Presentations

2018 Workshops

​Presenters - Alaska Immunization Program Staff                   Workshop PDF​

Sarah Aho MPH, Education and Training Manager
Annie Peterson-Lewis RN, Nurse Consultant
Kyong Yu, CDC PHAP Fellow

2017 Workshops

Presenters - Alaska Immunization Program Staff

Annie Peterson-Lewis RN
Nurse Consultant
Alicia Spillman, M.S.Ed.
Epidemiology Vaccine Depot Manager
Sarah Shimer MPH
​Education and Training Manager
Workshop PDF

Webinar Recording​

2015 Workshops

October 2, 2015 – Fairbanks, AK (Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center)
October 6, 2015 – Nome, AK (Nome Mini-Convention Center)
October 9, 2015 – Anchorage, AK (Providence Alaska Cancer Center)
October 13, 2015 – Bethel, AK (Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center)
October 16, 2015 – Juneau, AK (Centennial Hall)
November 13, 2015 – Webinar only

Presenters - Alaska Immunization Program Staff

Gerri Yett, RN, MSN, CHES
Nurse Consultant II, Immunization Program Manager
Matthew D. Bobo, MPH

Health Program Manager III, Deputy Program Manager
Lorraine L. Alfsen, BA
Health Program Manager II, Field Operations
Tricia L. Franklin, MPH, MT(ASCP)
Health Program Manager II, VacTrAK
Stephanie C. Massay, MPH, MT(ASCP)
Health Program Manager II, Education & Training
Alicia R. Spillman, M.S.Ed.
Health Program Manager II, Epidemiology Vaccine Depot
Welcome and Introductions

Team Stategies for Immunization

2013 Conference

October 9, 2013

Paul Offit, MD
Chief, Division of Infectious Disease; Director, Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Vaccines vs. Vitamins: Why FDA Regulation is a Good Thing
Jay Butler, MD
Senior Director, Division of Community Health Services, ANTHC
What's New in Flu!
Anne Schuchat, MD
Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, CDC
The Nation's Immunizations: Where We Are vs. Where We Want to Be
Brian Yablon, MD
EIS Officer, Alaska Section of Epidemiology
Joseph McLaughlin, MD, MPH
Chief, State Epidemiologist, Alaska Section of Epidemiology
Alaska Immunization Coverage Rates and Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance
Tom Hennessy, MD, MPH
Director, Arctic Investigations Program, CDC
Michael Bruce, MD, MPH
Epidemiologist, Arctic Investigations Program, CDC
Rosalyn Singleton MD, MPH
Immunization Program Director, ANTHC; Visiting Researcher, Arctic Investigations Program, CDC; Staff Pediatrician ANMC
Preventing Pneumococcal and HPV Infections through Immunizations: Update on Recent Progress and Ongoing Research in Alaska
Brian McMahon, MD, MACP
Program Director, Liver Disease and Hepatitis Program, Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC); Guest Researcher, Arctic Investigations Program, CDC
Importance of Birth Dose to End Hepatitis B in Newborns

October 10, 2013

Daniel McDevitt
Research Analyst, VacTrAK Support, Alaska Immunization Program
VacTrAK Reporting and Clinical Decision Support Tools
Misty Hall RN, BSN
Nurse Consultant, Alaska Immunization Program
Amy Pisani
Director, Every Child by Two; Carter/Bumpers' Champions for Immunization
Tools to Effectively Communicate the Evidence that Vaccines are Safe, Effective, and Necessary
Beth Harvey, MD, FAAP
Pediatrician, Pediatric Associates
Vaccine Hesitancy: Improving Communication with Parents
Mary Loeb, MD, MPH
MD, Family Practice
Rosalyn Singleton, MD, MPH
Immunization Program Director, ANTCH; Visiting Researcher, Arctic Investigations Program, CDC; Staff pediatrician, ANMC
George Tsao-Wu, MD
Pediatrician, Medical Director, Southcentral Foundation, Pediatric Clinic
John Tappel, MD, FAAP
Pediatrician, LaTouche Pediatrics
When a Parent Says "No": Communicating with Vaccine-Hesitant Parents

2011 Conference

May 10, 2011

William Atkinson, MD, MPH
Medical Epidemiologist, CDC
Immunization Update 2011
Kimberly Porter, MSPH, PhD
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, CDC/Alaska
The Epidemiology of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Alaska
Rosalyn Singleton, MD, MPH
CDC-AIP, ANMC & Director, ANTHC Imm Prg
Progress Controlling Vaccine Preventable Disease in Alaska Native People
Laurel Wood, MPA
Manager, Alaska Immunization Program
Alaska Immunization Update
Rhonda Richtsmeier, RN, MSN
Chief, Alaska Section of Public Health Nursing
Increasing Immunization Coverage: The Role of PHN
Donna Weaver, RN, MN
Nurse Educator, CDC
Vaccine Administration: Minimizing Errors, Reducing Missed Opportunities, Appropriate Storage & Handling

May 11, 2011

Lance Rodewald, MD, MPH
Director, Immunization Services Division, CDC
Childhood Immunization Under ACA: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be
Laurel Wood, MPA
Manager, Alaska Immunization Program
Vaccine Financing: What Does It Mean for Alaska?
Gerri Yett, RN, BSN, CHES
Deputy Manager, Alaska Immunization Program
VacTrAK: Making It All Add Up
Janet Balog, BS, RN
Senior Public Health Advisor, STC
Meaningful Use and Impact on Immunization Outcomes
Mark Sawyer, MD
Member, ACIP & Professor of Pediatrics, UCSD
Vaccine Safety and Vaccine Safety Communications
Thad Woodard, MD
Pediatrician, Alaska Center for Pediatrics
Vaccine Safety – Communicating with Parents
Anne Gore
A Parent's Story