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Issue Number 136            February 2, 2000

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. Workshop Announcement! "Liver Cancer Prevention Among Asian Pacific Islander Populations: Getting Shots Into Arms, a Public Health Emergency!"
  2. California's vaccine update satellite broadcast set for February 24th
  3. IAC now promotes state immunization conferences via IAC EXPRESS

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February 2, 2000
WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT! "LIVER CANCER PREVENTION AMONG ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER POPULATIONS: GETTING SHOTS INTO ARMS, A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY!"

Next week, the National Task Force on Hepatitis B Among Asian Pacific Islanders is sponsoring a workshop titled "Liver Cancer Prevention Among Asian Pacific Islander Populations: Getting Shots Into Arms, a Public Health  Emergency!" at the 7th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved and Cancer. The upcoming conference is set for February 9-13 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC. The Task Force workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 12th, from 7:30 - 8:45 am.

Topics to be covered in the Task Force workshop include the epidemiology of hepatitis B and liver cancer, information about national and state programs to prevent liver cancer, and more details on how to become involved with the work of the Task Force.

The Biennial Symposium is a follow up to a 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine titled "The Unequal Burden of Cancer: An Assessment of NIH Research and Programs for Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved." Leading cancer and community experts from academia, federal and state governments, clinicians, researchers, public health professionals, survivors and advocates will attend. 

For more information about the Symposium, go to: http://icc.bcm.tmc.edu/symposium or contact the Symposium office at: 

7th Biennial Symposium
1720 Dryden, PMB-C
Houston, TX 77030
toll-free: (877) 243-6642
Tel: (713) 798-5383
Fax: (713) 798-3990
E-mail: symposium@bcm.tmc.edu

For a chronological listing of upcoming immunization conferences and/or events, complete with detailed contact information, visit the "Calendar of Events" page on the Immunization Action Coalition's website at: http://www.immunize.org/calendar/index.htm
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February 2, 2000 
CALIFORNIA'S VACCINE UPDATE SATELLITE BROADCAST SET FOR FEBRUARY 24TH

"California's New Vaccine Issues and Your Practice" is a live, interactive satellite broadcast for health professionals who want to know more about California's vaccine issues and best practices to improve immunization levels in the private sector. 

Sponsored by the California Department of Health Services and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, the program is set for February 24th from 12 noon - 1:30 pm, Pacific Time. The course will specifically cover the new California school entry requirements for varicella, the California-specific recommendations for hepatitis A and B vaccines, as well as for the new pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Other points of discussion will include immunization practice assessment, reminder/recall systems, patient outreach, registry participation, and parent record keeping. 

The conference is directed to pediatricians, family physicians, nurses, school nurses, medical directors of health organizations, public health department staff, as well as staff of community, rural and Indian health clinics. Faculty consist of William Atkinson, MD, MPH; Sandy Ross, RN, PHN; Mark Sawyer, MD; and Natalie Smith, MD, MPH.

CME and CEU credit will be available for participation in this program. For more information, including registration or facilitation of this course, or for videotapes of this program, contact the California Distance Learning Health Network at (619) 594-3348 or by e-mail at cdlhn@mail.sdsu.edu

For a chronological listing of upcoming immunization conferences and/or events, complete with detailed contact information, visit the "Calendar of Events" page on the Immunization Action Coalition's website at: http://www.immunize.org/calendar/index.htm
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February 2, 2000
IAC NOW PROMOTES STATE IMMUNIZATION CONFERENCES VIA IAC EXPRESS

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) has begun to promote state immunization conferences on its e-mail immunization news service, IAC EXPRESS. Several health departments and immunization organizations have approached us to provide our subscribers with notice of upcoming events. We are happy to report that now we can oblige!

IAC will accept notices of statewide conferences related to immunization and/or hepatitis B treatment issues. In turn, we will publish the information you provide on IAC EXPRESS, a service which now reaches almost 10,000 health professionals nationwide. If you would like us to promote your conference, please submit the conference title, topics covered, intended audience, learning objectives (if applicable), and detailed contact information regarding registration options. Whenever possible, please send the original promotional materials for the event.

You can mail your notice to IAC EXPRESS, Immunization Action Coalition, 1573 Selby Avenue, Suite 234, St. Paul, MN 55104, or fax to (651) 647-9131 or e-mail to: elyse@immunize.org

For a chronological listing of upcoming immunization conferences and/or events, complete with detailed contact information, visit the "Calendar of Events" page on the Immunization Action Coalition's website at: http://www.immunize.org/calendar/index.htm

 

Immunization Action Coalition1573 Selby AvenueSt. Paul MN 55104
E-mail: admin@immunize.org Web: http://www.immunize.org/
Tel: (651) 647-9009Fax: (651) 647-9131

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