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Issue Number 179            July 31, 2000

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. IAC's revised "Screening Questionnaire for Adult Immunization" is now available online in multiple languages
  2. Delaware Valley Immunization Coalition conference set for September 10, 2000, in Cherry Hill, NJ
  3. The Third National Conference on Immunization Coalitions set for January 2001, in Savannah, GA
  4. Conference on vaccine development scheduled for September 20-22, 2000, in Arlington, VA
  5. Influenza conference set for Crete, Greece, on September 23-28, 2000
  6. Third International Symposium on Influenza to be held December 1-3, 2000, in St. Lucia

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July 31, 2000
IAC'S REVISED "SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE FOR ADULT IMMUNIZATION" IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

Did you know that the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) publishes the "Screening Questionnaire for Adult Immunization" in four languages? The English version of this popular item was revised in June 2000 and the Spanish, Hmong, and Chinese translations are also now available.

This one-page screening questionnaire for the patient to fill out helps clinic staff evaluate which vaccines can be given at that day's visit.

All translations of the screening questionnaire are available to view and/or download from IAC's website. The English, Spanish and Hmong versions are available in text version (HTML format) and as a camera-ready copy (PDF format). The Chinese version is only available as a camera-ready document (PDF format).

Thanks to the National Immunization Program at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the Spanish translation, to St. Paul-Ramsey County (Minnesota) Department of Public Health for the Hmong translation, and to the State of New York for the Chinese translation.

To link directly to a specific format and/or translation of this document, go to:

English camera-ready version (PDF):
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065scr.pdf
English text version (HTML):
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065scr.htm

Spanish camera-ready version (PDF):
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4065-01.pdf
Spanish text version (HTML):
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4065-01.htm

Hmong camera-ready version (PDF):
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065hm.pdf
Hmong text version (HTML):
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065hm.htm

Chinese camera-ready version (PDF):
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065ch.pdf

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July 31, 2000
DELAWARE VALLEY IMMUNIZATION COALITION CONFERENCE SET FOR SEPTEMBER 10, 2000, IN CHERRY HILL, NJ

The Delaware Valley Immunization Coalition (DVIC) will present its "Immunizations Across the Life Span" conference on September 10, 2000, at the Hilton, Cherry Hill in Cherry Hill, NJ. This conference for health professionals will provide the most current information on vaccine-preventable disease issues.

Plenary sessions include the following:

  • "Adult Immunizations," by Raymond Strikas, MD, MPH, medical epidemiologist, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
         
  • "Childhood Immunizations: Are Vaccines Safe?" by Paul Offit, MD, Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Henle Professor of Immunologic and Infectious Diseases, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
          
  • "Immunization Resources," by Deborah L. Wexler, MD, Executive Director, Immunization Action Coalition

The keynote speaker is Walter Tsou, MD, MPH, Health Commissioner of the City of Philadelphia, whose presentation is titled "Putting the Pieces Together: Multi-Sector Collaborations."

For an agenda, registration information, or any other  questions, contact Marsha LePore at the Chesapeake Health Education Program (CHEP) at (410) 642-1857.
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July 31, 2000
THE THIRD NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IMMUNIZATION COALITIONS SET FOR JANUARY 10-12, 2001, IN SAVANNAH, GA

The Third National Conference on Immunization Coalitions is set for January 10-12, 2001, in Savannah, GA, at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort. Sponsored by Immunize Georgia's Little Guys, the conference is designed for individuals and organizations with an interest in childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization. Topics to be discussed during the conference include locating funding sources, evaluation methods, developing effective community partnerships, success stories from coalitions across the nation, and using media effectively in communicating your coalition's message. 

For an agenda, registration information, or any other questions, contact Dena Sossaman by telephone at (404) 929-8684 or by e-mail at dena.sossaman@choa.org
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July 31, 2000
CONFERENCE ON VACCINE DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2000, IN ARLINGTON, VA

A conference on vaccine development titled "Navigating the Regulations and Advancing the Technologies for the Vaccine Industry" will be held on September 20-22, 2000, at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, VA. Featured speakers include the following:

  • Marion Gruber, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, on preclinical testing of preventive vaccines
        
  • David Mantus, Director of Vaccine Regulatory Affairs for BioChem Pharma, Inc., on regulatory considerations for combination vaccines
       
  • Marcel Salive, Medical Officer, National Institutes of  Health, on monitoring vaccine safety and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.

For more information on the conference, call Barnett International Conference Group at (610) 565-9400, or visit: http://www.barnettinternational.com/confschedule/BI-357.pdf
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July 31, 2000
INFLUENZA CONFERENCE SET FOR CRETE, GREECE, ON SEPTEMBER 23-28, 2000

The European Scientific Working Group on Influenza (ESWI) has announced that its fourth international influenza conference, titled "Options for the Control of Influenza," will be held in Crete, Greece, from September 23-28, 2000. This multidisciplinary conference is attended by researchers and scientists interested in all aspects of influenza, from basic research through the development and licensing of new vaccines and antiviral agents, to epidemiology and control programs.

For agenda and registration information, go to: http://www.eswi.org/events/options.html

The Conference Secretariat in Paris can also be reached at options4@wanadoo.fr (e-mail), 011-33-1-42-19-0024 (telephone from the U.S.), or 011-33-1-40-65-0031 (fax from the U.S.).
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July 31, 2000
THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INFLUENZA TO BE HELD DECEMBER 1-3, 2000, IN ST. LUCIA

The Third International Symposium on Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses is scheduled for December 1-3, 2000, at the Hyatt Regency in St. Lucia, Windward Islands. Abstracts for late breaker presentations and posters will be accepted until October 20, 2000.

For more information about the symposium, visit:
http://respiratorycare.medscape.com/Medscape/CNO/1999/flu/public/macrae.html

For an agenda, registration information, or any other questions contact the Macrae Group at: macraegrp@btinternet.com (e-mail), (212) 988-7732 (phone), or (212) 717-1222 (fax). 

 

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