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Issue Number 223            January 19, 2001

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. New translations of hepatitis B patient education materials available on IAC's website
  2. Free guidebook on immunization registries available
  3. CDC announces conference on vaccine research
  4. World Vaccine Congress to be held in Montreal, April 3-5, 2001

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January 19, 2001
NEW TRANSLATIONS OF HEPATITIS B PATIENT EDUCATION MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON IAC'S WEBSITE

Patient education pieces on hepatitis B are available in five additional languages on the IAC website. Thanks to Samsara Communications, Washington, DC, for providing these many translations.

For individual translations of "Hepatitis B Shots Are Recommended for All New Babies," use the following links:

Amharic (Ethiopian):
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4110am.pdf

Arabic: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4110ab.pdf

Farsi: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4110fa.pdf

Somali: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4110so.pdf

Tigrinya (Eritrean):
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4110ti.pdf

For individual translations of "Hepatitis B Information for Adults and Children from Endemic Areas," use the following links:

Amharic (Ethiopian):
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4170am.pdf

Arabic: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4170ab.pdf

Farsi: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4170fa.pdf

Somali: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4170so.pdf

Tigrinya (Eritrean):
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4170ti.pdf

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January 19, 2001
FREE GUIDEBOOK ON IMMUNIZATION REGISTRIES AVAILABLE

All Kids Count has produced a free guidebook titled "Increasing Private Provider Participation in Immunization Registries: A Toolkit and Guide." Developed by a working group of registry staff from across the United States, the guidebook is designed to help public health registry developers collaborate more effectively with private providers in developing and implementing immunization registries.

Supplies are limited, so request your free copy of this resource soon. Email: info@allkidscount.org, call (404) 687-5615 or (800) 874-4338, or order online at: http://www.allkidscount.org/Order/order.html
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January 19, 2001
CDC ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE ON VACCINE RESEARCH

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Notice to Readers titled "Conference on Vaccine Research" in the January 19, 2001, issue of MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY WEEKLY REPORT (MMWR). This notice is reprinted in full below:

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Notice to Readers: Conference on Vaccine Research

The Fourth Annual Conference on Vaccine Research: Basic Science--Product Development--Clinical and Field Studies will be held April 23-25, 2001, in Arlington, Virginia. The conference is sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) in collaboration with CDC, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the International Society for Vaccines, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, the Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute, and the World Health Organization. The meeting will present current scientific data and will explore issues among the disciplines involved in the research and development of vaccines and associated technologies for the control of human and veterinary diseases through vaccination.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for oral and poster presentations is February 2, 2001. Program announcements and forms for abstract submission, registration, and hotel reservations are available from NFID, Suite 750, 4733 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814-5228; telephone (301) 656-0003, ext. 19; fax (301) 907-0878; e-mail info@nfid.org; World Wide Web site, http://www.nfid.org/conferences/vaccine01/

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To view the complete text of this article online, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5002a3.htm

HOW TO OBTAIN A FREE ELECTRONIC SUBSCRIPTION TO THE MMWR:
To obtain a free electronic subscription to MMWR, visit CDC's MMWR website at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr Select "Free MMWR Subscription" from the menu at the left of the screen. Once you have submitted the required information, weekly issues of the MMWR and all new ACIP statements (published as MMWR's "Recommendations and Reports") will arrive automatically by e-mail.

For a detailed list of additional upcoming immunization and hepatitis conferences, visit IAC's Calendar of Events at: http://www.immunize.org/calendar/
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January 19, 2001
WORLD VACCINE CONGRESS TO BE HELD IN MONTREAL, APRIL 3-5, 2001

World Vaccine Congress Montreal will be held April 3-5, 2001, at Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain, in Montreal. Sponsored by the European Centre for Pharmaceutical Information (ECPI), this three-day annual forum is designed for all senior level executives involved in the development of safe and cost-effective vaccines in North America. The program will focus on regulation, product development and commercialization of new vaccines, and the key business challenges facing the industry.

To register or request more information, call 44 (0) 20 7242 1548, email ecpi@aicworldwide.com, or view the conference brochure on ECPI's website: http://www.ecpi-online.com/wvc_montreal/

For a detailed list of additional upcoming immunization and hepatitis conferences, visit IAC's Calendar of Events at: http://www.immunize.org/calendar/

 

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