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Issue Number 274            September 20, 2001

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. Bookmark IAC's web page "Needlestick Prevention" for links to essential online resources
  2. CDC's National Immunization Program issues Influenza Vaccine Bulletin #8
  3. Arizona Immunization Program's annual conference set for November 1-2 in Phoenix
  4. California Department Of Health Services (CDHS) presents course on vaccine-preventable diseases, November 5-6 and November 8-9
  5. Four more vaccine-related conferences cover the field (and globe) 
  6. CDC sponsors meetings on STD/HIV prevention for MSM
  7. CDC and ASHA host 2002 National STD Prevention Conference
  8. Hepatitis Magazine conference happens in Houston in October
  9. Pneumococcal Vaccines for the World Conference rescheduled

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September 20, 2001
BOOKMARK IAC'S WEB PAGE "NEEDLESTICK PREVENTION" FOR LINKS TO ESSENTIAL ONLINE RESOURCES

The Immunization Action Coalition(IAC) links you to essential needlestick prevention resources available online from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Exposure Prevention Information Network (EPINet). You will also find links  to the American Nurses Association's (ANA's) needle safety web site, Safe Injection Global Network, and National Alliance for the Primary Prevention of Sharps Injuries. Our "Needlestick Prevention" web page address is: http://www.immunize.org/genr.d/needle.htm
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September 20, 2001
CDC'S NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM ISSUES INFLUENZA VACCINE BULLETIN #8

On September 17, CDC's National Immunization Program issued the eighth in a series of influenza vaccine bulletins designed to update health professionals on the supply, distribution, and administration of influenza vaccine for the 2001-2002 influenza season.

Of special note are two items: "The FDA is again allowing health care providers to sell, buy or transfer influenza vaccine this year" and "Medicare has given guidance to carriers about updating payment rates for influenza vaccine."

To obtain this important bulletin, go to: http://www.immunize.org/news.d/flubull8.pdf

For previous influenza vaccine bulletins, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/flu/News.htm#bulletin

The latest information regarding influenza vaccine is available on CDC's website: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/flu/
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September 20, 2001
ARIZONA IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE SET FOR NOVEMBER 1-2 IN PHOENIX

Arizona's Immunization Program will hold its Eighth Annual Immunization Conference on November 1-2 at the YWCA Leadership Development Center in Phoenix.

One of the featured speakers (three sessions) is William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH, medical epidemiologist with CDC's National Immunization Program.

Agenda topics include an immunization update, global polio eradication efforts, influenza pandemic, and meningococcal disease prevention.

Early registration ends October 15 (registration and check or purchase order must be postmarked by this date). To obtain a registration form, contact Andrea Love, Arizona Immunization Program Office, by phone at (602) 230-5859 or email at alove@hs.state.az.us
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September 20, 2001
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES PRESENTS COURSE ON VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASES, NOVEMBER 5-6 AND NOVEMBER 8-9

The California Department of Health Services, Immunization Branch, is presenting its "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" course in Norwalk (Los Angeles), November 5-6, and in Folsom  (Sacramento), November 8-9. This course is designed to provide updates on schedules, contraindications, standard immunization practices, and vaccine management and safety. The CDC-accredited course provides 15 continuing medical education credit hours for physicians and 15 contact hours for California RNs. The course being held in Folsom is now full, but spaces remain in the Norwalk course. The registration fee is $40.

To obtain a registration form, contact Sandra Jo Hammer, RN, MSN, MPH, by phone at (510) 540-2198 or go to: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/ed/CAvpdcourse.pdf

Registration ends November 1.
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September 20, 2001
FOUR MORE VACCINE-RELATED CONFERENCES COVER THE FIELD (AND GLOBE)

  • The 36th National Immunization Conference, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be held at Adam's Mark Denver Hotel in Denver, Colorado, April 29-May 2, 2002. For more information, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/NIC/default.htm You may also telephone (404) 639-8225 or fax (404) 639-8828.
       
  • The Fifth Annual Conference on Vaccine Research will be held on May 6-8, 2002, at the Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, contact Kathy Hanrahan, at the National  Foundation for Infectious Diseases, by phone at (301) 656-0003 x19, fax at (301) 907-0878, or email at khanrahan@nfid.org, or visit http://www.nfid.org/conferences/vaccine02/
         
  • The World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHOCC) for Tourist Health and Travel Medicine is sponsoring the Third European Conference on Travel Medicine, Travel and Epidemics, to be held May 15-18, 2002, in Florence, Italy. Contact Professor Walter Pasini, Director, WHOCC for Travel Medicine, for more information: telephone  (011) 39-0541-24301, fax (011) 39-0541-25748, or email wpasini@rimini.com
        
  • Vaccines of the Future: From Rational Design to Clinical Development Euroconference, sponsored by the Institut Pasteur, will be held October 17-19, 2001, in Paris. To download a registration form, go to:
    http://www.pasteur.fr/applications/euroconf/vaccines/vaccines-form.html

For more information, contact Institut Pasteur Euroconferences (IPE) by fax at +33 (1) 4061-3405, email at euroconf@pasteur.fr, or visit IPE at
http://www.pasteur.fr/applications/euroconf/vaccines/vaccines-pract.html

For a detailed list of additional upcoming immunization and hepatitis conferences and events, visit IAC's "Calendar of Events" at: http://www.immunize.org/calendar/
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September 20, 2001
CDC SPONSORS MEETINGS ON STD/HIV PREVENTION FOR MSM

CDC is sponsoring four regional meetings this year titled "Emerging Issues and STD/HIV Prevention Services for Men Who Have Sex with Men [MSM]."

  • The first regional meeting, CDC's 2001 Southern Region Meeting on MSM and STD/HIV Prevention, will be held September 24-25 at the Radisson Hotel New Orleans in Louisiana. The registration deadline for this meeting was September 7, but last-minute faxed registrations are encouraged, and onsite registration will be available.
         
  • CDC's 2001 Midwestern Region Meeting on MSM and STD/HIV Prevention will be held October 30-31 at the Holiday Inn City Centre in Chicago, Illinois. The registration deadline for this meeting is September  28. For hotel reservations, call (312) 787-6100.
       
  • The 2001 Western Region Meeting on MSM and STD/HIV Prevention will be held November 26-27 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The registration deadline for the western region meeting is  October 19. For hotel information, go to www.healthstrategies.org after September 30, 2001.
          
  • The 2001 Eastern Region Meeting on MSM and STD/HIV Prevention will be held December 11-12 at the Brooklyn Marriott Hotel in New York City. For hotel reservations, call (888) 436-3759. The registration deadline is November 9.

There is no fee for these meetings; however, registration is required. You may download a registration form at http://www.healthstrategies.org/MSMGenRegistration.pdf Completed registration forms should be sent by fax to (202) 884-8474 on or before the meeting's registration deadline.

For further information, contact Cathy Motamed by phone at (202) 884-8929 or email at cmotamed@smtp.aed.org
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September 20, 2001
CDC AND ASHA HOST 2002 NATIONAL STD PREVENTION CONFERENCE

The 2002 National STD Prevention Conference will be held March 4-7 at Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center in San Diego, California. CDC and the American Social Health Association (ASHA) are co-sponsors. The deadline for abstract submission is September 24, 2001.

For further information, go to the conference website at http://www.stdconference.org You may request more information by email at info@stdconference.org or by phone at (404) 233-6446.
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September 20, 2001
HEPATITIS MAGAZINE CONFERENCE HAPPENS IN HOUSTON IN OCTOBER

On October 26-27, Hepatitis Magazine, in collaboration with the American Liver Foundation and the Texas Liver Foundation, will host the second international patient-oriented conference at Marriott Hotel North at Greenspoint in Houston, Texas. Early registration ends on September 24. To download a registration form, go to: http://www.hepatitismag.com/Conference

For further information, call (281) 272-2744 x131 or email at info@hepatitismag.com
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September 20, 2001
PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINES FOR THE WORLD CONFERENCE RESCHEDULED

The Pneumococcal Vaccines for the World 2001 Conference that was scheduled for October 10-12 in Berne, Switzerland, has been postponed until April 9-11, 2003.

For more information, see http://www.meetingsmanagement.com/pvw_2001/ or email John Herriot, PVW 2003 Secretariat, at jherriot@meetingsmgt.u-net.com

 

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