Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Policy, Practice, Preparedness 

The NYNJ Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (NYNJ PERLC) at the University at Albany hosted a joint conference with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and the Columbia Regional Learning Center entitled, "Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Policy, Practice, Preparedness", on July 23, 2012.  

Select presentations (video and ppts) address the following objectives:   
  • State the importance of global immunization policy/procedure/program to local practice.  
  • Describe representation on the ACIP and how members are identified and selected.  
  • Describe key components/criteria used in the ACIP deliberation process and decisions.  
  • Identify at least three impacts on policy and practice (e.g., on the Vaccines for Children Program, the Affordable Care Act, and practice in general).  
  • State key recommendations for TdaP and Zoster vaccines in adults.  
  • Identify the current usage, features, and future of the immunization reporting systems.  
  • Cite two examples of vector-borne diseases (e.g. dengue, Lyme) their prevalence, impact on health, and vaccine issues. 
  • Identify vaccine status update on vector borne diseases (e.g. Lyme, dengue) and other related vaccines.  
  • Describe the importance of flu vaccine based on a vivid personal story. 
Jon S. Abramson, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University
Physician-In-Chief of Brenner Children’s Hospital
Member of the World Health Organization (WHO), Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE)

Update on Adult Vaccination
George T. DiFerdinando, MD, MPH
Co-Director, NY • NJ Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
NJ Center for Public Health Preparedness at UMDNJ- School of Public Health 

Training Coordinator, Bureau of Immunication
New York State Department of Health

Dengue: About the Disease and Emerging Vaccines
Gustavo Dayan, MD Medical Director, Clinical Development Department 
Sanofi Pasteur, USA 

InFLUencing Healthy Choices in the Fight Against Influenza
Scott Gorenstein, MD, FACEP
Clinical Director, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Winthrop University Hosptial