Immunization Coalitions Network News

Network News – September 22, 2015


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The Immunization Action Coalition is providing the following announcements that may be of interest to immunization coalitions.

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Save the date! Next IZCoalitions Network webinar will be held on September 30; Dr. Barry Dickinson will discuss AMA’s new policy to end non-medical exemptions to immunization

SAVE THE DATE: The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) invites you to participate in a one-hour webinar for immunization coalition leaders, members, and those who collaborate with coalitions on September 30, at 1:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. CT). The focus of this webinar will be the American Medical Association’s (AMA) policy on immunization exemptions. All are welcome to participate.

At its annual meeting in June, the American Medical Association adopted a new policy that supports ending non-medical exemptions to immunization mandates. Read a related AMA press release: AMA Supports Tighter Limitations on Immunization Opt Outs.

The featured speaker will be Barry Dickinson, PhD. Dr. Dickinson received his doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Illinois at the Medical Center in Chicago and is currently director of the AMA’s Division on Science and Biotechnology.

We will circulate the final agenda and call-in information shortly before the webinar. Hope you all can make it!

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Twelfth National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships scheduled for May 25–27 in Indianapolis; abstract deadline is December 11

The 12th National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships, Ready. Set. Vaccinate!, will take place in Indianapolis from May 25 through 27, 2016. This is a great opportunity for coalition leaders to learn from expert speakers and network with members of immunization coalitions from around the nation.

The planners are accepting abstract submissions until December 11. Abstracts are welcome from representatives of all disciplines, including coalition staff and members, community-based providers, health care providers, social workers, researchers, government agencies, health communication specialists, and others. Go to the Call for Abstracts page to learn more.

Note: This conference was formerly known as the National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions. The goal of the National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships is to improve community health by enhancing the effectiveness of coalitions and partners through training in relevant coalition management and health promotion topics, as well as to provide networking and professional development opportunities.

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