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Network News – September 14, 2016


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Save the date: IZCoalitions Network webinar on vaccination errors scheduled for October 10

Please save the date! The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) invites you to participate in a 1-hour webinar for immunization coalition leaders, members, and those who collaborate with coalitions on Thursday, October 6, at noon ET (11:00 am CT). The webinar will focus on how to avoid common vaccination errors, and report them if made.

Speakers will include:

  1. JoEllen Wolicki, BSN, RN is a nurse educator with the Education, Information and Partnership Branch, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC. She will share common vaccine-related questions and practice blunders as communicated to the CDC experts via, and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
  2. Michael Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon.), DPS (hon.) is president of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), a nonprofit healthcare organization that specializes in understanding the causes of medication errors and providing error-reduction strategies to the healthcare community, policy makers, and the public. He will discuss how the ISMP Vaccine Errors Reporting Program (VERP) can help improve vaccination safety.
  3. Teresa Anderson, DDS, MPH, consultant, Immunization Action Coalition, will provide a summary of the vaccination errors communicated to IAC via email, and useful resources to help avoid such errors.

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

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