Best Practices: Influenza Immunization in Pregnancy

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The Crowne Plaza Hotel
801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI

Program Description

The purpose of the proposed conference is to work towards increasing influenza immunization rates for pregnant women in the state of RI. Our objectives are to provide information to health care providers of pregnant women that strengthens their abilities to effectively communicate to their patients that the influenza vaccine is safe for pregnant women, thati nfluenza is dangerous for pregnant women and their babies, and to address vaccine hesitancy. Additional objectives include providing practical tips for overcoming vaccine hesitancy and for maximizing office immunization rates.

Target Audience

Healthcare providers serving pregnant women.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should:

        1. Effectively communicate that the Influenza vaccine is safe in pregnancy
        2. Describe the dangers that Influenza infection poses to pregnant women and to their babies
        3. Incorporate strategies to help overcome patient reluctance to influenza vaccination
              CME Accreditation

              This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Rhode Island Department of Health. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

              Credit Designations

              Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical Schoolof Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

              Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 3.0 hours.

              Nurses: This activity has been submitted to Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD) for approval to award contact hours. Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

              Registration Information - Register Online

              Registration Fee: $15.00
              Space is limited, please register by September 30th!

              Cancellation Policy

              Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than September 22, 2015. A $5.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds (no refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation.