2018 Adult Immunization Summit

The New Jersey Immunization Network
The 2018 Adult Immunization Summit

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Robertson Hall, Princeton University
20 Prospect Avenue
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
7:30AM – 1:30PM (Lunch Included)

Registration is Free and Limited – Register HERE Now!

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Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Determination of credit is pending.

Summit Activities


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Peter Wenger, MD – Pediatric Infectious Diseases, St. Peter’s Healthcare System
Corey Robertson, MD, MPH – Senior Director of Scientific & Medical Affairs, Sanofi Pasteur US

I Raise the Rates Project: Wrap-up
Internal Medicine Residents from Capital Health and St. Francis Medical Centers
Lessons learned and moving forward

Do You See This in Your Practice?
University of Delaware Healthcare Theatre Program
Assisting healthcare professionals develop communication skills through interactive scenarios

– Workshops –

Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Readiness for Vaccinations
Scott Glassman, PsyD – Associate Director of the MS Program, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Description: Engaging adults in vaccination, both for themselves and for their children, is a critical preventive health issue facing providers in healthcare settings. This workshop will introduce a patient-centered style of conversation called Motivational Interviewing (MI) that can help strengthen patient readiness for vaccination. Participants will have an opportunity to practice open-ended questions and reflective listening, to apply an Ask-Offer-Ask model of information exchange related to vaccines, and to work with a readiness ruler to support the patient’s change talk in favor of vaccination.

Understanding HEDIS: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Tania Mason-Eastmond, DO – Medical Director, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
Jennifer Wong – Director, Quality Management, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Government Programs Division

Description: The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) from NCQA is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America’s health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service. Altogether, HEDIS consists of 94 measures across 7 domains of care. This workshop will explore the metrics from the perspectives of the government and commercial sides of business and how they impact providers.

Partners in Fighting Flu: A Sustainability Model for Health Promotion
J. Carlos Velazquez, MA – President, HMA Associates
Jonathan Collins, MPH – Project Manager, Kauffman & Associates, Inc.
Aisha Bhatti, PharmD – Director of Pharmacy, Home Towne Rx

Jill Castner – Deputy Director, Medical Science Liaison, Sanofi Pasteur

Description: This interactive session will guide participants through insights from panelists to address sustainability of adult flu vaccination. Panelists will explore research on vaccination promotion, resource leveraging, and the development of an online toolkit to help organizations develop sustainable partnerships that increase adult flu vaccination. To enhance the capacity and sustainability of grassroots partners, researchers interviewed key influencers in Trenton, Atlanta, and Houston to better understand what works in their communities. Efforts focus on African Americans and Hispanics, who historically have lower coverage rates of influenza vaccination than the overall population.

An Introduction to the New Jersey Immunization Registry for Providers of Adult Immunizations
Patricia Kaiser, Program Coordinator/Recruiter/Trainer, New Jersey Immunization Information System, Central Jersey Family Health Consortium


Closing Remarks


Location & Parking Information

The Summit will be held on the campus of Princeton University at Robertson Hall, home of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton’s renowned program for careers in public service.

Free parking is available in Lot 21 located at the corner of Faculty and Fitzrandolph Roads. Please allow extra time to take the shuttle or walk the 0.7 miles (approx. 16 minutes) to get to Robertson Hall. To ride the shuttle, walk to the bus stop in Lot 21 by the field, opposite Faculty Road. Metered parking is available on Prospect Avenue.

If coming from Route 1 South, bear right onto Washington Road. If coming from Route 1 North, take the jug handle to make a left onto Washington Road. Take a right at the 1st light onto Faculty Road, make the 3rd left onto Fitzrandolph Road, and the 1st left into Lot 21.

If coming from Route 27, turn right or left onto Washington Road, travel approx. 0.7 miles and make a left onto Faculty Road. Follow the directions above.