2018 Adult Immunization Summit

The New Jersey Immunization Network
The 2018 Adult Immunization Summit

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Conference Center at Mercer
Mercer County Community Conference
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, New Jersey 08550
7:30AM – 1:30PM (Lunch Included)

Registration is Free and Limited – Register HERE Now!

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Summit Activities


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Peter Wenger, MD – Pediatric Infectious Diseases, St. Peter’s Healthcare System
Presenter To Be Announced

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

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
Aisha Bhatti, PharmD – Director of Pharmacy, Home Towne Rx

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.

ACP Workshop
Presenter To Be Announced

Description: To Be Announced

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 Information

The Summit will be held at the The Conference Center on the campus of Mercer County Community College.

For directions and area maps, please visit their website HERE. For a Google map, click HERE.