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Pediatric Infectious Disease & Immunization Conference

March 24, 2018

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel

Who Should Attend

This seminar is open to all physicians, physician assistants, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, nurses and other healthcare & industry professionals.

Meeting Location & Parking

The conference will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center located at 3405 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. Valet and self-parking are available. Voucher for self-parking provided.

Hotel Information

The Chapter has reserved a room block at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center. The rates start at $115 per night. Call the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center at 404-261-9250 to make a reservation and ask for the Ga Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics rate. Be sure to make your reservation by March 9, 2018 to receive the group rate.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of this course, the attendee will be able to:
  • Describe the impact of the vaccination program in the US including both individual and community benefits of vaccination.
  • Explain various technologies used to develop vaccines.
  • Discuss the efficacy, safety, and ethical concerns of vaccine use as they relate to the clinical trial and approval process for new vaccines.
  • Formulate strategies to facilitate immunization administration in vaccine hesitancy.
  • Summarize data comparing US and Georgia immunization rates with ACIP recommended practice and Immunization and Infectious Diseases Healthy 2020 Immunization Goals.
  • Discuss the top ten infectious diseases currently impacting healthcare.
  • Apply vaccine coding and billing strategies to facilitate healthcare reimbursement.
  • Summarize the latest influenza data for the US and Georgia.
  • Examine current trends and issues in immunization as they relate to the latest ACIP recommendations.
  • Discuss emerging new pathogens and their impact on healthcare.

CME/CNE Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education by the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education to physicians. The Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In accordance with ACCME Standards, all faculty members are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest to the content of their presentation(s). This information will be included in the packets.

This activity has been submitted to Georgia Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Georgia Nurses Association – Approver is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For More Information

Contact Kasha Askew at 404-881-5067 or email

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Tentative Meeting Agenda

8:00 – 8:45 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:45 – 9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions – Davidson L. Freeman, MD, FAAP, Moderator
9:00 – 9:45 AMVaccinology – Walter Orenstein, MD
9:45 – 10:30 AM Case Studies in Vaccine Hesitancy
10:30 – 10:45 AMBreak with Exhibitors
10:45 – 11:15 AM GA DPH Immunization Update
11:15 – 12:00 PMTop 10 Infectious Disease Issues  – Larry Pickering, MD
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00 – 1:30 PMVaccine Coding & Billing Strategies: “The Truth Be Told” – Anika Potts, CPC
1:30 – 2:15 PMInfluenza Update – Harry Keyserling, MD
2:15 – 2:30 PM Break with Exhibitors
2:30 – 3:15 PMThis Just In – “Hot Topics in Immunization and ACIP Update”  – Harry Keyserling, MD, Walter Orenstein, MD, Larry Pickering, MD
3:15 – 4:00 PMEmerging New Pathogens – “What’s Next” – Inci Yildirim, MD
4:00 PMClosing Remarks and Adjourn

On-Line Registration

On-line registration is preferred alternately you may Click Here for PDF Registration Form.

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Pediatric Infectious Disease & Immunization Conference

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