American Academy of Pediatrics
Illinois Chapter

Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Training Course

  • 10 Oct 2013
  • 8:00 AM
  • 11 Oct 2013
  • 5:00 PM
  • Chicago Cultural Center-78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602


  • If you are a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Illinois State Medical Society, Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, Illinois Health Connect, Illinois Pharmacists Association, American Pharmacists Association and Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium you are eligible for a member rate
  • If you are a medical assistant or student you are eligible for this rate
  • Three representatives per company that exhibit are allowed waived registration.
  • Pre-approved volunteer

Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Training Course


Presented by: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Hosted by: The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP)


In partnership with the Chicago and Illinois Departments of Public Health, Chicago Area Immunization Campaign, Illinois State Medical Society, Illinois Health Connect, Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, American Academy of Pediatrics, Illinois Pharmacists Association, American Pharmacists Association and the Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium.


Are you up to date?


Vaccination is a field that’s always changing. It’s as important for you to stay current on developments as it is for your patients to stay up on their shots.

Here’s your chance to connect with national experts from the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. This comprehensive, two-day course will give you the very latest information on immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases.


Learning Objectives:


At the end of the program, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the difference between active and passive immunity.
  • List two characteristics of live attenuated vaccines.
  • List two characteristics of inactivated vaccines.
  • For each vaccine-preventable disease, identify those for whom routine immunization is recommended.
  • For each vaccine-preventable disease, describe characteristics of the vaccine used.
  • Describe an emerging immunization issue.
  • Locate resources relevant to current immunization practice.

Specific diseases covered include pertussis, haemophilus influenza type b, influenza, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, pneumococcal, polio, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, meningococcal, human papillomavirus, and zoster.


Who Should Attend:

If you are a physician, nurse, nursing student, medical assistant, pharmacist, or other health professional who provides immunization care in the Midwestern U.S., you should attend! This is your opportunity to meet with the CDC in the great city of Chicago. Health educators, immunization program managers, public health department members, and other people who administer healthcare services will also find a lot to learn.


Hotel Accommodations:

Our preferred hotel for this event is Palmer House, a Hilton hotel located in the heart of Chicago’s theater and financial district. The frescoed ceiling of this landmark hotel has been welcoming visitors to the Windy City for over 140 years.


To reserve a room at the special conference rate of $190, visit the conferences custom reservation site

 or call 877/865-5321 and request group code "AAP" Remember, state and local taxes apply.


The room block is limited so do not delay! After the block fills the room rate may not be available!


Continuing Education Accreditation Statements:


CME: The CDC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The CDC designates this Live Course for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CNE: The CDC is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 14 contact hours.


CEU: The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 1.4 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.


CECH: Sponsored by the CDC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 14 Category I CECH in health education. CDC provider number GA0082.


CPE:  The CDC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 1.4 Contact Hours in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-13-003-L04-P. Course Category: This activity has been designated as knowledge-based.




Contact ICAAP staff:

Annie Boesen at or

Jeanine Solinski at


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