HSE NATIONAL IMMUNISATION CONFERENCE THURSDAY 23RD MAY 2019

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The IPNA are pleased to let members know that the HSE National Immunisation Conference on Thursday 23rd May will be live streamed for members on the e learning portal of the IPNA website. http://www.irishpracticenurses.ie
National Immunisation Conference 23rd May 2019
RCPI, Dublin 2 

Programme 

10:00 - 10:30 Registration
Session 1: Hot topics
Chairperson: Dr Kevin Kelleher, Assistant National Director Strategic Planning and Transformation, Public Health and Child Health
10:30 – 10:45 Official opening/ Welcome and introduction
Dr Kevin Kelleher, Assistant National Director, Public Health and Child Health, Health and Wellbeing
10:45 – 11:15 Vaccine Preventable disease epidemiology in Ireland and recent outbreaks of vaccine preventable disease
Dr Suzanne Cotter, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)
11:15 – 11:30 New challenges in control measles outbreaks in Dublin in the era of measles elimination
Dr Mary Ward, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, Department of Public Health East
11:30 – 12:00 Decrease in rotavirus notifications Ms Sarah Jackson, Surveillance Scientist, HPSC
Vaccines Work – Decrease in cases of Pertussis Dr Desmond Hickey, Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine, HPSC
Vaccines work - decrease in cases of Rotavirus and Pertussis
Dr Lucy Jessop, Director of Public Health, National Immunisation Office (NIO)
12:00 – 12.25 Pertussis vaccine in pregnancy
Helen Campbell, Senior Clinical Scientist, Immunisation and Countermeasures, National Infection Service Public Health England
12:25 – 12:35 E-Learning Launch
Ms Kathy McSharry, Professional Development Coordinator, HSE Community Healthcare West
12:35 – 13:00 Q&A
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
Session 2: Hot Topics
Chairperson: Dr Kevin Kelleher, Assistant National Director Strategic Planning and Transformation, Public Health and Child Health
14:00 – 14:25 HPV for boys
Professor Karina Butler, Chair, National Immunisation Advisory Committee
14:25 – 14:50 Flu Vaccine
Dr Lucy Jessop, Director of Public Health, NIO
14:50 – 15:10 Vaccine Supply
Ms Cliona Kiersey, Chief Pharmacist, NIO
15:10 – 15:30 Frequently asked questions about vaccines
Dr Lucy Jessop, Director of Public Health, NIO
15:30 – 16:00 Q&A
16:00 Closing address

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