Sharing Best Practices

The 2-day Clinical Vaccinology Course (CVC) sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and Emory University School of Medicine focuses on new developments and issues related to the use of vaccines across the lifespan. Poster presentations and interactive sessions led by expert faculty provide the latest information on updated vaccine recommendations and innovative and practical strategies for ensuring timely and appropriate immunization. The 2018 course is scheduled for November 9-10, 2018 in Bethesda, MD.

NFID invites authors to submit abstract submissions for poster presentation to share best practices and program results, stimulate discussion, and exchange ideas with colleagues in an interactive and informal setting. Abstracts must be submitted online by September 10, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET at

2017 poster presentations highlighted strategies and tactics to improve vaccination rates and processes, including the following:

Catherine Ferris
Submission Category: Best Practices to Increase Pediatric Immunization Rates
Linda Ohri
Submission Category: Implementation and Use of Electronic Medical Records (EMR)/Immunization Information Systems (IIS)
Sharpe Scott
Submission Category: Best Practices to Increase Adolescent Immunization Rates
Shannon Clark
Submission Category: Addressing Immunization Disparities

Abstract categories for 2018 poster presentations include:

  • Addressing Immunization Disparities
  • Addressing Vaccine Safety Concerns and Vaccine Hesitancy
  • Best Practices to Increase Immunization Rates
  • Effective Communication Strategies
  • Implementation and Use of Electronic Health Records (EHR)/Immunization Information Systems (IIS)

Visit to learn more, to submit an abstract, and to register for the course. Discounted early registration fees end on September 27, 2018.

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