Mark Your Calendars for the 2015 Immunize Georgia Conference

September 1, 2015

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is excited to host the 22nd Annual Immunize Georgia Conference to be held at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia on Friday, September 11, 2015.

The 2015 Immunize Georgia Conference will provide the latest requirements, updates and news in immunization services. Topics that will be discussed at this year’s conference include: travel vaccines; vaccine handling and storage; pharmacy and medical doctor collaborations; the new House Bill 504; and pediatric, teen and adult immunizations.

“We connect public and private health practitioners for a common cause – to improve Georgia's immunization rates and protect every adult and child from vaccine-preventable diseases,” said Janet McGruder, nurse consultant, Immunization Program, DPH.

DPH is excited to welcome well-respected medical and immunization leaders as featured speakers, including:

  • Gary S. Marshall M.D., professor of pediatrics, chief for the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and director of the Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit at the University Louisville School of Medicine
  • Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, M.D., MACP, clinical associate professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine
  • Donna Weaver, R.N, M.N., nurse educator for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Immunize Georgia Conference is also a great way to obtain credit hours as it will offer continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy techs. The event will also issue certificates of completion and attendance to other participants including medical assistants, clinical staff, medical, nursing and pharmacy students, and others involved in immunization services.

If you have any questions or would like to register, visit, email or call (404) 367-2766.

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