EPIC is a 1-day course that provides an overview of competencies—developed by a national consensus—for frontline immunization providers. The program is based on the document Immunization Competencies for Health Professionals, developed with the Public Health Agency of Canada, a landmark national consensus guideline on education and training for immunization providers. It’s open to residents, physicians, nurses and pharmacists. The next course will be held in Ottawa on Monday, December 5 at the Shaw Centre.
After participating in this program, you will be able to:
- Integrate key principles of the guideline into any practice setting.
- Counsel patients on important immunization issues.
- Build public confidence in vaccine efficacy and safety.
- Ensure safe and competent immunization practices.
- Work collaboratively with other professionals to promote cooperation on important public health issues such as immunization.
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Maintenance of certification (MOC)
This event has been approved by the Canadian Paediatric Society for a maximum of 8.0 credit hours under Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1), as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
|Registration if also attending CIC 2016||$250|
|Registration for EPIC Course only||$350|
|7:00 – 7:30||Registration & Continental breakfast|
|7:30 – 7:40||Welcome and announcements|
|7:40 – 8:10||Opening lecture|
|8:10 – 8:55||Vaccinology 101|
|8:55 – 9:30||The Canadian immunization scene|
|9:30 – 9:45||Question/answer session|
|9:45 – 10:05||Health break with exhibit|
|10:05 – 10:55||Adverse events following immunization|
|10:55 – 11:35||Populations requiring special considerations|
|11:35 – 11:50||Question/answer session|
|11:50 – 12:35||Lunch|
|12:35 – 13:15||Population health and the effect of immunization|
|13:15 – 13:50||Practical issues in vaccine administration – Fridge to arm|
|13:50 – 14:05||Question/answer session|
|14:05 – 14:25||Health break with exhibit|
|14:25 – 15:00||Immunization schedule and registry|
|15:00 – 16:00||Communication and immunization issues|
|16:00 – 16:35||Closing lecture: Moving vaccine hesitancy to acceptance: Why, when, where and how|
|16:35 – 16:50||Question/answer session|
|16:50 – 17:25||Ask the experts (panel discussion)|