Education Program for Immunization Competencies (EPIC)

Monday, December 5, 2016  |  Shaw Centre Ottawa

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.

Course objectives

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.

Download the full program

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

Registration if also attending CIC 2016 $250
Registration for EPIC Course only $350

Agenda:

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)
17:25 Closing Remarks