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2014 Annual Influenza Update
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When: 9/11/2014
8:00AM to 4:00PM
Where: Woodwinds
29 School Ground Rd
Branford, Connecticut 
United States

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8:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibitors

8:30 Welcome, Katharine Kranz Lewis, PhD, MPH, RN, Deputy Commissioner, CT Department of Public Health

8:45 Influenza Update, Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Virtual Presentation)

9:45 Affordable Care Act and the Connecticut Exchange
Demian Fontanella, Office of the Healthcare Advocate and Mark Schaefer, PhD, Department of Social Services

11:15 Break

11:30 Effectiveness of Fluzone High-Dose Vaccine in Prevention of Influenza Infection
Michael Decker, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Sanofi Pasteur

12:15 Lunch and Award

1:00 Communicating about Adult Vaccinations to Special Populations: Effective Approaches and Strategies
Yvonne Garcia, B.A., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2:00 Breakout Sessions (choose A or B)

A. Billing National Government Services Part A&B, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, TransactRx, Connecticare and more

B. Afternoon Sessions

a. 2:00 State Epidemiology Update, Alan Siniscalchi, MPH, MS, Department of Public Health

b. 2:30 Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Invasive Disease in Adults: Help Protect your Patients Aged 50+, Stephen J. Scholand, MD, Midstate Medical Center

c. 3:15 Building Public Health Capacity through Public Vaccination Programs, Neal Lustig, BS, MPH, Pomperaug Health District

3:45 Wrap Up, Evaluation, Prize Drawing

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