17th Annual Immunize Nebraska

17th Annual Immunize Nebraska
Friday, August 7, 2020 - Friday, August 7, 2020

This is a virtual conference.


This conference is designed to bring together individuals from Nebraska and surrounding states who are interested in promoting optimal immunization levels that will eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases throughout the lifespan of all persons.

Designed For

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Public Health Officials, Fellows, Residents, Students, and Other Interested Healthcare Professionals

Jointly Provided By 

Immunization Task Force Metro Omaha
Creighton University Office of Continuing Education
Methodist Health System
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services


  • Discuss recommended immunization schedules for adults, vaccination resources and screening for contraindications and precautions to vaccination
  • Review two centuries of continuous vaccine development research, improvements and achievements
  • Explore how modern vaccine concepts stem from early empirical approaches
  • Discuss how, during the last 30 years, several new technologies made possible vaccines that were previously impossible
  • Explore life experiences of survivors and educate about the impact of vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Discuss disease surveillance in Nebraska and relay information on noteworthy cases and outbreaks
  • Discuss the results of the 2019 Immunize Nebraska attendee survey
  • Discuss COVID-19 and how it is impacting the rates of vaccinations
  • Show the benefits and advantages of using an educational game to highlight a variety of vaccine-related questions and answers to increase vaccination knowledge and improve communication technologies on immunization promotion


8 a.m.
Opening Remarks and Program Overview

Laura Klug, PharmD

8:15 a.m.
Adult Vaccine Update

Litjen Tan, MS, PhD

9:15 a.m.
History of Immunizations

Leonard Friedland, MD

10:15 a.m.
Break and Virtual Exhibits

10:30 a.m.
How Vaccines Affect Antibiotic Resistance

Leonard Friedland, MD

11:30 a.m.
Ask the Experts

Rudolf Kotula, MD
Meera Varman, MD
Leonard Friedland, MD
Litjen Tan, MS, PhD

12 p.m.
Lunch and Virtual Exhibits

12:30 p.m.
Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Survivor Stories

1:15 p.m.
DHHS Disease Outbreaks and Epidemiology

Blake Hendrickson, MPH

2 p.m.
Immunize Nebraska—2019: Results of Attendee Survey

Sierra Garth and Linda Ohri

2:15 p.m.
Break and Virtual Exhibits

2:30 p.m
Poster Presentations

2:45 p.m.
COVID-19 and Vaccine Rates

Rudolf Kotula, MD
Meera Varman, MD

3:30 p.m.
Vaccine Jeopardy!

4 p.m.
Door Prizes, Evaluation and Adjournment

Education Credit

Category 1
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurses CE
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 7.0 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE).  The 17th Annual Immunize Nebraska Conference is accredited for 7.0 hour(s) for completion of all CE Sessions on August 7, 2020.  The 17th Annual Immunize Nebraska Conference is a knowledge-based activity.

Medical Assistant
The AAMA will accept a program for recertification if its subject matter is relevant to your profession.  The AAMA provides three documents that serve as useful guidelines for identifying relevant topics.  Visit the AAMA website to view the requirement documents.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) and Immunization Task Force Metro Omaha. Creighton University HSCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.


Remote Video Conferencing Registration Fee: $85
Fellows, residents and full-time students: $50

Group Discount:  A 10% discount is offered for groups of three or more.  Please call the Office of Continuing Education at 402.280.1830 if you are interested in registering your group at the discounted rate.

Refund Policy

Continuing education and professional development courses may be cancelled by the attendee in writing up to 7 days before the course begins for a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. No refund will be given 7 days prior to the course. Some courses are not eligible for a refund; these exceptions are noted in specific course descriptions. If a course is cancelled by the University for non-weather related issues, the student will be notified and a full refund will be processed. In the event of a weather related closure, the course will be rescheduled.

Omaha, NE 68178
United States