18th Annual Immunize Nebraska

18th Annual Immunize Nebraska
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

This conference will be held virtually.

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


7:55 a.m.
Laura K. Klug, PharmD

8 a.m.
CDC Pediatrics Update
Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH 
Medical Officer, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

9 a.m.
CDC Adult Update

Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH
Medical Officer, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

10 a.m.

10:15 a.m.
Vaccine Hesitation 
Kevin Estep, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Creighton University College of Arts and Sciences

11 a.m.

11:15 a.m.
Vaccine Preventable Disease Survivor Story 

11:30 a.m.
Poster Presentations

12 p.m.
Lunch Break

1 p.m.
COVID and COVID Vaccinations
Yvonne Maldonado, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity
Taube Endowed Professor of Global Health and Infectious Diseases
Professor of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology and Population Health
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Stanford University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control and Attending Physician
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford

2 p.m.
Q&A Panel

2:45 p.m.

3 p.m.
The Role of Pharmacists in Vaccines
Marty J. Feltner, PharmD 

3:20 p.m.
Immunization Rates in Nebraska
Kerry Kernen, MPA, MSN, RN 
Division Chief, Community Health, Nutrition and Clinical Services
Douglas County Health Department

3:40 p.m.
Alison Keyser-Metobo and Derek Julian 
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

4 p.m.
Evaluation and Adjournment


Healthcare Professionals: $85
Fellows, residents and full-time students: $50

Group Discount:  A 10% discount is offered for groups of three or more. Please register using the Group Registration button. Please call the Office of Continuing Education at 402.280.1830 if you have any questions.

Omaha, NE 68178
United States