AMEF to Sponsor ImmunizeOhio Conference in September

The Consortium for Healthy & Immunized Communities (CHIC)—now known as ImmunizeOhio—will be hosting the 11th Ohio Immunization Conference on September 10, 2015, at Embassy Suites, 5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, OH, 43017. The Academy of Medicine Education Foundation (AMEF) is pleased to be a sponsor of this important event. 

The theme for this year’s conference is “Global Exposure – Local Effect.” Presentations will include: the new adult vaccination standards, global infectious disease threats and the status of possible vaccines, the true cost to Ohio of not vaccinating, adolescent vaccines, environmental survey results on HPV vaccination with hopeful strategies, and Dr. Paul Offit presenting his new book Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine. All conference attendees will receive a signed copy of his book.Additionally, there will be discussion on vaccine exemptions and the need for legislation to close the exemption loophole. All pediatricians, family practice physicians, nurses, public health professionals, legislators, medical students and office staff are invited.

We hope you will join us to hear the following presentations:

  • Opening remarks by Andrew Garner, MD, Ph., FAAP – Ohio Chapter AAP President
  • Eyes Wide Open – The Cost of Not Vaccinating – John McLaughlin, PhD, MSPH
  • Three’s Company; Ebola’s a Crowd, What’s Next? – James Kazura, MD, Case Western Reserve University
  • Live Long and Prosper – Adult Vaccines – Caroline Bridges, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Old Problem, New Approach – Increasing HPV Vaccination – Heidi Gullett, MD, Case Western Reserve University and Toyin O. Sokari, MPH, The Ohio State University
  • Can Modern Medicine and Cultural Beliefs Coexist? – Paul Offit, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  •  Assessment, Feedback, Incentive, eXchange  Awards – Alexandra Thornton, MPH, Ohio Department of Health

For more information and/or to register for the conference visit or email

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