September 26
September 26


8:30am - 4:00pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown


8:30am - 4:00pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown



Visit the agenda page for session information! 

Pre-registration is required before close of business September 17th. 

Cost to attend is $80 per participant includes continental breakfast, lunch, break refreshments, continuing education credit/contact hours, and your choice of educational sessions. 

who should attend?

Physicians | Physician Assistants | Nurses | Nurse Practitioners | School Nurses

Pharmacists | Health Educators | Medical Assistants

Medical and Nursing Students | Child Care Providers

Other health care providers and public health professionals interested in updating their knowledge and skills on immunizations, immunization strategies and patient communication.



JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division,

an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

This activity has been approved for 5.25 contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional credits for other professions are currently pending approval.


AMA Designation Statement

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association’s Committee on Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) to practicing physicians. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and NH Medical Society. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The NH Board of Pharmacy has approved this activity for 5.25 continuing education credits. Activity # 30-19-L003(P) 

This program is not ACPE approved.

Medical Assistants

This activity has been submitted for review. Approval pending.

conference objectives

The goal of the conference is to provide consistent messaging and scientifically accurate information to NH’s health care providers, in order to assist them in:

  • Understanding changing immunization recommendations and the rationale for those recommendations.
  • Effectively communicating vaccine safety to patients.
  • Effectively communicating the benefits of vaccinations and the risks of not being vaccinated against vaccine preventable diseases.
  • Address patient concerns with scientifically accurate information.
  • Raise target vaccination rates in their offices for those not fully immunized by the end of the calendar year.
  • Learn strategies for raising their immunization rates by hearing from other provider’s offices on model practices and procedures and how to implement systems in their own offices; and identifying missed opportunities to vaccinate and creating systems to ensure that missed opportunities are decreased and best practices related to immunization reminder/recall are in place. 


Determining our strategy - Historical Review of the 1918 Pandemic and Its Legacy

Presented by Barbara Jester, RN, MSN, Preparedness Portfolio Manager, Batelle Contractor at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


During this session, we will review epidemiologic, clinical, and social aspects of the 1918 pandemic, which currently serves as a “worst-case” scenario for pandemic planning. We will summarize the continuing effects of this pandemic through a cursory examination of subsequent pandemics. We will highlight current pandemic risks and capabilities, to identify key gaps in pandemic planning. Finally, we will illustrate how seasonal influenza activities serve as a warm base for pandemic capacity.

About the Presenter

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northern Illinois University, Ms. Jester worked as a staff nurse in a variety of adult health settings. Her love of teaching led her back to school where she earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She taught both classroom and clinical nursing courses for ten years at Northern Illinois University, During that time she completed coursework and passed comprehensive exams for her EdD degree.   

After a hiatus at home with four children, a love of books and educational materials led Barbara to re-enter the workplace in the world of publishing, as a freelance development editor.   

Ms. Jester then accepted a position at Content Connections (a small publishing services company). She worked as a project manager from 2003 through 2007 when she was promoted to senior project director and client relationship manager. She served in this position until March of 2009. These positions gave her the opportunities to synthesize her nursing and publishing experiences, develop strong project management skills, and excel in customer service.   

She is currently working on a variety of projects for Battelle, as a consultant at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and currently manages a portfolio of preparedness materials for the Influenza Division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Projects include pandemic plan writing, exercise planning, document review, historic research, and scholarly writing.

Barbara Jester, RN, MSN
Barbara Jester, RN, MSN

Funding for this conference is made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the US Government.  


The NH Immunization Program (NHIP) has contracted with JSI Research & Training Institute dba Community Health Institute (CHI) to provide conference and fiscal management under the direction of the NH Immunization Conference Planning Committee (NHICPC).