Monthly Infection Control and Prevention Webinar Series

2nd Thursday of each month from 12-1 p.m., June 2021 through December 2022

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June 10 – Inaugural Webinar: Vaccines are Safe – How we know!

Lynelle Phillips, MPH, RN, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Public Health, School of Health Professions, Extension Service Nurse Specialist, University of Missouri, Columbia

  • General rules of vaccines
  • FDA approval process and Emergency Use Authorization Use (EUA) process
  • How were we able to get a vaccine to market in such a short time and still cut no corners?
  • Compare the different vaccines – safety and efficacy
  • Is the lesser protection by J&J significant enough to be important? J&J Case Study.

July 8 – How do COVID vaccines affect immunity to COVID?

Taylor Nelson, DO, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia. Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease

  • Natural immunity vs vaccine-induced immunity – which is best?
  • How long does the vaccine protect me?
  • What is Herd immunity and is it reasonable to expect we will ever achieve it?
  • If I’ve had COVID, why get vaccinated?
  • To boost or not to boost?
  • I’m young, isn’t it less risky to take chance with COVID than the vaccine?

August 10—Environmental Health: Air Purification and Quality

Loie Couch, RN, BS, CIC, FAPIC, Infection Prevention Specialist, Barnes Jewish Christian (BJC) Hospital, St. Louis

  • Functions of a ventilation system
  • Benefits and limitations of bi-polar ionization
  • Minimum filtration requirements
  • Apply filtration flexibility on a space-by-space approach
  • Appropriate use of UV light disinfection and accompanying hazards
  • Visible light disinfection and its appropriate use and considerations

Tentative Schedule for Remainder of 2021

September 9: No webinar – Attend the MPHA Conference, Sept. 21-23, 2021 in Columbia, MO!

October 14: Messaging – Different Strokes for Different Folks

November 11: Pandemic Fatigue – Kevin Cloninger, PhD, Executive Director at Anthropedia Foundation and Director of Well-Being Coaching, St Louis

December 9: Long-haul COVID-19 patients, Post COVID Syndrome

NOTE: Topics may change due to the pace and volume of new knowledge regarding COVID-19 and the need to inform providers regarding best practices. Topics for 2022 will be announced closer to that time.

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MIC Conference 2021

Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25, 2021
There is no better time to talk about immunizations than now. This conference is virtual and includes educational sessions, dynamic speakers, and an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues virtually while earning free CE, CME, and MOC credits for your attendance.
More information about this conference included presentations and recorded sessions are available for viewing. 
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