About the Conference

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.


Conference Schedule

Monday, June 21st – Friday, June 25th

11:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT Daily

Monday, June 21st

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11:00 am

COVID-19 Vaccination Status in Missouri

Mr. Robert Knodell

Acting Director Department of Health and Senior Services

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12:00 pm

ShowMeVax Presentation

Lana Hudanick RN, BSN

Public Health Consultant Nurse, Bureau of Immunizations

Tuesday, June 22nd

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11:00 am

HPV Vaccine and Cancer Prevention

Dr. Debbie Saslow, Ph.D.

Managing Director, HPV & GYN Cancers for the American Cancer Society

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12:00 pm

The Importance of Vaccinations and Catching Up on Missed Vaccinations

Featured Speaker – Dr. Andrew Kroger, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical Officer, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC

Wednesday, June 23rd

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11:00 am

Equitable Distributions of Vaccines

Dr. Vetta Sanders-Thompson, Ph.D.

Professor of Racial and Ethnic Studies at Brown School at Washington University, St. Louis, MO

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12:00 pm

Vaccine Hesitancy & How to Talk to Parents

Dr. Kenneth Haller, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Thursday, June 24th

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11:00 am

COVID-19 Vaccinations and the EUA/FDA Approval Process

Featured Speaker – Dr. Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA

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12:00 pm

Vaccinations and Social Media

Dr. Monique Luisi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication, Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri

Friday, June 25th

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11:00 am

Pandemic Fatigue

Dr. Kevin Cloninger, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Anthropedia Foundation

12:00 pm

Vaccination Personal Stories:

Jenny Zimmer (Polio Vaccine)

Charlie Hinderliter (Influenza Vaccine)

Thomas Choinski (COVID-19 Vaccine)

Continuing Education Credits Available:

For Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacy, LPC, Psychology, and Social Work.

Provided by: The Missouri Immunization Coalition, University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, and University of Missouri Center for Continuing Education and Physician Lifelong Learning


The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this Live educational activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the Ameri-can Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Midwest Multistate Division Provider Number MO1022-6

10 Contact Hours


The Missouri Board of Pharmacy has approved Contact Hours for 10 Hour(s) (10) CE(s) (Program Number 2021-05-03)

LPC, Psychology, Social Work, and 50-Minute Hours:

The University of Missouri Center for Continuing Medical Education and Physician Lifelong Learning (CME/PLL) is part of an accredited university in the state of Missouri. As such, this program meets the requirements for Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, and Social Workers with Missouri Licenses. CME/PLL attests that this program contains 10 clock hours of instructional time.

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