Immunization Issues and Effective Communication | I Boost Immunity: Where Local Learning Meets Global Giving

Shaila Jiwa, BScN, RN, MScPPH, Vaccine Educator for the BC Centre for Disease Control

Ian Roe Content Strategist, BC Centre for Disease Control

This session will highlight common immunization related questions and concerns health care providers encounter from their clients. A focus on effective immunization communication principles and evidence to refute selected immunization myths will be presented. Immunization resources for health care providers will be highlighted. I Boost Immunity (IBI) is an online learning and sharing platform for vaccination built on the premise that rewarding individual knowledge with a practical outcome can save lives. The website uses quizzes, articles and stories to raise local literacy around immunization in a fun and engaging way, and pairs it with a global reward: vaccines for kids through UNICEF.


The New 2016 IDSA HAP/VAP Guidelines – A Long Awaited Update

Dr. Curtis Harder, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, ACPR Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Adult Intensive Care Coordinator, Pharmacy Education & Practice Residency, VIHA Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC

The 2016 IDSA HAP/VAP Guidelines were long awaited with 11 years passing since the publication of the previous version. This presentation will condense the salient points especially relevant to pharmacy practice to and highlight where controversy may exist.