Texas Immunization Conference 2022

The Texas Immunization Conference (TIC) is a chance for immunization partners to come together to share information, discuss current issues, and recommend strategies for improving immunization rates across Texas.

TIC 2022 was held virtually June 14-15, 2022. As follows are recordings and presentations from the two-day event.

DAY ONE 

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Conference Welcome: COVID-19 Impact on Public Health
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Speakers:
John W. Hellerstedt, MD
Commissioner
Texas Department of State Health Services

Antonio (Tony) Aragon, MS 
Immunization Director
Texas Department of State Health Services

National Vaccine Update and COVID Perspective
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Speaker:
JoEllen Wolicki, BSN, RN
Nurse Educator
Immunization Services Division
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Influenza Surveillance and Reporting in Texas, 2021-2022: An Overview of Surveillance Practices and Changes Following The Covid-19 Pandemic
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Speaker:
Emilio R. Gonzales, MPH
Epidemiologist II: State Flu Coordinator,
Vaccine-Preventable Disease Section, Texas Department of State Health Services

COVID-19 Impacts on the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) Program
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Speakers:
Heather Mayfield, MS
Epidemiologist II

Abigail Cox-Chalmers, MPH, CHES 
Epidemiologist I
Assessment, Compliance, and Evaluation Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services

Responding to Unexpected Outbreaks: Hepatitis A
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Speakers:
Sarah Auerbach, MPH
Epidemiologist II
Assessment, Compliance, and Evaluation Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services

Connor Lynd, MPH
Epidemiologist I
Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services

Immunization and Pregnant Women
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Speaker:
Mary Healy, MD
Associate Director of Pediatrics
Texas Children’s Hospital

Vaccine Outreach and Education: Community-Based Organizations and Their Efforts to Build Resilient Community Partnerships
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Speakers:
Anabel Rodriguez, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Houston School of Public Health at San Antonio

Maria Baños Jordan
President & Founder
Texas Familias Council

Kathy Phipps
CEO & Founder
Back To Eden Fellow Program

Texas Immunization Registry: Data Exchange Best Practices and Updates
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Speakers:
Angela De La Cruz
Interoperability Post Production Manager
Texas Immunization Registry (ImmTrac2), Texas Department of State Health Services

Joshua Shaver, MS
Interoperability Onboarding Manager II
Texas Immunization Registry (ImmTrac2), Texas Department of State Health Services

Vaccine-Preventable Disease Update
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Speakers:
Heather Mayfield, MS
Epidemiologist II
Assessment, Compliance, and Evaluation Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services

Elise Huebner, MS
Epidemiology Team Lead
Vaccine-Preventable Disease Section, Texas Department of State Health Services

Improving VFC Provider Coverage through Quality Assurance Activities
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Speaker:
Trish Stowe, MHA
Vaccine Operations Group Manager
Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC), Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Pharmacy Response to COVID-19
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Speakers:
Denise Starkey, MPH, MA
Program Manager
Adult and Influenza Immunization Program, Texas Department of State Health Services

Debbie Garza, RPh
Chief Executive Officer
Texas Pharmacy Association

Data Resources: DSHS Dashboards (Flu, Tdap/HPV, TIPS, COVID-19)
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Speakers:
Matthew Davis
IIS Operations Group Manager
Assessment, Compliance, and Evaluation Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services

Ruth Okpara, MPH
Program Specialist III
Assessment, Compliance, and Evaluation Branch – Texas Department of State Health Services

Sarah Auerbach, MPH
Epidemiologist II
Assessment, Compliance, and Evaluation Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services

Vaccine Inclusion
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Speakers:
Jennifer Moore, BSN, RN
Nurse IV – Operations Team
Immunization Section, Texas Department of State Health Services

Demi Tomasides, MPH
Vaccine Outreach Coordinator
Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

Jennifer Nguyen, BSA
Graduate Assistant, Baylor College of Medicine Dental Project
Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD)

Data and Surveys: Using Data and Data Tools to Build Community Partnerships and Reach Project Goals
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Speaker:
Ann Salyer-Caldwell, MPH
Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County

Roadmap to Building Vaccine Confidence 
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Speakers:
Julie Boom, MD
Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Immunization Project and Director of Infant and Childhood Immunization for the Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research
Texas Children’s Hospital

Robyn Correll, MPH, CHWI
Public Health Consultant, Communication and Evaluation
Vaccinate Your Family

Claire Hannan, MPH
Executive Director
Association of Immunization Managers
 

DAY TWO

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Navigating Vaccine Misinformation During Public Health Crises
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Speakers:
Stephen Pont, MD, MPH
Medical Director
Center for Public Health Policy and Practice, Texas Department of State Health Services

Alexander Whitman, MS
Deputy Communications Director
Texas Department of State Health Services

Updates from The American Immunization Registry Association and The State Texas Immunization Registry
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Speakers:
Kevin Allen
Immunization Information Systems Unit Director
Immunization Section, Texas Department of State Health Services

Mary Beth Kurilo , MPH, MSW
Policy and Planning Director
American Immunization Registry Association

TVFC Storage and Handling
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Speaker:
Christine Clear
Team Lead
Texas Vaccines for Children Program, Texas Department of State Health Services

Flu in Texas
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Speakers:
Morgen Gawlik
Team Lead
Adult and Influenza Group, Texas Department of State Health Services

Kenneth Williams
Program Specialist V
Adult and Influenza Group, Texas Department of State Health Services

David Zulli
Program Specialist IV
Adult and Influenza Group, Texas Department of State Health Services

Engaging Concerned Parents
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Speaker: 
Karen Ernst, MA
Director
Voices for Vaccines

Vaccine Literacy: Advancing Vaccine Equity in Historically Excluded Communities via Building Health Champions
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Speaker:
Kristen Hobbs, MPH
Director, Quality Improvement and Equity
National Minority Quality Forum
Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity

Data Quality: Issues and Solutions 
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Speakers:
Prageet Kaang, PhD, MPH, BDS
Data Analytics Manager
Immunization Section, Texas Department of State Health Services

Adaeze Ifesi
Data Analyst
Immunization Section, Texas Department of State Health Services

Panel: HPV in Texas
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Speakers:
Heather Mayfield, MS
Epidemiologist II
Access, Compliance, and Evaluation Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services

Fatima Frausto, MPH
Team Lead
Intervention Group, Assessment, Compliance, Evaluation Branch, Immunization Section, Texas Department of State Health Services

Jane Montealegre , PhD
Behavioral Epidemiologist
Baylor College of Medicine

Ana Rodriguez, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch

ImmTrac Reporting - IIS and Coverage Levels
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Speakers:
Renuka Icchapurapu, RN, MSN, CAPM
Epidemiologist III
Texas Immunization Registry, Texas Department of State Health Services

Paul Spock, PhD
IIS Training Manager
Texas Immunization Registry, Texas Department of State Health Servi

Addressing Barriers to Adult Vaccinations
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Speaker:
Samuel Ortiz-Severiano
Program Specialist V
Adult Immunization Program, Immunization Section, Texas Department of State Health Services

A Texas-Sized Vaccination Opportunity
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Speaker:
Carolyn Smith, MSN, RN
Compliance Group Manager
Assessment, Compliance, and Evaluation Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services

The State Medical Operations Center (SMOC) and its Role in Coordinating Disaster Vaccines
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Speaker:
Chris Medina, MA, TEM
Operations Branch Manager
Response and Recovery Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services

The Role Community Based Organizations Play in Public Health: A Conversation on Immunizations in Rural Communities
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Speakers:
Robert Owens Carpenter, MD, MPH, FACS
Director of MD Plus Program
Texas A&M College of Medicine

Daniela Dwyer, JD
Managing Attorney – Farmworker Team
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid

Preparing for Future Public Health Crises
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Speaker:
L.J Tan, PhD
Chief Policy and Partnerships Officer, Immunize.org
Co-Chair, National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit