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Hosted by Immunize Oregon, a lifespan immunization coalition, the annual Flu Summit provides education on current information and practices for the upcoming flu season.

Influenza is a vaccine-preventable disease that can be unpredictable from season to season, and puts communities at risk for sickness and death. Influenza vaccination rates still remain low in Oregon and across the country, resulting in community vulnerability. For this reason, we invite partners to the Flu Summit who wish to learn more influenza, share innovative ideas, and support health equity for all.

Flu Summit Information
 The 2014 Oregon Flu Summit was held on September 10, 2014 at the Ambridge Event Center in Portland, Oregon.


A World View of Influenza - Matthew Biggerstaff, MPH, Epidemiologist, Surveillance and Outbreak Response Team, Influenza Divisions of the National Center of Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Increasing Vaccination Rates with Data - Steve Robison, Epidemiologist, Oregon Immunization Program, Oregon Health Authority 
Clinical Skill Building: Vaccine Administration - Multiple presenters, see agenda
Cold and Flu Season Antibiotics will not work for You - Tessa Jaqua, Oregon Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education Coalition, Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Program, Oregon Health Authority
Health Coverage in the Media - Kristian Foden-Vencil, Reporter/Producer, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)
Influenza Vaccination of Pregnant Women: Attitudes and Behaviors of Oregon Physician Prenatal Care Providers - Ken Rosenberg, MD, MPH, Material & Child Health Epidemiologist, Oregon Health Authority
Influenza Vaccine Efforts and Healthcare Workers - Elena M. Riker, Medical Assistant, Occupational Health, Healthcare Human Resources, Oregon Health and Sciences University
Pandemic Prepping - slide deck one & slide deck two - Multiple presenters, see agenda
For questions contact Alison Alexander at 971-673-0472 or