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Presentations and webinars

Essential immunisation information for midwives

Date:
18 November 2020
Description:

Dr Emma Best, Senior lecturer and pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Starship Hospital, and Lisbeth Alley, IMAC Regional Advisor, talked about:

  • The 1 October 2020 National Immunisation Schedule change, with adjustments to pneumococcal vaccines and a new event at 12 months ensuring earlier completion of MMR vaccination, and 
  • The latest information around safety and effectiveness of immunisation during pregnancy, and then
  • Answered questions particpants had about the changes or any aspects of immunisation and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Presentation Slides:

2020 Immunisation Schedule Changes Webinar 24 September

Date:
24 September 2020
Description:

This webinar covers the Immunisation Schedule changes commencing October 1.
This webinar includes:

  • The new 12 month immunisation event
  • PCV programme tweaks
  • Vaccine brand changes
  • New edition of the Immunisation Handbook
Presentation Slides:

Well Child Symposium 27 August, Christchurch: Afternoon session (on Zoom)

Date:
16 September 2020
Description:

The Well Child Symposium held on 27 August 2020 was moved to Zoom. Here is a recording of the afternoon's presentations.

You can skip to the start of presentations by hover over the 'chapter' marks on the video timeline.

  • SUDI prevention, what WCTO providers and whānau need to know
  • Essential immunisation information
  • Addressing family violence
  • Oral health in the Canterbury region
  • Local initiatives -- Te Puawaitanga ki Ōtautahi Trust

With permission from the presenter, copies of the presentation slides as pdfs can be provided. Click here to request slides

Well Child Symposium 27 August, Christchurch: Morning session (on Zoom)

Date:
27 August 2020
Description:

The Well Child Symposium held on 27 August 2020 was moved to Zoom. Here is a recording of the morning's presentations.

You can skip to the start of presentations by hover over the 'chapter' marks on the video timeline.

  • Supporting Parents Healthy Children--Resources for parents experiencing well-being concerns, plus an overview of WWW e-Resources
  • Childhood illnesses: Case studies (plus COVID)
  • Early adversity, trauma & attachment
  • Interim update on WCTO review

With permission from the presenter, copies of the presentation slides as pdfs can be provided. Click here to request slides

National Immunisation Workshop 2020: Day Two

Date:
11 September 2020
Description:

For this year's Workshop, we went to Zoom! In this second session we hear from:

  • National Immunisation Schedule Changes     Anna Smith, Southern Regional Immunisation Advisor, IMAC and Shelly Kininmonth, Immunisation Education Facilitator, IMAC
  • Immunisation programme delivery: Implementing the changes  Jane Morphet, Midland Regional Immunisation Advisor, IMAC
  • Forum for NIS questions from participants     Answered by IMAC team
  • Evaluation of the 2019 measles outbreak in New Zealand in an international context Dr Gerard Sonder PhD, Public health physician.
  • Vaccinations for Special Groups Dr Edwin Reynolds, Senior Medical Officer, Auckland Regional Public Health Service
  • Questions    Answered by IMAC team

Click on the image to the right to open the video.You will find chapter markers on the video timeline enabling you to jump to each presentation if desired.

National Immunisation Workshop 2020: Day One

Date:
10 September 2020
Description:

For this year's Workshop, we went to Zoom! In this first session we hear from:

  • Mihi whakatau & welcome Matua Rodney Ngawaka, Pou Hononga, IMAC and Loretta Roberts, National Manager, IMAC
  • NZ preparation for COVID-19 vaccine  Dr Caroline McElnay, Director of Public Health, Ministry of Health
  • Immunisation Handbook 2020: update Mary Nowlan, Medical Writer, IMAC
  • Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020-2025  Sam Austin, Strategy and Policy, Māori Health, Ministry of Health Kath Blair, Manager, Immunisation, Ministry of Health
  • Immune memories: the good, the bad and the false Anne La Flamme, Senior Immunologist, Victoria University of Wellington.
  • COVID vaccines update   Dr Nikki Turner, Director, IMAC

Click on the image to the right to open the video.You will find chapter markers on the video timeline enabling you to jump to each presentation if desired.

National Immunisation Schedule changes from July 1st 2020

Date:
10 June 2020
Description:

In July 2019 PHARMAC notified of changes to the National Immunisation Schedule (NIS) to come into effect on 1 July 2020. As this date approaches IMAC are pleased to present a webinar to highlight the changes, talk through what the NIS will look like and reminders re the meningococcal A,C,Y & W and zoster eligibility. The primary changes on 1 July are brands of vaccines switching over (as stock is used up) and the removal of the PCV10 at the 3 month immunisation event. Alongside this webinar IMAC will release an FAQs document on the 1 July changes for the immunisation providers. There are further changes to the timing of the NIS from 1 October, closer to the time there will more information available.

Presentation Slides:

Nikki Turner- Immunisation message 03042020

Date:
03 April 2020
Description:

Dr Nikki Turner gives a quick message on maintaining Influenza and National Schedule Immunisation programmes during the COVID-19 lockdown.

key documents attached.

Meningococcal webinar

Date:
25 November 2019
Description:

PHARMAC have announced a decision to widen access to funded meningococcal ACWY vaccine for young people aged 13 to 25 years inclusive in close living situation. These changes take effect from 1 December 2019.

This webinar gives a quick overview of meningococcal disease in NZ, the funded vaccine and recommendations around private Men B vaccine for the same group.

Meningococcal disease and vaccines: a NZ update

Date:
28 November 2018
Description:

Drs Nikki Turner and Emma Best provide an update on meningococcal disease in New Zealand. Topics include:
• Disease symptoms and outcomes
• Group and strain prevalence
• Vaccine types and recommendations

Click on the picture to the right to watch a recording of ther webinar

Last updated: Nov 2018