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Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board

Barcelona, Spain, November, 15-16, 2012

How to reach healthcare workers?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Session 1 Introduction
Chair: Angela Dominguez, Daniel Lavanchy

09.00 - 09.30

Session 2 Recent vaccination coverage data of hepatitis B and other vaccine preventable diseases in healthcare workers
Chair: Angela Dominguez, Daniel Lavanchy

Healhtcare Workers

09.15 – 09.35
Can we know the immunization status of healthcare workers? Results of a feasibility study in hospital trusts,England, 2008.  888 Kb (.pdf)
Lorenzo Pezzoli  (Epidemiology consultant)

09.35 – 09.55
Disparities in influenza vaccination coverage rates in health care workers and the ways to overcome the barriers. 2.3 Mb (.pdf)
Patricia Blank  (Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland)

09.55 – 10.15
Vaccination coverage in healthcare workers in Italy.   685 b (.pdf)
Silvio Tafuri (Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, Aldo Moro University of Bari, Italy)

10.15 – 10.35 Discussion

10.35 – 10.50 Coffee Break


Chair: Selim Badur,  Rui Tato Marinho

10.50 – 11.10
Prevalence of markers for hepatitis B virus and vaccination compliance among medical school students in Italy.  357 Kb (.pdf)
Andrea Trevisan (Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova, Italy)

11.10 – 11.30
Seroprevalence of vaccine preventable and blood transmissible viral infections. 1.6 Mb (.pdf)
Sabine Wicker  (Occupational Health Service, Hospital of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt)

11.30 – 11.50  Discussion

Extra session
Launch Euro Hepatitis care Index. 930 Kb (.pdf)
Tatjana Reic (ELPA- European liver patient association)

11.50 – 13.30  Lunch

Session 3 Vaccination policies and recommendations in healthcare workers on national and global level
Chair: Vana Papaevangelou

Overview of current vaccination policies and recommendations in healthcare workers

13.30 – 13.50
In Europe. 605 Kb (.pdf)
Fortunato Paolo D'Ancona  (National Centre of Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, Instituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy)

13.50 – 14.10
Centre of Disease Control and Prevention – CDC. 403 Mb (.pdf)
Sarah Schillie  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) presented by David Weber

14.10 – 14.30
PAHO’s experience preventing Hepatitis B in the healthcare workforce in Latin America.  5.8 Mb (.pdf)
Julietta Rodríguez-Guzmán (Pan American Health Organisation)

Example of the implementation of these policies

14.30 – 14.50
Survey of vaccination policies in French healthcare institutions. 250  Kb (.pdf)
Pierre Loulergue (Université Paris Descartes, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, France)

14.50 – 15.10  Discussion

Overview of current vaccination policies and recommendations in future healthcare workers (medical and nurse students)

Chair: Tatjana Reic,  Pierre Van Damme

15.10 – 15.30
Immunization for vaccine-preventable diseases: why aren't we protecting our students in US? 1.3 Mb (.pdf)
David Weber  (USA Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, USA)

15.30 – 15.50
EMSA – European medical student association: Overview of current vaccination policies. 807 Kb (.pdf)
Kathleen Janssens and Evy Vervecken (European medical student association, Antwerp, Belgium)

15.50 – 16.10 Discussion

16.10 – 16.25 Coffee Break

Session 4 Acceptance of vaccination by the healthcare workers
Chair: David Goldberg,  Erika Duffell

16.25 – 16.45
Ensuring the willingness to vaccinate and be vaccinated. 141 Kb (.pdf)
Baeyens, J. P  (University Luxemburg)

16.45– 17.05
Attitudes toward mandatory occupational vaccinations and vaccination coverage against vaccine-preventable diseases of health care workers in primary health care centers in Greece.  1.6 Mb (.pdf)
Helena Maltezou (Department for Interventions in Health-Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece)

17.05 – 17.25
Knowledge, attitudes and vaccination coverage of healthcare workers regarding occupational vaccinations in France. 422 Kb (.pdf)
Pierre Loulergue (Université Paris Descartes, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, France)

17.25 – 17.45 Discussion

17.25 – 17.45 End of the day

Friday, November 16, 2012

Session 5   Best practices to increasing vaccination rates among healthcare workers
Chair: Johannes Hallauer, Hans Blystad

09.00 – 09.15
WHO global hepatitis programme
Stefan Wiktor  (WHO)

09.15 – 09.35
European project for the promotion of Immunization for health professionals.   276 Kb (.pdf)
Carmen Montaño (EPIET fellow ECDC / National Centre of Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy)

09.35 – 09.55
Strategies to increase influenza vaccine uptake among health care workers in Greece.   1.2 Mb (.pdf)
Helena Maltezou (Department for Interventions in Health-Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece)

09.55 – 10.15
Influenza vaccination: how to reach health care workers. 1.7 Mb (.pdf)
Anna Llupia (Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology Unit, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain)

Extra session
10.15 – 10.35
Towards a network of influenza stakeholders in Turkey. 1.4 Mb (.pdf)
Selim Badur

10.35 – 10.55 Discussion

10.55 – 11.20 Coffee break

11.20 – 11.40
Mandatory influenza vaccination of healthcare workers:  A successful implementation by a community healthcare system. 1.4 Mb (.pdf)
Sheila Huynh (Infection Preventionist, Medical Center of The Rockies Rocky, Loveland, USA)

11.40– 12.00
Obligatory occupational health check increases vaccination rates among medical students.  447 Kb (.pdf)
Klaus Schmid (Institute and Outpatient Clinic of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany)

12.00 – 12.20 Discussion

Session 6   Conclusions
Chair: Francoise Roudot-Thoraval, Helene Norder 

12.45 – 13.30
Presentation of the VHPB meeting conclusions   87 Kb(.pdf)
David FitzSimons

13.30 Close of the meeting