Spring Immunization Seminar

EverThrive Illinois presents the Spring 2017 Immunization Seminar:

Tuesday, May 23
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Loretto Hospital
645 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, Illinois.


The FREE Spring Seminar will focus on two important topics in the immunization community.


  • A presentation on misconceptions of autism and vaccines and best practices when interacting with families, by:
Robin Dodds
LEND Postdoctoral Research Associate - University of Illinois at Chicago
  • A panel discussion on vaccine hesitancy and cultural competencies, helping participants tailor pro-vaccine messages to multi-cultural communities, featuring: 
Alia Ryan, MPH
Program Manager - Asian Health Coalition
Staff Physician - Howard Brown Health

Anna Esquivel, BSN, RN
Nurse Coordinator of Mobile Immunization Services - Chicago Department of Health-Immunization Program

Margaret Okodua, MSN, APN, RN, NP-C, FNP-BC
Public Health Nurse II - Chicago Department of Public Health, Communicable Disease Program

Marealita Pierce, MD
Pediatric, Adolescent Health - Pierce Pediatric Associates
Ganiat Sarumi DNP,RN 
Public Health Nurse II, Nursing Services - Chicago Department of Public Health


Tentative Schedule:

8:30 - 9:00am: Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibitors

9:00 - 9:05am: Welcome

9:05 - 10:45am: Vaccine Hesitancy and Cultural Competencies Panel

10:45 - 11:00am: Break, Exhibitors

11:00am - 12:00pm: Autism and Vaccines: Let's Talk About the Misconceptions

12:00 - 12:15pm Exhibitors, Meeting Adjournment




Please check back for more details.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
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Loretto Hospital
645 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, Illinois.

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