The 6th annual state-wide Immunize SD conference: Bridging the Gap was held on August 2 in Sioux Falls. This event brought together health care professionals to network and learn about the latest vaccine news and developments,  promoting access and vaccine confidence.  

Session topics focused on bridging the gap between knowledge and action, between action and access, and between access and trust.

Conference Objectives

  1. Increase provider knowledge of immunization practices, vaccine developments, and innovative patient care. 
  2. Provide tactics to improve sharing information with patients for increased trust and credibility.
  3. Describe current vaccine trends in South Dakota and the nation and explain probable causes and consequences. 
  4. Demonstrate outreach best practices with proven results in improved immunization rates.
  5. Share alternative strategies for increased access to care and connecting patient populations to vaccine resources.

Presentation Slides

ISD Conference Katelyn Jetelina Slides

ISD Conference Sara Bowman Slides

ISD Conference Ben Tiensvold Slides

ISD Conference Jennifer Hsu Slides

ISD Conference Paul Carson Slides

ISD Conference Allison Waugh Slides

ISD Conference Isum Ward Slides

ISD Conference Andrea Polkinghorn Slides

ISD Conference Megan White Face Slides

ISD Conference Becky Christensen Slides

ISD Conference 'Be a pro vaccine advocate' Handout

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Thank you to our conference supporters!