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TXACP: Communication Tools to Improve Vaccine Acceptance

Communication Tools to Improve COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Across Texas
A Training Session for Healthcare Teams presented by the Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians

Overview:  A panel of experts will discuss current vaccines, overcoming challenges related to public opinion and evidence-based approaches to addressing vaccine concerns in an internal medicine practice and in community settings across the state. This session will help physicians and healthcare teams best prepare with facts and strategies to aid in conversations with patients about vaccine uncertainty and concern, especially among disproportionally affected minority communities. 


8:30 a.m. Welcome/Introductory Remarks
Ruth Berggren, MD, MACP
President, Texas Chapter of the ACP
Director, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, UT Health San Antonio
 8:40 a.m. Communication Principles 
Luz Garcini, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), UT Health San Antonio
 9:05 a.m. Addressing Commonly Asked Questions
Professor of Medicine/Infectious Diseases and Pathology
Associate Dean for Quality & Lifelong Learning
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
 9:30 a.m.  Q&A with Dr. Garcini and Dr. Patterson
 10:00 a.m.  Strategies to Promote Vaccine Acceptance 
Peter Hotez, MD, PhD

Co-Director of the Center for Vaccine Development at the Texas Children's Hospital and Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine
 10: 35 a.m.  Closing Remarks

Learning Objectives:
1. Apply updated knowledge and communication strategies to improve dialogue with patients about COVID-19 vaccines
2. Develop practical skills for facilitating conversations about vaccination with patients of diverse backgrounds
3. Increase awareness of effective communication strategies for delivering messages to community partners and allied professionals

Event Registration Information:
This session is designed to meet the educational goals of physicians and other healthcare professionals specializing in infectious diseases, family and community medicine, internal medicine, and all those involved with the management of patients with coronavirus.  

Registration Fees $25.00 
Medical Students/Residents $0

* Members - You must sign in to register 
*Non-Members - If you attended a previous TXACP meeting, use the sign in information you have already set up. If you have not registered online before, please click 'Create Account' under the login boxes. 

Continuing Medical Education Credit - Accreditation and Designation Statement
The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Long School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

†This presentation meets the Texas Medical Board criteria for formal continuing medical education involving the study of medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Certificate of Attendance
Healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance and are asked to consult with their licensing board for information on applicability and acceptance.
Credit may be obtained upon successful completion of the activity’s evaluation.

Release date:  3/27/2021 Credits expire: 3/27/2022

* Members - You must sign in to your TXACP account register, use  'Sign in' at top right of the webpage
*Non-Members - If you attended a previous TXACP meeting, use the sign in information you have already set up. If you have not registered online before, please click 'Create Account' at the bottom of this page.

Please contact staff at or (512) 370-1528 with questions or for assistance registering. 

3/27/2021 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM