Giving Adolescents a Fair Shot

with Nneka Holder, MD

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | 12:00 p.m. CDT/ 1:00 p.m. EDT/ 10:00 a.m. PDT (Duration 60 Minutes)

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Since the turn of the century, vaccines targeted towards adolescents have been developed. Clinicians are now faced with the challenge of ensuring their adolescent patients are adequately protected against vaccine-preventable illnesses. The human papillomavirus vaccine(s), in particular, continues to have poor uptake despite its proven safety profile. The rationale for immunizing adolescents as well as specific strategies to increase vaccine uptake will be addressed.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices formulates its recommendations for adolescent immunizations.
  2. List two of the most recent recommendations for vaccinating adolescents
  3. Compare and contrast immunization rates for selected adolescent vaccines
  4. Implement one to two practice strategies for increasing vaccine uptake among adolescents

About your instructor

Nneka A. Holder, MD, MPH is an attending physician of the Adolescent Health Center in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital located in Akron, Ohio. She is a graduate of The Lincoln University, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts and The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Dr. Holder completed her pediatric residency and adolescent medicine fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. She joined the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital in 2003. She is board-certified in Pediatrics and sub-boarded in Adolescent Medicine. She is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of Community Medicine at North East Ohio Medical University.

Dr. Holder is a strong advocate for adolescent health care participating in national organizations such as the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), the Section on Adolescent Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Dr. Holder is a former board member of the Health Education Center of Akron. Dr. Holder shares her expertise in adolescent/pediatric medicine with patients seen in the Young Women’s Bleeding Disorders Clinic at Akron Children’s Hospital. Dr. Holder continues to work on the important issue of adolescent immunizations via the Vaccine Committee of SAHM.

Dr. Holder is married to Dr. Michael Holder. They have two children, Uchenna ( 6 years old) and Adaora (4 years old).


Cancellations will be accepted through end of business Monday, October 7, 2013 Registrants who cancel within that time will receive a refund, minus a $10 service fee. Cancellations received after that day will not be refunded.

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