The Immunisation Skills Workshop is a full-day, interactive event, designed to educate and upskill accredited immunisation providers. The March 2024 workshop is focused in the areas of:
- ethics and consent
- promoting vaccine confidence
- how to have difficult conversations.
In this workshop, attendees will hear from immunisation experts and be able to put their learnings into practice through participation in group work and simulated scenarios.
Date: Friday 15 March 2024
Venue: HELP Precinct, Level 1, The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), 50 Flemington Road, Parkville
Course fee: $290 per person (registration will open from 9:00 am, 2 February 2024)
Please read our Terms and Conditions of Purchase and Conditions of Entry before registering for the Immunisation Skills Workshop.
- registration numbers are limited
- this event will be fully catered
- parking is available onsite at RCH ($34 for full day); time-limited, on-street parking is available in the surrounding streets; RCH is accessible via tram routes 57, 58 and 59
- if driving, please allow plenty of time for traffic and to find parking.
The workshop program can be found in the ‘Materials’ tab above.
How is the Immunisation Skills Workshop different from the CVU?
The Skills Workshop is run for a much smaller group than our Clinical Vaccinology Updates. It is less data-heavy and involves small group activities and participation in simulated scenarios, enabling participants to engage in their learning in a different way to the CVU.
Who is the Skills Workshop for?
The Skills Workshop is for all immunisation providers, whether new to immunising or experienced, who are looking to improve their vaccine communication skills.
I see that the themes of this Skills Workshop are different to previous years. If I attended a previous Skills Workshop, will it be useful to attend this one?
The program for the March 2024 Immunisation Skills Workshop is not exactly the same as previous workshops. However, there is a significant overlap in the themes and skills covered. If you attended a previous workshop, we would recommend waiting for future workshops covering different themes, rather than attending the March 2024 workshop.
Can I be put in a group with my friends for the interactive sessions?
Participants are allocated to small groups for the simulation portion of the Skills Workshop. We try to mix up the groups so that participants can hear the perspectives of other providers working in different clinics/councils. Depending on the registrations, participants may or may not be allocated into a group with their colleagues.
How much participation is required?
The workshop includes presentations, group work and simulated scenarios. All attendees are required to participate throughout the day.
The group work and simulations are conducted in a confidential and supportive environment. There is no pass or fail; the workshop is safe a place to make mistakes. Active participation will maximise your learning outcomes.
MVEC is proud to be affiliated with the following partners as part of the Immunisation Skills Workshop:
|March 2024 Immunisation Skills Workshop Program
|8:00 am–8:30 am
|8:30 am–8:50 am
|Acknowledgement of country and introduction to the day
Ms Rachael McGuire
|8:50 am–9:40 am
|Promoting vaccine confidence
Presented by Dr Jessica Kaufman
|9:40 am–10:10 am
|Morning tea break
|10:10 am–11:00 am
|Approaching difficult conversations
Presented by Ms Rachael McGuire and Ms Katie Butler
|11:00 am–11:50 am
|Ethics and consent in immunisation
Presented by Dr Jenny O'Neill and Dr Georgina Hall
|11:50 am–12:05 pm
|Summary of the morning
Ms Katie Butler
|12:05 pm–1:05 pm
|1:05 pm-3:15 pm
|3:15 pm–3:45 pm
|Reflections, closing and evaluation
Ms Rachael McGuire and Ms Katie Butler