Pre-Conference Session: Effective Immunization Education for Adult Learners

This session will introduce adult learning theory and its application for effective community immunization education. Attendees will engage in a variety of scenario-based activities to explore and effectively apply adult learning principles, and create an adult learning activity to use in their coalition’s community immunization outreach.

1) Discuss principles of evidence-based adult learning theory.
2) Apply adult learning principles in a variety of scenarios involving immunization coalition educational activities.
3) Using adult learning principles, create an activity that will benefit your coalition’s public outreach.

Forrest Batz, PharmD: Forrest Batz, PharmD is retired from the faculty of the Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Dr. Batz serves on the Boards of the Hawaiʻi Immunization Coalition and Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute.

Celeste M. Baldwin, Ph.D., APRN, CNS: Dr. Celeste Baldwin is a seasoned nursing faculty and an Adjunct Graduate Nursing Faculty at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa on Maui. She has forty-two years of experience as a BSN with specialty areas of Pediatrics and Obstetrics, as well as, 26 years as a Nurse Educator. As a current board member of the Hawai’i Immunization Coalition, Dr. Baldwin is passionate about immunizations in women, children, and adult populations. She holds a BSN from St. Louis University in Nursing, an MS in Nursing, minor in Nursing Education, and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Acute Pediatrics from DePaul University and a Ph.D. In Educational Administration and Supervision from Bowling Green State University.