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Sample Agenda for Standing Orders Workshops

Agenda (as of August 6, 2015)




10:00 - 10:15 a.m.


  • Overview
  • Introduction of Speakers

Project Manager

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Session 1: Poor Adult Immunization Rates in the U.S.

  • Recommeded Adult Immunizations
  • Overview of U.S. adult immunization rates
  • Morbidity, mortality, and cost to health system due to adult VPDs

LJ Tan, MS, PhD, Chief Strategy Officer, Immunization Action Coalition

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Session 2: Standing Order Protocols

  • What is a standing order?
  • What are the components of a standing order?
  • Do standing orders improve vaccination rates?
  • How do they benefit physician practices?

William Atkinson, MD, MPH

11:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Break to pick up box lunch

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Session 3: Legal and Regulatory Issues

  • Identify existing law permitting delegation of medical care to specific professionals
  • Identify the vaccines that may be administered under standing orders
  • Identify permissible patient populations
  • Identify settings where standing orders may be implemented

Alexandra Stewart, JD

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Session 4: How to Implement Standing Orders

  • Hands-on working through the implementation guidance
  • Addressing perceived barriers in practice
  • Review of tools and materials available to help you
  • Demonstration of the newly created standing orders website
  • Helpline and other resources

LJ Tan, MS PhD, or William Atkinson, MD, MPH

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Session 5: Q&A

  • Live questions and answers
  • Conclusion

LJ Tan, MS, PhD; William Atkinson, MD, MPH; Alexandra Stewart, JD

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