Type of Continuing Education

  • CME: 1.0 
  • CHES: 1.0
  • MCHES 1.0

About this Activity

Self-paced, archived version of a live webinar.

This ACHA webinar was presented live on September 23, 2016.
If you receive continuing education credit for the live webinar, you are not eligible for additional credit for the archived webinar.

Important Dates

Released: September 23, 2016
Expires: October 23, 2020

A Meningitis B Tabletop Exercise: The Santa Clara University Experience

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Program Information


Each institution is encouraged to conduct emergency preparation exercises to sharpen skills for actual future events, but imagine if your exercise script played out in real life! Santa Clara University conducted a table top exercise with their ICS Policy Group built on an imagined outbreak of Meningitis B within the student population. Seven months later, Jill Rovaris, PhD, received a call that would put in motion a real-world event that could have come directly from the exercise script. Find out the value in hosting these practice sessions and how this helped the county partners and university respond in record time to the outbreak.

This webinar is being conducted by the ACHA Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Advisory Committee. Software support for this webinar series is made possible through the generous support of the American College Health Foundation.

Intended Audience

  • Administrators
  • Advanced Practice Clinicians
  • Health Educators
  • Health Information Management Professionals
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Health Educators
  • Students

Learning Objectives

The participants should be able to:

  1. Identify tools needed to set up a meningitis mass vaccination clinic within a very short notice of time.
  2. Discuss the importance of using the Incident Command Structure in response to real-world crisis situations.
  3. Discuss the importance of the relationship between your local county public health department and the affected entity and the essential need for preplanning.


Jillandra C. Rovaris, PhD
Santa Clara University

Chris Shay
Santa Clara University

George Han, MD
Santa Clara County Public Health Department

Program Planning Committee

Resolution of Potential Conflicts of Interest — Program Planning Committee:
Program Planning Committee members have completed conflict of interest statements regarding relationships with commercial entities. Each of the Program Planning Committee members have reported no relevant financial conflicts of interest.

Susan Even, MD
University of Missouri

Eleanor Davidson, MD
Case Western Reserve University

Michael Malmon, PhD
Metropolitan State University Denver

Kathy Saichuk, MA, MCHES
Louisiana State University


There is no fee for viewing the webinar.

View Webinar and Handouts

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Instructions for Obtaining Credit

It is estimated that it will require one hour to view the webinar and complete the post-test and evaluation. (You will be asked to identify the type of credit you are requesting when you take the post-test.)

Step 1: View the archived webinar above.

Step 2: Complete the Post-test and Evaluation Form.

Statements and Disclosures


  • The American College Health Association (ACHA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    ACHA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Sponsored by ACHA, a designated provider of continuing education content hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category 1 continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level contact hours available are 1.0.

Policy on Continuing Education Post-Tests

It is the policy of the American College Health Association that when a post-test is required upon completion of a continuing education activity, participants must receive a passing grade of 80%. If participants receive a grade lower than 80%, they will be given the opportunity to re-take the post-test one time. If they receive 80% or higher the second time, they will be awarded continuing education credits/contact hours for the activity. We encourage participants to complete the post-test and evaluation form immediately after viewing the download. Those with a passing grade of 80% on the post-test will receive their CE certificate electronically within two weeks.

Conflicts of Interest

A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial company with which she/he has a financial relationship.

The planners and presenters of this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

Off-Label Product Use

This educational activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).