Meningitis B: Why It Matters
& How We Can Help
- A Webinar for Colleges and Universities

 

Meningitis B is responsible for 100% of meningitis outbreaks on college and university campuses and you have the power to stop it. Join this webinar for practical solutions that you can implement on campus right away to improve awareness of MenB and minimize the risk of a MenB case, or worse, an outbreak.

Date: Monday, November 26, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

In this webinar, you will hear from (read more about them below):

  • Two moms who lost their daughters to Meningitis B and have been dedicated meningitis advocates ever since

  • A nationally known expert in immunization practices and advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • A nurse practitioner and medical director at a college currently mandating the MenB vaccine for incoming students


Our Speakers

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Patti Wukovits, RN
Co-Founder, Meningitis B Action Project
Founder, The Kimberly Coffey Foundation


Patti Wukovits is a Registered Nurse and meningitis advocate from Massapequa Park, NY who lost her 17-year-old daughter Kimberly to Meningitis B in 2012. She has since started the Kimberly Coffey Foundation to improve awareness of meningococcal disease and the vaccines available to help prevent it.

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Alicia Stillman 
Co-Founder, Meningitis B Action Project
Founder, The Emily Stillman Foundation


Alicia Stillman is a meningitis advocate from West Bloomfield, Michigan who lost her 19-year-old daughter Emily to Meningitis B in 2013. She started the Emily Stillman Foundation to improve awareness of meningococcal disease, the vaccines available to help prevent it, as well to encourage organ and tissue donation.


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Dr. Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University School of Nursing

Dr. Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Stony Brook University School of Nursing where she teaches in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program. She is also a Nurse Consultant on the staff of the Immunization Action Coalition. Dr. Koslap-Petraco is a nationally known expert in immunization practices, having served as an advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and previous member of the Immunization Action Coalition Advisory Board and National Vaccine Advisory Committee. With over 25 years of experience in public health, she is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and recipient of ANA’s Bringing Immunity to Every Community Award. 

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Laura Anderson
Nurse Practitioner, and Medical Director, New England College

Laura Anderson has a great passion for using her professional skills to bring superior care and healing to the people she serves. Prior to becoming the Medical Director and Nurse Practitioner for New England College, Laura worked in private practice as a nurse practitioner and for the Family Health Center at Concord Hospital where she was also the Lead Provider for Refugee Care. Laura received her Master’s degree in Nursing from Rivier University in Nashua, NH in 2008. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.