California Immunization Coalition Summit coming in April

March 20, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Public Health Vaccination 

The 2015 California Immunization Summit will be held in April 26-27 in Riverside. This annual summit is an opportunity for physicians to learn about community-based programs that have increased vaccination rates, and how to adapt and apply key lessons from successful programs. The summit is presented by the California Immunization Coalition, a public-private partnership dedicated to achieving and maintaining full immunization protection for all Californians to promote health and prevent serious illness.

This year's program, “Ready, Set, Vaccinate!” includes keynote speaker William L. Atkinson, M.D., MPH, Immunization Action Coalition Associate Director for Immunization Education. Dr. Atkinson is retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a medical epidemiologist and training team lead. He was also the director of the Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, a position he held for 17 years. In that role, he pioneered the use of satellite and broadcast technology to bring immunization education to thousands of providers simultaneously.

Other summit presentations and workshops will focus on vaccine communication, effective communication without confrontation, immunization law and public policy, and addressing parents’ concerns regarding the personal belief exemption.

Click here for registration information and a summit agenda.

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