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The California Immunization Coalition is returning to the beautiful Mission Inn in Riverside, California for our annual Summit on April 3-4, 2017 and we hope to see you there!

This year’s theme, Delivering on the Promise of Vaccines, will provide an overview of how United States immunization programs began, how far we’ve come in controlling and eradicating diseases, and the considerable responsibility we have to make sure we make good on our promise.

The California Immunization Coalition Summit brings together partners and colleagues from throughout California and beyond to share ideas, discuss issues and identify partnerships that will continue to support our shared goal of improved immunization rates for all Californians. Over the past year, we have met significant challenges and shared some great successes. Collaborative efforts and partnerships to protect our community health will be even more important in the years ahead.
We are pleased to announce that our speakers will include:

  • Elena Conis, PhD –  Professor at UC Berkeley and Author of Vaccine Nation
  • Peter Szilagyi, MD, MPH – Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA
  • Brian Mittman, PhD – Senior Scientist, Kaiser Permanente, Department of Research and Evaluation
  • Sarah Royce, MD – California Department of Public Health Immunization Branch Chief

There will also be a special screening of the film Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children and a discussion by writer and director Don Mitchell that you won’t want to miss, as well as workshops on the California Immunization Registry, adult immunization, effective communication projects and updates on local public health program efforts.

Click on the links below to view the Summit agenda, register and make your hotel reservations.  Finalize your plans today and take advantage of special hotel rates and early registration fee.

Objectives for the 2017 Summit: 

By the end of the Summit participants will be able to:
  1. Adopt at least one practice-based or evidence-based strategy for improving immunization coverage levels
  2. Apply lessons from at least two immunization efforts to increase vaccination rates in California
  3. Integrate current immunization recommendations and emerging vaccine issues into their interventions and practices
  4. Utilize effective messages and communication media to increase immunization rates
  5. Promote collaboration among key stakeholders to facilitate immunizations across the lifespan.

Each year, we present awards to individuals or organizations who have demonstrated exceptional work in their communities as immunization champions. The committee is currently accepting nominations and would love to hear from you so please contact us with your nominations. You can visit the awards page on our website for more information on each award as well as a links to the nomination forms.

A DRAFT of the summit agenda can be found here. We will continue to update the agenda as more speakers and workshops are confirmed, so be sure to check back often!

Hotel Information: 

Room reservations are to be made by each individual guest attending the event by Friday, March  3, 2017.  Each attendee should contact the Hotel’s Room Reservations Department at 800-843-7755 or 951-784-0300, extension 850.  Attendees must reference the California Immunization Coalition 2017 when making their reservation(s).

Additionally, room reservations can be made online at using the group code: CAIMUN42017

The Hotel will require a major credit card or check for one night’s deposit stay to guarantee each reservation.  The first night’s deposit will be applied to each reservation.  The advance deposit check must be received a minimum of thirty (30) business days prior to arrival.  Individual reservations must be cancelled a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours in advance to avoid cancellation charges equal to one night’s stay.

Click here to register!

We look forward to seeing you in Riverside! 

Refund Policy:

Registration includes Summit materials for the days you register for.  No partial refunds. Cancellations made prior to February 24, 2017 will be refunded, but will be charged a 10% processing fee
Cancellations must be made in writing by letter, fax or email to [email protected] (no phone calls will be accepted).Please allow four to six weeks after the conference for the refund to be provided. In lieu of cancelling, you may transfer your registration to another person without penalty. If you wish to transfer, please send an email to [email protected]


Celebrating Healthier Tomorrows – 2016 Sacramento, CA

Ready, Set, Vaccinate! – 2015  Riverside, California

Harnessing the Power of Community – 2014 Sacramento, California

Reaching Immunization Equity – 2013 Los Angeles, California

Completing the Circle: Ensuring Adult and Adolescent Vaccination for All – 2012 Sacramento, CA

Immunizations A Lifetime Connection – 2011 Los Angeles, California

Preparing For Tomorrow – Taking Action Today – 2010 Sacramento, California

Strengthening Trust in Vaccines Emerging Issues and New Directions

Reaching New Audiences: Tweens and Teens

Expanding Our Horizons, Embracing Our Future

It’s Not Magic, It’s Immunizations!

Shots are Scary, Right? Addressing People’s Fears About Vaccines

Eliminating Health Disparities in Immunization Coverage for California

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