Please Join Us for the 2019 California Immunization Coalition Summit!

April 8th and 9th*, 2019 in Riverside, CA

The California Immunization Coalition will be  holding the 2019 Summit at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California. The theme of the 2019 Summit is Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Reality and will focus on utilizing our public health successes to engage with new partners, grow our Coalition network and educate and support our communities to make our collective vision for immunizations a reality for all Californians. For over twelve years, the CIC Summit has brought together partners and colleagues from throughout California and beyond to share ideas, highlight successes, and identify partnerships.

Goals for the 2019 Summit:
  • Provide support and technical assistance to enhance existing education, communication, and outreach efforts
  • Share successful strategies and best practices to strengthen local and statewide advocacy efforts
  • Review new recommendations, issues and trends in immunizations and vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Disseminate innovative approaches to promote and deliver immunizations across the lifespan

Please see below for updates on agenda, call for abstracts, hotel information, continuing education credits, and more.

Registration fees will be applied towards Summit materials, any meals provided during the event, and more. For bulk registration or purchase orders, please contact Giovanna Forno at [email protected]

*Note: The annual meeting of  California local health department immunization coordinators will take place on Wednesday, April 10th. Information and agenda for that meeting has been emailed to immunization coordinators.  

Refunds or Cancellations:

Cancellations made prior to February 8, 2019 will be refunded, but will be charged a 10% processing fee.  REFUNDS WILL NOT BE MADE AFTER THE POSTED DATE OR FOR NO-SHOWS. Cancellations needed to be made in writing by letter, fax, or email to [email protected] (no phone calls are accepted).

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DRAFT CIC 2019 Summit – April 8-9, 2019

DRAFT 2019 Immunization Coordinators’ Working Meeting – April 10, 2019

CIC Immunization Leadership Awards: 

The Ronald P. Bangasser, MD Immunization Leadership Award is presented at the California Immunization Coalition Summit to a practicing clinician who exemplifies the leadership, professionalism and commitment that Dr. Bangasser brought to his work in promoting immunizations. Dr. Bangasser served as Chair of the California Adult Immunization Coalition from 2003 to 2007 and served four years as a speaker for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/American Medical Association National Flu Vaccine Summit.

The CIC Board of Directors has announced this year’s recipient:

Mark Sawyer, MD, FAAP

Dr. Sawyer is the medical director of the UCSD San Diego Immunization Partnership, a contract with the San Diego County Agency for Health and Human Services to improve immunization delivery in San Diego. He is a current member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases and a past member of both the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee and the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Dr. Sawyer has engaged in projects to increase immunization coverage and to enhance communication with the community on vaccine hesitancy. He also developed a curriculum for primary care residents to teach elements of vaccine safety and vaccine safety communication. Mark is a Past President of CIC, has served as Board member of Every Child By Two and a long time leader in the San Diego Immunization Coalition.

We look forward to honoring Dr. Sawyer and his many years of service to public health and coalitions in California and beyond.

Hotel Information, Directions, Parking, etc.

Hotel Information:

As of Friday, March 1, the Room block at the Mission Inn Is full –

However, there are several hotels the same distance if not closer to the Mission Inn – including the Riverside Marriot and the Riverside Hyatt.  You can find more suggestions here on the Riverside Convention Center website.

Driving Directions to the Riverside Convention Center and The Mission Inn:

Driving Directions to The Riverside Convention Center – here.

The Mission Inn – Google Maps or Waze it to 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA  92501 or you can find driving directions here.


The Riverside Convention Center offers surface parking immediately adjacent to the center.

Riverside Convention Center
3637 Fifth Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Convention Center Parking Entrance: LOT 33
3698 3rd Street, Riverside, CA 92501

  • Convention Center Parking Entrance is at Third & Main Street
  • Daily Cost $10.00 – *Special Event Rates May Apply

The Mission Inn operates the five-hundred (500) stall parking garage on 6th Street, located directly behind the hotel. (Please note: Parking rates are subject to change without notice.)    Current parking rates are as follows:

  • Registered Hotel Guests: Self-Parking is $17.00 per night
  • Valet Parking is $23.00 per night
  • Non-Registered Hotel Guests: Current posted rates apply for Self & Valet Parking
  • Registered hotel guest parking rates include “in” and “out” privileg
Additional Information:

Our meeting venue is in the heart of charming Downtown Riverside. The Mission Inn  features four restaurants and two lounges. Guests can enjoy local shops and restaurants within walking distance and the Mission inn Museum located in the Inn which promotes the cultural heritage of the Mission Inn. Permanent exhibits feature the history of the inn and its founders, and the museum offers changing exhibits and educational programs. The Riverside Convention Center is just a short block away from the Mission Inn and other downtown hotels.

Dinner on Monday and Tuesday will be on your own, and there are many great options in the area. Be sure to allow enough time to network and enjoy refreshments at 1:00 pm on Monday, April 8th and continental breakfast Tuesday morning, starting at 7:30 AM. Our welcome session will begin promptly at 8:30 AM at the Raincross Ballroom at the Convention Center – please see updated Agenda for full details.

If you’re on Twitter, follow us @ImmunizeCA and tweet about Summit activities using #CICSummit2019.

Safe travels. We look forward to seeing you in Riverside!

Continuing Education Credit:

Joint Providership  (In Process) 
For Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Institute for Medical Quality and the California Medical Association’s CME Accreditation Standards (IMQ/CMA) through the Joint Sponsorship of the Perinatal Advisory Council: leadership, Advocacy of the Perinatal Advisory Council – Leadership, Advocacy, and Consultation (PAC/LAC) and California Immunization Coalition. (PAC/LAC) is accredited by the IMQ/CMA to provide continuing education for physicians. PAC/LAC takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
For Nurses:
The Perinatal Advisory Council – Leadership, Advocacy, and Consultation (PAC/LAC) is an approved provider by the California Board or Registered Nursing Provider CEP 5862. CIC is in the process of applying for approval for CEU/CME/CHES credits and will post information regarding approval to our website.
For CHES: 
This activity is sponsored by the Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership, Advocacy, and Consultation (PAC/LAC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. CIC is in the process of applying for approval for CEU/CME/CHES credits and will post information regarding approval to our website.

Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts is closed.  Thank you to who submitted an abstract.


Contact Giovanna Forno with any questions.

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Past Summit Information:

Onward and Upward – 2018 Sacramento, CA

Delivering on the Promise of Vaccines – 2017 Riverside, CA

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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