2019 CIC Summit

Thank You for Attending  the 2019 CIC Summit!
April 8-9, 2019

The 2019 California Immunization Coalition Summit was held at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California. The theme of the 2019 Summit was Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Reality and focused 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 final Agenda, Immunization Champion Award recipient, continuing education credit information, and links to many of the presentations.


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.

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 were honored to recognize Mark Sawyer for his substantial contributions to immunization advocacy and education, at the annual Summit luncheon.


2019 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)  Update

Mark Sawyer, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, UCSDSchool of Medicine and Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego

Vaccines – Looking Forward

Health Advocacy Via Media

Dean Blumberg, MD, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, UC Davis Medical Center

Effective Vaccine Communication Without Confrontation

Ken Hempstead, MD, Pediatrician, Kaiser Permanente

California Updates

Sarah Royce, MD, MPH, Chief, California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch

Building Blocks for High Immunization Levels

Keynote Presentation

Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital

Proactive Immunization: Opportunities Behind Contraindications and Vaccine Provider Collaborations

Jeff Goad, PharmD, MPH, Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice Chapman University

Proactive Vaccination: Opportunities Behind Contraindications and Provider Collaborations

What’s Next For California

Leah Russin, JD, Co-Founder, Vaccinate California


A-1 Prenatal Immunizations: Best Practices from Providers and FQHCs

A-2 Information Immunization Systems:  Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? 

A-3 Innovations in Vaccination: Emergency Department and Pediatric Inpatient Setting

A-4 College Immunizations and Outbreaks: A Student Health Services Perspective

  • Julienne DeGeyter – University of California, Riverside
  • Robert Schechter, MD, California Department of Public Health

B-1 The Message Counts! Innovative Strategies to Improve HPV Coverage

B-2 Bridging the Divide Between EHRs and Assessing Immunization Coverage

B-3 Leveraging Health Plan Partnerships to Improve Immunization Rates

B-4 Special Topics: Travel Shots and Pediatric Inpatient Immunizations

Continuing Education Credit:


This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association’s CME Accreditation Standards through the joint sponsorship of PAC/LAC and the California Immunization Coalition. PAC/LAC takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

For Physicians: 
PAC/LAC designated this activity  for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  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.
For Nurses:
PAC/LAC is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course was approved for 9.0 continuing education units.  PAC/LAC’s provider number is CEP 5862.  Licensee must retain this certificate for a period of four years.
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. This course was approved for 8.0 continuing education contact hours. 

CIC Event Code of Conduct:

California Immunization Coalition – Code of Conduct


Contact Giovanna Forno with any questions.


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