2018 CIC Summit

The 2018 Summit California Immunization Coalition Summit was held at The Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento, California. The theme of this year’s Summit was Onward and Upward – focusing on how we can best utilize our public health successes to engage with new partners, grow our Coalition network and educate and support our communities. For over eleven years now, the CIC Summit has brought together partners and colleagues from throughout California and beyond to share ideas, highlight successes, and identify partnerships. Thank you all for another great event.

Summit Objectives: 

  • Provide support and technical assistance to enhance existing education, communication, and outreach efforts
  • Facilitate the sharing of successful strategies and best practices to strengthen local and statewide advocacy efforts
  • Encourage the adoption of programs for healthcare providers to promote and deliver immunizations across the lifespan.
  • Review new recommendations, issues and trends in immunizations and vaccine-preventable diseases.

Please see below for final Agenda, Immunization Champion Award recipient, continuing education credit information, and links to many of the presentations.



CIC Immunization Leadership Award:

The recipient of the 2019 Ronald P. Bangasser, MD Immunization Leadership Award  winner is

Mark Sawyer, MD, UC San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego 

We were honored to recognize Mark Sawyer for his substantial contributions to immunization advocacy and education, at the annual Summit luncheon. Learn more about Dr. Reiss here. To learn about past award winners please visit the Awards page on our CIC website.


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

The Use of Evidence in Making Vaccine Policy: The ACIP and SAGE

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

Immunizations: new and sometimes confusing recommendations

California Department of Public Health – Update

Karen Smith, MD, MPH, Director, California Department of Public Health and Health Officer

Summit Welcome

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

California Immunization Registry: Transforming Our Work

Lean On Me: Partnerships in the Response and Prevention of Disease Outbreaks

Lean On Me: Partnerships in the Response and Prevention of Disease Outbreaks

Andrew Gonzalez, Volunteer Coordinator, Champions For Health

William Hunyh, PharmD, Market Health and Wellness Director, Walmart Pharmacy

Patrick Lynch, RN, Program Manager, California Emergency Medical Services Authority


A-1 Strategies and Stories: Creative Ways to Advance HPV and Other Immunizations

A-2 Increasing Immunization Rates: Practical Tips for Providers and Clinics

A-3 Putting it all Together: Using Immunization Registry Data to Improve School Immunization Coverage

A-4 Using Data to Identify Populations for Vaccination During a Hepatitis A Outbreak

B-1 To Mask or Not to Mask:  Influenza Vaccination Policies for Healthcare Personnel

B-2 CAIR2: Looking Ahead to a Promising Future

B-3 Increasing Uptake of Prenatal Tdap: What Works

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.  PAC/LAC designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 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.

PAC/LAC is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course is approved for 10.5 continuing education units.  PAC/LAC’s provider number is CEP 5862.  Licensee must retain this certificate for a period of four years.

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 program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 8.5 total Category 1 continuing education contact hours.

In order to receive continuing medical education credit attendees must pay the fee, sign in each day, and complete the online evaluation within two weeks of the end of the Summit.

Refunds or Cancellations:

Cancellations made prior to February 16, 2018 will be refunded, but will be charged a 10% processing fee
Cancellations needed to be made in writing by letter, fax or email to [email protected] (no phone calls were accepted).

Date for refunds has passed and no refunds can be made.


CIC Event Code of Conduct:

 California Immunization Coalition – Code of Conduct



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