The 2019 California Immunization Coalition Summit was held at the Riverside Convention Center and the Mission Inn 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 were:
- 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
CIC Immunization Leadership Awards:
The Ronald P. Bangasser, MD Immunization Leadership Award and the Natalie J. Smith, MD Immunization Champion Award is presented annually at the California Immunization Coalition Summit to a individuals who exemplifies the leadership, professionalism and commitment that these two amazing professionals brought to their work in promoting immunizations.
In 2019, the Ronald P. Bangasser, MD Immunization Leadership Award was presented to Mark Sawyer, MD, FAAP.