Regional Immunization Summit

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Colorado Immunization Summit. Due to an overwhelming response and interest in this year’s event, we have relocated to the Olympic Training Center. Even after moving to a larger venue we still have limited capacity. Registration is now open on a first-come, first-serve basis. Regular pricing of $150 will be available through May 1, 2017.

We will be hosting a Thursday evening pre-conference event for registrants at The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel featuring a screening of Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children at 5 p.m. followed by a welcome reception. RSVP for the reception is included in the registration link

Friday, May 19, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
U.S. Olympic Training Center
1750 E. Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

This one-day conference provides an opportunity for those involved in immunization delivery, education and advocacy to learn from world-renowned experts about current issues and implementing strategies to promote vaccination and enhance immunization delivery in Colorado. 

Who Should Attend:
Nurses, physicians, medical assistants, pharmacists, health educators, public health and other health professionals who work with immunizations

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird Registration (January 10, 2017-February 20, 2017) $110 - CLOSED
  • Regular Registration (February 21, 2017-May 1, 2017) $150 
  • Late Registration (if not sold out) (May 2, 2017-May 15, 2017) $175

Fees include light breakfast, lunch, conference materials and continuing education credit (CME/CNE). CME/CNE will be offered by Children's Hospital Colorado. Details will be available soon.

Limited sponsorship and exhibitor space available

For more information, please contact Tye Harlow.


  • Vaccine-Preventable Disease and Immunization Coverage in Colorado
  • Strategies to Increase Immunization Rates and Communicate with Vaccine Hesitant Parents
  • The Importance of HPV Vaccination, New Vaccine Recommendations, and Strategies to Increase HPV Uptake
  • Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) and Immunization Policy Update
  • Vaccines and the Immune Response
  • Local HPV Initiatives
  • ACIP Update and Current Vaccine Recommendations
  • Using Social Media to Address Vaccine Hesitancy and Questions about Vaccine Safety: Lessons from a Randomize Control Trial
  • Maternal Immunization: the Importance of Protecting Two
  • Perspectives on Global Immunization Systems, Advocacy and Education: Translating Global Experience to Colorado

*Subject to change

Invited Conference Speakers *

Jon Kim Andrus, MD
Center for Global Health
Adjoint Professor and Senior Investigator

Aimee Bernard, PhD
Assitant Director, Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Inititative

Mandy Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH
Researcher, Children's Outcome Research (COR) Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Primary Care Pediatrician, Children's Hospital Colorado

Rachel Herlihy, MD, MPH
Director, Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Sean O'Leary, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Colorado

Lynn Trefren, RN, MSN
Immunization Branch Chief, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

*Subject to change. Full speaker list and bios, with additional speakers to be added, will be finalized soon.

Hotel Information
Overnight rooms are the responsibility of the conference participant. A block of single and double occupancy rooms has been reserved for the nights of May 18 and May 19 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Colorado, 105 N. Spruce Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905. Reservations must be made by May 4, 2017 to receive the discounted conference rate of $109.00 per night plus state and local tax. Reservations made after this date are not guaranteed to be available at the discounted price. Your stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites will include a complimentary breakfast and optional shuttle to/from the Memorial Administrative Complex where the conference will be held.

To reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at the conference rate by phone, call (719) 424-4300 and reference the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition. If making a reservation online, go to, enter your arrival and departure dates, and click “Check Availability”. In the “Refine Your Results” box click on “Group Code” and enter CCO.

Please note that you will be required to guarantee payment with a major credit card upon check-in. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 Noon. Cancellations must be made no later than 24 hours prior to check-in to avoid a one night’s penalty charge.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Refunds will only be given for registration fees and do not include any travel, lodging, or other fees associated with the Immunization Summit. To qualify for a refund, cancellation must occur on or before 4/15/2017. No refunds will be provided after that date. Refunds and/or substitutions can be requested by emailing

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