The Pink Book Course (SOLD OUT)

Presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

Co-hosted by the Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition (CCIC), the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and the Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital Colorado. 

Sept. 11 - 13, 2018

Sheraton Denver Tech Center
7007 S Clinton St.
Greenwood Village, CO 80112

Information for Attendees

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Day 1

Pediatric Track (Day 2)

Adult Track (Day 3)

Course Overview and Objectives

Faculty from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases will present a comprehensive review of immunization principles, as well as vaccine-preventable diseases and the recommended vaccines to prevent them. The 2.5 day course will feature the most up-to-date immunization information from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). A Colorado Update will be presented by local immunization experts on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11.

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between active and passive immunity
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of live, attenuated vaccines and inactivated vaccines
  • For each vaccine-preventable disease, identify those for whom routine immunization is recommended
  • Describe characteristics of the vaccine(s) used to prevent each disease
  • Describe an emerging immunization issue related to pediatric/adolescent/adult immunization
  • Implement disease detection and prevention health care services to prevent health problems and maintain health

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for anyone seeking the most comprehensive and current knowledge of immunization, including physicians, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, immunization providers, program managers, and nursing and medical students. Participants will need to have a basic understanding of biology and immunization.
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Calendar of Events

Draft Course Agenda and Continuing Education Information

Colorado Update

On the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11 (prior to the commencement of the VPD course) a Colorado Update on the state of immunizations in Colorado will be presented by local immunization experts. The update is included in the price of registration.

Continuing Education

CME, CNE, CEU, CECH, CPE, CPH credits are available for the 2.5 day CDC course. 

Registration and Fees

  • Early Bird Registration (on or before 3/31/2018): $160
  • Regular Registration (4/1/2018 - 7/31/2018): $185 SOLD OUT
  • Late Registration (if not sold out) (8/1/2018 - 8/31/2018): $200

Attendees may bring a copy of the “Pink Book” (available on the CDC website) but are not required to do so. Registration fees will cover coffee breaks, lunch on days two and three and continuing education credit (CME, CNE, CEU, CECH, CPE, CPH).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Refunds will only be given for registration fees, less a $10 processing fee. Refunds will not include any travel, lodging, or other fees associated with the Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases course. To qualify for a refund, cancellation must occur on or before July 15, 2018. No refunds will be provided after that date. Refunds and/or substitutions can be requested by emailing

Hotel Accommodations

As of September 1, our hotel block at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center is SOLD OUT. There are a number of other hotel options in the area should you require a room during the conference. 

A hotel shuttle is available to transport guests to nearby restaurants and shopping. For more information on the hotel, please visit


Lunch will be provided on days 2 and 3 from 12:00pm – 1:10pm. Breakfast will not be provided on any days. Coffee, tea and water will be available each morning and during scheduled breaks and lunch. No meals will not be provided on day 1. Please plan accordingly. The “Redfire Restaurant” in the hotel is open M-F 6:30am-10:30pm. If you prefer to dine off site, please see the list of restaurants in the area.

Contact Information

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For questions or more information regarding registration, continuing education credit, sponsorship, or exhibiting, please contact Tye Harlow.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!