The Pink Book Course (SOLD OUT)

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases ("The Pink Book") Course. We had an overwhelming response and interest in this year's event and are currently at capacity. Registration is now officially closed. Please consider registering for the waitlist to be notified if spots become available. We look forward to seeing you at future CCIC events!

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

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. See the draft course agenda for more details.

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).

Register for the waitlist

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

A block of single and double occupancy rooms has been secured at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center for the nights of Sept. 11 and Sept. 12. Room availability is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Room rates are $139 per night excluding taxes. Room reservations are the responsibility of each conference attendee and must be made on or before 5:00 pm on August 21, 2018 to receive the discounted rate. To make a reservation within the room block, you may visit the online link for our block or call 800-325-3535 and mention the CDC VPD Course.

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

*NOTE: All rooms in the room block are designated as a single king bed. To request a change to two double beds, please contact Tye at immediately after booking.

Sponsor/Exhibitor Information

Limited sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available. To learn more and apply, view the 2018 VPD Course Exhibitor and Sponsorship Packet. For questions, please contact Tye Harlow

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!