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In Partnership with the KidStrong Conference

June 21 and 22, 2016

Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV

The Annual West Virginia Immunization Summit is an action-oriented event targeted toward public and private sector organizations with an interest in addressing and resolving immunization issues in West Virginia. Various sessions at the Summit will be targeted toward healthcare and public health professionals, educators, students, business leaders, consumers, and others interested in reducing vaccine-preventable diseases in West Virginia. The Immunization Summit agenda will be available soon. 

Click here to register for the 2016 Immunization Summit. 

 
Featured Speakers and Sessions:
  • Increasing Immunization Rates in Rural Communities, Stanley E. Grogg, DO, FAAP, FACOP, Professor Emeritus, Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences
  • How Vaccine Communication Can Increase Rates and Improve Health Literacy, Heidi Parker, MA, Executive Director, Immunize Nevada
Awards Reception and Dinner:

The WV Immunization Network (WIN) is currently accepting nominations for our Annual Awards to recognize excellence in immunization efforts over the past year. Nominees and nominators need not be WIN members. Click here for a description of the awards and a nomination form. Award recipients will be presented with their awards at WIN’s Annual Awards Dinner, scheduled for June 21, 2015 at 6:00pm at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV.

Continuing Education:

Continuing Education Credits for physicians and pharmacists have been applied for and are pending. 

Nursing, social work, and counseling continuing education credits will also be provided at the Immunization Summit and KidStrong conference through the Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health.

Lodging:

A room block is being held for Immunization Summit Registrants at the Charleston Marriott Town Center, located at 200 Lee Street East, Charleston, WV  25301, at a rate of $129 plus tax per night and 50% off parking. The room block will be held until Monday, May 30, 2016. To reserve a room in this block, please call (304) 345-6500 and use the code Immunization Summit Room Block.

Another room block is also being held at the Hampton Inn - Charleston Downtown, located at 1 Virginia St. West, Charleston, WV 25302, at a rate of $116/night plus tax. This rate includes parking and continental breakfast. This room block will be held until June 6, 2016. To reserve a room in this block, please call 304-343-9300 and use the code Immunization Summit Room Block.

Registration Fees:
  • Advance registration (until June 15th): $50 for one day; $90 for two days (two day registration includes ticket to WIN Awards Reception and Dinner).
  • Late Registration: $60 for one day; $110 for two days
  • Student rates: $25 for one day; $45 for two days.
  • Awards Dinner Ticket (for those purchasing one day conference registrations and for additional guests): $25

Given that some WIN members are facing major budgets cuts at this time, we are offering a limited number of scholarships to cover 50% of registration fee for those who need it at this time. If you would like to request one of these scholarships, please email the WIN Program Manager stating the reason for requesting the scholarship and the number requested. 

Click here to register for the 2016 Immunization Summit. 

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