2015 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases course, commonly known as the Pink Book training on September 16-17, 2015 in Tacoma, WA

The Pink Book Training is a live, two-day comprehensive review of immunization principles, as well as vaccine-preventable diseases and the recommended vaccines to prevent them. The course will feature the most up-to-date immunization information from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) presented by faculty from CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The course offers 14 CE’s for a variety of health care professionals.

WithinReach hosted this course back in 2011 and it was so successful that we sold out with over 400 attendees. We’d love to see this great of a turnout again and we need your help in letting potential attendees learn about the conference. This year we are also thrilled to offer a selection of free pre-course workshops, on Tuesday, September 15th on topics including HPV, vaccine hesitancy, and the WA State Immunization Information System.

For more information on the Pink Book Course please visit http://www.withinreachwa.org/get-involved/events/the-pink-book-course/

To register for the Pink Book Course or the Pre-Course Workshops please visit:  www.cdc2day.eventbrite.com.

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NACCHO Annual 2015 Registration Now Open

Register to join hundreds of your colleagues for the year’s largest gathering of local health officials and public health professionals in the United States. NACCHO is the only national organization that hosts annual conferences that specifically address the needs and concerns of local health officials. The conference theme is “Envisioning the Future: Creating Our Path.”

NACCHO Annual 2015 will provide local public health professionals with the opportunity to learn and share innovative evidence-based practices, programs, services, systems, research, technologies, resources, tools, partnerships, and policies that they can apply in their local health departments and communities. The conference will help local public health professionals envision the future of public health in their communities and provide the essentials skills and strategies for creating that path to the future effectively and efficiently.


  • Register before June 4, 2015 and take advantage of early bird prices and save $$!
  • Reserve your hotel room early — room block will sell out. Book your hotel room by May 29, 2015 and save.
  • Interested in exhibiting? Click here for more information.
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Shot@Life Champion Summit – March 2-4, 2015 – Washington, D.C.

Shot@Life is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation that educates and empowers U.S. supporters to advocate for global childhood immunization programs, and we were wondering if you all may be able to help promote our upcoming Champion Summit. Details are below, and we’re happy to provide any additional information. Many thanks for any support.

Every 20 seconds a child dies from a vaccine-preventable disease.

Standing up for childhood is easier than you may think. We invite you to apply to attend Shot@Life’s 2015 Champion Summit from March 2-4 in Washington, D.C.! Summit attendees will gain and refine the skills needed to be effective advocates within their communities and make their voices heard among policymakers to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are needed most.

Applications close Jan. 9. ShotatLife.org/championsummit Anyone who applies today, Dec. 17, will receive $20 off the registration fee.


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HPV Vaccination: Insights from States with Highest and Lowest HPV Vaccination Rates – Tues., Nov. 4th – 11am ET

HPV Vaccination: Insights from States with Highest and Lowest HPV Vaccination Rates

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Eastern, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) will be hosting a titled HPV Vaccination: Insights from States with Highest and Lowest HPV Vaccination Rates.

The webinar will describe a joint venture by CSTE and NFID to highlight the importance of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as a public health priority. Over the past year, CSTE convened subject-matter experts to talk about the long-term health impact of HPV and the role of immunization and conducted interviews with the states that have the highest and lowest HPV vaccination rates regarding successes and barriers with regard to vaccines for children and public clinics, HPV vaccination compared with other adolescent vaccination, and communication efforts toward healthcare practitioners and the public.

Please feel free to share this webinar announcement with interested colleagues.

This webinar will be recorded and archived on the CSTE Webinar Library.  Registration for this will close the day of the webinar.

Topic: HPV Vaccination: Insights from States with Highest and Lowest HPV Vaccination Rates

Date: Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00pm, Eastern Standard Time

To register for this session
Go to https://cste.webex.com/cste/k2/j.php?MTID=tcf10fb51d583ff6e8af038b61dde609b  and follow the instructions on the screen.  Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.


To test your system compatibility with WebEx

Go to http://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html?t=ppuUS and follow the instructions on the screen.

For more information about this webinar, please contact Nicole Bryan ([email protected]) and Annie Tran ([email protected]).

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National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) – Clinical Vaccinology Course – November 7-9, 2014 – Houston, TX

Clinical Vaccinology Course

November 7-9, 2014

Houston, TX

This 2 1/2 day course focuses on new developments and issues related to the use of vaccines. Expert faculty will provide the latest information on both current and prospective vaccines, updated recommendations for vaccinations across the lifespan, and innovative and practical strategies for ensuring timely and appropriate vaccination.

The course is specifically designed for physicians (family, infectious disease specialists, internists, and pediatricians), nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, public health professionals, vaccine program administrators, and other healthcare professionals interested in clinical aspects of vaccine delivery.

Visit http://www.cvent.com/d/g4q007?refid=vic for more information and to register.

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