Pennsylvania Immunization Conference

21st Annual Pennsylvania Immunization Conference

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey, Harrisburg, PA

Each year the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC) in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, and the Penn State College of Medicine sponsors a conference to bring immunization partners together to share information, discuss current issues, and recommend strategies to improve immunization rates in Pennsylvania. 

Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to: 

1. Describe the latest updates on vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccines 
2. Discuss the major features of recommended vaccines 
3. Implement principles of practice-based change to improve immunization rates 
4. Describe the characteristics of the Amish culture and how health-care providers can develop relationships to increase immunization rates


The PIC is targeted towards private and public health care professionals from throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding region.  This would include:


 Family Physicians

 Health Educators


 Medical Students

 Practice Managers


 Physician Assistants

 Nurse Practitioners

Nursing Students

 Medical Assistants       

 Immunization Coalition Members

Health Care Professionals Working with Immunizations


 School Nurses

Public Health Staff




This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Penn State College of Medicine and Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC). Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Penn State University has approved this program for 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

5.5 continuing education hours for professional school personnel (Act 48) and Registered Nurses (Act 58) have been preliminarily approved for this conference.

The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Successful completion of this session will provide participants with 5.0 live contact hour credits. Please note that knowledge-based program has been assigned the UAN#: 0322-0000-15-006-L04-P . Successful completion of this program requires the participant to attend the entire program, complete attendance verification form including date of birth information and personal NABP number, and complete the entire program evaluation form online

The Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition will hold a General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.  There is no cost to attend the general membership meeting but pre-registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided.

Click here for the agenda

View Immunization Resources - Approximately one week prior to the conference, all registrants will receive an email notifying them that the handout material is available through their COMPASS account. Please print your own copies for use during the conference. Hard copies will NOT be available on-site.\

There is a $100 cost for attending PIC and $65 cost per student(authorization required).  Cancellations before 4:00 p.m. on May 6, 2015 will receive a full refund.  No refunds after that time and date.  

Support of the 21st Annual Pennsylvania Immunization Conference enables your organization to showcase its products and services to a broad health care audience and will benefit your organization as well as the health professionals in attendance.  For complete information please contact Ms. Kim Smith, (717) 531-6483.


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Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey

4650 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 564-5511

Overnight rooms are the responsibility of the conference participant. Please contact the hotel Reservations Department directly  717-564-5511 and reference the group personal identification name PA Immunization Coalition to make your room arrangements at Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey.  Or, if you prefer to make your reservations online, please visit the hotel website at  We recommend you make room reservations as early as possible.  Rooms are reserved at a rate of $106 per night plus state and local taxes.  To reserve a room at the Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey at the conference rate, mention that you are a participant in the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition.  Rooms at this rate are based on availability on a first-come, first-served basis.   The close-off date for this room block is April 22, 2015.

For More Information:
Joanne C. Sullivan, RN, BSN
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition
204 Saint Charles Way, Unit 303-E
York, PA   17402
P:  717-683-5450

Department of Continuing Education, G220
Penn State College of Medicine
P.O. Box 851
Hershey, PA 17033-0851
Phone: 717-531-6483
Fax: 717-531-5604