In Partnership with the KidStrong Conference

June 21 and 22, 2017

Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV

Click here to register for the Summit.

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.  


Immunization Summit - Day 1

Agenda:  Wednesday - June 21, 2017
Start End Description
9:00 a.m.   Immunization Summit Registration
10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. IZ Summit Opening Session (Session 1): Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
Tiffany Suragh, MPH, Associate Service Fellow – Health Scientist
11:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. WIN Annual Awards Luncheon (Provided)
1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session 2a: Hepatitis B Prevention in West Virginia
Dr. Young, DO, FAAFP, “Immunization Officer” Physician Director, Division of Immunization Services
Charles Babcock, Pharm.D, CDE, BCACP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Marshall University School of Pharmacy
Breakout Session 2b: Panel Discussion on Billing for Immunization Services
Richard D. Ernest, Jr., Bureau for Medical Services
Christina Martin and James Wallace, Molina
Jennifer Myers, WVCHIP
Lolita Kirk and Candy Nunley, Kanawha-Charleston Health Department
Terri Roush, Manager of Network Relations, UniCare
Jim Smallridge, Aetna
Charlotte Stover, PEIA
3:00pm 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break - Visit Exhibits
3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Day 1 Closing Session (Session 3): Raising HPV Vaccine Coverage Rates Through Provider-Focused Interventions: Implementing Effective Quality Improvement
Alix Casler, MD, FAAP, Chair, Dept. of Pediatrics, Orlando Health Physician Associates; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Central Florida and Florida State University College of Medicine

Immunization Summit - Day 2

Agenda:  Thursday - June 22, 2017
Start End Description
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Registration - Visit Exhibits
9 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Session 4: State Immunization Update
Jeff Neccuzi, Director, WV Division of Immunization Services
Dr. Young, DO, FAAFP, “Immunization Officer” Physician Director, Division of Immunization Services
Carolyn Smith, WVSIIS Information Quality Services Coordinator, Division of Epidemiologic Informatics & Evaluation
10:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. Session 5: Concepts in Vaccine Practice
Gary Marshall, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Director, Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit, University of Louisville School of Medicine
11:45 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided) - Visit Exhibits
1:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. Session 6: Roots of Vaccine Hesitancy
Gary Marshall, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Director, Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit, University of Louisville School of Medicine
2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Immunization Summit Closing Session (Session 7): Educating About Vaccines through Social Media
Angela Daly, BSN, RN, Cardiac Float Nurse at Northwell Health Southside Hospital
4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. KidStrong Conference Closing Session

Continuing Education

Physician, Pharmacy, Nursing, Counseling, and Social Work CEUs have been applied for for this conference. 

Registration Fees:

  • Advance registration (until June 15th): $50  for one day; $90 for two days

  • Late Registration (June 16th and after): $60 for one day; $110 for two days

  • Student rates: $25 for one day; $45 for two days.

  • Annual WIN Awards Luncheon ticket: for those who are not attending the Immunization Summit/KidStrong Conference or for additional guests: $25
  • Given that some WIN members are facing budgets cuts at this time, we are offering a limited number of scholarships to cover 50% of the registration fee for those who need it at this year. If you would like to request one of these scholarships, please email the WIN Program Manager stating the reason for requesting this scholarship and the number of scholarships requested.

Click here to register for the Summit.


Rooms blocks are being held for Immunization Summit registrants at:

Hampton Inn Downtown (1 Virginia Street West, Charleston, WV 25302;  304-343-9300)
Room Rate $116+ Tax. Includes Free Parking and Complimentary Breakfast.
Reservation deadline June 6, 2017  (Use event name "Immunization Summit")                                                                   

Courtyard Marriott (100 Kanawha Blvd. East Charleston, WV 25301; 304-344-5777)
Room Rate $129+ Tax. Includes Free Parking.
Reservation deadline May 19, 2017  (Use event name "Immunization Summit")

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