Conference Registration

Global Exposure – Local Effect


This year’s conference theme is Global Exposure – Local Effect. Tackling topics such as; the new adult vaccination standards, global infectious diseases and the true cost of not vaccinating. The conference will provide participants with effective strategies for community engagement to educate and shift perspectives about immunization resistance.

Dr. Paul Offit will present his new book Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine. All attendees will receive a signed copy of his book!

Who should attend: All pediatricians, family practice physicians, nurses, public health professionals, legislators, medical students and office staff.

Join Immunize Ohio and our partner the Adult Immunization Coalition of Central Ohio for the 11th Statewide Immunization Conference

September 10, 2015
7:30am – 4:30pm

Registration for the 2015 Immunization Conference 'Global Exposure - Local Effect' is now closed

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Guests can call in their reservations OR use the POG link if they prefer to book online. 
For Call-In RESERVATIONS, please call 614-790-9000 or 1-800-220-9219 and request the Immunize Ohio Conference  group rate. 
There is a 48 hour cancellation/change policy for reservations and the cut-off date for the room block is 8/19/2015. All reservations must be made prior to that date in order to take advantage of the group rate.
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Group Name: Immunize Ohio Conference
Group Code: IOC
Check-in: 09-SEP-2015
Check-out: 10-SEP-2015
Hotel Name: Embassy Suites Columbus - Dublin
Phone Number: 614-790-9000
Hotel Address:
5100 Upper Metro Place
Dublin, Ohio 43017


To make sure you are ready for construction in the conference area we have a graphic to help you travel safely through the I-270/US 33 interCHANGE reconstruction project. It details what is open and what’s closed.


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Immunize Ohio


2015 Immunization Conference Speakers

Opening remarks
Andrew Garner, MD., PhD., FAAP Ohio Chapter AAP President

Eyes Wide Open – The Cost of Not Vaccinating
John McLaughlin, PhD., MSPH, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

Three’s Company; Ebola’s a Crowd, What’s Next?
James Kazura, MD., Case Western Reserve University

Live Long and Prosper – Adult Vaccines
Carolyn Bridges, MD., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Old Problem, New Approach – Increasing HPV Vaccination
Heidi Gullett, MD., Case Western Reserve University and Toyin O. Sokari, MPH., The Ohio State University

Can Modern Medicine and Cultural Beliefs Coexist?
Paul Offit, MD., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Assessment, Feedback, Incentive, eXchange Awards
Alexandra Thornton, MPH., Ohio Department of Health

Other topics include: Environmental survey results on HPV vaccination, discussion on vaccine exemptions and the need for legislation to close the exemption loophole.