Allegheny County Immunization Coalition’s 14th Annual Immunization Update

The Allegheny County Immunization Coalition Executive, and Conference Planning Committees, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing invites you to attend the 14th Annual Immunization Conference on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Monroeville Convention and Event Center (new location).  A stellar group of experts will gather to address:  influenza, meningitis, and HIV.  Join fellow licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, public health professionals, registered nurses and school nurses to discuss current immunization issues, and recognize Immunization Champions.

A NEW addition for this year’s conference will be a poster session.  The Planning Committee is pleased to invite graduate students and health professionals to submit abstracts for poster presentations. The poster session is intended to provide an opportunity for graduate medical, nursing, pharmacy and health science students as well as health professional to showcase their immunization work, research, and best practice. The conference will feature a wide range of presentations, discussions and poster presentations.  To be considered abstracts must be submitted by September 23, 2019 by 5 p.m.  For questions or additional information regarding abstract submissions please contact:

Acceptable abstracts must pertain to one of the following topics:

  1. Focus on vaccine preventable diseases, recommendations, barriers, safety,   storage, and others
  2. Present epidemiological data that show the status of the immunization rates among different age groups
  3. Discuss clinical and/or programmatic initiatives that promote immunization uptake 
  4. Discuss ethical implication in vaccine preventable diseases.

Abstract Registration

Where and when:

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Monroeville Convention & Events Center
209 Mall Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146

Conference Agenda:

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.                    Registration, Breakfast, Poster Review & Visit with Exhibitors
8:30 – 8:40 a.m Welcoming Remarks
R K Bair
Chair, Allegheny County Immunization Coalition Executive Committee
8:40 – 9:40 a.m.                    HIV Research, Treatment & Prevention 
Charles R. Rinaldo, PhD
Professor and Chair, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Professor, Pathology
University of Pittsburgh
Graduate School of Public Health
9:40 -10:40 a.m.                    Meningitis Research, Treatment & Prevention
Lee H. Harrison, MD
Professor Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
University of Pittsburgh
Graduate School of Public Health
10:40 – 11:10 a.m.               National Meningitis Association Presentation
11:10 – 11:40 a.m Poster Review, Break & Visit with Exhibitors
11:40 – 11:50 a.m. Immunization Champions Awards
Veronica Lewis, BSN, RN
Allegheny County Health Department
11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.      2019 Influenza Update
Donald B. Middleton, MD
Professor Family Medicine
UPMC St Margaret
University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine

Who Should Attend?

  • Nurses (licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered nurses & school nurses)
  • Office Staff
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Students


  • $75 Physicians
  • $40 Nurses, NPs, PAs
  • $20 Students

Conference Registration

Continuing Education:

ACIC is collaborating with the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing to present this conference.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of  nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Participating nurses attending the entire learning activity and completing the evaluation tool may receive a maximum of 3.5 continuing nursing education contact hours

This activity is being 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 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Allegheny County Immunization Coalition. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Exhibitor Opportunities are available:
Please contact Mary Rodgers Schubert, 412-624-9079 or for information.

Additional information and Questions:
Please contact Mary Rodgers Schubert at 412-624-9079 or