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39th National Immunization Conference (NIC) 
39th National Immunization Conference

March 21–24, 2005 
Washington Hilton and Towers
Washington, DC

Contents of this page:

Conference Goals and Objectives
Overview of the Track System
Conference Recordings/Slides

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Audio/video recordings of presentations from the 39th National Immunization Conference are currently being posted on the Internet. Almost all presentations will be available by mid-April. Access them via the Online Conference Program.

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the 39th National Immunization Conference! This was one of our best conferences yet. Almost 1600 people from around the United States, and beyond, attended the conference, participating in a total of thirteen plenary sessions (including the opening and closing sessions), 67 workshops, two Immunization Q&A sessions, and a variety of fitness and other special events.


Conference Goals and Objectives

The goals of the Conference are to provide information that will help participants provide comprehensive immunization coverage for all age groups and explore innovative strategies for developing programs, policy, and research to promote immunization coverage for all age groups. The Conference Education Program Objective is: To bring together a wide variety of local, state, federal, and private-sector immunization partners to explore science, policy, education, and planning issues related to immunization in general and vaccine-preventable disease.

During three and a half days of plenary sessions and workshops, many topics will be discussed, including:

Adolescent Immunization * Adult Immunization * Assessment
Barriers to Vaccination * Community and Partnerships
Childhood Immunization * Cultural Diversity * Global Immunization
Surveillance * Health Communications * Health Education
Policy and Legislation * New Vaccines and Vaccine Development
Vaccine-Preventable Diseases * Vaccine Safety * Immunization Registries


Overview of the Track System

The 39th National Immunization Conference focused on six topic-specific tracks, with multiple workshop and plenary sessions offered for each track. The topics were the following:

  • Adult Immunization
  • Epidemiology (including surveillance, assessment, evaluation, CASA, NIS, etc.)
  • Health Communications (including education, health promotion, media, community outreach, etc.)
  • Immunization Registries
  • Programmatic Issues (including program operations, policy, funding, VFC, AFIX, managed care, etc.)
  • Vaccine Safety


Conference Recordings and Slides

Use this interactive conference agenda to search for and review the full text of abstracts presented during workshop sessions.

Slides and handouts are available for many presentations, as are audio/video recordings. Plenary and workshop sessions having available slide or audio/video files are indicated with asterisks in the online program. Click on the presentation title to access the slide file or handout; click on the globe icon to play the audio/video file (you might need to install free viewing software on your first attempt to view an audio/video file).

Proceed to the online Conference Program (access to recordings and slides)


Need more information?

For more information about the 39th National Immunization Conference, please contact the Conference Planning Team at (404) 639-8225 or via email at

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