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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: April 25, 2002
Contact: Media Relations (404) 639-3286

National Immunization Conference


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Immunization Program (NIP), 36th National Immunization Conference


During this conference, local, state, federal and private sector immunization partners will come together to explore science, policy, education, outreach, technology, and planning issues as they relate to childhood, adolescent and adult immunization initiatives, and global immunization issues. They will also continue to explore innovative strategies for developing programs, formulating policy, and conducting research to promote immunization. This year's conference will include a special session on bioterrorism preparedness and response.


8:00 a.m., Monday, April 29, to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2, 2002


Adam's Mark Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado

Conference Highlights

Monday, April 29, 2002

  • David Fleming, M.D., Acting Director, CDC, (10:30 a.m.). Dr. Fleming will discuss the importance of maintaining our commitment to immunization programs
  • Walter A. Orenstein, M.D., Director, National Immunization Program, CDC, (10:40 a.m.). Dr. Orenstein will give an overview of some of the most recent accomplishments of immunization programs and identify some of the important issues facing immunization programs in the comming year.

Tuesday, April 30, 2002

  • Shedding Light on Hot Topics in Vaccine Safety (10:30 a.m.)
  • Updates in Varicella, Rubella and Measles (10:30 a.m.)
  • Pertussis in the United States: What is Going On? (4:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 1, 2002

  • Evaluating New Respiratory Vaccines in Children (10:30 a.m.)
  • Improving the Health of Adolescents: Vaccination and Beyond (4:30 p.m.)
  • Varicella Outbreak Investigations and Control (4:30 p.m.)

Thursday, May 2, 2002

  • Smallpox: What To Do Now (10:30 a.m.)
  • International Polio Eradication Initiatives (10:30 a.m.)
  • Special Session: Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response (1:00 p.m.)


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