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Training Opportunities - Speaker Requests

NCIRD offers dynamic speakers to cover a wide range of immunization topics at meetings, conferences, grand rounds, and other events.  Our training is usually intended for health care providers and we offer customized training to meet your needs.

If you would like to request an NCIRD speaker, please complete and submit our Speaker Request Form or end an e-mail to for additional information.

Please visit our Immunization Education and Training web page to learn about additional training opportunities.


On-site Speakers

You can request an on-site speaker from CDC/NCIRD who will travel to your location.  All travel is funded by CDC and we cannot accept sponsored travel.  To justify travel costs, we usually require a minimum of 150 participants for an on-site speaker.

Note: The deadline for on-site speaker requests for fiscal year 2018 (October 2017–September 2018) has passed.  Our travel budget is set through September 2018 and we cannot arrange for any additional travel at this time.  We are accepting requests for fiscal year 2019 (October 2018–September 2019) and the deadline for that is August 17, 2018.  Once our travel budget is approved (early September) we cannot add any new trips unless we receive additional funds.

Please submit your request as early as possible even if you have not determined the exact dates for your training.  We can adjust the dates if needed.


Distance Learning Speakers

CDC/NCIRD speakers are available to provide remote presentations from Atlanta using web- and audio-based technologies, including webinars, webcasts, phone bridge lines, and netconferences.  Distance learning events can be requested at any time and are generally easy to set up.  There are no audience size requirements or limits.  These are becoming real popular, especially with our limited travel budget.


Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (Pink Book) Courses

These live, on-site courses (normally two days) are intended for state, county, and regional immunization programs and speaker travel is funded by CDC.  Only a limited number of these on-site courses can be presented each year, so please plan well in advance.  We usually require a minimum of 250 participants for these courses.


Upcoming Pink Book Courses