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16th National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships

April 9-11, 2024 • Philadelphia PA

Engaging Communities

Expanding Alliances & Advancing Equity

2024 NCICP

The 16th National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships (NCICP), formerly known as the National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions, is the only conference solely dedicated to collaboration and partnership as a way to improve immunization uptake, educate our communities, and prevent the spread of disease. The conference is an engine to improve immunizations and public health issues by sharing successful strategies that strengthen the work our coalitions and partnerships do.

2024 Host & Location

The Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC) is proud to host the 2024 NCICP conference. Our statewide work increases access to immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases through support of local immunization coalitions. We warmly welcome our colleagues and partners from across the country to learn from each other as we share our successes and brainstorm solutions to shared challenges.

Welcome to NCICP 2024!

We are excited to host you in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this Spring 2024 at the 16th National Conference for Immunization Partnerships and Coalitions (NCICP). We have a robust and exciting agenda planned for you anchored in core principles of equity, engagement, and partnerships topped off with amazing evening events from exclusive access to the Mutter Museum, a Welcome Reception at the renowned Franklin Institute and reserve tickets to Philadelphia’s famous Yellow Fever Tour.

The city, considered the birthplace of the United States, is nested within the state of Pennsylvania, arguably the birthplace of much of the immunization schedule. This conference represents many of the strands of work central to bringing innovative ideas and feasible technologies from bench to bedside to public health practice.

We hope you join us in celebration of the continued work of coalitions, practitioners, policymakers, advocates, patients, government, academics, and many others who toil daily to support public health.

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC), the host of this year’s meeting, welcome to Philadelphia!

Angela Shen, ScD, MPH 
University of Pennsylvania

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Welcome to Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a combination of two Greek words: Phileo (love) and Adelphos (brother). Named by its founder William Penn, who envisioned a city of religious tolerance where no one would be persecuted, Philadelphia is considered to be the birthplace of the United States.

Our city is known for the Liberty Bell and Benjamin Franklin, but we have much more to offer. You’ll find amazing cuisine, museums, and parks on every corner. It’s easy to navigate the city’s organized streets and avenues by foot, bike, and bus.

To see what else the City of Brotherly Love has to offer, please read more from Visit Philly→.

2024 Venue and Lodging

In the architectural landmark PSFS building, the nation’s first modern skyscraper, the 4-Diamond Loews Philadelphia Hotel is a true classic. Directly across from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, we are in the heart of center city and within walking distance of shopping, theatre, cultural attractions and restaurants. Come see what we have waiting for you!

Loews Philadelphia

1200 Market Street

Reserve your rooms: Group rate available before March 18, 2024.

Reserve your room(s) on the hotel website, using the following links:


This year’s conference features a diverse array of sessions, workshops, and keynote presentations designed to engage and inform you on a wide range of topics and trends.


The 16th NCICP will focus on engaging communities, expanding alliances, and advancing equity.  

The deadline for submitting abstracts was December 1, 2023.  You will be notified by December 18, 2023.

The conference will be built around three tracks:

Growing & Sustaining Coalitions

During COVID-19, many coalitions received additional federal or state funds for vaccine activities and nearly every community saw new groups willing to help increase vaccine confidence and access. As we move out of the immediate pandemic, how can coalitions maintain their funding, expand their partnerships, and keep new partners at the table? NCICP is welcoming abstracts on these and other topics that will ensure the sustainability of immunization coalitions for years to come.

Innovation: New Partnerships & Strategies

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an unprecedented level of research on which messages and messengers increase a person’s intent to vaccinate. Unfortunately, the politicization of the pandemic also lead to an increase in those who are staunchly opposed to vaccination. NCICP is welcoming abstracts that address vaccine hesitancy, confidence, and the wide spectrum of communication needs in between, with a particular interest in topics that address the effectiveness of trusted messengers and channels.

Advocacy for All

Vaccines have long enjoyed bipartisan, bicameral support. In recent years, however, universal political support for vaccines has declined, particularly among the states. The U.S. is at a critical juncture in which federal and state policy could make or break better access to, and confidence in, vaccinations. NCICP is welcoming abstracts on the policies and advocacy efforts necessary to ensure everyone in the U.S. has the ability to remain safe from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Conference Schedule

5:30 – 7:30 pm

BIO-sponsored Mutter Museum Networking Event

5:30 pm

Networking Reception Doors Open

6:00 pm

Brief Remarks, Museum Exhibits Open

7:00 am – 5:00 pm


7:00 – 9:00 am

Breakfast – Millennium Hall

9:00 – 10:00 am

Opening Session – Regency Ballroom

  • Welcome to Philadelphia – Angela Shen (Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition, NCICP-Chair, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Opening Plenary – Lena Sun (Washington Post)
  • CDC Update – Georgina Peacock (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

10:00 – 10:30 am

Break / Exhibits

10:30 – 12:00 pm

Track A: Growing & Sustaining Coalitions – Regency Ballroom
Collaborating with Trusted Community Partners to Promote Vaccines as Wellness

Track B: Innovation: New Partnerships & Strategies – Commonwealth AB
Innovative Ways For Sustaining & Building Partnerships

Track C: Advocacy for All – Commonwealth CD

Using Data for Evidence and Evaluation

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch – Millennium Hall

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Track A: Growing & Sustaining Coalitions – Regency Ballroom
Reframing Vaccine Messaging & Innovation

Track B: Innovation: New Partnerships & Strategies – Commonwealth AB
Reaching Rural & Hard-to-Reach Communities

Track C: Advocacy for All – Commonwealth CD
Vaccine State Policy & The Pro Vaccine Advocacy Movement

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Break / Exhibits

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Track A: Growing & Sustaining Coalitions – Regency Ballroom
Building Equity: An Interactive Workshop

Track B: Innovation: New Partnerships & Strategies – Commonwealth AB
Marketing Your Coalition: Lean Strategies to Amplify Your Message

Track C: Advocacy for All – Commonwealth CD

Closing the Gap: Why Pro-Vaccine Advocacy is Essential

6:00 – 8:00 pm

PAIC-sponsored Franklin Institute Welcome Reception

7:00 – 8:30 am

Breakfast – Millennium Hall

8:30 – 8:35 am

CDC Recorded Remarks – Regency Ballroom

Mandy Cohen, CDC Director

8:35 – 8:45 am

Comments on the President’s Budget – Regency Ballroom

Abby Bownas (Adult Vaccine Access Coalition)

8:45 – 10:00 am

What Do We Do Next? Readiness Plenary Panel – Regency Ballroom

10:00 – 10:30 am

Break / Exhibits

10:30 – 12:00 pm

Track A: Growing & Sustaining Coalitions – Commonwealth AB
Expanding Partnerships Through Care Workers

Track B: Innovation: New Partnerships & Strategies – Commonwealth CD
Community Approaches to the Post-Pandemic Legislative Backlash

Track C: Advocacy for All – Congress Hall
Ripping Your Hair Out: How to Roll Out Vaccine X

12:00 – 1:15 pm

Lunch – Millennium Hall

1:15 – 2:45 pm

Track A: Growing & Sustaining Coalitions – Commonwealth AB
Increase Your Ground Game with CBOs

Track B: Innovation: New Partnerships & Strategies – Commonwealth CD
Misinformation, Media, and More

Track C: Advocacy for All – Congress Hall
Building Partnerships Through an Equity Lens

2:45 – 3:15 pm

Break / Exhibits

3:15 – 3:45 pm

Immunization Recognition Awards – Regency Ballroom

3:45 – 5:00 pm

True Collaboration: Take Down The Fence – Regency Ballroom

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Evening Activity: Yellow Fever Tour

7:00 – 9:00 am


9:00 – 10:30 am

Track A: Growing & Sustaining Coalitions – Commonwealth AB
Leveraging Stories and Findings to Promote Maternal Immunization

Track B: Innovation: New Partnerships & Strategies – Commonwealth CD
Legal Landscape for Vaccination

Track C: Advocacy for All – Congress Hall
Empowering Community Health Workers to Address Immunization Disparities

10:30 – 11:00 am


11:00 – 12:00 am

Closing Session: Scavenger Hunt, Honoring Rosalynn Carter, Closing Thoughts, Future Vaccines – Regency Ballroom

12:00 pm

Boxed Lunches – Foyer Regency Ballroom

Join the Conversation on Social Media: Post about the conference using #2024NCICP on Twitter and follow us on Facebook. If you’re on LinkedIn, download this conference graphic and share with your network!

Download the conference app: Download the 16th Annual NCICP Conference on the Guidebook App on mobile to access up-to-date information, track sessions, interact with attendees, view photos, and more!

Immunization Recognition Awards

NCICP is excited to host the second immunization recognition awards to celebrate immunization champions who are passionate about vaccines and who have worked to increase immunization rates in their community!

Awards are given in five categories, and the 2022 award winners were:

  • Immunization Leadership – Erica DeWald
  • Equity in Immunization – Julissa Soto
  • Excellence in Immunization Advocacy – Heather Braum
  • Excellence in Immunization Collaboration – Leisha Anderson
  • Emerging Leader – Ashlesha Kaushik

2024 awardees shall be announced on Wednesday, April 10 in the afternoon.

vaccinate your family
Special thanks to Vaccinate Your Family.  The organization’s Carter/Bumpers/Greenaway scholarship funds supported awardees & their travel to the 2024 conference.


Spots are limited and activities are filling up fast. Register for activities using our online registration form. If the activity you would like to attend is full, please feel free to email us to be placed on a wait list.

Mutter Museum Social

Join us from 5 – 6:30 pm the evening before the conference begins for the opportunity to explore one of Philly’s most beloved museums and discover the curiosities the city has to offer. Learn more about the Mutter Museum  →

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Franklin Institute

Join us from 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday evening for an exciting night at the Franklin Institute. This activity is sponsored by PAIC which helps people understand and explore science and technology. Learn more about the Franklin Instutute  →

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Yellow Fever Tour

Join us on Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 pm on a walking tour of some of the key places affected by the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793. We will visit more than 20 sites in 90 minutes. Learn more about the Yellow Fever Tour →

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Event Registration

Gain invaluable insights, exchange innovative ideas, and join a passionate community committed to immunization at the 16th National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships.

Register by December 18, 2023 for the early bird rate of $375

Secure your spot and join us in advancing the crucial mission of safeguarding public health through immunization.

Registration after December 18, 2023: $575
Students with ID: $100

Scholarships are available. Apply for a scholarship before the January 8, 2024 deadline.

If you are interested in sponsoring a scholarship, see our Sponsors and Exhibitors details.

Showcase your organization and commitment to community health by participating as a sponsor of the 2024 National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships.

Visit our Sponsorship & Exhibitor page to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and download a Sponsorship and Exhibitor application.

Please feel free to contact us with questions.

National and local organizations have sponsored previous NCICP conferences and we look forward to your support.

2024 NCICP Sponsors and Exhibitors

Sponsorship and exhibitor space is available. Don’t miss your opportunity to support NCICP 2024.

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