There is no better time to talk about immunizations. Life with COVID-19, vaccination hesitancy, and reemerging vaccine-preventable diseases are a part of our everyday lives. Act by being a part of the conversation and join Missouri Immunization Coalition (MIC) at our second annual virtual conference on June 20-23, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for daily virtual lunch and learn sessions.


“This conference is continuing education for healthcare providers,” said Nicole Cope, executive director, MIC. “Join us for dynamic speakers, educational sessions, and networking opportunities.”

In addition, earn CE (Nursing, Pharmacy, LPC, Social Work, and Psychology) and CME credits for your attendance. Registration is easy. Click on the Register button at the bottom of this page or head to Once registered, you will immediately receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not, please check your junk/spam e-mail folder.

MIC’s four-day conference brings together a diverse group of healthcare providers and public health professionals, business leaders, parents, and community members focused on reducing the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases through immunization education, advocacy, promotion, and statewide collaborative partnerships.

Our 2022 agenda focuses on a wide range of subjects and personal stories to foster learning and inspiration, as well as to provoke conversations that matter. A conversation we welcome you to be a part of. All you must do is register and attend.

Attendees will have daily access to a virtual exhibitor hall for 30 minutes before the first session (10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.), 20 minutes between the sessions (12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.), and 10 minutes after the second session (1:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.). This schedule affords conference attendees a full 60 minutes each day to interact and network with exhibitors. When attendees visit the virtual exhibition hall, they can view all available exhibitors, either by scrolling or by performing a search. Once a specific booth is selected, attendees can request a text conversation or a video meeting with the exhibitor, view exhibitor handouts or videos, and connect with exhibitors, allowing both exhibitor and the attendee to download contact information (like exchanging business cards). A list of exhibitors is available on the Missouri Immunization Coalition website at

Note the following speakers, times, and presentation titles:

Monday (June 20th)
11:00 a.m. CDT
Effects of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy on Routine Vaccinations
Dr. Amruta Padhye, MD
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics

12:20 p.m. CDT
Equitable Access to Vaccinations
Dr. Kendra Holmes, PharmD, CHCEF
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Affinia Healthcare

In order to honor the observation of Juneteenth on Monday, June 20th, the Missouri Immunization Coalition will be offering Monday’s presentations on-demand. Continuing education credits for these presentations will be available for participating either live or on-demand. Registration for the conference includes access to the on-demand sessions.

Information on how to access the on-demand sessions will be sent to all registrants following the live conference.

Tuesday (June 21st)
11:00 a.m. CDT
ACIP Vaccination Schedule and Heterologous Vaccination Series
Keynote Speaker – Dr. A. Patricia Wodi, MD
Public Health Physician, Immunization Services Division, CDC

12:20 p.m. CDT
Threats of Re-Emerging Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Dr. Christine Deppong, PhD
Assistant Professor, St. Louis Community College,
Adjunct Professor, Maryville University

Wednesday (June 22nd)
11:00 a.m. CDT
The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Emotional Toll on Healthcare Professionals
Dr. Mark Ellis, MD, MSPH
Physician Lead, CoxHealth Initiative for Physician Resilience and Enrichment

12:20 p.m. CDT
Self-Care for Healthcare Providers
Dr. Craig Rooney, PhD
Office of Clinician Well-Being
University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics

Thursday (June 23rd)
11:00 a.m. CDT
History of Vaccines:
Dr. Kenneth Haller, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Mr. Kelechi Onyeaka, MPH
Public Health Educator
Missouri Immunization Coalition

12:20 p.m. CDT
Vaccination Personal Stories:
Ms. Karen North (HPV Vaccine)
Ms. Katie Van Tornhout (Pertussis Vaccine-TDap)
Ms. Sonya Satterwhite (COVID-19 Vaccine)

The Missouri Immunization Conference 2022 is presented by the Missouri Immunization Coalition and the University of Missouri (Sinclair School of Nursing, School of Medicine, Continuing Education for Health Professions and Extension).

About Us

The Missouri Immunization Coalition, Inc. is a new statewide nonprofit organization incorporated in January 2020. The Missouri Immunization Coalition (MIC) is an advocate for Missouri families, healthcare providers, and local and state health departments striving to increase vaccination rates in Missouri.

It is Missouri’s only statewide, independent organization committed to keeping Missourians healthy through immunizations by elevating the essential role vaccinations play in reducing the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases and promoting health for all Missourians. The MIC aims to keep Missouri healthy by building awareness for vaccines, educating healthcare providers, and advocating for policies that protect all Missourians, intending to increase vaccination rates throughout the state.

Become a Member

Membership in the Coalition is free and open to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, public health professionals, business leaders, policymakers, and community organizations working to promote immunizations, prevent disease, and protect Missourians through immunization education, advocacy, promotion, and statewide collaborative partnerships. If you are interested in becoming a member, fill out the membership application form at