Get set for an enriching and impactful experience as the Missouri Immunization Coalition (MIC) gears up to host its eagerly awaited annual Missouri Immunization Conference, April 25-26, 2024, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri! This year’s conference, themed “Building Immunity in Missouri Communities,” aims to explore innovative strategies, share insights, and foster collaborations to strengthen immunization efforts across communities.

“Participants are encouraged to register now to ensure they do not miss any of the insightful sessions, networking opportunities, and collaborative discussions,” said Nicole Cope, MIC’s Executive Director. The conference agenda includes various sessions such as the State of Immunizations in Missouri, a keynote address on Novel Vaccines and Vaccine Technologies, and an Interactive Workshop on Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy.

Reflecting on the success of the 2023 Missouri Immunization Conference, Cope expressed eagerness to build on that success in 2024. The goal is to harness the momentum from the achievements of the previous conference and collectively propel the shared mission forward.

The conference spans two days, with sessions covering topics like findings from a statewide survey of vaccine perceptions and behaviors, updates in Hepatitis B screening and immunization, data-driven strategies to improve immunization rates, and personal stories highlighting the impact of vaccine-preventable diseases.

The agenda also includes networking opportunities with exhibitors, Dutch-Style Networking Dinners hosted by MIC Board of Directors President and Vice-President, and a Missouri’s Vaccine Champions Brunch. The conference concludes with an announcement of raffle winners and post conference exhibitor time!

The conference pricing includes $150 for non-members (with an option to become a member at no charge to receive the member price), $100 for Missouri Immunization Coalition members, and a student rate of $25. Exhibitor pricing is set at $300 for nonprofit organizations and $600 for-profit organizations.

“MIC has a distinct mission: advocating for immunizations, preventing disease, and safeguarding all Missourians. The conference stands as evidence of our dedication to these vital goals. By fostering knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and innovation, MIC endeavors to create a lasting impact on the health and well-being of Missouri communities,” said Cope.

Do not miss this opportunity to contribute to the future of healthcare in Missouri. Participants are encouraged to register now for a fulfilling and impactful experience!


Published March 29, 2024