August 13-15   |   Portland, OR




Collaborating with both local and national professionals, dynamic speakers will cover a wide range of topics around best practices and current immunization strategies designed for a diverse field of health care professionals.

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The NWIC kicks off with an invigorating day of nationally recognized speakers discussing strategies to address vaccine hesitancy and further the discussion around immunizations in the community. The opening day includes educational workshops, clinical skills building, and opportunities to network and learn from fellow immunization stakeholders. Expert plenary speakers will discuss strategies to improve provider communication around immunizations. Educational workshops will cover vaccine program management, administration of immunizations, understanding vaccine safety, and public health advocacy. 

Keynote Speaker

Ari Brown

Talking with Parents about Vaccine Concerns

Pediatrician & Author
She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and completed her pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School. She has been in private practice for over 20 years and is the Founder and CEO of 411 Pediatrics in Austin, Texas. Her passion to educate families about children’s health goes beyond the office. She is the author of the best selling “411” parenting book series including Expecting 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for your Pregnancy, Baby 411, and Toddler 411. She has appeared on numerous national news and talk shows including the Today Show, CNN, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, and Rachael Ray. She is a trusted voice for children’s health, serving as a medical advisor for Parents Magazine and a spokeswoman for the American Academy of Pediatrics. She speaks to healthcare professionals and parenting groups across the country regarding accurate and compassionate health communications with families. Dr. Brown has received the prestigious Dr. Ralph Feigin Award and the American Academy of Pediatrics advocacy award.

Advocating for Policies to Restore Community Immunity

Plenary Speaker

Richard Pan


Dr. Richard Pan is a pediatrician, former UC Davis educator and State Senator proudly representing counties in Sacramento. Dr. Pan chairs the Senate Committee on Health and the Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. He also chairs the Senate Select Committees on Children with Special Needs, Asian Pacific Islander Affairs and the 2020 United States Census. He serves on the Senate Committees on Agriculture; Business, Professions and Economic Development; and Education. First elected to the State Assembly in 2010, Dr. Pan strives to keep our communities safe and healthy.  When local governments planned to close fire stations during the recession, Dr. Pan authored legislation to bring over $100 million in federal funds for fire departments including $6 million for the Sacramento region.  He partnered with law enforcement and local businesses to establish a statewide database to catch thieves attempting to sell stolen property to pawnshops, and he authored legislation to allow campus police to use body cameras. TIME magazine called Dr. Pan a “hero” when he authored landmark legislation to abolish non-medical exemptions to legally required vaccines for school students, thereby restoring community immunity from preventable contagions.  Dr. Pan also authored one of the most expansive state laws regulating health plans eliminating denials for pre-existing conditions and prohibited discrimination by health status and medical history. He demands transparency and accountability in state health programs; holding hearings on reducing fraud, investigating poor access to dental care, and ensuring children with cancer and other serious conditions have access to pediatric specialty care. Dr. Pan provided leadership in enrolling families for health coverage, resulting in halving the number of uninsured in California, and he sponsored numerous health fairs providing resources including free glasses, dental screenings, and vaccines. Dr. Pan co-founded and served as chair of Healthy Kids Healthy Future, where he helped secure health, dental and vision coverage for over 65,000 children in the Sacramento area. He helped create the Sacramento Health Improvement Project, bringing together doctors, hospitals, clinics and community leaders to ensure that all Sacramento County residents have access to primary health care. Dr. Pan also serves on the United Way California Capitol Region Board and served on the BloodSource board and the Sacramento First Five Commission. For his leadership in education and