RIZE Symposium

Rise to Immunize® (RIZE) is bringing together national immunization experts and participating medical groups for a RIZE Symposium in Arlington, VA at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City on November 9-10. This in-person, interactive meeting consists of two half-days of content—including compelling speakers, panel discussions, and breakout sessions—as well as a reception and dinner to network with your peers.

This symposium is the only in-person meeting held specifically for RIZE campaign participants. We hope you join us for this unique opportunity to learn on-the-ground strategies for improving routine adult immunization rates! To make travel more accessible for you, we are offering a travel reimbursement of up to $1,000 per AMGA member group.



Thursday afternoon (Nov. 9)
12:30 - 2:00 pmWelcome lunch
2:00 - 2:30 pmIntroductory remarks
2:30 - 3:30 pmKeynote: "Innovative Approaches for Respiratory Season"
  • Robert H. Hopkins Jr., MD, Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, Chair, National Vaccine Advisory Committee, Department of Health and Human Services, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Moderator: Stephanie Copeland, MD, MBA, FAAP, CPHQ, National Medical Director for Quality Performance Management/Clinical Performance at Optum & Senior Medical Director for Quality, OptumCare Dallas/Fort-Worth Region
3:30 - 4:00 pmBreak
4:00 - 4:45 pmBreakout sessions and report-out
4:45 - 5:00 pmClosing remarks
6:00 - 8:30 pmCocktail reception and dinner
Friday morning (Nov. 10)
7:30 - 8:30 amNetworking breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 amRIZE data presentation
9:00 - 10:15 amPanel discussion: "Succeeding in the Face of Immunization Challenges"
  • Madalyn Schaefgen, MD, FAAFP, Ambulatory Immunization Clinical Lead, Lehigh Valley Physician Group
  • Curtis Curry, CPHQ, Manager, Quality Improvement Programs, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
  • Heidi Rens, PharmD, CPPS, Director, Quality and Patient Safety (ambulatory), Quality and Patient Safety Department, Greater Sacramento and Central Valley Markets, Sutter Health
  • Moderator: L.J. Tan, PhD, MS, Chief Strategy Officer, Immunize.org
10:15 - 10:45 amBreak
10:45 - 11:45 amBreakout sessions and report-out
11:45 am - 12:00 pmClosing remarks

As a reminder, this event is only open to AMGA member groups and the Symposium sponsor. The RIZE Symposium is one of a series of AMGA meetings the week of November 6 focused on population health.