On May 3, 2016, the vaccine injury attorneys of RawlsMcNelis, attended the United States Court of Federal Claims’ 28th Judicial Conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. For the first time, vaccine practice was the main focus at the conference, comprising over 50% of the program’s agenda and covering topics such as Alternative Dispute Resolution in the office of the special master, proposed changes to the Vaccine Table, and practice tips from a panel of special masters. RawlsMcNelis, PC, was a gold sponsor for the judicial conference and reception which followed. The vaccine injured petitioner’s bar was extensively represented at this event showing a true up-swing in the make-up of the court of federal claims bar. One influence in the increased focus on the vaccine practice by the Court of Federal Claims is likely the appointment of Hon. Patricia Campbell-Smith to chief judge of that court since Judge Campbell-Smith served as a special master overseeing vaccine matters in the Court of Federal Claims for 8 years and has a passion for vaccine litigation.