Continuing on from last year, here is one more of our amazing speakers for the World Vaccine Congress. The famous Dr Paul Offit. (Stay tuned – more profiles to follow in the next few weeks)
Paul A. Offit, MD is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
He is a well known vaccine supporter, so much so, that he has received threats against his life and his family's for being so outspoken about the benefits of vaccines. (Read this very interesting article on Wired magazine form 2009).
In his new book, vaccine researcher Paul Offit contends that some parents’ decisions not to vaccinate their kids are harming others. Offit discusses the anti-vaccine movement, and weighs in on a new report calling a 1998 study linking autism and vaccines an “elaborate fraud.”
Every other week we have some sort of headline making global news about vaccine effectiveness or not and the fears parents and fame-seekers are spreading without any arguments to back it up.
We will have the pleasure to welcome Dr Offit at the 12th annual World Vaccine Congress, where he will be addressing our audience of vaccine executives, manufacturers, scientists, researchers and policy regulators, talking about how the anti-vaccine movement threatens us all.
He will touch upon the importance of maintaining herd-immunity, if we don't want long eradicated diseases to resurface and how to effectively address vaccine fears.
All this and much more will be discussed on April 10th 2012. Get your questions ready!
Have a look at the Congress program here.
Ensure you join us at the event at the best possible ticket price by booking your place before the 27th January – register here.