Vaccines and immunizations have long been considered vital in protecting public health. The scientific community has rallied around upholding the value of vaccines. But somewhere along the way, that communication link to the public has seemingly gone awry.
How can scientists and researchers effectively engage with the public? Are vaccines a matter of personal choice or public health? What will the future of vaccines look like? The Atlantic gathered stakeholders from public health officials to the medical and scientific community to explore these questions at a forum in Philadelphia.
Watch the full event video here:
8:00 am – 11:00 am ET
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
For more information, please contact Grace Harvey at Gharvey@theatlantic.com.
- Thursday, November 09
- 8:30 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
- 8:35 a.m.Exploring the Latest ScienceLeonard Friedland, Vice President and Director, Scientific Affairs and Public Health, Vaccines, North America, GSK
Frances Priddy, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director, Medical Affairs, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
David Weiner, Executive Vice President and Director, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center, The Wistar Institute; Professor, Cancer Research, W.W. Smith Charitable Trust
With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
- 9:05 a.m.Advancing the New Era of Vaccines**
Produced by our underwriter PhRMARuxandra Draghia, Vice President, Public Health and Scientific Affairs, Merck Global Vaccines
Raul Isturiz, Vice President and Head, North America Region, Pfizer Vaccines Medical
Kirsten Thistle, Partner, Health Impact Strategies
- 9:15 a.m.The Case for Global Public HealthBruce Gellin, President, Global Immunization, Sabin Vaccine Institute
Penny Heaton, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute
Ted Schenkelberg, Chief Operating Officer, Human Vaccines Project
With Olga Khazan, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
- 9:45 a.m.The Minneapolis StoryKristen Ehresmann, Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control, Minnesota Department of Health
Sharif Mohamed, Imam, Islamic Civic Society of America; Muslim Chaplain; Fairview Health Services
With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
- 10:10 a.m.What's at Stake?Daylin Leach, State Senator (D-17), Pennsylvania Senate
Rachel Levine, Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General, Pennsylvania Department of Health
With Olga Khazan, The Atlantic
- 10:35 a.m.Understanding the SciencePaul Offit, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Director, Vaccine Education Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
- 10:55 a.m.Closing Thoughts-
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