Vaccines + Immunity: Examining
Modern Medicine

November 9, 2017
Philadelphia

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.

Presented by

Atlantic Live

Speakers

  • Steve Clemons
    Steve Clemons Washington Editor at Large The Atlantic
  • Ruxandra Draghia*
    Ruxandra Draghia* Vice President, Public Health and Scientific Affairs Merck Global Vaccines
  • Kristen Ehresmann
    Kristen Ehresmann Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division Minnesota Department of Health
  • Leonard Friedland
    Leonard Friedland Vice President, Director Scientific Affairs and Public Health, Vaccines North America GSK
  • Bruce Gellin
    Bruce Gellin President, Global Immunization  Sabin Vaccine Institute 
  • Penny Heaton
    Penny Heaton CEO Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute
  • Raul Isturiz*
    Raul Isturiz* Vice President and Head of North America Region Pfizer
  • Olga Khazan
    Olga Khazan Staff Writer The Atlantic
  • Daylin Leach
    Daylin Leach State Senator Pennsylvania State Senate
  • Rachel Levine
    Rachel Levine Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Sharif Mohamed
    Sharif Mohamed Imam, Islamic Civic Society of America; Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque; Muslim Chaplain, Fairview Health Services
  • Paul Offit
    Paul Offit Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Vaccine Education Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Frances Priddy
    Frances Priddy Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director, Medical Affairs International AIDS Vaccine Initiative 
  • Ted Schenkelberg
    Ted Schenkelberg Chief Operating Officer The Human Vaccines Project
  • Kirsten Thistle*
    Kirsten Thistle* Partner Health Impact Strategies
  • David Weiner
    David Weiner Executive Vice President; Director, Vaccine Center; W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Professor in Cancer Research The Wistar Institute

Agenda

  • 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
  • 9:15 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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