Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism: My journey as a vaccine scientist, Pediatrician, and Autism Dad - Peter Hotez in conversation

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:45pm

Author, paediatrician, vaccine scientist and RSTMH Honorary Fellow Peter Hotez joins us to discuss his new book, in converstion with RSTMH President Professor Sarah Rowland-Jones.

In Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism, Hotez outlines the arguments on both sides of the debate, he examines the science that refutes the concerns of the anti-vaccine movement, debunks current conspiracy theories alleging a cover-up by the CDC, and critiques the scientific community's failure to effectively communicate the facts about vaccines and autism to the general public, all while sharing his very personal story of raising a now-adult daughter with autism.

Peter will talk about some of the key themes of his book before opening to questions and discussion from the audience. The event will finish with a networking reception where you can buy copies of the book at a special discounted price.

"When Peter Hotez  an erudite, highly trained scientist who is a true hero for his work in saving the world's poor and downtrodden  shares his knowledge and clinical insights along with his parental experience, when his beliefs in the value of what he does are put to the test of a life guiding his own child's challenges, then you must pay attention. You should. This book brings to an end the link between autism and vaccination."

– from the foreword by Arthur L. Caplan, NYU School of Medicine.

This event will be followed by a General Meeting for members. 

Venue

Coram, 41 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ

Timings

17:00

Arrival and registration

17:15

Event begins

18:30

RSTMH General Meeting

This is for members only, non-members are invited to join a drinks reception. 

19.00

Drinks reception

19:45

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