Oct. 14 Web cast: Reporter's Workshop -- Covering Vaccines & Immunizations

The National Partnership for Immunization invites you to an important discussion about the complex world of vaccines, especially timely with last week's news of the influenza vaccine shortage. To provide you with insights about reporting on this and other immunization stories, a panel of experts will discuss:
  • What goes into vaccine research and what vaccines are currently under development
  • The dynamics and challenges of vaccine supply and demand
  • Current strategies for possible shortages in critical vaccines
  • Challenges of writing accurate stories against tight deadlines and limited space
  • New data on parents' attitudes and opinions about childhood immunization practices.

Thursday, October 14, 2004 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EST

Web cast:
Access to the live web cast of the workshop is available by registering at http://www.partnersforimmunization.org; the web cast will be archived on that site after October 21, 2004. Speakers:

    Public Health Efforts to Increase Awareness: Use and Public Acceptance of Vaccines
    David Neumann, PhD, Executive Director, National Partnership for Immunization Vaccine Research and Development

    Myron Levine, MD, Director, Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland

    Vaccine Supply and Safety Georges Peter, MD, Former Chairman, National Vaccine Advisory Committee

    Vaccines In The Community: The Role of Public Health Officials Joshua Lipsman, MD, MPH, Commissioner of Health, Westchester County (NY)

    Reporting on Vaccines: Special Challenges for Reporters
    Ricki Lewis, PhD, Science Journalist

A Q&A session will follow the speakers' presentations.



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