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Columbia Symposium on Vaccines and the Public’s Health

The Columbia University Epidemiology Scientific Symposia (CUESS) at the Mailman School of Public Health is bringing together experts in the field of vaccines and preventable diseases on Monday, October 12, 2015 for a symposium titledVaccines and the Public’s Health: History, Culture, and Science.” Scientists will cover such topics as development, evaluation, and introduction of new vaccines into routine immunization programs; technical innovations in promoting immunizations; the current social and cultural context of the anti-vaccine movement; and ethical questions surrounding mandatory vaccination.

Among the speakers are the global vice president and head for vaccines medical development and medical/scientific affairs
 at Pfizer Inc., and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the University of Pennsylvania, in addition to medical and ethics experts from the Columbia University community. Serving as moderator is Neil Schluger, MD, professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Environmental Health Sciences, 
Division Chief, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, and interim chair, Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health.

The Columbia University Epidemiology Scientific Symposia series is dedicated to exploring cutting-edge scientific topics in epidemiology and population health. The series brings together leaders in the field and aims to explore the state of the science and to push the research agenda forward.

The symposium is open to the public. Register here.