HILLEMAN Screening with Dr. Paul Offit Q&A at NFID 20th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research

For more than fifty years, US healthcare professionals have administered billions of vaccine doses safely with few serious adverse events. The development of vaccines as a landmark scientific achievement began over two hundred years ago.

Hosted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, the Annual Conference on Vaccine Research (ACVR) provides high-quality, current reports of scientific progress and best practices featured in both invited presentations and submitted oral abstracts and posters. The ACVR brings together the diverse disciplines involved in the research and development of vaccines and associated technologies for disease control through immunization. By drawing upon an international audience of scientists and researchers, healthcare professionals and trainees, veterinarians, vaccine manufacturers, and public health officials, the conference is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas across a broad range of disciplines.

The 2017 ACVR marks the 20th anniversary of the conference held April 24-26 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. The conference featured a free public screening of HILLEMAN: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children.  The screening included a Q&A session with Paul A. Offit, MD, Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

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