McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Vaccination and Anti-Vaccination:
The Science, History, Ethics, Public Health, Medical, and Policy Aspects of a Contested Issue

  • Seminar Information

Date:

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Time:

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location:

MDCL 3020

Speakers:

  • Ellen Amster | Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Department of History [Historian]
  • Julie Emili | Director of Public Health and Preventive Residency Program, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics [Public Health]
  • Gordon Guyatt | Distinguished Professor, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Department of Medicine, CLARITY program [EBM]
  • Mark Loeb | Director of Infectious Disease Program, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics [Infectious disease]
  • Matthew Miller | McMaster Immunology Research Center, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedicine. [Immunology]
  • Jeffrey Pernica | Head of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics [Pediatrics, infectious disease]
  • Lisa Schwartz | Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Health Care Ethics, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics [Ethics]

Learning Objectives:

  • To develop a more complex and interdisciplinary understanding of vaccination itself and its social, ethical, legal, medical, economic, scientific, historical, and political implications.
  • To understand anti-vaccination and vaccine hesitancy in multidisciplinary perspective, (social, ethical, legal, medical, economic, and political).
  • To provide clinical health care professionals with specific information about vaccines, vaccination, contagious disease and anti-vaccination, for use in interactions with patients, the public, and stakeholders.
  • To develop new strategies for educating the public and patients about vaccines, and strategies for inviting collaboration by key social actors and stakeholders.

Contact Info:

Dr. Kjetil Ask
Email: demystifyingmedicine@gmail.com

Sara Sellers
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 76706

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