Newmark Theatre

Vaccines: Autism and Other Myths

Solving today’s public health crisis

Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Baylor College of Medicine

The progress made by organizations like UNICEF, GAVI and the World Health Organization to eliminate major childhood diseases has stalled due in part to an aggressive anti-vax movement. A campaign based on pseudo-science and misinformation has brought the return of the measles to the US and Europe and prevented many children from receiving HPV vaccines for cervical cancer. In addition, the convergence of wars, political conflicts and climate change are causing a rise in preventable illnesses in developing countries.

To understand the anti-vax movement and debunk the myths tied to this potential public health crisis, hear from Dr. Peter Hotez, Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr Hotez shares his concept of a new “vaccine diplomacy” and his own personal story of raising a child with autism. Dr. Hotez is an elected member of both the National Academy of Medicine and American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the author of 500 scientific papers.

2020 BRAIN AWARENESS LECTURE SERIES

MARCH 30
The Neuroscience of Pleasure
How your brain responds to music, love and chocolate
Larry Sherman, Ph.D.

MAY 27
Machines and the Mind
Advances in brain-computer interface
Leigh Hochberg, M.D., Ph.D.

JUNE 29
Vaccines: Autism and Other Myths
Solving today’s public health crisis
Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

Ticket Info

Hotez tickets:
$28 general admission
$40 reserved
$22 seniors/$18 students

Season package ticket prices:
$100 general admission
$140 reserved
$55 student/senior

All lectures start at 7:00pm in the Newmark Theatre (inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall), 1111 S.W. Broadway Ave., Portland, OR 97205.

OHSU Brain Institute is a national leader in neuroscience patient care, research and education. We provide the most comprehensive care of neurological illness in the Pacific Northwest. Our nationally recognized neurological programs and centers offer comprehensive clinical and surgical services that are available nowhere else in Oregon.

http://www.ohsubrain.com/bas

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