Newmark Theatre

Vaccines: Autism and Other Myths - Cancelled

We are delighted to announce that Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., will present his OHSU Brain Awareness lecture virtually!

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in ways never thought imaginable. Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of the Baylor School of Medicine National School of Tropical Medicine, will virtually join our Portland community on June 29 to discuss a history of vaccines, COVID-19 vaccine development, the anti-vax movement, and his personal story as the father of a daughter with autism. The free lecture will start at 12 noon PT, and be hosted by Eric Fombonne, M.D., director of Autism Research at OHSU.

Registration is requested in order to receive the link to the live-stream.

Given the uncertainty of the next several months, the OHSU Brain Institute (OBI) made the difficult decision to cancel the third and final Brain Awareness Lecture scheduled for June 29 - "Vaccines: Autism and Other Myths." If you purchased tickets, refunds will be made at the point of purchase. Credit card refunds may take up to 14 days to process.

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.


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Machines and the Mind
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Leigh Hochberg, M.D., Ph.D.

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.

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