This roundtable will address the ongoing controversy about the benefits and concerns surrounding vaccines. In spite of decades of successful immunization campaigns and the debunking of studies linking vaccines to diseases such as autism, vaccination is still heavily resisted by several segments of American society. We have assembled an interdisciplinary group of experts to examine and discuss this important topic. Panelists will provide historical context and analyze the scientific, educational, and ethical aspects surrounding vaccination. Short presentations will be followed by a Q&A. The roundtable is free and open to the public.
Panelists: Elena Conis (Emory University), James Conway (UW-Madison), Lewis Leavitt (UW-Madison), and Karen Walloch (UW-Madison)
Moderator: Paul Kelleher (UW-Madison)
Location: Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building, Room 1441 (map)
Next to Lot 20 Parking Ramp, entrance from University Avenue
Co-Sponsored by the Department of the History of Science. Funding courtesy of the Anonymous Fund, Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Fund, and the Lectures Committee General Fund.