The TMC Library will host a year-long series of free lectures in the fall 2012 and spring 2013. The theme of the Medical Ethics series is Vaccines, Epidemics, and Ethics. Local and nationally recognized experts in the field will discuss the roles of vaccines in the prevention and control of infectious diseases and epidemics.
The first lecture Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases will be presented by Dr. Peter Hotez, at the TMC Library on Tuesday September 18, 2012 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Located at 1133 John Freeman Blvd., Houston, TX 77030
Dr. Hotez will discuss access to innovations in biotechnology among the poorest people in developing countries and in Texas. After the lecture, Dr. Hotez will be signing copies of his most recent book: Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases: The Neglected Tropical Diseases and Their Impact on Global Health and Development. Books will be available for purchase.
Peter J. Hotez is President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and founding Dean of the Baylor College of Medicine, National School for Tropical Medicine and Chief of a new Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine. Dr. Hotez is an internationally-recognized clinician and investigator in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development. He is the co-founder of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases which provides access to essential medicines for more than 100 million people in developing nations.
Lunch will be provided on a first-come first-served basis.
Attendees will be eligible to enter a drawing at each event to win a Kindle E-Book reader by completing a short interactive quiz on National Library of Medicine databases such as PubMed.
For a complete schedule of the Medical Ethics Lecture Series, visit the Medical Ethics Series website: http://www.library.tmc.edu/medicalethics/vaccines2012/
This project has been funded in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.
Additional sponsorship is being provided by UTHealth McGovern Center for Humanities andEthics, and by Elsevier, New England Journal of Medicine, Science and Ovid, some of the leading providers of science and health information resources available at the TMC Library.