Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Vaccines: How and Why ACIP Makes Vaccine Recommendations

The TMC Library and the UTHealth McGovern Center for the Humanities and Ethics present the lecture: New Vaccines: How and Why ACIP Makes Vaccine Recommendations by Dr. Larry Pickering, senior advisor to the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory
Diseases and Executive Secretary of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Dr. Pickering will discuss the ACIP process, using the experience with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. at The University of Texas School of Public Health Auditorium located at 1200 Hermann Pressler, Houston, TX 77030. 

Dr. Pickering’s research interests include immunizations, infectious diarrhea, child-care related illnesses, and protective factors in human milk. He is the editor of the Red Book® of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and coeditor of the third edition of the book Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Pickering is the recipient of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Distinguished Physician Award, given annually to a pediatrician whose clinical work, research and teachings have been recognized both nationally and internationally throughout a career.

Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis 

Audience members will be eligible to enter a drawing for a Kindle e-book reader by 
completing a short interactive quiz on National Library of Medicine databases such as PubMed. 

For more information visit: 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 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.


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