On May 14, over 65 attendees joined us for a special half day symposium on Viral Vaccines and a special live taping of “This Week in Virology”  (TWiV) podcast.

The Keynote Speaker for this event was:

Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD
Member, Department of Infectious Diseases
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Deputy Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and Birds
“Why Doesn’t My Flu Shot Work? The Ins and Outs of Vaccines”  

Other Speakers included:

Douglas S. Diekema MD, MPH
Public Health, University of Washington
Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
“School Vaccination Requirements and Exemptions: Past, Present, and Future

Andrew Noymer, PhD
Associate Professor, Public Health Member,
Center for Virus Research
University of California Irvine
“Reducing Mortality Through Vaccination: Measles in the US and Worldwide” 

Click here for speaker bios.

The second part of our symposium was a live taping of a podcast featuring co-hosts Vincent Racaniello, PhD and Rich Condit, PhD interviewing our three speakers.

The goal of TWiV is to have an informal yet informative conversation about viruses which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.
We are EPISODE 496.
Click on the TWiV icon  above to watch the episode  

The event was sponsored by:
The Dickson Endowment
The Center for Virus Research
The Stem Cell Research Center

 Click HERE to view all photos from this event.