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2000 Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 

2:00 p.m.  “UNDERSTANDING BIOLOGY TO DEVELOP INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT OPTIONS”

THE GUT-BRAIN CONNECTION

Paul Shattock, O.B.E.

Director, Autism Research Unit
School of Health Science
University of Sunderland, United Kingdom 

DECIPHERING THE LINK BETWEEN VACCINES AND AUTOIMMUNE AUTISM 

Vijendra Singh, Ph.D.,

Research Professor, Department of Biology
Utah State University 

G-PROTEIN DEFECT AND REPAIRING BRAIN DYSFUNCTION AFTER VACCINATION

Mary Megson, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Medical College of Virginia 

BREAK 

LISTENING TO PARENTS AND INDIVIDUALIZING TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR CHILDREN

Stephanie Cave, M.D.

Pediatrician
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

THE HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS: ONE CLINICIAN’S EXPERIENCE IN PRIVATE  PRACTICE

Philip Incao, M.D.

Family Practice Physician
Denver, Colorado 

5:30                ADJOURN*  

7:30                FUND RAISING DINNER

Children’s Fund For Hope and Healing

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

8:30 a.m.  EXAMINING THE BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF VACCINE ASSOCIATED NEUROIMMUNE DYSFUNCTION” 

EVOLUTION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Scott Montgomery, M.D.

Epidemiologist, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Study Group
Royal Free and University College Medical School, London 

DIAGNOSING CAUSATION FROM OBSERVED ASSOCIATIONS:  SCIENTIFICALLY

ADMISSABLE STRATEGIES FOR ASSESSING POSSIBLE LINKS BETWEEN VACCINES  AND CHRONIC DISEASE

Walter Spitzer, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology
McGill University, Canada                   

MEASLES, MMR VACCINE AND AUTISTIC ENTEROCOLITIS

Andrew Wakefield, M.D.

Chairman, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Study Group
Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London

BREAK 

BRAIN INFLAMMATION AND BRAIN DAMAGE

Marcel Kinsbourne, M.D.

Research Professor, Center for Cognitive Studies
Tufts University                 

NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS OF PERTUSSIS VACCINE

John Menkes, M.D.

Professor Emeritus of Neurology and Pediatrics
University of California – Los Angeles
Director Emeritus of Pediatric Neurology
Cedars Sinai Medical Center 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.                   LUNCH 

ADVERSE EFFECTS OF VACCINATION AGAINST LYME DISEASE

Ronald F. Schell, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Wisconsin 

HEPATITIS B VACCINE AND AUTOIMMUNE MECHANISMS FOR INJURY

Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D.

Professor of Cell Biology
Baylor College of Medicine 

MHC GENES AND AUTOIMMUNITY

William Hildebrand, Ph..D.

Assistant Professor
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 

CHALLENGES TO DEVELOPING SAFER VACCINES

Ronald Kennedy, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center   

BREAK 

CHEMOKINES, CYTOKINES, VIROKINES: PLAUSIBLE MECHANISMS FOR

VACCINE RELATED NEUROIMMUNE DYSFUNCTION

Candace Pert, Ph.D.

Research Professor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Georgetown University 

INFECTIOUS DISEASE, VACCINATION AND CHROMOSOMAL CHANGE

Howard Urnovitz, Ph,D.

Founder and Science Director
Chronic Illness Research Foundation 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - “The Science, Policy and Ethics of Vaccination

Barbara Loe Fisher,

President and Co-Founder
National Vaccine Information Center 

5:00 p.m.                ADJOURN* 

8:00 p.m.                 GALA DINNER

GUEST SPEAKER: Congressman Dan Burton

Chairman, House Government Reform Committee
United States Congress

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

8:30 a.m.  “MEDICAL POLICY: THE NEED FOR CHANGE  

EPIDEMIOLOGY OF VACCINE-INDUCED DIABETES

J. Barthelow Classen, M.D.

Founder & CEO
Classen Immunotherapies, Inc. 

PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE AND OTITIS MEDIA

Erdem Cantekin, Ph.D.

Professor of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh 

NEURODEVELOPMENTAL EFFECTS OF MERCURY

Ted Schettler, M.D., M.P.H.

Science Director
Science and Developmental Health Network 

BREAK 

MATERNAL VACCINATION AND AUTISM

Edward Yazbak, M.D.

Past Director and President of Medical Staff
Department of Pediatrics
Woonsocket Hospital, Rhode Island 

ANTHRAX VACCINE AND NEUROIMMUNE DYSFUNCTION

Meryl Nass, M.D.

Private Practice in Internal Medicine
Freeport, Maine

CHALLENGING MASS VACCINATION POLICIES: AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE   

Robert Johnston, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director, Undergraduate Studies
Department of History
Yale University 

12:00- 12:45                LUNCH 

POLIO VACCINE AND HIV: IS THERE A CONNECTION?

Walter Kyle, Attorney 

PRODUCT LIABILITY AND FEDERAL REGULATION: A MATTER OF LIABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY”

SWINE FLU VACCINE: WHAT WENT WRONG   

James Turner, Attorney

 POLIO VACCINE, PRODUCT LIABILITY AND FAILURE TO REGULATE

Stanley Kops, Attorney 

BREAK  

WHO IS MINDING THE PUBLIC TRUST?”

CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN VACCINE RESEARCH, LICENSING & POLICYMAKING Michael Belkin, Wall Street Financial Advisor and Parent

Michael Horwin, Former Health Care Consultant and Parent 

“WHEN HUMAN RIGHTS CONFLICT WITH GOVERNMENT POLICY:WHAT YOU CAN DO” 

DEFENDING THE RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION TO VACCINATION

James Filenbaum, Attorney 

WORKING THE SYSTEM IN YOUR STATE TO REFORM VACCINATION LAWS

Dawn Richardson, Co-founder & President, PROVE 

5:00 p.m.                ADJOURN*  

*THERE WILL BE SCHEDULED QUESTION AND ANSWERS PERIODS WITH SPEAKERS  AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION  DURING ALL THREE DAYS  

MONDAY, September 11 

8:30 a.m.          BUSES LEAVE FOR CAPITOL HILL

                            (Visit Your Legislator)  

REGISTRATION:
There is limited space - first come, first serve basis.
(Our 1997 conference sold out in 1 month!) 

NVIC members can register for $150 per person. Non-members can register for $165.  (includes the Saturday night dinner, breakfast and entrance to all presentations and exhibits. The Friday night fundraising dinner is an extra donation of $100 and will be used to fund independent scientists conducting vaccine safety research. 

To guarantee the low $123 per night hotel rate, pre-registration is important.  Reservations must be made by August 14, 2000 by calling 1-800-468-9090. 

World Wide Travel is the official travel agency handling airfare bookings.  Call them at 1-800-378-1266 to find the lowest fare to Washington, D.C.  (Ask for Vaccine Conference) 

Some babysitting and special tours for family members available.

Please become a "Conference Angel" by making an extra donation. By becoming an Angel, you will be entitled to all sessions, all meals including the special fundraising dinner dedicated to raising urgently needed research funds for vaccine safety.


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