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Department Events

Brown Bags

Brown Bag talks take place at Noon on Fridays. A schedule of upcoming History of Science Brown Bags can be viewed on the History Department Events web page.

October 13 (Tuesday) at 7:00 pm

Immunization, Public Health, and Trust:
A Roundtable on Vaccine Controversies

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. (Event Poster)

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.
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