Understanding and Addressing the Rise of Vaccine Hesitancy

February 7 - 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Fluno Center, Howard Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715
Cost: Free

About the event

Successes presented by immunizations are threatened — both domestically and internationally — by the rise in vaccine hesitancy. Gain insight on the importance of maintaining high levels of “community immunity,” the reasons behind this trend toward vaccine refusal, the public health impacts, and methods for trying to sustain worldwide progress in the battle against vaccine-preventable disease.

The speaker

James Conway, professor of pediatrics, UW–Madison; director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program; director, Office of Global Health, UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health; associate director, Global Health Institute, UW–Madison; medical director, UW Health Immunization Program

About the speaker

While maintaining a busy clinical practice, Conway is responsible for coordinating global health educational programs involving health-profession students at UW–Madison, as well as oversight of international programs in the UW’s School of Medicine and Public Health. He is involved in projects that help improve immunization coverage in the U.S. and abroad, and he serves on the Wisconsin Council on Immunization Practice. He currently serves as technical adviser for a five-year collaboration between the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control, working with pediatrics professional organizations worldwide on vaccine advocacy activities. Conway is also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and he received an AAP Special Achievement Award in 2009 for his global immunization projects.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Public parking is available in the Fluno Center garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street, in Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street, or in the State Street ramp at 415 N. Lake Street.

This Global Hot Spots event — brought to you by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, the Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO), and the International Division — offers a great way to stay up-to-date on current issues, connect with Badger alumni, and hear from a UW–Madison expert!

Questions? Contact Joe D’Amato ’15 at joe.damato@supportuw.org or 1-608-308-5537.

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