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Category: Vaccinations

Andrew Wakefield Conference The Origins of the Autism Epidemic
October 27, 2005

Vicky Debold, RN, PhD;
Edward Yazbak, MD;
Debbie Darnley-Fisch, MD;
Arthur Krigsman, MD.

November 17th, 2005 - 7:30 PM

Carnegie Mellon University
Mellon Institute* (4400 Fifth Avenue)
*please use the South Bellefield Avenue entrance Pittsburgh, PA 

Registration Fee: *FREE*

Presentation Overview:* Andrew Wakefield, MD, FRCS., FRCPath., will discuss his research into autism and the connection with the MMR vaccine. A moderated panel discussion will immediately follow the lecture. Panel members include: Vicky Debold, RN, PhD; Edward Yazbak, MD; Debbie Darnley-Fisch, MD; and Arthur Krigsman, MD.

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MB.BS., FRCS., FRCPath., is an academic gastroenterologist who has gained international recognition as an authority on autism. During the course of his work on childhood developmental disorders, Dr. Wakefield became increasingly convinced of the need for a research-oriented, integrated bio-medical and educational approach to these disorders in order to translate clinical benefits for affected children into measurable developmental progress; this is the driving aim of Thoughtful House. Dr. Wakefield has published 132 original scientific articles, book chapters and invited scientific commentaries and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2001. He is medical advisor to the United Kingdom charity, Visceral, and sits on the board of the U.S. charity, Medical Interventions for Autism.

*Who Should Attend:* Parents, patients, physicians, and other health care workers with an interest in autism spectrum disorders.

*Limited Seating:* Limited to the first 300 people!

*Video DVD Available:* None.

*Sponsored by:* Co-sponsored by the Carnegie Mellon University Lecture Series, a partnership between the Office of the Vice Provost for Education and the Division of Student Affairs and the Collaborative on Health and the Environment in Pennsylvania (CHE-Penn). Please direct questions regarding this lecture to the Office of the Vice Provost for Education at 412-268-8677.