Speaker: Dr. Allison McGeer
Very few people believe that the earth is flat, but many people believe that vaccines cause autism. This talk will use the frame of vaccines to talk about science and the interaction between science, belief and public policy. Why is it so hard to interpret and apply scientific evidence about vaccination?
Dr. Allison McGeer, MD MSc FRCPC, is a Microbiologist & Infectious Disease Consultant, Director of Infection Control, and Director, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Program at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is also Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto.
Dr. McGeer trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Toronto, then completed a fellowship in hospital epidemiology at Yale New Haven Hospital in 1989/90.
She is currently a member of the Canadian National Advisory Committee on Immunization, and the Infection Control Subcommittee of the Ontario Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee. Her areas of research interest are the epidemiology of influenza infection, the prevention of healthcare associated infection, and antimicrobial resistance.
space is limited at this seminar: guests please register
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