From our friends at the NAA NY Metro Chapter:
Date: Thursday, July 8, 2010
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Social/Networking, Light Refreshments
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Dr. Andrew Wakefield
Location: Rebecca School, 40 East 30th Street, 5th Floor, Manhattan
There is no fee and no registration required.
Dr. Andrew J. Wakefield will talk about vaccines and his recently published book, Callous Disregard, as well as his involvement with the autism community from his perspective as a medical practitioner and as a father.
Hear directly from the author's selections of this critically acclaimed (and sure to be a bestseller) book.
Engage in a Q&A with Dr. Wakefield about vaccines, the link with autism, and Callous Disregard.
Dr. Wakefield will autograph copies of Callous Disregard, which will be for sale at the event. If you already own the book, you are welcome to bring your copy for Dr. Wakefield to sign.
Dr. Wakefield, MB, BS, FR CS, FRCPath, is an academic gastroenterologist. He received his medical degree from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School (part of the University of London) in 1981, and pursued a career in gastrointestinal surgery with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease. He qualified as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1985 and in 1996 was awarded a Wellcome Trust Traveling Fellowship to study small-intestinal transplantation in Toronto, Canada. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2001. He has published over 130 original scientific articles, book chapters, and invited scientific commentaries. In the pursuit of possible links between childhood vaccines, intestinal inflammation, and neurologic injury in children, Dr. Wakefield lost his job in the Department of Medicine at London's Royal Free Hospital, his country of birth, his career, and his medical license. He and his wife, Carmel, a physician and a classical radio presenter, live in Austin, Texas, and have four children: James, Sam, Imogen, and Corin.
A special thank you to Dr. Wakefield and Skyhorse Publishing for making this evening possible.