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Call In: June 13-15 Meetings in D.C. Examine Vaccine Safety System

Safety first sign June 13-15 Meetings in D.C. Examine Vaccine Safety System

On June 13-15, 2011, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) will meet in Washington, D.C. to discuss recommendations and options for improving the nation's vaccine safety system. The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) has written and submitted comments HERE supporting independent vaccine safety oversight and is represented on an Advocacy Panel discussion during a June 13 Vaccine Stakeholder meeting.

The public can listen to the three days of open meetings via teleconference and offer comments during public comment time June 14-15.

Monday: Stakeholders Meet in Washington to Discuss Vaccine Safety System Design


June 13, 2011
Participant Call-In: 1-800-857-5054 Passcode: 2529191
Toll Number: 1-517-308-9324

9:00 a.m. Welcome, introductions, meeting purpose, agenda review, and ground rules

NVAC Chair - Guthrie Birkhead
9:30 a.m. Overview VSWG Charge 2 work to date
VSWG Co-Chairs - Tawny Buck, Marie McCormick and Andy Pavia
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Medical Association panel and discussion
Moderated by: VSWG Co-Chair Tawny Buck
Dr. Kathryn Edwards American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Bernard Gonik American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Dr. Bonnie Ward Infectious Disease Society of America
11:15 a.m. Advocacy panel and discussion
Moderated by: VSWG Co-Chair Dr. Marie McCormick
Richard Greenaway Every Child By Two
Barbara Loe Fisher National Vaccine Information Center
Dr. Deborah Wexler Immunization Action Coalition
Sallie Bernard Safeminds

12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Public Health panel and discussion
Moderated by: VSWG Co-Chair Dr. Andy Pavia
Jacob Mbafor National Association of City and County Health Officials
Claire Hannan Association of Immunization Managers
Dr. Evone Nwankwo American Public Health Association
Kathy Talkington Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Other Perspectives panel and discussion
Moderated by: VSWG Co-Chairs
Sara Radcliffe Biotechnology Industry Organization
Kevin Conway Esquire, Conway, Homer and Chin-Caplan, P.C.
Firm represents Vaccine Injury Compensation cases
Sarah Despres Current: Senior Officer, Pew Charitable Trusts
Former staffer for Congressman Henry Waxman
Alan Greene Pediatrician, www.drgreene.com
Paul Kim Current: Partner, Foley Hoag, LLP
Former counsel to Congressman Henry Waxman and deputy staff
for Senator Edward Kennedy
4:00 p.m. Vaccine Safety Working Group Discussion
4:45 p.m. Closing Comments
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

National Vaccine Advisory Committee Meeting
When: Tue and Wed.

Where: same as above - public comments can be made in person.


Participant Call-In: 1-800-857-5054 Passcode: 2529191



Just tuned in but the acoustics are terrible. I'm going to wait for the transcript.

Not an MD

I could not agree with you more Patrons99. This talk of "stakeholders" without any acknowledgment that it is the people who take the vaccines who are the true "stakeholders" is a slap in the face. The people who use vaccine products are the only ones who shoulder the burden of a vaccine injury, should one occur. The people are the only "stakeholders" who should matter. What a sick joke!


Drug (including vaccine) safety and "preventive" health, generally, should be privatized and made accountable solely to the consumer. FDA and CDC should be completely divested from safety because their relationship t0 pharma is intrinsic to their identity. The consumer is the only "stakeholder" that matters in drug and vaccine safety. To consider BIO (aka biotech) to be a stakeholder in the nation's vaccine safety system, is ludicrous.


For those who don't know, NVAC is THE vaccine safety scientific advisory panel to the National Institute of Health who oversees the CDC. I've listened in on the calls in the past. This is where the rubber meets the road on what the "real" concerns are re vaccines and how the NIH often ignores these experts. It's in these calls that it becomes unarguably obvious to anyone that CDC has a major propaganda machine in place because their messages are often in direct conflict with what you here from the NVAC experts. It's also shocking the dismissive tone that the NIH bureaucrats often take with the scientists that sit on this committee. Listen in and learn.

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