8:00 – 8:15 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
Marie McCormick, M.D., Sc.D., Committee Chair
8:15 – 8:30 amCongressional Speakers
Congressman Dave Weldon,U.S. House of Representatives
8:30 – 9:30 amEtiologic Factors and Pathogenesis of Autism: Evidence from Clinical Studies and Animal Models
Mady Hornig, M.D., Associate Professor,Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
9:30 – 10:00 amAssociation of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and MMR Vaccine: A Systematic Review of Current Epidemiological Evidence
Kumanan Wilson, M.D., M.Sc., Division of Clinical Decision Making and Health Care, Toronto General Research Institute, Canada
10:00 – 10:30 amAge at First Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination in Children with Autism and School-Matched Control Subjects
Frank DeStefano, M.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
10:30 – 10:45 amBreak
10:45 – 11:15 amExposure to Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines in U.K. Children and Autism
Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Head, Immunisation Division, Public Health Laboratory Service, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London
11:15 – 11:45 amVaccine Safety Datalink Study: Autism Outcome
Robert L. Davis, M.D., M.P.H., University of Washington Group Health, Cooperative Departments of Pediatrics Center for Health Studies and Epidemiology
11:45 – 12:15 pmStudy of the Association Between Thimerosal-Containing Vaccine and Autism in Denmark
Anders Peter Hviid, M.Sc., Department of Epidemiology Research, State Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
12:15 – 12:45 pmAutism and Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines: Analysis of the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS)
Mark R. Geier, M.D., Ph.D., President, The Genetic Centers of America
David Geier, President of MedCon
12:45 – 1:45 pmLunch
1:45 – 2:15 pmA Toxicologist's View of Thimerosal and Autism
H. Vasken Aposhian, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona
2:15 – 2:45 pmRelation of Neurotoxic Effects of Thimerosal to Autism
David Baskin, M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine
2:45 – 3:15 pmThimerosal Exposure from Vaccines and Ethylmercury Accumulation in Nonhuman Primates
Dr. Polly Sager, Assistant Director for International Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
3:15 – 3:30 pmBreak
3:30 – 4:00 pmReduced Levels of Mercury in First Baby Haircuts of Autistic Children
Boyd Haley, Ph.D., Chairman and Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky
4:00 – 4:30 pmA Case-Control Study of Mercury Burden in Children with Autistic Disorders and Measles Virus Genomic RNA in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Children with Regressive Autism
Jeff Bradstreet, M.D., FAAFP, Adjunct Professor, Neurosciences, Stetson University, Director of Clinical Programs, International Child Development Resource Center, Florida
4:30 – 5:00 pmAutism, Vaccines, and Immune Reactions
Vijendra K. Singh, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Utah State University
5:00 – 5:30 pmPublic Comment Period
5:30 pmAdjourn

From: B, Public Meeting Agenda February 9, 2004

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Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism.
Institute of Medicine (US) Immunization Safety Review Committee.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2004.
Copyright © 2004, National Academy of Sciences.

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