On January 12, we encourage our faculty, staff and students to attend TEDxFSCJ’s latest salon, “Vaccinating the Future,” which will explore the critical role vaccines play in promoting public health. Join the conversation with cutting-edge researchers and dedicated public health workers committed to growing healthy communities.
Co-hosted by professors Dr. Dianne Fair and Dr. Lourdes Norman-McKay, the salon will provide insight into how a vaccine is brought to market, how vaccines are tested for safety, the challenges of getting vaccines to the public and new hope for using vaccines to fight cancer.
Recent advances in vaccine research have laid the groundwork for addressing many of the key public health issues of the 21st century. Yet vaccines have also proved a source of popular misunderstanding, and ever-new outbreaks of infectious disease challenge researchers and practitioners alike to keep pace with a globally interconnected health environment.
The evening includes a panel discussion with Dr. Keith Knutson, a leading cancer researcher at the Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Pauline Rolle, the medical director of the Florida Department of Health in Duval County.
The salon takes place at the Deerwood Center Performance Theatre, Room G-1709, from 6 – 8 p.m. If you’d like to attend, you can register at TEDxFSCJ Eventbrite. For more information, visit tedxfscj.com.