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Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Meeting Agenda

Held  Monday, July 16, 2001 in Cambridge, MA


Organized by the the National Academies Institute of Medicine


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  • Welcome and Introductions
    • Marie McCormick, MD, ScD
    • Chair, Immunization Safety Review Committee
    • Audiocast


  • Risk Assessment of Thimerosal in Childhood Vaccines
    • Leslie K. Ball, MD
    • Division of Vaccines and Related Product Applications
    • Office of Vaccines Research and Review
    • Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
    • Food and Drug Administration
    • Audio Presentation


  • History of Thimerosal Concern and Comparative Policy Actions
      • Slides
      • Gary L. Freed, MD
      • The Percy and Mary Murphy Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health Delivery
      • Director, Division of General Pediatrics
      • Professor of Health Management and Policy
      • University of Michigan
      • Audio Presentation


    • Margie Andreae, MD
      • Associate Director for Clinical Services
      • Division of General Pediatrics
      • University of Michigan
      • Audio Presentation


    • Biologic Plausibility and Planned Research
      • Jane M. El-Dahr, MD
      • Head, Section of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology
      • Tulane University Health Sciences Center
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      • Slides
      • Audio Presentation


    • David S. Baskin, MD


      • The Role of Heavy Metals in Autism


      • Pharmacokinetic Modeling of Hair Mercury Levels from Thimerosal
      • Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) Screening Study and Follow-up Analysis with Harvard Pilgrim Data
        • Thomas Verstraeten, MD, MSc
        • EIS Officer, National Immunization Program
        • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
        • Protocol for National Immunization Program Study on Thimerosal
          • Paul Stehr-Green, DrPH, MPH
          • Associate Professor of Epidemiology
          • University of Washington School of Community Medicine and Public Health


          • William Thompson, PhD
            • (for Q&A period only)
            • Epidemiologist, National Immunization Program
            • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


          • Seychelles Islands Study
            • Gary Myers, MD
            • Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
            • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
            • Faroe Islands Study
              • Philippe Grandjean, MD, DMSc
              • Institute of Community Health
              • Odense University, Denmark
              • Audio Presentation


            • In Vitro Studies of Thimerosal Toxicity
              • Comparative Toxicology of Ethyl and Methyl Mercury
                • George Lucier, PhD
                • Former Director, Environmental Toxicology Program
                • National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences
                • Rising Incidence of Autism: Association with Thimerosal
                  • NIH Studies on Thimerosal
                    • Polly Sager, PhD
                    • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
                    • National Institutes of Health


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