On Thursday, April 4, 2019, ACVR programming will include several events to recognize the impact of inspirational women in the field of vaccinology, including the following:
Mary Lou Clements-Mann Memorial Lecture in Vaccine Sciences (8:30 AM) Anita K. M. Zaidi, MBBS,SM, Director, Vaccine Development, Surveillance, and Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases and Co-Director, Maternal Newborn Child Health Discovery and Tools Program in Global Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will present the 2019 Mary Lou Clements-Mann Memorial Lecture in Vaccine Sciences.
Robert Austrian Memorial Lecture (11:45 AM) Monica M. Farley, MD, Professor of Medicine/Infectious Diseases and Director, Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine, will present the 2019 Robert Austrian Memorial Lecture.
Panel Discussion: Recognizing Women in Vaccinology (4:00 PM) Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, Merck & Co., Inc.; Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS, RET), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Anita K. M. Zaidi, MBBS, SM, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will share experiences related to their contributions to the field of vaccinology. Panelists will discuss successes and lessons learned in addressing challenges faced throughout their careers. Gain strategies for overcoming and eliminating gender disparities in this inspiring session.
Recognizing Women in Vaccinology Reception (5:30 PM) This special two-hour networking reception will allow attendees the opportunity to network and engage in conversations about topics impacting the field of vaccinology. The reception will feature a history of the accomplishments of women in vaccinology.