Live Webcast: “Four Centuries of Vaccinology,” by Stanley A. Plotkin, MD

Stanley A. Plotkin, MDThe History of Vaccines is pleased to announce that the launch event lecture by Dr. Plotkin will be webcast live on November 3 at 6:30 pm Eastern time.

Renowned vaccinologist Stanley A. Plotkin, MD, creator of the rubella vaccine used throughout most of the world, in his lecture entitled “Four Centuries of Vaccinology,” will trace the serendipitous beginnings of vaccinology in the 1700s to its flowering in the latter half of the 20th century. Dr. Plotkin, who was an instrumental figure in the development of rubella, polio, rabies, varicella, rotavirus, anthrax, and other vaccines, will highlight the relationship of vaccinology to industrial and technological developments, as well as the special role of Philadelphia institutions and researchers in vaccine development. The event will mark the formal launch of The History of Vaccines.

View the live webcast by pointing your browser to around 6:30 pm Eastern time, Wednesday, 11/3. (We will remove the password requirement shortly before the webcast.) Or, if you’re in Philadelphia, join us at the lecture. See The College of Physicians of Philadelphia’s Events Calendar to register for the lecture.

About the Speaker

Dr. Plotkin is Emeritus Professor of the University of Pennsylvania and The Wistar Institute. His many professional awards include the Sabin Gold Medal Award, the French Legion of Honor Medal, and the Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement.