(photo: NVIC Co-Founders Barbara Loe Fisher and Kathi Williams)
Exploring the theme “Protecting Health and Autonomy in the 21st Century,” the non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) will sponsor the Fifth International Public Conference on Vaccination Oct. 16-18, 2020 online. The conference, which is being professionally produced, will provide an educational forum for information and perspective presented by more than 40 selected speakers from the U.S. and other countries. They will discuss a range of topics being widely discussed and debated today, from infectious diseases like COVID-19 to vaccine science, policy, law and ethics and how suppression of independent scientific inquiry and censorship of rational criticism threatens health and human rights.
According to conference coordinator NVIC co-founder and president Barbara Loe Fisher, “This conference will celebrate freedom of thought, speech, conscience and the human right to autonomy and informed consent to medical risk taking.”
Scientific Inquiry, Rational Thinking, Freedom of Speech
Over three days and evenings, presenters offering their knowledge and personal experiences will include physicians and scientists publishing in the peer reviewed medical literature, nurses, holistic health care professionals, bioethicists, representatives of faith-based communities, attorneys, authors, journalists, state legislators, environmental and civil and human rights activists, and parents of vaccine injured children.
The titles of presentations will be posted on the conference website but speaker names will not be added to the website until several weeks before the conference. A sampling of topics presented at the Fifth International Public Conference on Vaccination include:
- Redefining Vaccine Reactions to Erase Evidence of Harm
- From Masking to Mortality Rates: COVID-19 and What the Science Tells Us
- The New Technologies Driving the Creation of COVID-19 Vaccines
- HPV Vaccine Risks & Failures Are Underestimated
- Electronic Health Care Records: Tracking You From Birth to Death
- Why the Human Microbiome Matters
- Since When Did it Become A Crime To Support the Immune System?
- What Veterinary Science Tells Us About Pet Vaccines
- Mandatory Vaccination: Adults Are Next
- When Mothers Are Silenced, Children Suffer
- Pharmaceutical Companies Must Be Held Legally Accountable for Vaccine Injuries & Deaths
- Locking Down Civil Liberties in the Name of the Public Health
- What Happened to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System?
- Defending Life & Liberty In the Vaccine Culture War
- Knowledge is Power
- Take Back Control of Your Health
Staying Connected, Sharing Knowledge & Experiences
The four previous international public conferences sponsored by NVIC in 1997, 2000, 2002 and 2009 were held in a hotel in the Washington DC area, and this one was originally scheduled in a hotel as well. Due to ongoing social distancing regulations and travel restrictions, for the first time NVIC’s October 2020 conference will be held online so more people in the U.S. and around the world can participate.
“The unprecedented response by governments to the World Health Organization declaration of a coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 and the institution of physical social distancing and travel restrictions in most countries has made it very hard for people to stay physically connected,” said Loe Fisher. “The public narratives around infectious disease control measures and fast tracking of experimental vaccines makes it even more important to share our thoughts, common experiences and perspectives so we can stand strong as a national and international community of concerned citizens.“
Conference Registration Open
2020 marks the 38th year of the founding of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) by families with vaccine injured children. Dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries and deaths through public education, NVIC is the oldest and largest consumer-led non-profit organization in the U.S. publishing information on vaccines and infectious diseases and representing families whose lives have been affected by vaccine reactions, injuries and deaths.
The first 1,000 people who register for the Fifth International Public Conference on Vaccination may obtain tickets at a special price of $60 to view and secure lifetime access to presentations. There are also Starfish Sponsor opportunities for those who want to make a special donation in support of the conference, which will help NVIC keep the ticket price low.
“There are many families struggling financially right now because mothers and fathers have lost their jobs due to social distancing restrictions,” said Loe Fisher. “Families with special needs children have been especially hit hard and NVIC is committed to making this conference accessible to as many people as possible, especially those whose loved ones have suffered serious vaccine reactions and are chronically ill and disabled.”