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June 12, 2009
7th Annual Conference on Health, Disability, and the Law
Autism and Vaccines

Speaker: Paul Offit, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and other experts
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Wynne Courtroom, Inlow Hall, 530 West New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Patricia Hanneman at

The 7th Annual Conference on Health, Disability and the Law will be held on June 12th, 2009 at the IU School of Law-Indianapolis, and will examine "Autism and Vaccines". This conference is co-sponsored by the Hall Center for Law & Health, IU School of Law-Indianapolis, and the Riley Child Development Center, IU School of Medicine.

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Riley Kids Vaccination is an issue that continues to be a concern for many parents. While current thinking about potential causes for autism suggests an environmental component in conjunction with genetic links,carefully controlled studies have disproved a link between autism and childhood vaccinations.Our conference will provide a reasoned presentation on the issues surrounding autism and vaccination, and will discuss what the research does and does not suggest.Additional conversation will focus on the impact of the vaccination discussion on school policies and procedures, offer professionals suggestions for talking with parents about vaccines, and provide a dialogue on ethical and policy implications.

The conference keynote speaker, Dr. Paul A. Offit, MD,is chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the ChildrenÂ’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Offit also is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and professor of pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a recipient of many awards.

Up to 6.25 of hours Continuing Education Credits can be earned for licensed social workers, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed mental health counselors. The conference has been approved for up to 5.4 hours of CLE credit and up to 4.0 CRUs by the State of Indiana Department of Education.