NPC Headliners Book Event: Dr. Paul Offit & "Bad Advice"
October 29, 2018 6:30 PM
Location: Conference Rooms
Dr. Paul Offit, an award-winning expert on vaccines, immunology and virology and co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine credited with saving hundreds of lives every day, will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Monday, October 29, to discuss his latest book: “Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians and Activists Aren’t Your Best Source of Health Information.”
In “Bad Advice,” Dr. Offit uses harrowing and often humorous stories from his own experiences as one of the countries’ top pediatricians and leading vaccine advocates to illustrate why scientists must hone their communication skills and fight back against politicians and celebrity activists who use their gift of gab to spread overly simplistic and often misleading or downright false information to the public about what is good for them and what is not.
This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s Conference Rooms, and will feature a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members and $10 for the general public. When purchasing tickets for this event online, buyers will also have the option of purchasing copies of the book at check-out.
Books will also be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the non-profit affiliate of the Club, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, so we kindly ask that you leave all outside books and memorabilia at home.
About the Author:
Paul A. Offit, M.D., is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, is a Board Member of Every Child by Two and is a founding member of the Autism Science Foundation. In April 2018 was awarded the Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal, given annually the Sabin Gold Medal recognizes those who have made extraordinary contributions in the field of vaccinology. In addition to “Bad Advice,” Offit has authored eight other books including “Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure,” and “Pandora’s Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong.”
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