January 5

Baby Business: Two Models of Vaccination of the Newborn Child — Measles and HIV
Michael B. McChesney, MD
Virology and Immunology Unit
California National Primate Research Center

Focus: Lab Science

February 2

From the Flintstones to the Jetsons: Changing Lanes on the Vaccine Superhighway en route to the Third Epidemiological Transition
George Armelagos, PhD
Professor and Chair, Anthropology
Emory University

Focus: History

March 2

Tummy Trouble: Challenges in Developing a Vaccine for the Norwalk Virus
Mary Estes, PhD
Professor, Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Baylor College of Medicine

Focus: Translational Science

April 6

On the Road to Timbuktu: Attenuated Salmonella Typhi and Shigella as Live Oral Vaccines and Live Vectors
Myron Levine, MD, DTPH
Chair, Medical and Scientific Advisory Council Alzheimer's Association
Currently: Director, Farber Institute for Neurosciences Thomas Jefferson University Beginning summer 2007: Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Emory University and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Neuroscience

Focus: Basic Science

May 4

Hit Me with your Best Shot: Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Effects on Invasive Pneumococcal Disease and Viral Pneumonia
Keith Klugman, PhD
Professor of Infectious Diseases
Department of International Health
Rollins School of Public Health

Cynthia Whitney, MD, MPH
Medical Epidemiologist
Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Focus: Clinical Science

June 1 (Dinner & a Movie Night)

"The Killer That Stalked New York"
Plot Outline: Police seek a smuggler while doctors, unaware she's the same person, desperately comb unprotected New York for a smallpox carrier.
Evelyn Keyes, Charles Korvin, William Bishop, & Dorothy Malone

Focus: Family Night


Summer Vacation 2005
The VDC Membership!
Wherever there is a vaccine to disseminate, a vaccine preventable disease outbreak to examine, or fun to be had with friends and family -- VDC members will be there in force!

Focus: Rest & Relaxation
Attendance: 876

September 7

Shooting Up?: Immunizations in the United States — Success, Structure, and Stress
Alan Hinman, MD, MPH
Senior Public Health Scientist
Task Force for Child Survival and Development

Focus: Policy

October 5

Kuang Chyuan Bing ("Mad Crazy Dog Disease"): Rabies in China — A Continuing Public Health Problem in the 21st Century
Zhen Fu, DVM, PhD
Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Georgia

Focus: Epidemiology

November 2

The Truth about False Particles: Pseudovirion-based Approaches to HIV Vaccines
Paul Spearman, MD
Associate Professor (Pediatrics) and Division Director:
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, and Immunology
Emory School of Medicine

Focus: Basic Science

December 7

Death in the Cannibal Islands: The History of Epidemic Measles in 19th Century Fiji
David Morens, MD
Medical Historian and Medical Epidemiologist,
National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases,
National Institutes of Health

Focus: History