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EVENT: Physicians for Informed Consent Hosts Major Vaccine Safety Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 15, 2017
Contact: pr@picphysicians.org 

Physicians for Informed Consent Hosts Major Vaccine Safety Conference
Registration Now Open for Public Educational Conference

Los Angeles, Calif. — Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC), the newly formed nonprofit organization dedicated to safeguarding informed consent in vaccination, has announced open registration for its Inaugural Meeting & Luncheon. Doctors, scientists, and attorneys will join dedicated parents and distinguished groups in the community to discuss vaccination safety issues and the need to preserve informed consent for all medical procedures, including vaccination. This public meeting, hosted by PIC, will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Costa Mesa, CA, on March 12, 2017.

The Inaugural PIC Meeting & Luncheon


8:30AM Physician Panel: How to Evaluate Patients for Vaccine Adverse Events
Paul Thomas, M.D. – Pediatrics
Kelly Sutton, M.D. – Internal Medicine
Bob Sears, M.D. – Pediatrics
Pejman Katiraei D.O. – Pediatrics
Ken Stoller, M.D. – Hyperbarics
Stacia Kenet, M.D. – Pediatrics
Edmond Sarraf, M.D. – Pediatrics
LeTrinh Hoang, D.O. – Pediatrics

9:30AM Legal Panel
Richard Jaffe, Esq.
Jacques Simon, Esq.
Greg Glaser, Esq.
Diane Miller, Esq.

11:00AM Keynote Speaker – Gary Goldman, Ph.D.
Misadventures with the Chickenpox Vaccine
Dr. Gary Goldman will present his Varicella vaccine findings and whistleblower experience as a lead analyst in the Antelope Valley Varicella Active Surveillance Project (VASP) between 1995-2002.

Noon: Organic Luncheon, Social Activities, and Jane Orient, M.D., Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS)

1:00PM A Pediatrician’s Perspective On Mandatory Vaccination Laws
Paul Thomas, M.D.

1:30PM SB277 Frequently Asked Questions
Greg Glaser, Esq.

2:00PM From Nuremberg to California: Why Informed Consent Matters in the 21st Century
Barbara Loe Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center

3:00PM Classroom Herd Immunity vs. Lifelong Immunity
Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D. in Immunology

4:00PM A Conversation on Leadership and Creating Cultural Change
MADD founder, Candace Lightner, and PIC founder, Shira Miller, M.D.

5:00PM Physician Panel Highlights and All-Speakers Q&A
Bob Sears, M.D.
Letrinh Hoang, D.O.
Edmond Sarraf, M.D.
Kelly Sutton, M.D.
Stacia Kenet, M.D.
Ken Stoller, M.D.


Registration opening soon. Follow the PIC Meeting & Luncheon on Facebook >>
Please contact Dr. Shira Miller for sponsorship opportunities: drmiller@picphysicians.org

Candace Lightner of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), public health researcher Gary Goldman, Ph.D., immunologist Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D., and pediatrician Paul Thomas, M.D., are among the extensive and distinguished line-up of speakers.

PIC is a nonprofit organization that was formed after the passing of CA SB277, a law that mandates all children be vaccinated on the same schedule in order to attend both public and private school—effectively eliminating informed consent for vaccination. PIC asserts that mandating vaccines is unethical and threatens public health and safety because the science is not settled.

“Vaccine mandates endanger public health,” said Dr. Shira Miller, PIC founder and president. “A growing number of physicians, scientists, attorneys, and other community leaders are advocating for scientific integrity, and the right to informed consent for vaccination, just like all other medical procedures. We are pleased to provide the much-needed platform for education on infectious disease, the immune system, and informed consent.”

Vaccine injury is under-recognized and poorly publicized. Despite the estimate that less than 10 percent of injuries are ever reported, the government has awarded $3.2 billion to victims of vaccine injury through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Vaccine makers themselves, in addition to physicians, have been indemnified from liability for vaccine injuries since 1986.

Physicians for Informed Consent is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt resource for doctors, scientists, and parents who seek to preserve informed consent and limit government involvement in medical decision-making. PIC works to eliminate mandatory vaccination laws in California and throughout the United States. To view the entire Inaugural Meeting & Luncheon schedule and register for the event, visit physiciansforinformedconsent.org.


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