January 4

Now's No Time to be a Chicken: Challenges to an Effective Response to Bird Flu in the United States
Nancy Cox, PhD
Branch Chief -- Influenza, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

James T. Matthews, PhD
Senior Director, Health and Science Policy
Sanofi Pasteur

Focus: Epdidemiology, Translational Science, Policy

February 1

What a Long Strange Trip it's Been: A Close Look at Two New Rotavirus Vaccines -- Has Their Time Finally Arrived?
Guillermo M Ruiz-Palacios MD
Professor and Head, Department of Infectious Diseases
National Institut of Medical Science and Nutrition
Mexico City, Mexico

Roger Glass, MD, PhD
Chief, Viral Gastroenteritis Section
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
VDC Member since March, 1999

Focus: Clinical Science, Policy

March 1

It Takes More Than a Village: The Status of Global Polio Eradication Efforts in the 21st Century
Stephen Cochi, MD
Acting Director, National Immuinization Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Focus: Epidemiology, Policy

April 5

A Tale of Two Herpesviruses: Lessons for Vaccinologists
Barry T Rouse, DVM, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology
University of Tennessee
VDC Member since January, 2006

Focus: Basic Science, Clinical Science

May 3

The Perils of Papilloma: Building a Vaccine to Prevent HPV-related Cancer — Is it Possible?
Kevin Ault, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Eliav Barr, MD
Senior Director of Medical Research, Merck Research Laboratories

Focus: Translational Science


Summer Vacation 2006
Starring: 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 6

Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax: The Origin, Impact, and Control of 19th Century Smallpox in the New World through the First Large Scale Mass Vaccination Campaign in History
Carlos Franco-Paredes, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Emory University School of Medicine

Clinical Researcher, Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez

Focus: History

October 4

Pursuing a 'Holey' Grail: Two Decades of the AIDS Vaccine Quest
Mark Mulligan, MD
Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Research Domain Scientific Director, Emory CFAR Vaccine Development & Testing
Associate Director for Clinical Trials, Emory Vaccine Center

Carlos del Rio, MD
Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Vice Chair for Grady Affairs, Department of Medicine,
Co-Director, Emory CFAR
Director, Emory AIDS International Training and Research Program

Focus: Translational Science

November 2 (Combined Meeting with the Triangle Lecture Series)

The Wind Beneath Their Wings: The Current Status of Pandemic Flu Vaccine
Linda Lambert, PhD
Chief, RDB
National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH

Focus: Policy

December 4

Stop Needling Me: Progress Toward Painless Vaccination using Microneedle Patches
Mark Prausnitz, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology

Focus: Clinical Science