A Virtual Conversation with Dr. Paul Offit, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Friday, September 25, 2 pm ET on Zoom
- Will there be a second wave of COVID-19 and what will it look like?
- How accurate are the tests for COVID-19 and antibodies?
- Is it safe to eat indoors with limited capacity and social distancing?
We at Science Writers in New York (SWINY) are very excited to have the opportunity to spend time once again with Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a frequent guest on CNN, the Today Show and almost every media outlet discussing all aspects of COVID-19.
On September 25th, Science Writers in New York invites you to join us on Zoom for a conversation with SWINY co-chair David Levine and Dr. Offit, who will discuss life with COVID-19 six months after the initial lockdown in most states. He will answer your questions about whether there will be a second wave, Covid-19 illness and antibody tests and what science tells us about how safe it is (or not) to go to a gym, eat at a restaurant and take a plane.
Paul A. Offit, MD, is the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of many awards including the J. Edmund Bradley Prize for Excellence in Pediatrics from the University of Maryland Medical School, the Young Investigator Award in Vaccine Development from the Infectious Disease Society of America, and a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Offit has published more than 160 papers in medical and scientific journals in the areas of rotavirus-specific immune responses and vaccine safety. He is also the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq, recommended for universal use in infants by the CDC. For this achievement Dr. Offit received the Luigi Mastroianni and William Osler Awards from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the Charles Mérieux Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases; and was honored by Bill and Melinda Gates during the launch of their Foundation’s Living Proof Project for global health.
Friday, September 25
2 to 3 pm ET