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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Free public lectures and Q&A by David Kirby on Vaccine / Autism link

Calling All Vaccine-Autism Critics**

David Kirby, Huffington Post

In the next two weeks, I will give three public lectures and Q&A sessions, free and open to the public, at Brown University in Providence, NYU Law School in Manhattan, and Northeastern University in Boston. (Other events are to be announced soon for New Jersey, Long Island and Southern California).

I sincerely encourage any and all vaccine-autism skeptics, critics, agnostics and cynics living in the northeastern US to please consider attending one of these talks, armed with all of your most pointed, difficult and critical questions.

For my part, I will present slides showing evidence to support and refute the link between autism, vaccines, mercury & heavy metals, air pollution and other environmental factors.

My only arguments will be that the evidence is NOT conclusive against a link, and it is premature to declare that vaccines and their ingredients have been 100% exonerated as environmental contributors to autism.

I hope to have a reasoned and enlightening public discussion with members of the audience. Among the subjects we will tackle are:

1) The Poling Case - in which the government conceded that vaccines induced autism in one little girl, and updates on other court cases.

2) Brand New Evidence - of a link between mitochondrial dysfunction and autistic regression, and evidence of mitochondrial issues in many ASD kids.

3) Research Underway - at top universities on the connection between environmental toxins, oxidative stress, glutathione depletion, neuro-inflammation and autistic encephalopathy.

4) Declarations - By the US Presidential candidates and the former NIH director that autism is epidemic and calling for more research into vaccines and mercury as possible causes.

5) Recent Studies - Linking autism spectrum disorder with heavy metals and contaminants in air pollution.

Here are the times and locations:

PROVIDENCE: Thursday, June 19 - 6:30-9:00PM
Brown University, Salomon Center, Room 101
On the Campus Green
Hosted By Wendy Fournier, President of the National Autism Association

NEW YORK CITY: Thursday, June 26 - 6:30-9:00PM
NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 204
Hosted By Mary Holland, NYU Law School

BOSTON: Friday, June 27 - 6:30-9:00PM
Northeastern University
Behrakis Health Science Building (Bldg #26) - Room 10
Hosted by Dr. Richard Deth, Northeastern University Professor of Pharmacology

This series was made possible by Generation Rescue, Autism Research Institute, National Autism Association, Coalition for SAFE MINDS, and Talk About Curing Autism.

Announcements for each event can be downloaded at - please feel free to circulate these electronically and otherwise to all interested parties.



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