Thank you to all the wonderful Panelists who have agreed and committed to participate in the One Conversation event. As of September 24, 2018, some panelists have changed. Topics pertaining to vaccinations are often controversial and have a tendency to light emotional responses in some people. The motive behind One Conversation has always been to remove the barriers which divide, address YOUR questions and explore scientific responses with various perspectives represented. Due to heavy outside influences and coercion from respected national medical organizations (whose main concern is maintaining only one message of vaccine importance and safety to ensure public compliance), several panelists have since chosen to withdrawal from to the event.
One Conversation is more committed than ever to present to you scientific information and clarification to the questions which are asked the most. Block 2 of the event will be the "Scientific Block" and Block 3 will be the "Conversation Block" in which clarifications will take place.
The differences between vaccination versus natural immunity will be discussed along with many other pressing topics. Please join us for an engaging evening filled with valuable information, dynamic conversation and an incredible panel!
FEATURED GUEST PANELISTS:
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Dr. Bob Sears, MD
Dr. Bob Sears a father of three, author of The Vaccine Book and seven other books, and co-founder of Immunity Education Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing balanced and complete information about vaccines, infectious diseases, and public health issues.
“Dr. Bob,” as he likes to be called by his little patients, earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1995 and did his pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He continues to practice pediatrics at his office in Dana Point, CA, where he provides a combination of alternative and traditional medical care. He has a passion for healthy natural living and incorporates this knowledge into his style of disease treatment and prevention by limiting antibiotic use, committing to breastfeeding success for his little patients, using science-based natural treatment approaches whenever possible, and focusing on good nutrition and immune system health.
By having one of very few pediatric offices in Orange County, CA, that accepts families who don’t follow the CDC schedule of vaccinations, Dr. Bob has had the unique opportunity to observe how these naturally-minded families grow and thrive in today’s world.
With the new threat of mandatory vaccination laws, Dr. Bob’s new mission is to ensure that all families worldwide receive complete, objective, and un-doctored informed consent before they choose vaccination and that people everywhere retain the freedom to make healthcare decisions for themselves and their children.
Dr. Christopher A. Shaw, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Christopher A. Shaw, Ph.D is a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia, with cross appointments to the Department of Pathology and the Programs in Experimental Medicine and Neuroscience. He has served as a member of ALS Canada research committee and was a member of the scientific advisory board of the Public Health Agency of Canada on neurological diseases. He is the author of over 300 articles, reviews, and abstracts. He is the author of a book on the nature of neurological diseases, Neural Dynamics of Neurological Disease (Wiley 2017). Ongoing projects in his laboratory focus on potential therapeutics for ALS, on models of the Guamanian neurological disorder, ALS-PDC, and on the role of aluminum in neurological disorders across the lifespan. In recent years, his group has investigated the impact of aluminum adjuvants in animal models of ALS and autism spectrum disorder. Chris served as a front line medic with a Canadian NGO during the liberation of Mosul, Iraq, in 2017.
Dr. Toni Bark, MD, MHEM, LEED, AP
Founder and Medical Director for The Center for Disease Prevention & Reversal
Dr. Bark earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Rush Medical College in 1986. She completed her Pediatric internship at NYU and Pediatric residency at University of Illinois. She trained in rehab medicine and has a Masters Degree in Medical Disaster Preparedness and Response from Boston University Medical School. She is a former Director of the Pediatric Emergency Room at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Bark has worked as an expert witness in the federal vaccine court and as an adverse event expert in family courts. She has been in private practice in Chicago, Illinois since 1994.
Dr. David Lewis PhD
Research Microbiologist; Research Director & Science Advisory Board Member - Focus for Health Foundation
Dr. Lewis is an internationally recognized research microbiologist whose work on public health and environmental issues, as a senior-level Research Microbiologist in EPA’s Office of Research & Development and member of the Graduate Faculty of the University of Georgia, has been reported in numerous news articles and documentaries from TIME magazine and Reader’s Digest to National Geographic.
He is Senior Science Advisor to the National Whistleblower Center and a member of its Board of Directors.
As a senior-level (GS-15) research microbiologist for EPA’s Office of Research & Development, Dr. Lewis used DNA-fingerprinting in the late 1990s to study the effects of global climate change on the breakdown of pesticides by bacteria. This research, which he published in Nature, was awarded EPA’s Science Achievement Award. EPA officials who developed the Agency’s sewage sludge regulations, however, moved to shut down his research when he began investigating illnesses and deaths linked to EPA programs promoting the agricultural use of processed sewage sludge. Nevertheless, his research in this area prompted the CDC to issue guidelines protecting workers handling processed sewage sludge.
Dr. Lewis is an internationally recognized research microbiologist who discovered, at the University of Georgia (UGA) in the early 1990s, that the AIDS virus could be transmitted by certain types of dental equipment that dentists share between patients. His research, published in Lancet and Nature Medicine, led to the current heat-sterilization standard for dentistry worldwide.
Dr. Lewis’ work has been covered in numerous news articles, editorials, and documentaries in a wide variety of professional, scientific and popular publications, and broadcasts including Science, Lancet, JAMA, The Scientist, National Geographic, Reader's Digest, Voice of America, Paul Harvey, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, London Times, NPR’s All Things Considered, PBS Healthweek, PBS Technopolitics, CBS Evening News, ABC's Primetime Live, and BBC Panorama.
Founder of Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center
Founder of Mastering Vaccine Info Boot Camp and Educational Portals
Former Director of the Emergency Department at Blanchard Valley Regional Hospital Center
Prior to her career in alternative medicine, Dr. Tenpenny served as Director of the Emergency Department at Blanchard Valley Regional Hospital Center in Findlay, Ohio, from 1987 to 1995. In 1994, she and a partner opened OsteoMed, a medical practice in Findlay limited to the specialty of osteopathic manipulative medicine. In 1996, Dr. Tenpenny moved to Strongsville, Ohio, expanding her practice to include traditional, complementary and preventive medicine.
Dr. Tenpenny is board certified in three medical specialties. She was boarded in Emergency Medicine from 1995 to 2006. She chose to not re-certify in Emergency Medicine – a time consuming and expensive undertaking – because she never plans to work again within Emergency Medicine. She has been board certified in Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (AOBNMM) since 1995 and became board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine in 2012 (ABIHM).
Dr. Tenpenny`s special interest is chronic pain and a unique approach to chronic diseases and cancer. She has taken advanced studies in women`s health, breast thermography, bio-identical hormone use and thyroid-adrenal balancing. She is excited about developing The Breast Health Center at TIMC, using MammaCare® technology and thermography to improve the health of breasts in women of all ages.
Dr. James Lyons-Weiler, PhD
CEO of the Institute of Pure and Applied Knowledge
Research scientist and author of “Cures vs. Profits“, “Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism“, and “Ebola:An Evolving Story” Dr. Lyons-Weiler is a long-time veteran in the areas of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and evolutionary biology. He earned a PhD in Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology, and won a US DOE/Sloan Postdoc in Computational Molecular Biology at Pennsylvania State University under the mentorship of Drs. Webb Miller and Masatoshi Nei. He has served as faculty, Senior Research Scientist, and Scientific Director in support of translational research, systems biology, sequence analysis, and the creation of novel algorithmic solutions for the analysis of complex and challenging data.
Dr. Gayle DeLong, PhD
Associate Professor of Economics and Finance in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at Baruch's Zicklin School of Business.
Dr. DeLong has published in leading journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Financial Management, and Journal of Financial Research. Research interests incAssociate Professor of Economics and Finance in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. lude bank acquisitions, regulatory capture, and conflicts of interest.
Mother of two children with Autism.
Publications include: Conflicts of interest in vaccine safety research. Accountability in Research, 19, 65-88.
A positive association found between autism prevalence and childhood vaccination uptake across the U.S. population. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A/Taylor & Francis, 74(14), 903-916.
A lowered probability of pregnancy in females in the USA aged 25-29 who received a human papillomavirus vaccine injection. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Pages 661-674 | Received 05 Aug 2017, Accepted 14 May 2018, Published online: 11 Jun 2018
Host and Producer of the Highwire
Del Bigtree is one of the preeminent voices of the vaccine risk awareness movement around the world. He is the founder of the non-profit, Informed Consent Action Network, and host of a rapidly growing internet talk show The HighWire, boasting over 33 million views to date. Del’s multi-pronged approach incorporates legal, legislative, and media actions to expose the fraud, lies, and conflicts of interest that have allowed the pharmaceutical industry to evade standardized safety testing for vaccines.
Del’s foray into the vaccine issue was anything but intentional. After spending a decade celebrating great doctors, cutting edge surgeries and medical breakthroughs as a producer on The Dr. Phil Show and the CBS medical talk show, The Doctors, it was a routine investigation into the story of a whistleblower at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that catapulted Del into the vaccine debate. Del put his career on the line and left network television to make one of the most controversial documentaries in history: Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe.
Del is now one of the most sought after public speakers in the natural health arena, often gathering audiences in the thousands who travel from around the world to be inspired by his unique blend of passion, wit, and scientific expertise. He has worked directly with the likes of Robert Kennedy Jr., Robert DeNiro, and Jenny McCarthy, and was an official member of the 2017 Kennedy Vaccine Safety Delegation at the National Institute of Health arranged by President Trump. He is the recipient of multiple awards including an Emmy Award as a producer on The Doctors, Best Drama at the New York Television Festival, and the Health Freedom Hero Award from the National Health Freedom Federation, the oldest natural health organization in America. He has appeared on several primetime news networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX and has been interviewed by countless radio and Internet personalities ranging from Tom Hartman to David Knight of Infowars.
Dr. Chen, MD, MS, FACP, FIDSA -- CANCELLED
Dr. Chen is an adult infectious disease physician-scientist with a specific interest in clinical vaccinology. He is Chief of the Adult Clinical Studies section within the Center for Vaccine Development and Director of the UMB Travel Medicine Practice.
Dr. Mosley, PhD -- CANCELLED
BS and MS in Microbiology
Professor Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience.
Director, CT/SPECT Core Facility
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Associate Member, Cancer Genes and Molecular Regulation Program
Chief, Movement Disorder Program
Center for Neurovirology and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology.
Dr. Mosley's research interests include efforts to harness the immune system to slow or halt the progression of Parkinson's disease; Alzheimer's; Inflammation and Allergic Encephalitis. He is also associated with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Dr. Brown, MD, FACOG -- CANCELLED
Professor and Associate Director of Gynecologic Oncology
Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health
Charlotte, North Carolina
Dr. Brown is a board certified gynecologic oncologist with 16 years of experience treating women with gynecologic cancers. She has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, 22 book chapters, has edited a textbook, and has lectured and taught on 5 continents. She will serve as the President of the AAGL in 2020, and her goal is to help eradicate cancer in women.
Dr. Stringer, Jr., MD -- CANCELLED
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Department of Medicine
Georgia AIDS Education and Training Center
Dr. Harold Stringer is an infectious disease specialist in Atlanta, Georgia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Grady Memorial Hospital and Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Mississippi School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 35 doctors at Grady Memorial Hospital and one of 5 at Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center who specialize in Infectious Disease.
Dr. Kinch, PhD -- CANCELLED
Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, Center for Research Innovation in Business,
and Professor of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine
Dr. Kinch examines the practices and organizations involved in research and development of new therapeutic agents and devices. Specifically, he has evaluated people and organizations involved in the preclinical and clinical activities necessary for the approval of an FDA-approved drugs or devices. His work has further evaluated how these activities have changed over time, as well as the fate of the organizations and individuals that have contributed to an FDA-approved product.
In 2010, Michael was recruited to lead drug discovery at Yale University, where he began to research the history of the pharmaceutical industry, which culminated in his first book, "A Prescription for Change" (UNC Press; 2016). Since 2014, Michael has been helping promote innovation and entrepreneurship at Washington University in St Louis, where he leads the Centers for Research Innovation in Biotechnology and Drug Discovery. His second book, "Between Hope and Fear" (Pegasus Books; 2018), conveys a history of vaccines and the rise of anti-vaccine movements. A third book, "End of the Beginning" (Pegasus Book; Spring 2019), provides an approachable overview of new breakthrough immune therapies for cancer that could presage the imminent eradication of the disease.
Dr. Roe, PhD --CANCELLED
Principal Investigator and Associate Professor
Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Department of Neurology
Dr. Catherine Roe is currently an associate professor at the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in the Department of Neurology. She completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Purdue and a Master’s and Ph.D at Southern Illinois University in Psychology. Her research interests are in the use of biomarkers for detection of preclinical and symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease (AD); in the prediction of AD-associated outcomes on an individual basis, and in associations between AD biomarkers and “non-cognitive” outcomes such as driving. Dr. Roe is also interested in how brain and cognitive reserve, mood, physical decline and neuropsychological factors impact both persons who are cognitively normal and persons with symptomatic AD. She is the PI of an NIH/NIA grant investigating preclinical AD and driving performance as well as other grants that examine naturalistic driving outcomes.
Dr. Hawkes, PhD -- CANCELLED
Dr. David Hawkes is a molecular virologist who undertook his PhD on HIV at the Burnet Institute. He has worked in a range of areas of virology including holding post-doctoral fellow positions at the University of Melbourne and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Medical Research, and as a visiting fellow at the University of Bristol, UK. He has published extensively, including in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as the Medical Journal of Australia, Vaccine and Nature. His current focus is the transition to a HPV-based cervical screening program and he has been an active member on several advisory committee covering the implementation and safety of the new National Cervical Screening Program. In his spare time he is a passionate advocate for vaccination.
Dr. Christopher A. Shaw, Ph.D
Mr. Wynter is a prominent Radio Personality in Atlanta. His talk show, "The Shelley Wynter Show", airs on The New Talk 106.7 FM weekday mornings from 6:00am to 9:00am and is described as "Real talk, real music, for really smart people."
Mr. Wynter is passionate about interviewing guests and gaining knowledge through their expertise, knowledge and conversation. He is skilled at knowing which questions are best elicited to further the conversation to deeper levels while simultaneously expressing his unique talents for active listening, empathy and compassion for his guests.
We are honored and thrilled for Mr. Wynter's enthusiastic participation as a Moderator who truly embodies the persona of a curious citizen eager to learn.
A mother of two, Dr. Kroner has worked tirelessly to best utilize her expertise in Educational Therapy and Psychology to assist children and adults with developmental disorders and learning disabilities.
A mother of five young children with a previous life working in Pharmaceuticals. Britney is passionate about learning current scientific information on a regular basis.