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Texas Heart Institute Grand Rounds | Peter Hotez, MD & Biykem Bozkurt, MD | Covid-19 Vaccines: Science vs Antiscience [Virtual Only Event]

April 29 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm CDT

Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, DSc (hon), FASTMH, FAAP
Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular Virology & Microbiology
Health Policy Scholar
Baylor College of Medicine;
Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics
Co-Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development;
University Professor, Baylor University;
Faculty Fellow, Hagler Institute for Advanced Study
Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs
Texas A&M University
Baker Institute Fellow in Disease & Poverty and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, Rice University
Adjunct Professor, University of Texas, School of Public Health

Biykem Bozkurt, MD
The Mary and Gordon Cain Chair and Professor of Medicine
Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development
Director, Winters Center for Heart Failure Research
Assoc. Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Vice-Chair of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

Drs. Bozkurt & Hotez will discuss the impact of vaccinating on the delta variant accelerating in the US and advancing a low-cost recombinant protein COVID-19 “people’s vaccine” for global health expected to be released for emergency use in Asia. They will also discuss new trends in antivaccine sentiments in the US and an escalating and globalizing antiscience empire.

At the conclusion of the activity a participant should be able to:

  1. Summarize the impact of the delta variant among unvaccinated populations in the United States and globally.
  2. Report on global failures or weaknesses in vaccinating low- and middle-income countries especially in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa, and our new “people’s vaccine” for global health now entering phase 3 trials.
  3. Analyze the origins of rising antivaccine sentiments and its recent shifts.

Dr. Biykem Bozkurt receives consulting fees from Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, scPharmaceuticals, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Sanofi-Aventis, Relypsa and Vifor.
Dr. Peter Hotez has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The Planning Committee has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The THI CME Staff has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The Program Reviewers has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Texas Heart Institute Grand Rounds is an esteemed tradition that attracts leading experts from around the world each year. Texas Heart Institute Grand Rounds is hosted in the Denton A. Cooley Auditorium at 6770 Bertner Avenue in Houston, TX.

Series attendees include Cardiology Fellows and Faculty, members of the Departments of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Surgery, as well as visitors from other clinical and teaching institutions in the Texas Medical Center. We live broadcast Grand Rounds for online viewing on any desktop computer or mobile device.

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Accreditation and Credit Designation

Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council or Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Questions? Contact CME@texasheart.org


April 29
12:00 pm —1:00 pm


6770 Bertner Avenue
Houston, TX 77030 United States