Samy Suissa, PhD

McGill University

10:15–10:30 am


10:30–11:15 am

Risk of Multiple Sclerosis After Hepatitis B Immunization: The Nurses’ Health Study

Alberto Ascherio, MD, DrPH

Harvard University

11:15 am–12:00 pm

Risk of Demyelinating Disease After Hepatitis B Vaccination: The Vaccine Safety Datalink

Frank DeStefano, MD, MPH

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

12:00 pm–1:00 pm


1:00–1:45 pm

Possible Mechanisms for Hepatitis B Vaccine-Induced Multiple Sclerosis and Other Demyelinating Diseases

Emmanuelle Waubant, MD

University of California, San Francisco Multiple Sclerosis Center

(co-author of commissioned paper posted on IOM website)

1:45–2:30 pm

Recommendations for Newborn and Infant Hepatitis B Vaccination Historical Perspective

Neal Halsey, MD

Johns Hopkins University

Recent Analyses of Hepatitis B Viral Infections in Children

Eric Mast, MD

National Center for Infectious Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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