Renowned infectious disease and vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit to speak at OHSU Doernbecher

05/19/15  Portland, Ore.

Discussion to focus on the 1991 Philadelphia measles epidemic and religious vaccination exemptions

Media Alert


Paul A. Offit, M.D., professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will present “The Philadelphia Measles Epidemic of 1991: Lessons from the Past or Prologue to the Future” as a part of the 53rd Annual Bilderback Lecture presented at OHSU Pediatric Grand Rounds.

Offit will discuss the events surrounding one of the worst measles epidemics in Philadelphia’s history, and how the city’s legal community worked to balance public safety with individual religious rights.

Offit will be available for media interviews following the lecture.


Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8 a.m.


OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Joseph Vey Conference Center, 11th Floor
Marion Miller Auditorium
700 S.W. Campus Drive, Portland, OR 97239

The event is free and open to the public. A live stream will be available for those not able to attend.


OHSU Pediatric Grand Rounds are designed to discuss and evaluate evolving diagnostics and therapeutics as they relate to general and subspecialty pediatrics, and describe community and academic resources relevant to contemporary pediatric practice.