Scientific Meeting


“The History of Pertussis and Pertussis Vaccines; Mistakes Made During an 111 Year Odyssey and What Some of the Mistakes Bode for the Future” 

Dr. Jim Cherry, Distinguished Research Professor of Paediatrics, UCLA 
Chair:  Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation at Public Health England

Manson Theatre 

Dr. Jim Cherry is a Professor of Paediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. His laboratory experience has focused on virology, mycoplasmology, and molecular microbiology of Bordetella species. The majority of his present work is related to the epidemiology of Bordetella pertussis worldwide and its prevention by new vaccine strategies. Dr. Cherry has been on the faculty of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for 30 years. He is a distinguished paediatrician and co-editor of Feigin and Cherry’s Textbook of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, now in the 7th edition.



The meeting is open to anyone interested in vaccines and vaccine research