9:00–9:15 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Statement


John Bailar, MD, PhD

Committee Chair

9:15–9:35 a.m.

Charge to the Committee—Second Component of Charge


Roger Bernier, PhD, MPH

Senior Advisor for Scientific Strategy and Innovation

National Immunization Program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9:35–9:50 a.m.

Questions from the Committee

9:50–10:10 a.m.

A Peer-Reviewed Journal’s Perspective on the Release of Preliminary Findings


Harold Sox, MD


Annals of Internal Medicine

American College of Physicians of Internal Medicine

10:10–10:25 a.m.

Questions from the Committee

10:25–10:40 a.m.


10:40–11:00 a.m.

When to Release Preliminary Findings: Ethical Considerations


Charles Weijer, MD, PhD, FRCPC

CIHR Investigator

Associate Professor of Bioethics, Medicine, and Surgery

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

Department of Bioethics

Dalhousie Medical School

11:00–11:15 a.m.

Questions from the Committee

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