2:50–3:10 p.m.

Use of Preliminary Findings for Policy Decisions: The Rotavirus Vaccine Experience


Melinda Wharton, MD, MPH

Acting Deputy Director

National Immunization Program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3:10–3:25 p.m.

Questions from the Committee

3:25–3:40 p.m.


3:40–4:00 p.m.

Advocacy Group Perspective on Criteria for Releasing Preliminary Findings


Sallie Bernard

Executive Director and Co-Founder


4:00–4:15 p.m.

Questions from the Committee

4:15–4:35 p.m.

Pediatricians’ Perspective on Preliminary Findings as Evidence for Decision-Making


Julia McMillan, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Vice Chair for Pediatric Education

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

4:35–4:50 p.m.

Questions from the Committee

4:50–5:20 p.m.

Public Comment

(A sign-up sheet will be available at the registration table)

5:20–5:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks


John Bailar, MD, PhD

Committee Chair

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