The End Game

This talk traces the history of the autism epidemic from its origins in the 1988/1989 developed-world birth cohorts through the risk for children born today and into predictions for future prevalence rates. It charts the revolutionary shift from medical dogma to the validation of parental insights. It offers solutions in place of conflict and paths to healing and prevention. The implications for the future of the practice of medicine and science will be discussed in the context of dealing with controversy in situations where policy and profit are influential factors. Its messages will be ignored by those in power and the more dire of its predictions will result.

Andrew Wakefield, MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath, is an academic gastroenterologist. He received his medical degree from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (part of the University of London) in 1981, one of the fourth generation of his family to have studied medicine at that teaching hospital.