Troubled by the decades-long rise of the influential anti-vaccine community and their narrative around childhood vaccines and autism, Houston pediatrician Peter J. Hotez now presents evidence for the genetic basis of autism. He illustrates how the neurodevelopmental pathways of autism are under way before birth, asserting that vaccines definitely do not cause autism—and did not cause his own daughter’s autism.
- Moderator: Jennifer Stayton
- Book Signing: 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Texas Monthly TBF Book Signing Tent, Congress Avenue
- Cirrus Logic STEM Track
Peter Hotez, Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism: My Journey As a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician, and Autism Dad