Our newest Official Sponsor is GSK, one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies that wants people to do more, feel better, and live longer. And they’re coming to New Orleans to convene a very important panel discussion on Friday, from 2:45pm to 3:45pm, about their #VaccinateForLife campaign, which promotes awareness of the importance or vaccines throughout your life.
Whether you’re the father of a newborn or the son of aging parents, or both, you spend a lot of time researching vaccinations. GSK’s panel of experts is here to include dads in very important conversations about how vaccines protect our kids, our parents, and ourselves, as well as how we can remain informed healthcare consumers:
- Less than 10% of teens and young adults have received a vaccine that helps protect them against Meningitis B—an uncommon, but potentially deadly disease. During this session, we’ll hear from gold medal winning Para-athlete Nick Springer who was diagnosed with meningococcal disease, or meningitis, at the age of 14 while at summer camp.
- According to the CDC, approximately 15,000 children under the age of 5 were hospitalized because of flu complications during the 2015-16 flu season. While relatively rare, since the 2004-05 season, flu-related deaths in children reported to CDC during regular flu seasons have ranged from 37 deaths to 171 deaths. We’ll hear from Joan Mann, a mom who lost her daughter, Kendra, to flu.
- We will be joined by Pediatrician and Vice President, Director Scientific Affairs & Public Health, GSK Vaccines, Dr. Leonard Friedland, a doctor and a dad who can help you make sense of the vaccines for your family.
Join us to get the information you need to educate both your family and your audience about vaccination across the lifespan, to meet dads with firsthand knowledge of the power of vaccines, and to connect with other sandwiched dads.
GSK takes a very educational approach to working with influencers, and this session is your chance to meet the GSK team, talk about how you can further the discussion in the online dad community, and be eligible for a $150 gift card! Attendance is limited, so sign up to secure your spot!