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Controlling Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: From Elimination to Eradication

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Controlling Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: From Elimination to Eradication

March 25, 2020 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Widespread vaccination efforts have led to the elimination of infectious diseases such as polio and measles in certain regions. However, eradication requires sustained and adaptable efforts to interrupt transmission in all populations and ensure pathogens are not reintroduced. To date, only one infectious disease that affects humans has been eradicated—smallpox. This session will explore various strategies used to control vaccine-preventable diseases, with the goal of elimination and, ultimately, eradication.


March 25
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Natasha S. Crowcroft, MD, MS, MRCP
Job Title:
University of Toronto
Walter A. Orenstein, MD
Job Title:
NFID Past-President; Associate Director, Emory Vaccine Center
Emory University
Gregory A. Poland, MD
Job Title:
Mary Lowell Leary Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Mayo Clinic and Foundation