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Controlling Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: From Elimination to Eradication

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Controlling Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: From Elimination to Eradication

June 19, 2020 at 3:30 PM - 4:45 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.

Details

Date:
June 19
Time:
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Speakers

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