Dr. Gregory Poland is the director of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, a state-of-the-art research group and laboratory that seeks to understand genetic drivers of viral vaccine response and application of systems biology approaches to the generation of immunity, as well as the development of novel vaccines important to public health. The Poland lab has developed the field of viral vaccine immunogenetics, the immune response network theory, and the field of vaccinomics and adversomics.
Dr. Poland holds the academic rank of professor of medicine and infectious diseases and molecular pharmacology and experimental therapeutics. He also serves as the president of the Edward Jenner Vaccine Society and is the editor-in-chief for the journal Vaccine.
Dr. Poland received his medical degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL, and completed his residency and advanced post-graduate work at the University of Minnesota/Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN. He has published more than 500 professional papers, book chapters, and editorials. He is actively and regularly sought after by both scientific and lay print, TV, and radio media for his views on vaccine policy. Dr. Poland is a popular conference and seminar speaker on the topics of vaccines, scientific literacy, vaccine hesitancy, scientific writing and publication, and biodefense.
Gregory A. Poland, MD Presentations
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.