Meet-the-Professor Session:
12. Disease Eradication Progress: Polio and Guinea Worm
Thursday, October 4, 2018: 7:15 AM-8:15 AM
Room: S 151-153

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • understand the practices of disease eradication, including the use of vaccines, water treatment, and prevention
  • understand the progress of Polio virus disease eradication
  • understand the progress of Guinea worm disease eradication
  • understand what other infectious diseases might be eradicated and the approach to doing so

Target Audience: Academicians, Clinicians, Epidemiologists, Fellows, Healthcare workers, Infection preventionists, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infectious diseases physicians, Investigators, Lab personnel, Medical students and residents, Members-in-training, Microbiologists, Public health practitioners, Researchers, Scientists, Vaccinologists

Tracks: Trainee, Pediatric ID, Investigative ID, Global ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderators:  Wesley Van Voorhis, MD PhD, University of Washington and Christina Coyle, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

7:35 AM
Progress on Polio
Walter A. Orenstein, MD, FIDSA, FPIDS

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.00 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


W. Van Voorhis, None

C. Coyle, None

Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. PDT, Wednesday Oct. 3rd with the exception of research findings presented at the IDWeek press conferences.