ANNUAL

POLIO & HEALTH

Symposium

Overcoming the challenges of COVID-19 to build a global health legacy.

Sept. 26, 2020

8:00am EST

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“So long as we never give up – then polio does not stand a chance.”

 

Bill Gates at Rotary Joint District Conference, Spokane, WA

May 18, 2019

In this program, you will review the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, learn about a promising new polio vaccine, and be updated on the status of acute flaccid myelitis (a polio-like syndrome). You will also hear about progress in the development of a vaccine to prevent COVID-19, and the impact of this disease on cardiovascular health and delivery of health care in general.

 

 

You will see how the capacity built by global polio eradication strengthened the fight against the pandemic and prepared the public health workforce to prevent COVID-19 once an effective vaccine is available.

SPEAKERS

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital/ Samsky Advanced Heart Failure Clinic.

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Ashley Blackmon MS, FNP-C 

Senior Advisor to the Director, Global Immunization Division, Center for Global Health Health  Dr. Cochi is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

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Stephen L. Cochi, MD

A psychiatrist from Atlanta, is the immediate past president of the American Medical Association, and the organization’s first African American woman to hold this position.

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Patrice A. Harris,
MD, MA

Chief of staff for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

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Scott H. Kozin, M.D
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Director, Communications and Dissemination

National COVID-19 Resiliency Network

National Center for Primary Care

Morehouse School of Medicine

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Brittaney J. Bethea, MPH, CCPH
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Director of  PolioPlus, Rotary’s global effort to eradicate polio, working in partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Carol Pandak, Ed. D
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Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine and Executive Associate Dean for Emory at Grady. 

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Carlos del Rio, MD
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Founder and Director of Preventive Cardiology at the Emory Clinic . He is currently Katz Professor in Preventive Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine.

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Laurence S. Sperling, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP, FASPC 

Polio Eradication Branch Chief and the Incident Manager in the CDC Polio Emergency Response and is based in Atlanta.

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John F. Vertefeuille, Ph.D., M.H.S.

Dean and Professor of the College of Health at Clayton State University (CSU) in Morrow, Georgia. 

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Lisa Eichelberger,
Ph.d, RN
 
 

AGENDA

8:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m.

Current and Future Directions of Health Care      

Patrice Harris, M.D. M.A.

 9:30 a.m.

The Legacy of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Pathway for Progress Against COVID 19

Steve Cochi, M.D

11:30 a.m.

Impact of COVID-19 on Global Polio Eradication:

Current Status and Future Global Directions

John Vertefeuille, Ph.D.

10:15 a.m.

National COVID-19 Resiliency Network: Communication, 

Technology and Community Engagement Strategies to Mitigate the Impact on Vulnerable Communities

Brittaney J. Bethea, MPH, CCPH  

12:30 p.m.

Impact of COVID-19 on Global Polio Eradication: Implications for Rotary International

Carol Pandak, Ed.D.

Progress During a Pandemic: An Update on the “New Polio”

- Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Scott Kozin, M.D.

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CONTINUING  EDUCATION CREDITS

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Rotary Club of Emory Clifton.

 

The Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians The Morehouse School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of up to 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit (s) ™.

 

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity.

 

PARTNERS

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 A VIRTUAL EVENT

Virtual

The initial program will be broadcast beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday to facilitate live viewing in African and European countries.