“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.
Ashley Blackmon MS, FNP-C
Stephen L. Cochi, MD
Patrice A. Harris,
Scott H. Kozin, M.D
Carol Pandak, Ed. D
Carlos del Rio, MD
Laurence S. Sperling, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP, FASPC
John F. Vertefeuille, Ph.D., M.H.S.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Current and Future Directions of Health Care
Patrice Harris, M.D. M.A.
The Legacy of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Pathway for Progress Against COVID 19
Steve Cochi, M.D
Impact of COVID-19 on Global Polio Eradication:
Current Status and Future Global Directions
John Vertefeuille, Ph.D.
Lunch & Exhibits
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.