Join the North Dakota State University Center for Immunization Research and Education and Dr. Paul Offit for a webinar titled, Is Polio Coming Back? In this webinar, Dr. Offit will discuss:
1. Does the recent case of paralytic polio in Rockland County, NY, signal a larger problem or threat to public health?
2. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the inactivated and oral polio vaccines?
3. Will we ever be able to eliminate polio from the world?
About Our Presenter: Paul A. Offit, MD, is the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of many awards, including the J. Edmund Bradley Prize for Excellence in Pediatrics from the University of Maryland Medical School, the Young Investigator Award in Vaccine Development from the Infectious Disease Society of America, and a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Offit has published more than 160 papers in medical and scientific journals in the areas of rotavirus-specific immune responses and vaccine safety. He is also the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq, which was recommended for universal use in infants by the CDC in 2006 and by the WHO in 2013.
Session Moderated By: Paul Carson, MD, FACP, Professor of Practice in the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Department of Public Health and Medical Director of the NDSU Center for Immunization Research and Education.
Want to submit a question? Submit questions for Dr. Offit at email@example.com.