* VIRTUAL COURSE VIA 2-WAY VIDEO CONFERENCE *
February 4, 2021, 6:30-8:00pm PT
COVID-19 and Occupational Medicine: Post-Acute COVID-19
Eric J. Chow, MD, MS, MPH, FACP, FAAP
Infection Disease Fellow
University of Washington, Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Hee Yon Sohng, MD, MPH
Physician, Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Geralyn McClendon, RN, BSN
Occupational Nurse Consultant Manager
Office of the Medical Director, WA Dept. of Labor & Industries
Ann Tu, MD, MPH - Moderator
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Washington, Occupational &
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Over the past few months, evidence has mounted about serious long-term effects of COVID-19. Patients--many of whom have recovered from mild to moderate disease--report symptoms that persist or even develop after the initial viral infection, and are often relapsing and remitting in nature. In one recent report, 60% of recovered noncritical patients studied had persistent symptoms 3 months after discharge*.
With daily increases in the number of COVID-19 cases in the US and worldwide, it is likely that the number of people experiencing long-term symptoms will also continue to grow. Important considerations for the occupational medicine practitioner include: how this syndrome impacts return to work decisions, and claims management if the initial viral disease is work-related.
During this lecture, Dr. Chow will describe the post-viral syndrome—what is known and what is theorized, what is being studied, and potential treatment strategies using a multidisciplinary and integrated approach. Dr. Sohng will present some cases from her occupational medicine
The panel, including Ms. McClendon, will be available for a participatory discussion with the audience.
*Lancet (Aug, 2020)
Continuing education for the activity has been approved.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
CME activities with Joint Providers: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides 1.2 contact hours.
CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU's for this program.
DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.
CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.
Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences are jointly providing the CNE for this activity.
CDC did not accept any commercial support for this continuing education activity.
CANCELATION POLICY: In the event you cannot attend the course, there are a few options -- you can either cancel your registration, transfer your registration to another course, or transfer your registration to another person. If you choose to cancel, we must receive your cancellation in writing with at least 1 week notice, and a refund will be issued minus a $49 cancellation fee. If you do not cancel and are a no-show for the course, your tuition fee is forfeited. If you choose to transfer your registration, please state the course you are transferring out of, and the course you are transferring into. Transferring to another course is permitted only twice per course registration. If you are unable to attend the course after the second transfer, the above cancellation policy applies.