Course Description
The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge and competence of healthcare providers and public health professionals who treat injuries and illnesses as a result of occupational and environmental exposures of workers and worker populations.

The novel coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed many aspects of our society, in ways that are still fluid and with a future we are only beginning to comprehend. The practice of occupational and environmental medicine has had to adapt to a new and changing paradigm, with practitioners treating and managing work-related Covid-19 patients, as well as treating conventional work-related illnesses and injuries in new ways.

This panel discussion of the impact of COVID-19 on occupational medicine will be led by Robert Harrison, MD, MPH, UCSF, and Esi Nkyekyer, MD, MPH, UW, and will include occupational medicine professionals in community practice, and experts in workers’ compensation and return to work. The live zoom webinar will feature brief presentations by our panelists and a moderated discussion format to answer your questions and share your ideas and concerns.

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Please pre-submit any questions or concerns you would like to have the panel discuss to jstod@uw.edu.

* LIVE WEBINAR Broadcast *

May 7, 2020 - LIVE Zoom Webinar

COVID-19 and the Practice of Occupational Medicine

Robert Harrison, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Occupational Medicine Specialist
University of California-San Francisco Medical Center

Esi Nkyekyer, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Occupational & Environmental Medicine (OEM) Clinical Programs
Acting Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine and OEM
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington

Q&A | Discussion Panel Experts

June Spector, MD, MPH, Director of Occupational & Environmental Medicine at the University of Washington, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, UW DEOHS, Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine

Louis Lim, MD, MPH, OEM, Valley Medical Center

Mark Goodwin, Washington State Labor & Industries, Claims Operations Manager

Pam Nathan, MEd, Sr. Return-to-Work Specialist, UW Claims Services

Ann Tu, MD, MPH, UW Employee Health, OEM, Kaiser Permanente

Intended Audience

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Industrial Hygienists and other occupational health professionals involved in treating patients with multiple or complex medical conditions in occupational and environmental medicine.

Agenda
6:20 p.m.  Webinar live feed begins
6:30 p.m.  Panel Presentations
7:20 p.m.  Q&A/Discussion with Panel
8:00 p.m.  Adjourn

* This event is only available for webinar participation due to COVID-19 *

Accreditation

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.

Please see the accreditation statement for complete information on the types of continuing education available.