Clinical Management Through COVID-19 

Current Continuing Education Activities and Archive 

This special continuing education video series covering the COVID-19 pandemic was held weekly from April through October 2020 and was designed especially for physicians, nurses and other health care providers. Webinars will be scheduled as new clinical information on COVID-19 becomes available.

Many of the topics discussed during these webinars are also included in our Continuing Education Courses. COVID-19 continues to change many aspects of clinical management and health care. HMS is providing resources to support clinicians during this time. View our Continuing Education Catalog.

Information on COVID-19 is evolving daily. The views and perspectives shared in these webinars are given based on the information available at the time of the recording and may now be outdated.

October Recordings

September Recordings

View Older Recordings

Please note credits are no longer available for the Older Recordings and recordings prior to April 2020 have been removed.

Screenshot from 10.16 Webinar
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 10/15/2020

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE:

    Join our experts as they share how children may play a larger role in the spread of COVID-19 than originally thought. Topics include transmission data, viral load, and co-infections as well as symptoms and treatment in children. This discussion ends with a question and answer session.

     

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 10/16/2020 

    TERMINATION DATE 4/16/2021 (Please note that credit will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)

    ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY 1 hour

    ACTIVITY PLANNERS AND FACULTY:

    Panelists:

    • Alessio Fasano, MD, W. Allan Walker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health; Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Associate Chief for Research, Department of Pediatrics, MassGeneral Hospital for Children 
    • Lael Yonker, MD, Pediatric Pulmonology, Director, MGH Cystic Fibrosis Center; Principal Investigator, Pediatric COVID biorepository, Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital 

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Review the historical data on SARS-CoV-2 infection in children during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Identify the role of children in the spread of SARS CoV-2 infection

    METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: Review audio/video content, complete the comprehensive activity evaluation, and score 75% on the required post-test to assess the knowledge gained from reviewing the program.

    ACCREDITATION:

    PHYSICIANS

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY:

    https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center

    HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 on PC and Mac OS X or above on Mac computers with the most current version web browser (Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) for each.

    If you experience technical difficulties, you can contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.

    DISCLAIMER: Continuing education activities sponsored by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: The Harvard Medical School Privacy Policy may be viewed here: https://hms.harvard.edu/privacy-policy

     

Screenshot of participants in the October 1 webinar
  • Activity and Accreditation Information

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 10/01/2020

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE:

    As we begin the fall months, communities across the United States are re-opening schools in a variety of ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join our discussion as expert panelists take a look at where we are now and offer their perspectives on the safety of re-opening schools. Topics include successful mitigation strategies, challenges posed by health disparities, and the impact of virtual learning on children, parents, and communities. The webinar ends with a question and answer session.

     

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 10/1/2020 

    TERMINATION DATE 4/1/2021 (Please note that credit will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)

    ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY 1 hour

    ACTIVITY PLANNERS AND FACULTY:

    Moderator:

    • Ellen Long-Middleton, PhD, APRN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified Fellow, National Academy of Practice, Lead Nurse Planner, Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME), Harvard Institutes of Medicine 

     

    Panelists:

    • John Brownstein, Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatrics-Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital 
    • Debra Boyer, MD, MD, MHP, Associate Chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine Director, Fellowship Training Program, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 

     

     

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Review the mitigation factors which are known to decrease the spread of COVID-19
    • Identify the challenges of re-opening schools based on community resources

    METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: Review audio/video content, complete the comprehensive activity evaluation, and score 75% on the required post-test to assess the knowledge gained from reviewing the program.

    ACCREDITATION:

    PHYSICIANS

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY:

    https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center

    HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 on PC and Mac OS X or above on Mac computers with the most current version web browser (Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) for each.

    If you experience technical difficulties, you can contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.

    DISCLAIMER: Continuing education activities sponsored by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: The Harvard Medical School Privacy Policy may be viewed here: https://hms.harvard.edu/privacy-policy

     

Screenshot of September 24 COVID webinar
  • Activity and Accreditation Information

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 9/24/2020

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE:

    Join our experts as we discuss COVID-19 and anosmia, or loss of smell. Topics discussed include the challenges of self-reporting anosmia, the mechanisms by which SARS CoV-2 may cause anosmia, and diagnostic tests being developed for reporting anosmia as an indicator of SARS CoV-2 infection.

     

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 9/25/2020 

    TERMINATION DATE 3/25/2021 (Please note that credit will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)

    ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY 1 hour

    ACTIVITY PLANNERS AND FACULTY:

    Panelists:

    • Sandeep Robert Datta, MD, PhD,  Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
    • Mark W. Albers, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Frank Wilkens Jr and Family Endowed Scholar, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Review the mechanisms by which COVID-19-related anosmia most likely occurs
    • Identify the challenges and opportunities of self-reporting anosmia as a symptom of SARS CoV-2 infection

    METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: Review audio/video content, complete the comprehensive activity evaluation, and score 75% on the required post-test to assess the knowledge gained from reviewing the program.

    ACCREDITATION:

    PHYSICIANS

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY:

    https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center

    HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 on PC and Mac OS X or above on Mac computers with the most current version web browser (Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) for each.

    If you experience technical difficulties, you can contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.

    DISCLAIMER: Continuing education activities sponsored by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: The Harvard Medical School Privacy Policy may be viewed here: https://hms.harvard.edu/privacy-policy

     

Screenshot of presenter of the September 17 webinar
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 9/17/2020

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE:

    Join us as we discuss the impact of COVID-19 and the practice of telehealth. Topics include the broad range of activities included under the telehealth umbrella as well as the challenges and opportunities faced in the post-pandemic growth of telehealth services. The webinar ends with a question and answer session.

     

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 9/18/2020 

    TERMINATION DATE 3/18/2021 (Please note that credit will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)

    ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY 1 hour

    ACTIVITY PLANNERS AND FACULTY:

    Moderator:

    • Ellen Long-Middleton, PhD, APRN, Family Nurse Practitioner; Board Certified, Fellow; National Academy of Practice; Lead Nurse Planner, Harvard Medical School, Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME), Harvard Institutes of Medicine 

    Panelists:

    • Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Define telehealth
    • Discuss the future challenges and opportunities telehealth services may provide

    METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: Review audio/video content, complete the comprehensive activity evaluation, and score 75% on the required post-test to assess the knowledge gained from reviewing the program.

    ACCREDITATION:

    PHYSICIANS

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY:

    https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center

    HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 on PC and Mac OS X or above on Mac computers with the most current version web browser (Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) for each.

    If you experience technical difficulties, you can contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.

    DISCLAIMER: Continuing education activities sponsored by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: The Harvard Medical School Privacy Policy may be viewed here: https://hms.harvard.edu/privacy-policy

     

Screenshot of participants from September 10 webinar
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 9/10/2020

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE:

    Join us as our expert panelists discuss COVID-19 testing on college campuses in light of a newly published predictive model covering base-, best-, and worst-case scenarios. Topics discussed included testing sensitivity vs frequency and additional variables. The discussion ends with a question and answer session.

     

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 9/11/2020 

    TERMINATION DATE 3/11/2021 (Please note that credit will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)

    ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY 1 hour

    ACTIVITY PLANNERS AND FACULTY:

    • Ellen Long – Middleton, PhD, APRN, Family Nurse Practitioner; Board Certified, Fellow; National Academy of Practice; Lead Nurse Planner, Harvard Medical School, Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME), Harvard Institutes of Medicine 

    Panelists:

    • Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, Chief of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 
    • David Paltiel, MBA, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Public Health Modeling Unit, Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Management 

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the best testing scenarios for identifying COVID-19 infections on college campuses
    • Discuss the variables that will lead to higher infections rates vs higher false positive rates

    METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: Review audio/video content, complete the comprehensive activity evaluation, and score 75% on the required post-test to assess the knowledge gained from reviewing the program.

    ACCREDITATION:

    PHYSICIANS

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY:

    https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center

    HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 on PC and Mac OS X or above on Mac computers with the most current version web browser (Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) for each.

    If you experience technical difficulties, you can contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.

    DISCLAIMER: Continuing education activities sponsored by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: The Harvard Medical School Privacy Policy may be viewed here: https://hms.harvard.edu/privacy-policy

     

Screenshot of panelists for the September 3 COVID Webinar
  • Activity Description and Accreditation

    NOTE: This video was originally recorded on 9/3/2020

    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TARGET AUDIENCE:

    Join our expert panelists as they discuss the case for new lockdowns during COVID-19. Topics include smarter, more targeted lockdown strategies, the effective use of data and demographics, and what strategies to implement ahead of a potential second-wave in the fall of 2020.

    ACTIVITY INFORMATION

    DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE: 9/4/2020 

    TERMINATION DATE 3/4/2021 (Please note that credit will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)

    ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY 1 hour

    ACTIVITY PLANNERS AND FACULTY:

    Moderator:

    • Ellen Long – Middleton, PhD, APRN, Family Nurse Practitioner; Board Certified, Fellow; National Academy of Practice; Lead Nurse Planner, Harvard Medical School, Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME), Harvard Institutes of Medicine 

    Panelists:

    • Abraar Karan, MD MPH DTM&H, Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School 
    • Ranvir Singh Dhillon, MD, Instructor in Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School 

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Identify strategies to target lockdowns to high transmission areas/scenarios
    • Discuss frameworks for driving down COVID-19 transmission rates and controlling them

    METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: Review audio/video content, complete the comprehensive activity evaluation, and score 75% on the required post-test to assess the knowledge gained from reviewing the program.

    ACCREDITATION:

    PHYSICIANS

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    RESOURCES FOR FURTHER STUDY:

    https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center

    HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 on PC and Mac OS X or above on Mac computers with the most current version web browser (Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) for each.

    If you experience technical difficulties, you can contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.

    DISCLAIMER: Continuing education activities sponsored by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: The Harvard Medical School Privacy Policy may be viewed here: https://hms.harvard.edu/privacy-policy