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2021 Summer
S.KY AHEC Conference

COVID-19 Lessons Learned:
A Global Perspective (Summary)
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COVID-19 lessons learned: a global perspective
 
ARIC. Aug. 26, 2021.
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articles/10.1186/s13756-021-00992-x  
   

Introduction -- Startegies, Herd Immunity & Misinformation -- Kevin T. Kavanagh, MD, MS   View Slides    View Video
  
Comments on Viral Variants -- Kevin T. Kavanagh, MD, MS
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CarolynClancyKeynote Address:
Dr. Carolyn Clancy has served as Acting Deputy Secretary, US Department of Veterans Affairs since January 20, 2021. Previously she served as the Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks. She has also served as the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Executive in Charge.  Download Biography
    
Dr. Beth TaylorDr. Beth Taylor assumed the role of Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Office in March 2020, at the Veterans Health Administration. In this role she serves in as principal executive for oversight of Nursing, Social Work, Caregiver Support, Connected Care, Pharmacy, Sterile Processing, Geriatrics and Extended Care. Along with Population Health, Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, Physician Assistants, and Rehabilitation and Prosthetics.
   
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Dr. Imogen MitchellAustralia:  Professor
Imogen Mitchell Clinical Director of the Australian Capital Territory COVID-19 Response and Executive Director of Research and Academic Partnerships, Canberra Health Services Canberra, Australia.   View Biography   
    
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StephanieDancerUnited Kingdom:  Dr. Stephanie Dancer is a Consultant Microbiologist in NHS Lanarkshire and Professor of Microbiology at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. She has been editing the Journal of Hospital Infection for 20 years, five of them as editor-in-chief. She also edits for International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and Infection, Disease & Health.   https://www.napier.ac.uk/people/
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Dr. Matthias MaiwaldSingapore: Dr. Matthias Maiwald is a Senior
Consultant and the Head of Service, Microbiology, at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, National University of Singapore, and at Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School in Singapore.
   
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Jesus Rodriguez-Baño Spain: Dr. Jesus Rodriguez-Baño is the immediate Past President of the ESCMID (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) and Associate Editor of Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Spain. 
 
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Sebastian HoehlGermany:  Dr. Sebastian Hoehl is a Pediatrician and aspiring Virologist at the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main, Goethe University. He has been leading investigations on SARS-CoV-2 transmission, and as early February 2020, identified asymptomatic spread.   https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-02-18/report-shows-limits-of-coronavirus-screening  
 
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Dr. Paul YongaKenya:  Dr. Paul Yonga currently serves as a Consultant in International Health for EASO and EU Member States and is also an Infectious Disease Consultant at the CA Medlynks Tropical/Travel Medicine & Infectious Diseases Clinic in Nairobi, Kenya, and the Fountain Health Care Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya. He is experienced with HIV, HIV preventive services, as well as infectious disease and tropical/travel medicine clinical and research activities in the East and Central African region.
  
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Kevin T. Kavanagh, MD, MSUnited States:  Dr. Kavanagh is the Board Chairman of Health Watch USA.  He has been an Associate Editor for the Journal of Patient Safety since July 2014 and is a member of the Editorial Board of Infection Control Today. He serves on the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services’ Hospital Harm/Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program Technical Expert Panel; the AHRQ Health Care Effectiveness and Outcomes Research Study Section and on the National Quality Forum’s Consensus Standards Approval Committee.
     
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Vineeta Gupta, MD, JDIndia -- Preconference Presentation:   Dr. Vineeta Gupta describes the conditions in India and the socioeconomic challenges which inhibit the pandemics' control. The impact of the Delta (B1617.2) Variant on India and the United States is also discussed. Health Watch USA meeting.  June 9, 2021. 
 
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Peru -- Postconference Presentation:
Dr. Patrick Palmieri from Peru discusses the Peruvian COVID-19 pandemic and Lambda Variant.  Health Watch USA meeting.  July 22, 2021. 
Peru Delivering Vaccines
 
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Conference Objecives 

  Understanding important evidence based strategies which have been learned during the COVID-19  epidemic. 
  • To identify infection control strategies that prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 disease among both frontline workers and patients. 
  • To be able to advise retailers, schools, and others on strategies they should undertake to stop the spread of disease.
  • To be able to identify infectious disease infrastructure deficiencies in the COVID-19 pandemic and what needs to be present for future pandemics. 
  • To be able to express an understanding of cultural socioeconomic barriers preventing acceptance of public health strategies and strategies to mitigate these barriers. 
  

Continuing Education
 

Southern Kentucky AHEC

To receive Educational Credits, an online course for the below specialties is available through Southern Kentucky AHEC. The course can be accessed by going to:  https://sokyahec.thinkific.com/courses/COVIDGlobalPerspective
 
Credits are available for the following healthcare specialites:

  • Physician/Nursing Home Administrator:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Massachusetts Nurses Association, and Health Watch USA. Southern KY AHEC is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

  • The Southern KY Area Health Education Center is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The Southern KY Area Health Education Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • PA/Nurse Practitioner: This program has been approved by the Southern KY AHEC for AMA Category 1 credit. Non-Physician attendance will be awarded.

  • Occupational Therapy: This program has been submitted to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy for credit. (3.5 Credits)

  • Physical Therapy: This course has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for continued competency requirements. (4.0 Credits)

  • Respiratory: This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care. (4.0 Credits)

  • Dentistry and Dental hygienists:  Via Kentucky AHEC, Category I (4.0 Credits)

  • Pharmacy: This program has been submitted to the Kentucky Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy. (4.0 Hours)

  • Radiology: This program has been submitted to the Kentucky Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy. (4.0 Hours)

  • Certificate of Completion is available for other educational participants. 
     

To receive Educational Credits, an online course for the above specialities is available through Southern Kentucky AHEC. The course can be accessed by going to:  https://sokyahec.thinkific.com/courses/COVIDGlobalPerspective

 

 
Due to unforseen circumstances, speakers may change without notice.   
        
 
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