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UTHSC to Host Coronavirus Online Symposium


As part of the university’s ongoing efforts to share vital coronavirus information and resources for our communities, UTHSC is hosting a free Coronavirus Online Symposium on April 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“It is important during this global pandemic that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center provides up to date and important health and prevention related information to our community,” said Karen Johnson, MD, MPH, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and the College of Medicine Endowed Professor in Women’s Health.

The online Coronavirus Symposium includes speakers from UTHSC and university partners including Le Bonheur Children’s’ Hospital and the Shelby County Health Department. The free event will cover important topics as it relates to coronavirus and public health.

“As Tennessee’s Health Science Center, we have a responsibility to disseminate timely and accurate information to providers across the state to facilitate their ability to provide optimal patient care and improve outcomes,” said Scott Strome, MD, FACS, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine and vice chancellor for Health Affairs at UTHSC.

The agenda for the event is as follows:

11:00 – 11:05
Scott Strome, MD
Executive Dean of the College of Medicine

11:05 – 11:25
The Coronavirus Pandemic
Jon McCullers, MD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics
Pediatrician-in-Chief Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Senior Executive Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs

11:25 – 11:45
Hospital Preparedness to Combat Emerging Infections
Nicholas Hysmith, MD
Assistant Professor Pediatrics – Infectious Disease

11:45 – 12:05
Transmission Routes of COVID-19 and Controls in the Dental Practice
James Ragain, DDS, MS, PhD
Dean of the College of Dentistry

12:05 – 12:25
Public Health Preparation and Response to COVID-19
Alisa Haushalter, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC
Associate Professor of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
Director Shelby County Health Department

12:25 – 12:45
Regional Biocontainment Lab and the New Coronavirus
Colleen Jonsson, PhD
Professor and Endowed Van Vleet Chair of Excellence in Virology
Director of the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) at UTHSC

12:45 – 1:00
Question and Answer Panel

Registration is required. To register please visit: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=2RNYUX1x3UWeypqhnAnW-X7o-hDj5cRNrJu4cwRs2PpURTBEQTNZOUczRk8xTUo4MzhXMlcxTzgwMS4u

The UTHSC Coronavirus Symposium will be livestreamed at:

AMA Credit Designation: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CDE Statement:
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognize Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The current term of approval extends from November 2019 to December 2023. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry designates this activity for a total of 2 continuing education credits.