UTHSC to Host Second Online Coronavirus Symposium July 28

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UTHSC will host its second Online Coronavirus Symposium July 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host its second Online Coronavirus Symposium July 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT.

Coronavirus Symposium – July Update is free and open to health care practitioners and the public via Zoom. The event is part of the university’s ongoing efforts to share essential coronavirus information and resources with the Mid-South community. UTHSC’s first Coronavirus Online Symposium for providers and the public was held April 6. More than 1,500 people registered for the two-hour informational symposium.

The July Update symposium will feature speakers from UTHSC and university partners, including Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to advance, the UTHSC College of Medicine is delighted to present this free informational seminar to our communities. The goal of this seminar is to conquer fear with fact, addressing key COVID-19 related questions that impact our everyday thoughts and activities. We hope you will join us as we fight this disease in partnership,” 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
Opening Comments
Scott Strome, MD
Executive Dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine

11:05 – 11:25         
Mid-Summer Update COVID-19
Jon McCullers, MD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UTHSC
Senior Executive Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, UTHSC
Pediatrician-in-Chief Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

11:25 – 11:45 
Children, Schools, and COVID-19
Jason Yaun, MD
Associate Professor of the Department of Pediatrics at UTHSC
Division Chief of Outpatient Pediatrics Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Medical Director, Family Resilience Initiative Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

11:45 – 12:05 
Hospital Lessons Learned and Current Readiness for COVID-19
Richard Walker, MD
Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UTHSC
Chief Executive Officer, Alternate-Care Hospital for COVID-19

Amik Sodhi, MD, MPH
Associate Professor and Interim Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at UTHSC
Chief Medical Officer, Alternate-Care Hospital for COVID-19

12:05 – 12:25
Development of Immunity in COVID-19
Paul Thomas, PhD
Faculty, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Immunology Department

12:25 – 12:45         
Ongoing Clinical Trials COVID-19
Terri Finkel, MD, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

12:45 – 1:00 
Question and Answer Panel

Media will have the opportunity to ask questions to the panelists after the symposium. The symposium will be livestreamed via Zoom and registration is required. For registration information, to livestream the symposium, and to view the full recording after the event, visit the event website.