Updated April 17, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, experts and thought-leaders at Penn Medicine and the Perelman School of Medicine have developed a series of COVID-19 related webinars to provide useful clinical information for providers.
These webinars may be used as references for current clinical guidelines and best practices at the date posted, as our knowledge of COVID-19 and its pathology continues to advance. Our online events meet CDC-recommended guidelines for social distancing.
All across Penn, our colleagues are working hard to keep community providers updated on current clinical guidelines and research for treating suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases. For clinical questions about COVID-19 or provider phone consultations, please call our dedicated hotline at 833-983-1350. (Select prompt 3 for provider-only line.)
Additional resources, including a list of Active COVID-19 trials at Penn, are available at Penn Medicine's COVID-19 resource page.
Upcoming COVID-19 Provider Webinars:
COVID-19 Update from the National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting
The public is invited to access the National Academy of Sciences' 157th Annual Meeting online for a COVID-19 Update, Saturday, April 25, at 2:00.
Event registration is open at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/157th-annual-meeting-online-public-program-registration-101733632032
This special late-breaking session on COVID-19 will provide the audience with deeper insights into the latest developments in the COVID-19 response. A diverse panel will speak to the whole experience on dealing with this pandemic—from US to international, to the state of diagnostic, treatment and vaccine development, to the importance of communication. The session will be chaired by NAM President Victor Dzau. Panelists will include Anthony Fauci (schedule permitting) and Susan R. Weiss, PhD, Professor of Microbiology, the Perelman School of Medicine.
The Situation in Italy and Beyond
The Center for Global Health at Perelman School of Medicine presents an Update on the COVID-19 Situation in Italy and Beyond with John H. Holmes, PhD, on Thursday, April 16, 2020, from 11am to noon ET. A Professor of Medical Informatics in Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Holmes is currently on sabbatical at the University of Pavia in Lombardy, Italy. He will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic as it has evolved in Italy, and in Europe as a whole, highlighting testing, containment, and mitigation policies in Italy as compared with other countries around the world.
To join this event via mobile device, download the bluejeans app
a) Open this link: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/hdkzfxbx
b) Enter event ID: hdkzfxbx
To join this event via phone:
Dial one of the following numbers, enter the participant PIN followed by # to confirm:
1.800.520.9950 Toll free - PIN 9419496#
1.877.305.0280 Toll free - PIN 2055356414#
Best Practices for Telemedicine: The Provider and Patient Experience
On Thursday, April 23, 2020, Penn Medicine’s Chief Medical Information Officer, C. William Hanson III, MD, will review telemedicine services at Penn, sharing best practices for conducting a successful telemedicine appointment, and other relevant information for providers. A professor of Computer and Information Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, as well as a Professor of Anesthesia, Surgery and Internal Medicine, Dr. Hanson leads the Penn Center for Connected Care. One of the largest telehealth centers in the country, the Center for Connected Care provides remote access to critical care physicians and nurses, family medicine nurse practitioners, and care coordinators for patients across the region.
To join this event via Web Browser or Mobile Device
Download the bluejeans app
a) Open this link: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/zcdqzxsh
b) Enter event ID : zcdqzxsh
Joining via phone?
a) Dial one of the following numbers, enter the participant PIN followed by # to confirm:
1.800.520.9950 Toll free PIN 7835544 #
1.877.305.0280 Toll free PIN 2677830445 #