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State Medical Society COVID-19 Collaborative

The collaborative began in late March 2020 to assist state medical societies to address the COVID-19 crisis.   Speaker have included representatives from over 50 organizations including, the FDA, VA, Indian Health Service, HHS, Google, and Federation of State Medical Boards, industry speakers including Pfizer, Moderna, Eli Lilly, Regeneron, and Phillips.  Participants have included over 40 state medical societies.  From this effort over 90 accredited webinars and online courses on COVID related issues have been hosted by participants of the collaborative.

We meet monthly to discuss key issues around the COVID crisis, including mental health, disparities, vaccinations, antibody therapy, testing and tracing.

Meeting Agendas, Slides, Recording and Resources

October 17, 2022

Update on Influenza and COVID-19 Winter 2022

Slides/Agenda         Recording

Sabrina A. Assoumou, MD
Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Endowed Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Section of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center

September 19 2022

Planning Meeting

Frank Berry, MedChi
Thomas Sullivan, Clinical Care Options


August 22, 2022

Monkey Pox the Next Pandemic

Slides/Agenda      Recording

Amesh A. Adalja MD, FACP, FACEP, FIDSA
Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
Emergency Physician
Associate Editor Journal of Health Security

July 16, 2022

Access to Therapies Overcoming Barriers

Ashira Vantrees, JD
Staff Attorney
Aimed Alliance

June 20, 2022

Update on Racial Disparities in Healthcare – 2 Years Post George Floyd


Theodore A. Christopher, MD, FACEP
The Green Family Foundation and
John and Patricia Walsh Professor and Chairman
Department of Emergency Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals
President Philadelphia Medical Society
Past President, Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians

May 16, 2022

Update on The Opioid Crisis:  The Forgotten Pandemic

Slides/Agenda                 Recording

Susan Pendergrass, MSN, MEd, APRN, FNP-BC Nurse Practitioner
Independent Pain Consultant
Fernandina Beach, FL

April 18, 2022

Update on Long COVID

Slides/Agenda              Recording

Alba Miranda Azola, MD
Co-director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Post Acute Covid Team Clinic
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Sairam Parthasarathy, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary Allergy Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Director, UAHS Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences
University of Arizona Health Science Center

Long COVID Resources

Arizona CEAL Consortium

About the Community Engagement Alliance Consortium (CEAL): To promote COVID-19 research with emphasis on clinical trials and community-engaged research.  Develop and implement research strategies that leverage current capabilities and community partnerships to promote COVID-19 research that assures inclusive participation and promising approaches for prevention, treatments, and cures. The overarching goal of the Arizona Community Engaged alliance is to conduct community-engaged research and outreach to increase COVID-19 awareness and education among communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and to reduce misinformation and mistrust.

For Provider Education from CEAL 

Long COVID Treatment Centers: Post COVID Care Centers Directory

Long COVID Alliance

Long COVID Alliance is a network of patient-advocates, scientists, disease experts, and drug developers who have joined together to leverage their collective knowledge and resources to educate policy makers and accelerate research to transform our understanding of post-viral illness.

Long COVID Kids

Raising awareness of the symptoms of Long Covid and related illnesses in children to increase understanding, aid early diagnosis and improve response and intervention.

Long COVID Physio

Long COVID Physio is an international peer support, education and advocacy, patient-led association of Physiotherapists living with Long COVID and allies. We work internationally across advocacy, policy, guideline development and research. Our education outputs are for anybody living with Long COVID and people wanting to learn more.

Post COVID 19 Smell training

Bouncing Back From COVID Your Guide to Restoring Movement

Long COVID Patient App

March 21, 2022

Update on COVID-19 Therapeutics

Slides/Agenda          Recording

Christian B. Ramers, MD, MPH, AAHIVS
Medical Director, Laura Rodriguez Research Institute
Chief, Population Health
Director, Graduate Medical Education
Family Health Centers of San Diego

February 14, 2022

Pandemic Recovery
Promoting Clinician Well-Being and Organizational Resilience

Slides/Agenda              Recording

Paul DeChant, MD, MBA
Author/Expert Physician Burnout
Former CEO Sutter Gould Medical Foundation

January 24, 2022

Update on COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Slides/Agenda                  Recording

Ann E. Woolley, MD., MPH.
Instructor in Medicine
Infectious Disease
Harvard Medical School
Associate Clinical Director, Solid Organ Transplant, Infectious Disease
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

December 13, 2021

Masks in School Children

Slides/Agenda                   Recording

Michael J. Smith MD, MSCE
Professor of Pediatrics
Interim Division Chief
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Duke University
ABC Science Collaborative

Lisa Maragakis, MD, MPH, FSHEA, FIDSA Professor of medicine and epidemiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Senior Director of Infection Prevention
Johns Hopkins Health System

Resources for Masks in School Settings
ABC Science Collaborative

American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines on Schools and COVID 19

Cloth Mask Face Coverings:

General school-opening guidelines:

November 15, 2021

Exploring New COVID-19 Therapeutics

Slides/Agenda                                Recording

Myron Cohen, MD
Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease
University of North Carolina

Christian Ramers, MD
Medical Director
Family Health Centers of San Diego

October 18, 2021

Vaccine Hesitancy Missed Opportunity or Future Change

Slides/Agenda            Recording

Daniel A. Salmon, PhD
Director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety
Johns Hopkins University

Terry Glauser, MD, MPh
Medical Director

August 30, 2021

Open Discussion

Slides/Agenda                 Recording

Thomas Sullivan

Frank Berry
Director of Education
MedChi, Maryland State Medical Society

July 12, 2021

Update on COVID-19 Variants

Slides/Agenda                    Recording

Christian B. Ramers, MD, MPH, AAHIVS
Medical Director, Laura Rodriguez Research Institute
Chief, Population Health
Director, Graduate Medical Education
Family Health Centers of San Diego

June 21, 2021

Long COVID – Personal Stories and Resources

Slides/Agenda                       Recording

Angelique Barreto MD
Family Medicine
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Woody Jenkins, MD
Stillwater Medical
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Yury Salazar Smith
Vice President, Operations

June 9, 2021

Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy

Slides/Agenda                  Recording

Sandra Crouse Quinn, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Director
Maryland Center for Health Equity
Professor and Chair, Department of Family Science
School of Public Health
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

May 13, 2021

American Board of Medical Specialties Draft Standards for Certification

Slides/Agenda                  Recording

Richard E. Hawkins, MD
President and CEO

Greg Ogrinc, MD, MS
Senior Vice President, Certification Standards and Programs

May 10, 2020

State Medical Societies Sharing Mental Health Services (Part 2) Maryland, Virginia, and Oklahoma

Slides/Agenda               Recording

Steve Whitefield, MD
Medical Director
Behavioral Health Administration
Maryland Department of Health

Scott Castro
Director of Health Policy
Medical Society of Virginia
Safe Haven Program

Wes Glinsmann, CEO
Oklahoma Medical Association

April 26, 2021

COVID-19 State Medical Society Collaborative — Mental Health Services Offered by State Medical Societies (Part 1), New York, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania

Slides/Agenda                   Recording

New York
Pat Clancy, Sr. VP/Managing Director
Medical Society of the State of New York
Public Health and Education
MSSNY P2P (peer to peer) program

Patrick Padget
Executive Vice President
Kentucky Medical Association
Be Well Stay Well
Tiffany Booher, MA, LPC, CAADC, CIP, CCSM
Director, Physicians’ Health Program
Pennsylvania Medical Association
PHP Services and COVID Resources

April 15, 2021
Special Session
California Medical Association Presentation on Proposed Standards for CME Implicit Bias and Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Slides/Agenda                        Recording

CMA Staff
Lupe Alonzo-Diaz, VP of CME
Sumedha Gulati, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, PHC
Juliana Hinch, Director of CME
Ann Engwer, Assistant Director of CME

April 12, 2021

COVID-19 State Medical Society Collaborative — Mass COVID-19 Vaccination, How it Works and How Medical Societies Can Help Facilitate

Slides/Agenda           Recording

David Thomas
Arizona State University Research Enterprise

Update on Antibody Therapies

Wendy Kampman, MD
Global Franchise Head Medical Affairs

March 22, 2021

COVID 19 Seeking Mental Health Care and Board Requirements – Federation of State Medical Boards

Slides/Agenda           Recording

Mark Staz, M.A.
Management Consultant, Regulatory Policy
Federation of State Medical Boards

March 8, 2021

Implementing a COVID-19 vaccine plan for medical practices in underserved areas – Florida Community Health Centers

Slides/Agenda           Recording

Alejandro Miquel, M.D., M.M.A., F.A.A.F.P.
CMO/VP Clinical Operations
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc.

Georganna Kirk
CAO/VP Administration
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc.

Gino Tabet, MBA, CLSSGB
Director of Business Intelligence
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc.

Stephanie Turner
Center Administrator
Florida Community Heath Centers, Inc.

February 22, 2021

Antibody Therapies Access and Payment

Slides/Agenda            Recording

Connie Sullivan, B.S.Pharm
President & CEO
National Home Infusion Association (NHIA)

Brian Nyquist, MPH
President & CEO
National Infusion Center Association (NICA)

February 8, 2021

Update on Antibody Therapies for COVID-19

Slides/Agenda                 Recording

Tricia Coleman, PhD
Sr. Director of Medial Affairs
casirivimab and imdevimab program
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Mark Williams, MD, FCCM, FCCP
Senior Medical Director,
Covid-19 Platform Team
Eli Lilly and Company

January 25, 2021

Update on COVID-19 Vaccines

Slides/Agenda                   Recording

Robert Popovian, Pharm.D., MS.,
Vice President, US Government Relations  
Pfizer Inc

Richard Hughes IV, JD, MPH,
Vice President, Public Policy 


Popovian, Robert, How to Ensure Equitable Access to Vaccines, Volume 11(6), December 2020, Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination.

Hughes, Richard, Ensuring Equitable Access To COVID-19 Vaccines In The US: Current System Challenges And Opportunities, Volume 40, NO. 1 (2021): 62–69, Health Affairs

January 11, 2020

Life with COVID: Discussions from the Front Line

Slides/Agenda                     Recording January 11, 2021

Art Rousseau, M.D.
Medical Director  

Mercy Psychiatric Center

Chris Sudduth, MD MPH

Remedy Health Direct Primary Care

December 7, 2020

Telemedicine 2021:  Rules, Reimbursement and Usage

Slides/Agenda                     Recording December 7, 2020

Nora Belcher,
Executive Director
Texas E Health Collaborative

Sean Elwell
Telehealth Entrepreneur, Telehealth Consultant
Philips Venture Leader

November 23, 2020

Slides/Agenda       Recording, November 23, 2020

Indian Health Service and COVID-19

Loretta Christensen, MD, MBA, MSJ, FACS
Chief Medical Officer
Navajo Area Indian Health Service

November 9, 2020

Slides/Agenda        Recording November 9, 2020

Healthcare Interoperability 

Adele Allison
SC&C Healthcare
Senior Director, Economics and Digital Health Strategy

October 26, 2020

Slides/Agenda            Recording October 26, 2020

Poverty is the Problem

Kurt Mosely
Merritt Hawkins
September 18, 2020

Slides/Agenda               Recording September 28

COVID-19 Medical Licensure and Regulation

Humayun “Hank” Chaudhry, DO, MS, MACP, MACOI, FRCP
Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

September 14, 2020

Slides/Agenda             Recording September 14

Preparing for Seasonal Influenza in an Era of COVID-19

Sabrina A. Assoumou, MD MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine

August 24, 2020

Slides/Agenda                 Recording August 24th

Pharmaceutical Commercial Support of Accredited Education during and post COVID-19 Pandemic
Discuss Impact on State Medical Societies

Pamela Mason, CHCP, FACEhp,  ATSF
Senior Director, Medical Education Grants Office

John Ruggiero, PhD, MPA, CHCP
Head, External Medical Affairs
Daiichii Sankyo

August 10, 2020

Slides/Agenda                 Recording August 10

Update on Self Directed Learning and COVID-19

Joan Ford
Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Melisa Carter
Florida Medical Association

Celina Makowski MBA, CHCP, RHIT
Flagler Medical Center

July 27, 2020         

Racial Disparities in Healthcare

Slides/Agenda July 27                  Recording July 27

Rachael Bond, MD
System Director, Women’s Heart Health, Dignity Health, Arizona
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine

Theodore Christopher, MD
Past President Pennsylvania Medical Society
Chairman Department Emergency Medicine
Jefferson Health

July 13, 2020         

Update on Telemedicine

Slides/Agenda July 13                  July 13 Recording

David Bergman, MPA

Julian L. Rivera, JD

June 29, 2020

Update from Google Status and Activities

Slides/Agenda Jun 29                  June 29 Recording

Robert Califf, MD
Former FDA Commissioner
Head of Health Strategy and Policy
Google Health/Verily

June 15, 2020

VA and its response to COVID-19

Slides/Agenda June 15                Recording June 15

Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, MACP
Assistant Under Secretary for Health
Veterans Administration

Melver Anderson, MD, MACP
Lead Inpatient Clinical Coordination Care Cell,
Veterans Administration

Scott Wiltz, MD, MPH, FAAP
Associate Medical Director for Training, SimLEARN
Veterans Administration

June 1, 2020

Tips for Virtual Meetings (part 2)

Slides/Agenda         Recording

Mira Valkova
Executive Vice President

Mark Coe
CTI Meeting Technologies

May 18, 2020

Slides/Agenda                   Recording

Access to PPE’s and Test Kits

Dena Kitchen
Senior Director, Contract Strategy

Virtual Meeting Roles

Mark Coe
CTI Meeting Technologies

May 11, 2020

Slides/Agenda                   Recording

COVID-19 Resources from GPO’s

Michael J.Alkire
President, Premier

Leigh Anderson
President, Performance Services, Premier

Scott Weingarten
Chief Clinical & Innovation Officer, Premier

State Medical Society Survey of Providers

Chad Williamson, Rockpointe

May 4, 2020

Update from ACCME and COVID-19

Slides/Agenda     Recording

Graham McMahon, MD

April 27th

Slides/Agenda                   Recording

Accessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Outpatient Care

Chad Williamson, MS, MBA, CMPP
Director of Science & Outcomes, Rockpointe

Terry Ann Glauser, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Rockpointe

Successful Survey Promotion
Leslie Howell
Director CME, Training & Physician Leadership Programs
Pennsylvania Medical Society

Projecting COVID-19 Resource Requirements for Hospitals and Health Systems

Ben Gong
Director of Operations

Leavitt Partners

Robert Richards, PhD
Senior Analyst
Leavitt Partners

April 20, 2020

Slides/Agenda                              Recording

Update on ABIM Requirements

Natalie R. Trahey
Director, Program Operations
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation

COVID-19 Terminology and FDA

David Vulcano
Vice President
Research Compliance and Integrity
Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA)

April 13, 2020

Slides/Agenda                   Recording

Switching to Telemedicine during COVID-19

Nora Belcher
Executive Director
Texas e-Health Alliance


Other Resources

Resource Papers

Understanding FDA Terminology During COVID-19




Access to our Full Suite of Currently Accredited COVID-19 Webinars with the State Medical Society Collaborative can be found here:

Covid – CME Webinar & Webcourses