Global Conversations Series

This ongoing series is open to healthcare workers around the globe working to combat COVID-19 and thinking deeply about how to create a healthier normal as we move forward.

We will be offering various topics over the course of the next year.Look for updates on the website and email announcements as new topics are scheduled and dates are confirmed.

Each session will include a brief lecture and Q & A with an expert.

Simultaneous French and Spanish translation are available for each session.

COVID-19 Manifestations in Specific Populations

March 8, 2021

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Facilitation

Sanjeev Arora, MD
Director, Project ECHO

Matthew Bouchonville, MD
Associate Director, ECHO Institute

Past Session Materials

January 11, 2021

As vaccine approval and distribution occurs, it is essential to stay updated on the latest guidelines, our progress and known adverse reactions. Vaccine distribution plans encounter unique challenges in reaching vulnerable populations; learn how we can adapt to overcome barriers.

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  • Dr. Loretta Christensen, Chief Medical Officer, Indian Health Services

  • Dr. Amanda Cohn, Chief Medical Officer for the Vaccine Task Force and the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

  • Dr. Ayesha Khan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Genomics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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This session is produced in collaboration with AHRQ and AMDA - The Society for Post Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

December 17, 2020

Development of the COVID-19 vaccine has been fast moving and available information evolving. Learn about the results of clinical trials of the vaccine from the Therapeutic Lead for Operation Warp Speed. This session provides an overview of the results of recent clinical trials, updates on vaccine efficacy and unique considerations for application in long-term care settings.

Featured Panelist

Janet Woodcock, MD
Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration

Contributing Panelists

Leslie Eber, MD, CMD
Medical Director, Orchard Park Health Care Center, Board President
The Colorado Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care 

Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH, AGSF, FGSA, FACP
Director, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care Brown University 

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Sanjeev Arora, MD
Director, Project ECHO

Kedar Mate, MD
President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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December 14, 2020

Countries across the world have had varying degrees of success in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from experts from Vietnam and Africa on different ways the pandemic has been managed successfully in addition to potential suggestions other countries can apply to decrease number of cases and deaths. 

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  • Epidemiological data updates
  • Effective strategies to control first and second wave outbreaks
  • Key lessons learned to lower impact and provide support to vulnerable populations

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December 10,2020

Monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment has been authorized by the US FDA for emergency use application for COVID-19 patients. This session provides an overview of the results of recent clinical trials, updates on treatment efficacy and lessons learned from clinical administration in outpatient and long term care settings.

This session addresses:

  • Results of clinical trials of mAb treatment
  • Evidence-based lessons learned from clinical administration of treatment
  • Specific considerations for application in long term care facilities

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November 30, 2020

Presenter: Jeff Katzman, MD, Professor, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry 

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September 21,2020

  1. Cancer and COVID-19, a Global Overview, Satish Gopal, MD, MPH; Director, Center for Global Health
  2. Impact on Public Health Screening and Primary Care Level Strategies, Sharon Kapambwe, MD; Assistant Director -Cancer, Dept of Health Promotion, Environment and Social Determinants. Ministry of Health, Zambia
  3. Treatment Adaptations at the Facility and Cancer Network Level, C.S. Pramesh, MS, FRCS; Director, Tata Memorial Hospital, India

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September 14, 2020

Steps for Reopening during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speaker: Kedar Mate, MD; President and CEO at the Institute for Healthcare, Improvement (IHI)

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August 12, 2020

Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Panelists: Jumee Barooah, MD; Anita Blanchard, MD; Elisa Crouse, MD, MS; Paul Foster Johnson, MFA

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August 3, 2020

What You Can Do to Help Your Patients

Dr. Robert Eckel, MD, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus; Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO

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July 27, 2020

Post-pandemic Projections on Health, Equity and Social Justice

Dr. Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement 


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June 22, 2020

Ranjit Suri, MD FACC, FHRS; Director Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at Mount Sinai
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June 15, 2020

Soumya Swaminathan, MD; Chief Medical Scientist, World Health Organization
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This series was created with the generous philanthropic support of the Bristol Meyers Squibb Foundation