COVID-19 TeleECHO: IHS Clinical Readiness and Patient Care

Attend on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET / 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT / Noon-1:00 p.m. MT 
11:00 a.m-Noon PT /10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. AKT

  • Except for the Navajo nation, Arizona does not observe daylight saving time (DST). During the DST period (March to Early November) Arizona time matches Pacific Time. From November to March, Arizona follows Mountain Time.
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The IHS COVID-19 sessions convene IHS, tribal and urban area providers from around the U.S., many working in rural areas with limited resources, in crucial real-time, peer-to-peer clinical learning.  

IHS national Chief Clinical Consultants for Emergency Medicine and Infectious Disease lead discussions on topics including

  • COVID-19 clinical updates,
  • situation reports, and
  • local-area response.

These sessions allows local providers and national experts to discuss urgent focus areas and new developments in COVID-19, including on topics related to screening, treatment, management of post-infection syndromes, and vaccines.

The sessions occur on the first and third Thursday of each month and, in addition to a didactic presentation, may include a clinical update by the IHS Chief Clinical Consultant for Infectious Disease, an update from IHS headquarters, and/or a case presentation.

Who Should Attend

  • Physicians
  • Advanced Practice Providers
  • Pharmacists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Other Healthcare Professionals


Topic Date Presenter(s)

Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Panel



Monoclonal Antibodies



Register for a Session

Past Session Materials

January 7, 2021

December 3, 2020

November 19, 2020

November 5, 2020

  • Video
  • Presentation Slides: Virtual Visits, A User's Manual, Lee H. Schwamm, MD, Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Mass General Brigham, Mass General Hospital
October 15, 2020
  • Video
  • Presentation Slides: Clinical Update, Jonathan Iralu, MD
  • Presentation Slides: Emergency Department Perspective, Christopher Jentoft, MD - Medical Officer, Emergency Medicine at Indian Health Service - Whiteriver Indian Hospital
  • Presentation Slides: Hospitalist perspective, Haley Thun, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist - Gallup Indian Medical Center
October 1, 2020
  • Video
  • Presentation Slides: Paul Edward Sax, MD, Clinical Director, Infectious Disease Clinic, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine 
September 17, 2020
  • Video
  • Presentation Slides: CAPT Ryan Schupbach, PharmD, BCPS, CACP, Vice Chair, IHS National Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, IHS Oklahoma City Area 
September 3, 2020