Attend on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every 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. AK

  • 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.
  • From NIST, view an updating map of U.S. time zones.


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 clinical consultants for Emergency Medicine and Infectious Disease present and lead discussions on topics including

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

This allows local providers and national experts to discuss urgent focus areas and new developments in COVID-19 screening, treatment, and management of post-infection syndromes.

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

Who Should Attend

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

Past Session Materials

October 15, 2020
  • Video Link
  • 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