The Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic: Rising to the Challenge

Wednesday, 24 March, 2021 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT


 
This webinar will provide an update on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on both ends of spectrum from infection prevention to management of severe disease. Speakers will summarize relevant clinical trial data from COVID-19 vaccination trials and what it means for our patients; and also discuss basic pathophysiology of COVID-19 related acute respiratory distress syndrome and new insights in management via extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
 

Scientific Program

Moderators: Robin Vos, MD, PhD and Stephanie Pouch, MD, MS

COVID-19 Vaccination
Emily Blumberg, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Summarize current clinical trial data, including effect on viral variants as well as impact on transplant recipients.

ECMO for COVID-19-related ARDS: Evidence and Patient Selection
Daniel Brodie, MD, Columbia University Department of Medicine, New York, USA
This talk will explore the emerging evidence for the use of ECMO in patients with COVID-19-related ARDS and how this evidence informs patient selection.

ECMO as bridge to lung transplantation in COVID-ARDS: to whom and when?
Marcelo Cypel, MD, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
This talk will explore when to consider a COVID-ARDS patients on mechanical support for lung transplant assessment and to balance the decisions between the possibility of patient recovery with or without a transplantation

Live Q&A Segment with All Speakers

ISHLT Announcements
Greg Schultz, CEO, ISHLT, Addison, TX, USA
 

Continuing Education Information

Learning Objectives – at the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to discuss:
  • Current clinical trial data, including effect on viral variants as well as impact on transplant recipients
  • The emerging evidence for the use of ECMO in patients with COVID-19 related ARDS and how this evidence informs patient selection.
  • When to consider a COVID-ARDS patients on mechanical support for lung transplant assessment and to balance the decisions between the possibility of patient recovery with or without a transplantation.
     
Target Audience – The target audience for the March 2021 webinar session includes physicians, surgeons, scientists, pharmacists, nurses, transplant coordinators and other allied health and social science professionals engaged in the management and treatment of patients with advanced heart or lung disease, basic science or clinical research related to these fields, or other specialties which cause them to become involved in the treatment of patients with advanced heart or lung disease.

Activity Designed to Change – This activity is designed to change knowledge and competence.

Learning Attributes   Patient Care and Medical Knowledge

Disclosures – Current guidelines state that participants in continuing medical and allied health professional education activities must be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the program content or a speaker’s presentation. Planners, Faculty and Chairs participating in this meeting are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation or service as Chair/Planner. Disclosures will be distributed in the Learner Notification that you receive as a participant prior to the live virtual session. Additionally, all speakers have been asked to verbally disclose at the start of their presentation any financial interest or affiliations and to indicate if a product they are discussing is not labeled for the use under discussion or is still investigational.

Disclaimer – The information presented in this activity represents the opinion of the faculty and is not necessarily the official position of the ISHLT.

Documenting CME Credits – The ISHLT provides CME certificates to those who have participated in an ISHLT educational activity. The ISHLT does not submit credits to regulating bodies or certifying organizations on behalf of the participants. It is the participants responsibility to submit proof of credits on his or her own behalf.
 

ACCME Accreditation

Physicians

Accreditation Statement - The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement – ISHLT designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and Pharmacists

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement –Amedco LLC designates this virtual activity for a maximum of 1.5 ANCC contact hours for nurses.
 

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME

Nurse Practitioners

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education.

Transplant Coordinators Credit

As a designated Approved Provider by the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC), the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation grants up to 1 Category 1 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Coordinators (CEPTCs) for this offering. CEPTC Approval Number: 221-24.