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UTHSC Coronavirus Symposium

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center offered an online symposium for coronavirus (COVID-19) information on April 6. The symposium featured members of UTHSC, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and the Shelby County Health Department. The full recording of the symposium can be found below, along with the presentation slides. 


Date: April 6, 2020

Time: 11:00 am — 1:00 pm CDT


11:00 – 11:05

Scott Strome, MD
Executive Dean of the College of Medicine

11:05 – 11:25

The Coronavirus Pandemic
Jon McCullers, MD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics
Pediatrician-in-Chief Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Senior Executive Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs

11:25 – 11:45

Hospital Preparedness to Combat Emerging Infections
Nicholas Hysmith, MD
Assistant Professor Pediatrics – Infectious Disease

11:45 – 12:05

Transmission Routes of COVID-19 and Controls in the Dental Practice
James Ragain, DDS, MS, PhD
Dean of the College of Dentistry

12:05 – 12:25

Public Health Preparation and Response to COVID-19
Alisa Haushalter, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC
Associate Professor of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
Shelby County Health Department

12:25 – 12:45

Regional Biocontainment Lab and the New Coronavirus
Colleen Jonsson, PhD
Professor and Endowed Van Vleet Chair of Excellence in Virology
Director of the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) at UTHSC

12:45 – 1:00 Question and Answer Panel

CDE Statement: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognize Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The current term of approval extends from November 2019 to December 2023. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry designates this activity for a total of 2 continuing education credits.

AMA Credit Designation: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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