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COVID-19 and Mental Health: Caring for the Public and Ourselves

Activity Type:

  • Webinar


Release Date: 3/21/2020

Expiration Date: 4/24/2020

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 1
  • Participation: 1

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Event Details

The live presentation will take place on March 24, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm ET.

Due to system capacity the webinar will be limited to 1,000 participants. Advance registration is encouraged. 

Can't attend the live presentation? A recording will be made available for free on the Learning Center following the presentation. 

Overview

With the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, there are many who may be feeling emotional distress given the uncertainty around the impact, spread, and scope of the disease. Psychiatrists play an important role in supporting patients' management of any psychosocial issues and responses that may arise from the disease's impact on them, their families, and community. This free webinar will outline how psychiatrists can support patients, communicate with family members and children, and be a resource to other providers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Pricing

  • General Member - Free
  • Resident-Fellow Member - Free
  • Medical Student Member - Free
  • Non-Member - Free

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies to maintain continuity of care with patients during COVID-19
  • Explain how patients enhance wellbeing for themselves and their family
  • Discuss stress mitigation strategies with patients impacted by COVID-19
  • Identify ways in which family members can communicate with children about the disease
  • Provide consultation and support to members of the healthcare community
  • Review importance of and strategies for provider self-care and sustainment

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, Residents/Fellows, Physicians

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: March 24, 2020 
Program End Date: March 24, 2020

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or a certificate of participation may do so by attending the live presentation and completing the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physician) or certificate of participation (non-physician) showing the event date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

Physicians

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this live event for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Presenters

  • Joshua C. Morganstein, MD, CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Chair in the Department of Psychiatry, Assistant Director at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University School of Medicine. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Stephen J. Cozza, MD, COL, U.S. Army Retired, Professor of Psychiatry and Senior Scientist, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Curt West, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Scientist, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Robert Ursano, MD, Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Sander Koyfman, MD, Behavioral Health Medical Director, WellCare of NY - a Centene Company. Disclosures - Consultant: MOCingbird, Inc.; Employee: WellCare of NY - a Centene Company; Board of Directors: Vibrant Emotional Health.

Planners

  • Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

The American Psychiatric Association is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities.  Please contact the American Psychiatric Association at 202-559-3900, if you require assistance seven (7) days prior to the start of a live webinar.

Hardware/Software Requirements

We recommend that prior to the webinar, you check system requirements to ensure your device is compatible and rule out connectivity issuess.

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This website requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

For assistance: Contact educme@psych.org for questions about this course | Contact learningcenter@psych.org for technical assistance

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