Frontline Worker Safety Webinar
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Frontline Worker Safety in the Age of COVID-19: A Global Perspective
Sept. 14, 2022

Massachusetts Nurses Association
 Past  Health Watch USA



Agenda     Speaker's Bios  

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Program Resources


High-dimensional characterization of post-acute sequelae of COVID-19. Nature. April 2021.

Long-term cardiovascular outcomes of COVID-19. Naturemedicine. Feb. 7, 2022.

Long COVID after breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infection. Naure Medicine. May 25, 2022.
Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection Research Square. Jun. 17, 2022.


239 Experts With One Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne. New York Times. Oct. 1, 2021.

A paradigm shift to combat indoor respiratory infection Building ventilation systems must get much better.   Science. May 14, 2022.

Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief (2020) National Academies of Sciences. Oct. 2020.

Sweden's Pandemic Response

Evaluation of science advice during the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden. Natue. Mar. 22, 2022.

Workplace Violence

Are Any of Us Safe at Work? — I came to the U.S. to avoid violence in the healthcare workplace, but the attacks are increasing. Medpage Today. Jun. 5, 2022.

Webinar Introduction: Kevin Kavanagh, MD, MS View Resume

Morning Session In troduction & Moderator - Associate Professor Matthias Maiwald 
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Professor Dale FisherProfessor Dale Fisher
presenting "COVID-19: Protecting Staff, Protecting Patients and Staying Practical"      View Bio

Professor Imogen MitchellProfessor Imogen Mitchell, MBBS, PhD presenting "Australia’s experience of COVID-19 Workplace  Safety"
     View Bio

Lidia Morawska, PhD, MScProfessor Lidia Morawska, PhD, MSc.
   Presenting "Airborne infection transmission & Impact on Frontline Workers"   View Bio

Professor Nele BrusselaersProfessor Nele Brusselaers, MD, PhD
   Presenting "Evaluation of science advice during the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden"    View Bio

Laith Jamal Abu-Raddad Professor of Population Health SciencesProfessor Laith Jamal Abu-Raddad, PhD presenting "Immune protection of COVID-19 vaccination and natural infection".  View Bio

Past Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, MDAfternoon Introduction - Past Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders
   View Bio

Afternoon Moderator - Kevin Kavanagh MD, MS
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Ziyad Al-Aly, MDZiyad Al-Aly, MD
Presenting "An Overview of Long COVID"  View Bio

Dr. Frazier BeattyFrazier Beatty, Ph.D., MPH
Presenting  "Impact of Healthcare Disparities on the Frontline" View Bio

Dr. Zed Zha
Mengyi "Zed" Zha, MD Presenting "Workplace Violence Against Healthcare Workers"  View Bio

Ambassador Beborah BirxAmbassador Deborah Birx, MD
  Presenting "COVID-19 USA - Lessons and new tools to improve workplace safety"  View Bio

Jeannie Cimiotti, RN PhD 
View Bio ;   Chris Pontus, MS, RN
Panel Discussion: "The Normalization of Workarounds in Health care: An Ongoing American Crisis."

Webinar Conclusion - Kevin Kavanagh, MD, MS 
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Conference Objecives/Outcomes 

  Understanding important evidence based strategies which have been learned during the COVID-19  epidemic. 
  • Identify infection control strategies that prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 disease among both frontline workers and patients.
  • Advise retailers, schools, and others on strategies they should undertake to establish a safe workplace which protects both frontline workers and patrons.
  • Identify infectious disease infrastructure deficiencies in the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Discuss cultural and socioeconomic barriers and social disparities which place socially disadvantaged populations at increased risk of infection and severe disease.
  • Explain the risks of disability and death from not only acute COVID-19 but also the disabling effects of Long COVID.

Continuing Education

Southern Kentucky AHEC   Southern Kentucky AHEC

To receive Educational Credits, are planed to be provided by Southern Kentucky AHEC.
Credits are planned for the following healthcare specialites:

  • Physician/Nursing Home Administrator:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Massachusetts Nurses Association, and Health Watch USA. Southern KY AHEC is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

  • The Southern KY Area Health Education Center is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The Southern KY Area Health Education Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • PA/Nurse Practitioner: This program has been approved by the Southern KY AHEC for AMA Category 1 credit. Non-Physician attendance will be awarded.

  • Occupational Therapy: This program has been submitted to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy for credit. (6 Credits)

  • Physical Therapy: This will be submitted to the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for continued competency requirements. (6 Credits)

  • Respiratory: This program will be submitted to the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care. (6 Credits)

  • Dentistry and Dental hygienists:  Via Kentucky AHEC, Category I (6.0 Credits)

  • Radiology: This program will be submitted to the Kentucky Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy. (6 Hours)

  • Social Work

  • Certificate of Completion is available for other educational participants. 

Northeast Multistate DivisionANCC statement for marketing the program prior to approval.
Northeast Multistate Division
The Northeast Multistate Division (NEMSD) is a collaborative group of individual autonomous states (Vermont, and Hawaii) whose purpose is to enhance the power, strength, success, sustainability, and voice of its member states through the effective utilization of shared services and resources to champion quality health care and advance the profession of nursing.
Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit is accredited as an Approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
Northeast Multistate Division-Provider is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

 Gardner ConsultingSpeical Thanks to Gardner Consulting Group for help with conference organizatoin  

Due to unforeseen circumstances, speakers may change without notice.   
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