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The New Normal: How COVID-19 Changed the Practice of Medicine

Saturday, January 16, 2021 | 8:00am – 4:00pm
Chairs: Dan Lynch, DO, Harvey Potts, MD

In the new world of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers are facing an ever-changing environment and unprecedented challenges. Join us for CME, offered both in person and virtually, as we discuss updates on therapy and vaccines, regulatory and ethical issues, telemedicine and reimbursement, osteopathic perspective of treating respiratory illness and the impact of COVID-19 on social equity. You will have the opportunity to hear from and share experiences with physicians practicing on the front lines in the most hard-hit areas. Join us as we help each other adapt to our new normal.

8:00am – Hot Topics (COVID19- Update – Vaccines and Therapies)
Mark L. Stillwell, MD, FACP – Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine

9:00am – COVID-19 and the Arkansas Experience
Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH (virtual), President & Chief Executive Officer,
Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

10:00am – Regulatory & Ethics in the COVID-19 Climate
Judge Patricia L. Mitchell (virtual), District Administrative Judge, District Court of Maryland
Brian G. Kim, JD, President, Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

11:00am – Telemedicine: How It Affected the Mercy Health System
Sean B. Baker, DO – Chair -Department Primary Care, Mercy Health Systems

12:00pm – Reimbursement Update, Telemedicine and E&M
Michael Cash, MHSA, FACMPE, State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company (SVMIC)

1:00pm – Frontline Experiences
Christopher Alfred, DO, PGY4 – St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, NY
Dr. Gautam (virtual)
Frontline experience from Korea – TBD (virtual)

2:00pm – An Osteopathic Perspective on Respiratory Illness
Dan Lynch, DO – Assistant Professor of OMM, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine

3:00pm – Impact of COVID-19 on Social Equity
Harvey Potts, MD, MPH – Executive Director of Simulation and Clinical Skills, Assistant Professor, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Janie Ginocchio, MPA (virtual) – Director of Public Policy, Southern Bancorp
Elizabeth McClain, PhD – Chief Wellness Officer, Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. ARCOM designates this program for a maximum of eight (8) AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity. AOA designates this activity for a maximum of 8 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 American Osteopathic Association and Arkansas Colleges of Health Education. The American Osteopathic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.