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    • 24 Oct 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-03:00)
    • Virtual. Link will be sent through email.

    8:30 - 9:10   “Therapeutics and Vaccines for COVID-19” 
    Rekha Rapaka, MD, PhD

                            Assistant Professor of Medicine

                            Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health
                            University of Maryland School of Medicine

                            - Understand the strategies of major agents in use for

                               treatment ofvCOVID-19 in hospitalized patients

                            - Understand strategies of vaccine design against 

                              COVID-19 and recent vaccine clinical trials

                              for prevention oCOVID-19

    9:10 - 9:50  Diagnostic Testing Considerations for COVID and    


                           Yaolin Zhou, MD
                           Associate Professor of Pathology

                           Division Chief of Molecular Pathology

                           Director of Quality & Test Utilization

                           East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
                           - Explain the differences between analytic and clinical

                             sensitivity and specificity

                           - Identify potential sources of bias and their impact on

                             diagnostic accuracy

    9:50 - 10:00. Break
    10:00 - 10:40 Autopsy Pathology of COVID-19: A First-Person

                           Robert F. Padera, MD, PhD
                           Associate Professor of Pathology
                           Harvard Medical School
                           Director, Divisions of Autopsy & Cardiovascular

                           Brigham & Women’s Hospital
                          - Describe anatomic findings of COVID-19 infection

                            including pulmonary pathology

    10:40 - 11:05 Lung Development as a Window to  

                           Understanding Risk and Resilience in COVID-19”
                           Jennifer Sucre, MD
                           Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
                           Assistant Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
                           Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

                          - Characterize how differential of gene expression

                            during normal lung development may explain            

                            protection of infants and children from SARS-CoV-2

                          - Define the specific epithelial populations most

                             vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection

                          - Demonstrate the use of a human lung specimen        

                            repository to provide insight into lung development and

                            disease across the lifespan
    11:05 - 11:30 COVID-19 and the Heart: At a Cross-Roads of Two

                           Sadiya S Khan, MD, MSc
                           Assistant Professor of Medicine & Preventive Medicine
                           Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

                           - Identify direct and indirect myocardial injury as a

                             consequence of SARS-COV2 infection
                           - Examine cardiovascular risk factors associated with  

                             COVID-19 outcomes

                           - Contextualize the population burden of the

                             intersection of these two interdependent epidemics
    REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Tuesday, October 20, 2020 (
    Registration Fees: Member: Free; Non-member practicing physician: $50; Non-member Pathologist Assistant/Cytotechnologist: $40, Non-member trainees: $25

    Ø Accreditation Statement
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the Joint Providership of the College of American Pathologists and Maryland Society of Pathologists. The College of American Pathologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Ø Credit Designation Statement
    The College of American Pathologists designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Ø Disclaimer

    The content of this CME activity does not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the College of American Pathologists.

    Ø SAM credit Designation Statement   

    Part of the activity meets the American Board of Pathology (APB) Continuing Certification (CC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMS): 1 Credit

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