Town Hall Meetings

These town hall meetings will feature guest experts to help guide physicians and other health care professionals during this challenging time. Some past town halls are available to members on WisMed Community. Those can be accessed here.

SARS-CoV-2 Town Hall CME Series

Continuing Medical Education webinars focusing on various topics related to the pandemic. Each live webinar is $30, or FREE to WisMed members! Registration is required for each session, or register once by purchasing the bundle. Be sure not to miss out! These town halls will be recorded and available for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ after each session date. They can be accessed here.

More details can be found in this flyer.

November 4
SARS-CoV-2 Virus Biology & Vaccine Development
Scott S. Terhune, PhD

The session on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Biology & Vaccine Development will focus on defining the physical features of SARS-CoV-2 viral particle and its replication cycle. It will include critical information relating to what determines viral infectivity outside of the human body and what are the pieces of the virus being used for vaccine development. We will also discuss essential steps used by SARS-CoV-2 during its replication that are plausible targets for effective antiviral development. Understanding the fundamental aspects of SARS-CoV-2 replication is necessary for educating others on therapeutic strategies and public health recommendations.

November 11
The Current State of Therapeutics
J. Njeri Wainaina, MD, FACP

The treatment of COVID-19 has evolved over time as we have gained understanding of disease process and the effectiveness of potential interventions. This session will provide an overview of the key therapeutics that are available now and emerging from the pipeline.

November 18
Communicability and Public Health Response
Laura D. Cassidy, MS, PhD
This presentation will describe some basic epidemiologic principles such as the transmission of disease, period of infectiousness, exposure and risk, determinants of health, containment and control and provide some statistics and trends about the virus in Wisconsin.

November 25
The Convergence of Seasonal Flu and SARS-CoV-2
Mary Beth Graham, MD, FIDSA, FACP

This presentation focuses on the two most significant pandemics in the past century and how understanding the history of influenza may provide insights into what to expect in the future with SARS-CoV-2.

December 2
Combating COVID-19 Challenges in Disadvantaged Populations – a Case Study
Michelle Minikel, MD

Green Bay was one of the earliest hotspots of the SARS-CoV2 pandemic due to large outbreaks in several meatpacking plants in April and May of 2020.  This early surge disproportionately affected patients of color and patients with limited English proficiency.  We will review some of the measures that our clinic, Bellin’s Clinica Hispana, took with regards to testing and communication of results that were helpful in serving this population as well as some of the aspects of care that need to be improved to better serve “disadvantaged populations” in a public health crisis.  Current medical literature on this topic will also be incorporated and we will close by touching on the larger ramifications of this pandemic as they relate to underserved patients.