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COVID-19 and Bioethics: The Toll on Humanity and Systems - LIVESTREAM

October 2, 2020

Course Directors: 
C. Scott Collins, M.D., Michael J. Joyner, M.D. R. Scott Wright, M.D. ,and Richard Sharp, Ph.D.

October 2, 2020 - LIVESTREAM

COVID-19 and Bioethics: The Toll on Humanity and Systems is a livestream event produced by the Mayo Clinic Institutional Review Board and Center for Bioethics. This activity will focus on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the healthcare system through specific examination of the effects on the workforce, research and the regulatory environment, vaccines, potential cures, and epidemiologic tracking. The Mayo Clinic experience and adaptive response to the pandemic will be highlighted.

Two Ways to Register for this Event
COVID-19 and Bioethics Livestream
CME Credit 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
COVID-19 and Bioethics Livestream
No Credit
no charge


Target Audience

This activity is designed to educate physicians, scientist researcher PhD, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, healthcare executives, residents and fellows on the toll on humanity and systems due to COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define challenges facing systems as a result of the pandemic.
  • Identify potential solutions for systems problems and bioethical dilemmas caused by the pandemic.
  • Recognize new technology being employed to manage the pandemic.
  • Assess novel treatments for COVID-19 and the bioethical concerns and controversies associated with them.
  • Summarize the current status of COVID-19 vaccine development.

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

This education is supported in part by an independent medical education grant from Pfizer Inc. and is in accordance with ACCME guidelines.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
10/02/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
10/02/2020 - 1:00pm
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Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

AMA Credit

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.25 Attendance
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