The May 30, 2020 NACE COVID-19 Update was recorded live during the Emerging Challenges in Primary Care May 30, 2020 virtual symposium. This segment features moderator Neil Skolnik. MD, and Public Health Experts Leana Wen, MD, and Seema Yasmin, MD.
Dr. Wen presents an update on the current state of COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on four ways to assess your personal risk as the U.S. reopens.
Dr. Yasmin’s presentation focuses on racial disparities in health care and the impact on COVID-19 patients and practice.
Be sure to read Dr Wen’s and Dr Yasmin recent articles listed in the References at the end of this summary.
Neil Skolnik, MD
Professor of Family and Community Medicine Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc
Visiting Professor, Health Policy and Management
Distinguished Fellow, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity
George Washington University School of Public Health
Seema Yasmin, MD
Director, Stanford Health Communication Initiative
Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University
School of Medicine
This activity is not certified for CME/CE credit.
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