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4/16 Webinar: Multi-Specialty Approach to COVID-19 – On Demand Available!

Recorded: Thursday, April 16, 2020,9 am/PT, 12:00 pm ET
Estimated length:  75 minutes
Cost:  No Charge/Open to All
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This webinar provides an overview of how specialists and subspecialists of various disciplines (Infections Disease, Anesthesiology, Obstetrics and Perinatology, Gynecologic Oncology, and Reproductive Endocrinology) work together to best serve patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, patients who are under investigation (PUI), and patients of unknown COVID status who require emergent, urgent, or semi-urgent obstetric and gynecologic procedures. Additionally, the faculty will review current recommendations to protect all caregivers, including PPE and prophylaxis, for those who provide care to COVID+ patients and PUIs. As the diagnosis and management of COVID patients are rapidly evolving, our experts will present up-to-date, evidence-based information in a brief slide presentation and round table/question and answer discussion format on how to address our patients during the surge of COVID-19 and how we proceed with resuming practice as the prevalence of COVID-19 decreases but remains a viable concern.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Discuss the best available evidence-based practice for diagnosis of COVID-19, including available tests for symptomatic patients and patients under investigation or with unknown status, who require OBGYN procedures; 2) Discuss the current recommendations for therapy for and prophylaxis against developing COVID-19 for asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19+ patients and patients of unknown COVID-19 status, respectively, who require essential OBGYN procedures; and 3) Demonstrate recommended PPE for all caregivers involved in OBGYN patient care focusing on obstetric patients and patients with gynecologic malignancies, endometriosis, or infertility.

Target Audience:
This educational activity is designed for all health care providers.

The AAGL is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAGL designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity was developed by AAGL and the information is provided for general medical education purposes only and not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a patient’s medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this activity are those of the presenters. They do not represent an endorsement by AAGL. AAGL is not liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this activity.


  • Marie Fidela R. Paraiso, MD, Immediate Past-President of AAGL, Professor and Vice Chair of the Women’s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Juan Diego Villegas-Echeverri, MD, Scientific Director, The Advanced Gynecological Laparoscopy and Pelvic Pain Center (ALGIA), Pereira, Colombia


  • Current and Recommended Tests, Promising Therapies and Prophylactic Measures
    Presenter: Esper Kallas MD, PhD, Professor at the Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Rapid Diagnosis of Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Patients: Protecting Patients, Infants, and Caregivers
    Presenter: Edward Chien, MD, MBA, Chair of the Department of Ob/Gyn, Head of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Anesthesiologists on the Frontline, How They Are Facing the Challenges of COVID-19 for Essential Procedures
    Presenter: Luiz Fernando Falcao, MD, MBA, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Critical Care Medicine, Paulista Medical School, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • How Gynecologic Oncology Practice Has Been Changed in this Era
    Presenter: Warner Huh, MD, Professor, Vice Chair and Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
  • An REI Focus on Fertility Preservation, Endometriosis, and the IVF Patient during This Unprecedented Time
    Presenter: Linda Giudice, MD, PhD, Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

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