Massachusetts Medical Society: 131st Annual Shattuck Lecture - COVID-19 in 2021-Lessons Learned and Remaining Challenges

131st Annual Shattuck Lecture - COVID-19 in 2021-Lessons Learned and Remaining Challenges

131st Annual Shattuck Lecture - COVID-19 in 2021-Lessons Learned and Remaining Challenges

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Course Overview

COVID-19, an infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-COV-2, has caused significant loss of human life and extraordinary disruption. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have learned a good deal, but the outbreak continues to change, with new waves of disease affecting different regions of the world and with the appearance of new viral variants. Where is the pandemic heading and what is the role of widespread vaccination in ending the crisis phase? In this webinar, recorded June 3, 2021, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Eric Rubin discuss lessons learned and remaining challenges in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.





Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, where he oversees an extensive research portfolio focused on infectious and immune-mediated diseases.  As the long-time chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, Dr. Fauci has made many seminal contributions in basic and clinical research and is one of the world’s most-cited biomedical scientists. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.  





Eric J. Rubin, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Group

Dr. Rubin joined the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and NEJM Group as Editor-in-Chief in September 2019, taking on the responsibility for oversight of all editorial content and policies. Dr. Rubin is an Associate Physician specializing in infectious disease at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a Professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He serves on several scientific advisory boards to groups interested in infectious disease therapeutics. Dr. Rubin has also previously served as the Associate Editor for Infectious Disease at the New England Journal of Medicine as well as an editor for several basic science journals including PLoS Pathogens, Tuberculosis, and mBio.

Intended Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, scientists, researchers, and other health care professionals.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the advances in the epidemiology, natural history, and pathogenesis of COVID-19.
  • Evaluate the progress in developing and implementing therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics.
  • Identify challenges that need to be addressed to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 .

Course Fees
Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member: Free
MMS Resident/Student Member: Free
Non-Member Physician: Free
Non-Members Resident/Student: Free
Allied Health Professional/Other: Free

Format & Estimated Time to Complete: Video,1 hour

Accreditation and Credit Information
Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory , this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Nuclear Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA)
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Exam/Assessment: Please complete the assessment and evaluation questions at the end of the course to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Release Date: June 23, 2021
Review Date (s): N/A
Termination Date: June 23, 2024

Course Developers, Reviewers & Web Producer:
Jane E. Gagne, Manager, Accreditation & Education Compliance, NEJM Group Education
Stephen Morrissey, Ph.D., Executive Managing Editor, New England Journal of Medicine
Danna G. Muir, Director, Accreditation & Recognition, NEJM Group Education
Eric J. Rubin, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Group
Thelma Tatten, Web Content Production Specialist, NEJM Group Education
Henry Tulgan, MD, FACP, Director, Continuing Medical Education, Baystate Wing Hospital
Tim Vining, Illustration Manager, Graphic Arts, New England Journal of Medicine

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