Massachusetts Medical Society: Race and the COVID-19 Vaccine – the 2020 Massachusetts Medical Society Ethics Forum

Race and the COVID-19 Vaccine – the 2020 Massachusetts Medical Society Ethics Forum

Race and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Course Overview
Presented by the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Committee on Ethics, Grievances, and Professional Standards, the Ethics Forum alerts physicians to the ethical implications of issues that arise in daily practice and offers information on issues at the intersection of ethics, medicine, and professionalism. The Ethics Forum at the 2020 Massachusetts Medical Society’s Interim Meeting (recorded on November 7, 2020) explores the ethical considerations for the COVID-19 vaccine, from development to distribution.  The Forum examines the historic legacy of racist exploitation, abuses, and mistreatment by the medical system and barriers to greater participation of Black people in Covid-19 trials., as well as discussed Barriers to vaccination, how these barriers may be overcome, and ways that public health officials and providers can address gaps and racial disparities related to a forthcoming COVID are reviewed.

Faculty

Rueben Warren

Rueben C. Warren, D.D.S., M.P.H., Dr. P.H., M.Div. (Moderator)
Director of the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University

t desmond brown

T. Desmond Brown, MD 
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Boston Medical Center; Chairman, Massachusetts Medical Society’s Ethics, Grievances, and Professional Standards Committee.

David Hodge

David Hodge, PhD, DMin, M.Ed., M.T.S. 
Associate Associate Director of Education and Associate Processor, National Center of Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University

Robert Truog

Robert Truog, MD, MA
Director, Harvard Center for Bioethics, Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Legal Medicine, Professor of Anaesthesia (Pediatrics)

Intended Audience
This activity is designed for health care leaders, physicians, residents, other health care professionals and students in all health care professions.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the historic legacy of racist exploitation, abuses, and mistreatment by the medical system
  • Examine barriers to greater participation of Black people in Covid-19 trials
  • Discuss barriers to vaccination and how these barriers may be overcome
  • Explore ways that public health officials and providers can address gaps and racial disparities related to a forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine

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, 1.50 hours

Accreditation Statement
Accreditation and Credit Information
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 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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. 

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA)
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.50 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

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

Allergy and Immunology
Anesthesiology
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Nuclear Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology
Radiology
Thoracic Surgery
Urology

Exam/Assessment:  A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Activity Term
Original Release Date: December 1, 2020
Review Date (s): N/A
Termination Date: December 1, 2023

Course Developers, Reviewers & Web Producer:
Jane E. Gagne, Manager, Accreditation & Education Compliance, NEJM Group Education
William Frank, Legal Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Massachusetts Medical Society
Thelma Tatten, Web Content Production Specialist, NEJM Group Education 

System Requirements
Desktops/Laptops

Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.6 higher

Most modern browsers including:  
IE8,9,10
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome 26+
Safari 5+
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
Android devices including tablets and phones.
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.

 


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