2020 Fall Symposium on COVID-19

This two-day virtual conference with the option to attend one or both days is designed to provide up to date information on the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan while providing a safe way for physicians to learn and earn CME credit. There are a total of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits available for attending both days. This conference will highlight Michigan’s current status and next steps, science, policy and practice of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Thank you to The Doctors Company for supporting our conference.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
7:00 – 11:00 AM ET 
3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

7:00 – 7:30 am                  
General Overview of COVID-19 in Michigan
Natasha Bagdasarian, MD, Senior Public Health Physician, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

7:30 – 8:30 am
Science and Clinical Side of COVID-19
Sandro K. Cinti, MD, Professor of Infection Disease, Michigan Medicine

8:30 – 8:45 am                 

8:45 – 9:45 am
Treating Diabetes-Cardiology Patients with COVID-19
Caroline R. Richardson, MD, University of Michigan Medical School

 9:45 – 11:00 am               
Coronavirus Vaccines 101: Manufactures, Approval Process and Distribution
Robert (Bob) Swanson, Director, Division of Immunization, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Ron Smolen PharmD, Medical Science Liaison – Vaccines, GlaxoSmithKline; and Alison Wright, PharmD, Senior Medical Science Liaison, Seqirus

Thursday, September 17, 2020
7:30 – 11:30 AM ET 
3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

7:30 – 8:00 am
Contact Tracing and Tracking in Michigan 
Jonathan Warsh, Chief of Staff, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

8:00 – 9:00 am                  
COVID-19 Testing Options
Marty K. Soehnlen, PhD, MPH, PHLD(ABB), Director of Infectious Disease, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

9:00 – 9:15 am

9:15 – 10:00 am
I-COVID19 Comprehensive, Multi-Site Registry
Scott Flanders, MD, Program Director, Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium; Chief Clinical Strategy Officer at Michigan Medicine; and Professor of Internal Medicine – Hospital Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School

10:00 – 11:00 am 
Eliminating Disparities in Health Care
Rachel M. Bond, MD, FACC,
System Director, Women's Heart Health, Dignity Health, Arizona; Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine Division of Cardiovascular Disease Creighton University School of Medicine, Chandler, AZ; and Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASH, Professor of Medicine, Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans, LA

11:00 – 11:30 am
A Virtual Visit about Telemedicine Risks and Claims
Pamela S. Schremp, Assistant Vice President, Claims, The Doctors Company

Statement of Accreditation
The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The MSMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


To register email: bmarenich@msms.org

In the subject line of your email please put – Registration for Symposium on COVID-19

An email will be sent to you with a link and information to join.

We will contact you after the meeting to finalize the registration process.

Cancellation Policy:
A 100% refund of course fees will be provided if the MSMS Foundation is notified by September 1, 2020. The $35 registration fee is non-refundable. No refunds will be given after September 1, 2020; however substitutions are always welcome.


For more information, please contact Brenda Marenich at 517-449-361.