Sixth Symposium COVID-19: What Have We Learned? How Can We Use What We Have Learned?

September 24, 2020 7:00pm – 8:30pm
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09/24/20 7:00 PM 09/24/20 8:30 PM Sixth Symposium COVID-19: What Have We Learned? How Can We Use What We Have Learned?

Kadish and Halperin

An online webinar, a sixth Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symposium sponsored by New York Medical College of the Touro College and University System. Continuing Education credits are available upon request.

A presentation by the Center for Disaster Medicine of New York Medical College of the Touro College and University System.


Introduction and Welcome

by Alan Kadish, M.D.
Cardiologist | President, Touro College and University System | President, New York Medical College

Short and Long-Term Cardiac Effects of COVID-19 Infection

by Michael Gewitz, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FAAP
Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, New York Medical College | Executive Director and William Russell McCurdy Physician-in-Chief, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at WMC Health

The Role of Convalescent Plasma in the Management of Severely Ill COVID-19 Patients

by Marisa Montecalvo, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College | Infectious Disease Specialist

The Relative Risks of COVID-19 Transmissions in Gyms, Public Ground Transportation and Commercial Airplane Flights - OR - Can I Go to the Gym, Ride the Bus or Subway or Fly?

by Robert Amler, M.D., MBA
Dean, School of Health Sciences and Practice, New York Medical College | Former Regional Health Administrator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | Former Medical Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Loss of Taste and Smell from COVID-19: Why Does it Happen in Some COVID-19 Patients? Will it Correct with Time?

by Mill Etienne, M.D., M.P.H., FAAN, FAE
Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine House Advisory Dean, New York Medical College

An Update on Vaccine Development Including Principles of Who Should and Who Should Not Participate in Early Human Vaccine Trials

by Kathleen DiCaprio, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Is There Anything Historically Unique About Asserting "The Science of COVID-19 is Becoming So Politicized?"

by Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A.
Chancellor and CEO, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Pediatrics and History, New York Medical College | Provost for Biomedical Affairs, Touro College and University System


Responses will be provided to the questions submitted in advance of the webinar. Questions may be submitted to


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This meeting has been approved for 1.5 CME credits by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, New York Medical College free of charge as a community service to our Healthcare Providers.

Accreditation Statement: New York Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

New York Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Commercial Support: There is no outside funding for this activity.

Disclosures: All activity faculty and planners participating in continuing medical education activities provided by New York Medical College are expected to disclose to the audience any significant support or substantial relationship(s) with commercial entities whose products are discussed in their presentation and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity.