Weekly Wednesday Webinars

Weekly Wednesday Webinars

 

NDMA is hosting Weekly Wednesday Webinars to keep member-physicians informed of emergent COVID-19 issues and other important topics.

If you were unable to participate, you may view the recordings at the following links:

 

 WEEK ONE: April 1st 

Video recording for WEEK ONE:April 1

Featuring:

Dr. Andrew McLean - Wellness Update

Dr. Joan Connell - COVID update

Dr. Peter Van Eerden - COVID Impact in Pregnancy

 

 WEEK TWO: April 8th 

No audio available

Featuring:

Dr. Joan Connell - COVID update

Dr. David Field and Dr. Haven Malish - experiences caring for a COVID-19 hospitalized patient

Dr. Peter Van Eerden, MD and Dr. Ana Tobiasz - COVID-19 Impact in Pregnancy Update
 

 WEEK THREE: April 15th 

Audio recording for WEEK THREE: April 15

Featuring:

Dr. Joan Connell - COVID update

Dr. Jeffrey Sather - Trinity Health Chief of Staff, shares how Trinity Health is addressing the COVID-19 crisis.

​​​Kirby Krueger, NDDoH Medical Services Section Chief - an update on the NDDoH Laboratory COVID-19 testing methods and capacity.

 

 WEEK FOUR: April 22nd 

Audio recording for WEEK FOUR: April 22

Featuring:

Joan Connell, MD, MPH, FAAP, NDDoH Field Medical Officer
COVID-19 Update: Dr. Connell leads the NDDoH Physician Advisory group and will share the latest issues.

Steven Weiser, MD, Altru Health System President, will share how Altru’s COVID-19 crisis management plan allows their health system to provide quality care for patients during the recent outbreak at LM Wind Power and the surrounding Grand Forks county area.

Kevin Mork, MD, an anesthesiologist from Altru, will share best practice approaches for intubation of COVID-19 patients.

 

 WEEK FIVE: April 29th 

Audio recording for WEEK FIVE: APRIL 29

Featuring:

Joan Connell, MD, MPH, FAAP, NDDoH Field Medical Officer
COVID-19 Update: Dr. Connell leads the NDDoH Physician Advisory group and will share the latest issues.

Timothy Mahoney, MD, Fargo Mayor and physician
Dr. Mahoney will share how Fargo has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect on Cass county. He will share how the city is moving forward to lessen the impact of community spread.

Avish Nagpal, MD
Dr. Nagpal, an infectious disease specialist at Fargo Sanford Health, will share his experiences working with COVID-19 patients.

 

 WEEK SIX: May 6th 

Audio recording for WEEK SIX: MAY 6

Featuring:

Joan Connell, MD, MPH, FAAP, NDDoH Field Medical Officer
COVID-19 Update: Dr. Connell leads the NDDoH Physician Advisory group and will share the latest issues.

Avish Nagpal, MD
Dr. Nagpal, an infectious disease specialist at Fargo Sanford Health, will share updates from Sanford and pre-operative and return to work testing.

Sara Nausheen, MD
Dr. Nausheen will share COVID-19 treatment insights care for patients from Altru Health System, Grand Forks.

 

 WEEK SEVEN: May 13th 

Audio recording for WEEK SEVEN: MAY 13

Featuring:

In addition to Dr. Connell providing a Physician Advisory Group update, guest speakers include physicians representing the largest North Dakota hospitals. Speakers will share:

Deaths: comorbidity impact vs. unexpected
Lessons learned: what has worked and what hasn't and unanticipated consequences
Strategies to reduce the spread: hospital protocols to isolate patients, protect workers and conserve personal protective equipment

Joan Connell, MD, MPH, FAAP, NDDoH Field Medical Officer
Dr. Connell leads the NDDoH Physician Advisory group and will share the latest COVID-19 Update.

Trinity Health, Minot
James Schmidt, MD, hospital medicine
Jeffrey Verhey, MD, pulmonology and critical care medicine

Sanford Health, Bismarck
Haven Malish, MD, pulmonology and critical care medicine

Sanford Health, Fargo
Kara Johnson, MD, pulmonology and critical care medicine
Chris Pribula, MD, hospital medicine

Altru Health, Grand Forks
Sunil Reddy Kartham, MD, hospital medicine
Joshua Deere, MD, family medicine

Essentia Health, Fargo
Karol Kremens, MD, pulmonology and critical care medicine

CHI St. Alexius, Bismarck
J'Patrick Fahn, DO, hospital medicine

 

 WEEK EIGHT: May 20th 

Audio recording for WEEK EIGHT: MAY 20

Featuring:

Joan Connell, MD, MPH, FAAP, NDDoH Field Medical Officer
Dr. Connell leads the NDDoH Physician Advisory group and will share the latest COVID-19 Update.

Paul Carson, MD
Dr. Carson, an infectious disease specialist with Sanford Health Fargo, will share insights on the following:

  • The real virus risk and lessons learned
  • Infection-fatality ratios vs case-fatality ratios and ultimate attack rates
  • Are influenza comparisons appropriate or useful
  • The virus and its risk in overall mortality

 WEEK NINE: June 3rd 

Audio recording for WEEK NINE: JUNE 3: 

Featuring:

Joan Connell, MD, MPH, FAAP, NDDoH Field Medical Officer
Dr. Connell leads the NDDoH Physician Advisory group and will share the latest COVID-19 Update.

Andrew Stahl, MD

Dr. Stahl, a specialist in internal medicine, will discuss his role providing strategic medical analysis for Unified Command COVID-19 response efforts; and then share plans moving into his new role as interim state health officer.

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