Wednesday Webinars

Wednesday Webinars

 

NDMA is hosting 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:

 

QUICK LINKS TO EACH WEEK

Note: Dr. Joan Connell takes the lead with each session by providing a physician advisory group update.

 

WEEK 1: April 1st - Andrew McLean, MD; Peter Van Eerden, MD

WEEK 2: April 8th - David Field, MD; Haven Malish, MD; Peter Van Eerden, MD

WEEK 3: April 15th - Jeffrey Sather, MD; Kirby Krueger

WEEK 4: April 22nd - Steven Weiser, MD; Kevin Mork, MD

WEEK 5: April 29th - Timothy Mahoney, MD; Avish Nagpal, MD

WEEK 6: May 6th - Avish Nagpal, MD; Sara Nausheen, MD

WEEK 7: May 13th - James Schmidt, MD; Haven Malish, MD; Kara Johnson, MD; Sunil Reddy Kartham, MD; Karol Kremens, MD; J'Patrick Fahn, DO

WEEK 8: May 20th - Paul Carson, MD; 

WEEK 9: June 3rd - Andrew Stahl, MD

WEEK 10: June 10th - Tim Wiedrich

WEEK 11: June 17th - Daniel R. Kelly; Robert Black; Maria Gabriela Hernandez Azmitia, MD

WEEK 12: June 24th - Jeffrey Sather, MD; Doug Griffin, MD; Chris Meeker, MD; William McKinnon, MD; Lisa Laurent, MD; Richard Vetter, MD

WEEK 13: August 5th - Paul Carson, MD

WEEK 14: August 19th - Karl Viddal, MD

WEEK 15: September 2nd - Noe Mateo, MD

WEEK 16: September 16th - Andrew McLean, MD, MPH

 

 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

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 WEEK TWO: April 8th 

Video recording for WEEK TWO: April 8

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
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 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.

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 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 shares the latest issues.

Steven Weiser, MD, Altru Health System President, shares 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, shares best practice approaches for intubation of COVID-19 patients.

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 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 shares the latest issues.

Timothy Mahoney, MD, Fargo Mayor and physician
Dr. Mahoney shares how Fargo has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect on Cass county. He shares 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, shares his experiences working with COVID-19 patients.

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 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 shares the latest issues.

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

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

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 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 shares:

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 shares 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

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 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 shares the latest COVID-19 Update.

Paul Carson, MD
Dr. Carson, an infectious disease specialist with Sanford Health Fargo, shares 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

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 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 shares 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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 WEEK TEN: June 10th 

Audio recording for WEEK TEN: JUNE 10: 

Featuring:

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

Mr. Tim Wiedrich

Mr. Wiedrich, co-section chief for the Operations Section of the Unified Command and also serves as the ND Dept. of Health's Emergency Preparedness & Response Section Chief, shares how the combined agencies navigate the complexities of assembling a comprehensive COVID-19 plan for North Dakota and will also discuss how the Battelle PPE decontamination system can benefit your health system and physician practice.

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 WEEK ELEVEN: June 17th 

Audio recording for WEEK ELEVEN: JUNE 17: 

Featuring:

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

In addition to Dr. Connell providing a Physician Advisory Group update, this week's guest speakers provided a perspective on managing COVID-19 healthcare at rural critical access hospitals; how these facilities have been managing care and treating patients throughout the pandemic; and how rural facilities are navigating the re-opening process.

Panelists included:

McKenzie County Healthcare System, Watford City, ND

Daniel R. Kelly, Chief Executive Officer

 

Linton Hospital & Clinics, Linton, ND

Robert Black, Chief Executive Officer

 

CHI St. Alexius, Dickinson, ND

Maria Gabriela Hernandez Azmitia, MD, internal medicine

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 WEEK TWELVE: June 24th 

Audio recording for WEEK TWELVE: JUNE 24: 

Featuring:

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

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

Discussion topics:
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

 

Trinity Health, Minot
Jeffrey Sather, MD, emergency medicine, chief of staff

 

Sanford Health, Fargo
Doug Griffin, MD, emergency medicine, vice president and chief medical officer

 

Sanford Health, Bismarck
Chris Meeker, MD, emergency medicine, chief medical officer

Altru Health System, Grand Forks
William McKinnon, MD, emergency medicine

 

CHI St. Alexius, Bismarck

Lisa Laurent, MD, chief medical officer

Essentia Health, Fargo

Richard Vetter, MD, chief medical officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK THIRTEEN: August 5th 

Audio recording for WEEK THIRTEEN: AUGUST 5TH:

Supplemental slides by Dr. Carson can be viewed here.

Featuring:

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


Paul Carson, MD, FACP
Dr. Carson, NDSU Director for Center for Immunization Research and Education (CIRE),  provided an update on COVID-19:
• What we know about immunity and the vaccine pipeline
• Epidemiology Update: What’s happening in the U.S. and locally

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 WEEK FOURTEEN: August 19th 

Audio recording for WEEK FOURTEEN: AUGUST 19TH:

Featuring:

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

 

Karl Viddal, MD

Originally from Canada, Dr. Viddal practiced as a chiropractor in Arizona for several years prior to returning to medical school.  Following graduation, he did his residency with the Bismarck/Hettinger rural family medicine program, graduating in 2019.  He returned to Arizona to join an independent family medicine practice.  In excellent health, Dr. Viddal contracted COVID in the spring and had an extensive hospitalization.  He will visit about his experience as a patient with the coronavirus and also as a physician whose practice has been dramatically changed by the pandemic.

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 WEEK FIFTEEN: September 2ND 

Audio recording for WEEK FIFTEEN: SEPTEMBER 2ND:

Supplemental slides can be viewed here.

Featuring:

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

 

Noe Mateo, MD

Specializing in infectious disease and internal medicine

Sanford Health, Bismarck

Dr. Mateo shares COVID-19 patient treatment options and the challenges encountered by front line workers as cases continue to surge.

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 WEEK SIXTEEN: September 16th 

Audio recording for WEEK SIXTEEN: SEPTEMBER 16TH:

Supplemental slides can be viewed here.

Featuring:

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

Andrew McLean, MD, MPH
UND School of Medicine & Health Science
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Chair, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science

MASK IMPACT: How to Move Public Opinion

  • How to influence patients’ healthy decisions during COVID-19

  • Yes, this includes wearing masks!

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WE WELCOME ALL NDMA MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WEDNESDAY 5:30 PM WEDNESDAY WEBINAR.

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