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Event Profile

Impact of COVID-19 and New Treatment Approaches

April 7, 2021

Location: Online


Event Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Event Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Please Note: All times are Eastern. Our webinars begin at 1:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Central / 11:00 am Mountain / 10:00 am Pacific.


This timely webinar will give an overview of what we know about the COVID-19 disease state, including pathophysiology and signs and symptoms. We'll profile high risk patient groups and how to address risk mitigation within these groups. And finally, we look at COVID-19 vaccines: what vaccines are currently available and what's coming; vaccine development and currently approved treatments; efficacy, dosing, and storage options for each vaccine; and a review of data from recent studies.

This webinar is part of a series of educational activities presented by ADCES in association with AstraZeneca-US Medical Affairs, CVMD Division. This webinar is educational in nature and contains no promotional or product information. CE credit is not available for this activity.


-- Understand the basics of COVID-19 in a rapidly changing environment
-- Discuss the national and international impact of COVID-19
-- Explore patient groups at high-risk for COVID-19
-- Discuss risk mitigation strategies for individuals
-- Discuss new treatment methods, vaccine development, and guideline-recommended therapy

Activity Type:

This 60-minute online session includes a brief presentation followed by an interactive discussion with questions and answers from the audience.

Intended Audience

This activity is designed for diabetes care and education specialists, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, and other health care providers interested in staying up to date on current practices of care for people with diabetes and other related conditions.

Rachelle Richner, MSN, CRNP, NP-C
Director, Medical Alignment
CVMD Division
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Julia Blanchette, PhD, RN, CDCES
Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Utah

This webinar is FREE to ADCES members and non-members.

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