Laboratory Diagnostics for COVID-19

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This Department of Medicine Grand Rounds event will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 12:15 P.M.

CME Information

Needs Statement

Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to be regularly updated with the recent advances and guidelines in the fields of internal medicine and quality improvement to increase clinical knowledge, and to implement the advances and guidelines in clinical practice to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Explain the use and limitations of molecular assays for SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis.
  • Contrast antigen detection with nucleic acid-based assays for SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis.
  • Identify role(s) for antibody-based assays in SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Fellows
  • Residents

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Director

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

Term of Approval

May 1, 2020 through May 31, 2022. Original release date: May 1, 2020.

Disclosure Policy

The Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based, accurate, current, and objectively presented. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial SupportSM, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) has implemented a mechanism requiring everyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity (e.g., directors, planning committee members, contributors, peer reviewers) to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (drug/device companies) and manage/resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. Individuals must disclose to participants the existence or non-existence of financial relationships: 1) at the time of the activity or within 12 months prior; and 2) of their spouses/partners.

Baylor College of Medicine does not view the existence of interests or relationships with commercial entities as implying bias or decreasing the value of a presentation. It is up to the participants to determine whether the interests or relationships influence the presenter with regard to exposition or conclusions.

If at any time during this activity you feel that there has been commercial or promotional bias, please inform us by using the commercial bias comments box in the evaluation form. Please answer the questions about balance in the CME activity evaluation candidly.

Disclosures

The following individual(s) has/have reported financial or other relationship(s) with commercial entities whose products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:

Presenters

  1. Robert Atmar, M.D.

    Robert Atmar, M.D.

    John S. Dunn Research Foundation Clinical Professorship in Infectious Diseases Honoring Temple W. Williams, Jr., M.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:
    • Research Support: Takeda Vaccines, Inc.
    • Advisory Committee Membership: Seres Therapeutics (Data Monitoring Committee)
  2. Pedro Piedra, M.D.

    Pedro Piedra, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:
    • Research Support: Icosavax; MAPP; Merck; Novavax; Shionogi
    • Advisory Committee Membership: Pfizer (DSMB)
    • Consultancy: Roche

Program Director

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Planning Committee Members

  1. Stephen B. Greenberg, M.D.

    Stephen B. Greenberg, M.D.

    Distinguished Service Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  2. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  3. Wilson Lam, M.D.

    Wilson Lam, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:
    • Research Support: Milestone Pharmaceuticals
  4. Erica Lescinskas, M.D.

    Erica Lescinskas, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  5. Stacey Rose, M.D., F.A.C.P.

    Stacey Rose, M.D., F.A.C.P.

    Assistant Dean of Clinical Curriculum
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  6. Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed.

    Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

CME Credit Available

You may claim CME credit after watching this activity.

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Presenters:

  1. Robert Atmar, M.D.

    Robert Atmar, M.D.

    John S. Dunn Research Foundation Clinical Professorship in Infectious Diseases Honoring Temple W. Williams, Jr., M.D. Baylor College of Medicine
  2. Pedro Piedra, M.D.

    Pedro Piedra, M.D.

    Professor Baylor College of Medicine