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Evolving Crisis Standards of Care and Ongoing Lessons from COVID-19
September 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
COVID-19 has fundamentally challenged the delivery of health care services worldwide, forcing difficult choices on health professionals and laying bare many preexisting health, medical, and public health sector frailties. This National Academies workshop series will re-explore previous IOM Crisis Standards of Care recommendations in light of ongoing lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular focus on disaster planning, legal and equity considerations, and staffing considerations.
In the first virtual workshop of the series, expert panelists will specifically:
- Re-examine the definitions and recommendations first outlined in IOM’s 2009 “Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations: A Letter Report”
- Re-explore the framework described in IOM’s 2012 report “Crisis Standards of Care: A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response”
- Reflect on pre-COVID-19 “lessons learned”, and discuss which have been confirmed and/or refuted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
- Reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the CSC framework and activation/implementation guidance in light of our current experiences and challenges with COVID-19.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Monica Peek, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine
- Jennifer Piatt, Deputy Director with the Network for Public Health Law’s Western Region Office
- Mike Wargo, VP for Preparedness & Emergency Operations, HCA Healthcare’s enterprise
- Anuj Mehta MD, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado
- Dan Hanfling, MD, Vice President, Technical Staff, In-Q-Tel
- Craig Vanderwagen, MD, Rear Admiral USPHS – retired, founding Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Founder and General Manager of East West Protection, LLC
Please visit the National Academies’ Evolving Crisis Standards of Care and Ongoing Lessons from COVID-19 event website for more information.