Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Webcast Series
The Society of Critical Care Medicine's COVID-19 webcast series addresses clinical issues and questions related to the pandemic.

COVID-19 What We Learned from the Outbreak in Wuhan

During this webcast, Zhiyong Peng, MD, PhD, discussed his personal experiences as he prepared for the original COVID-19 outbreak and led one of the first teams to diagnose and manage COVID-19 patients, as well as lessons learned now that the spread in Wuhan is under control.


COVID-19 Q&A Call (Webcast 1)

In this question and answer webcast series, attendees will have an opportunity to post questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues. Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, will also be answered.


Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (recorded on March 26, 2020)

Learn about the new Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webcast. Featuring several key guideline developers, this panel discussion webcast provided information on the guidelines recommendations and will offer an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

Webcast participants were able to learn more about the recommendations included in the guidelines regarding infection control, laboratory diagnosis and specimens, hemodynamic support, ventilatory support, and recommendations related to currently available COVID-19 therapies; review epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19 as reported to date; and learn about infographics available.

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Mitchell Levy, MD, MCCM
Professor of Medicine, Division Chief Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Brown University School of Medicine
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Waleed Alhazzani, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Laura E. Evans, MD, MS, FCCM
Director of Critical Care UWMC
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, USA


Scaled Pandemic Preparedness: From Large Medical Center to Community Hospital – What Do You Need To Do? (recorded on March 20, 2020)

The webcast covered how to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic, with lessons learned from hospitals in the Houston area that already established special isolation units.

Moderator: Heather Meissen ACNP, FCCM, FAANP

Amy Arrington, MD, PhD
Section Chief, Global Biologic Preparedness
Texas Children’s Hospital
Medical Director, Special Isolation Unit, Texas Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, USA


China/U.S. Panel Discussion on COVID-19 (recorded on March 20, 2020)

An interactive panel discussion on COVID-19 with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and Chinese critical care leaders.

The webcast covered infection control, diagnosis, life support, medication, ICU resources management, and more. Expert panelists included SCCM President Lewis J. Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCM, and Guan Xiangdong, president of the Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine, as well as Chinese ICU directors working on the frontlines in Wuhan, China.