Z 6/25/20: Impact of Covid-19 in Sports, Spine and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

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With the Covid-19 pandemic spreading, new trends are starting to emerge in the care of patients with musculoskeletal issues. In this 60 minute panel discussion with MSK leaders from Chicago, Seattle, St. Louis, Colorado and New York, we will explore what changes they are making to their practices to protect staff and patients. We will discuss the transition of care between outpatient rehabilitation services and telehealth. We will explore the potential long term impact of telehealth within MSK medicine. Finally, we will discuss the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on medical education. Come prepared to ask questions and share insights from your own institutions.  

DATE: June 25, 2020, 4 PM CST

LOCATION: Online - Log-in details will be emailed before the course date. 


  • Moderated by Monica Rho, MD - Chief of Musculoskeletal Medicine and the Director of Residency Training at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. She is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. 
  • Venu Akuthota, MD - Professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado. In addition, he serves as the medical director of the Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital and is responsible for the Runners' Clinic at the University Sports Medicine Center.
  • Stanley Herring, MD – senior medical advisor and co-founder of The Sports Institute at UW Medicine, medical director of Sports, Spine and Orthopedic Health for UW Medicine, and co-medical director of the Sports Concussion Program, a partnership between UW Medicine and Seattle Children's.
  • Heidi Prather, MD – Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vice Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chief of Section in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PM&R Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Fellowship Co-Director, Director of Orthopaedic Spine Center, Washington University
  • Joel Press, MD – Physiatrist-in-Chief at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College


This symposium is ideal for Physiatrists, Sports Medicine Physicians, Pain Physicians, Musculoskeletal Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants. 


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify changes in protocols due to COVID-19 in the delivery of musculoskeletal care in physician, therapy and injection clinics.
  • Compare the experiences and practices of musculoskeletal care and rehabilitation from hospitals across the country operating in this quickly evolving pandemic.
  • Discuss the challenges in re-opening outpatient clinics with the ongoing pandemic.
  • Identify what changes as a result of the pandemic, such as the implementation of telehealth, will have on the future of musculoskeletal medical care. Discuss the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on resident and fellowship training in musculoskeletal care.


There are no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  


Occupational Therapy

 The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Intermediate level; Category: Professional Issues – Contemporary Issues & Trends

Physical Therapy 

This 1.0 hour webinar has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.0 contact hour. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistants continuing education.  This webinar has been approved for 1.0 contact hour. 


Accreditation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live 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.

FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff: Clara Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of CME  Has nothing to disclose. Sheryl Corey, CME Director  has nothing to disclose. Allison McCollum, Senior Program Coordinator has nothing to disclose. Rhea Alexis Banks, Administrative Assistant 2 has nothing to disclose.


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