z 7/23/20: Impact of Covid-19: Pediatrics from Acute Care to Rehabilitation

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, new trends are emerging in the pediatric population. In this 60 minute panel discussion with pediatric experts from Chicago and New York, we will explore what changes they are making to protocol to protect staff and patients and the role of the pediatric hospital during a national crisis. We will discuss the transition of care between acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation. Furthermore, we will discuss the impact of limited patient access and the impact this is having on medical education. Come prepared to ask questions and share insights from your own institution.

DATE: July 23, 2020, 4:15 PM US CDT

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


  • Moderated by Ana-Marie Rojas, MD - Attending in Pediatric Physiatry at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and Assistant Professor of PM&R, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
  • Erin Paquette, MD, JD, MBe (Bioethics) – Attending in Pediatric Critical Care, Associate Chair, Ethics Advisory Board, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago  and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
  • Michael Spewak, MD – Attending in Pediatric hospital-based medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Instructor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
  • Renat Sukhov, MD - Interim Medical Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Service, Director, Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Fellowship Program and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University Grossman School of Medicine.


This symposium is ideal for 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, that affect care transition from critical to acute to rehabilitation.
  • Compare the experiences and practices of pediatric acute care and rehabilitation from hospitals across the country operating in this quickly evolving pandemic.
  • Discuss the challenges in re-opening outpatient care and the plans and ideas to ensure proper outpatient follow-up.
  • Identify what changes will have a long-term impact on pediatric care, such as telehealth, testing, and medical education.


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 Disclosures: 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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