Epidemiology and Virology

SARS-CoV-2 is a novel virus and COVID-19 is a new syndrome. Current concepts of “best care” seem to change daily. Milwaukee has the largest population in the state of Wisconsin and currently has the most cases of COVID-19 in the state.  Across our partner hospitals which include Children’s Wisconsin, the Zablocki VA Medical Center, and Froedtert Hospital, we aim to share best practices, resources, and knowledge to improve the care of all patients. There is a need to clarify the most up-to-date and best evidence-based medicine approaches. Further, redeployment of health care team workers to care for patients in different work units is being planned to address the expected surge of patients presenting for care. The purpose of this internet enduring educational intervention is to provide physicians and other healthcare professionals in the greater Milwaukee area with quick, up-to-date strategies and information regarding the diagnosis and management of COVID-19.

Keywords:  COVID-19,  severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, SARS-CoV-2, epidemiology, virology

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Psychologist

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the epidemiology of COVID-19 using real-time resources
  • Review the virology of COVID-19 based on what we know to date
Additional information


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 0.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 0.25 NP Contact Hours
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Joyce L. Sanchez MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Disease
Department of Medicine 
Medical College of Wisconsin

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 0.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

AANP statement:
Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930.  This program has been approved for 0.25 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.0 hours of pharmacology).

AAPA Statement:
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 0.25 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number of approved credits yet to be determined. 

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 0.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 0.25 NP Contact Hours


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