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AAMC Press Conferences on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

January 6, 2022

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The State of COVID 2022: An Update from the AAMC and Academic Medicine Experts

On January 6, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET, David J. Skorton, MD, president and CEO of the AAMC, hosted a one-hour live press briefing to discuss the federal vaccine mandate for health care facilities being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court and what can be done if the court declines to support the current federal government mandate. AAMC experts also provided updates on how the nation’s teaching hospitals and health systems are responding to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic amid the omicron variant, the surge in cases and impact on hospital capacity, and the latest science in testing and vaccination guidance. 

Several AAMC experts joined the conversation and Q&A, including: Frank Trinity, JD, chief legal officer; Ross McKinney Jr., MD, chief scientific officer; Janis Orlowski, MD, MACP, chief health care officer; Atul Grover, MD, PhD, executive director, AAMC Research and Action Institute; and others. 

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Coronavirus: Perspectives and Principles to Reopen the United States

On May 8, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. ET, David J. Skorton, MD, president and CEO of the AAMC, hosted the fifth in a series of one-hour live press briefings to answer questions and provide the latest news and perspectives from the front lines related to patient care, medical research, and how medical schools and teaching hospitals are responding to the coronavirus pandemic and are preparing for reopening the country.

Several AAMC experts joined the conversation and Q&A, including: Ross McKinney, Jr. MD, chief scientific officer; Janis Orlowski, MD, MACP, chief health care officer; Alison Whelan, MD, chief medical education officer; John Prescott, MD, chief academic officer; and others. 

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Getting Ahead of the Curve: What comes next as COVID-19 diagnoses flatten and decline in hot spots

On April 17, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. ET, David J. Skorton, MD, president and CEO of the AAMC, hosted the fourth in a series of one-hour live press briefings to answer questions, provide the latest observations from the front lines at the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals, and discuss planning and developments related to getting ahead of the coronavirus pandemic.

Several AAMC experts joined the conversation and Q&A, including Ross McKinney, Jr., MD, chief scientific officer, Janis Orlowski, MD, MACP, chief health care officer, Alison Whelan, MD, chief medical education officer, and David A. Acosta, MD, chief diversity and inclusion officer.

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Coronavirus: Latest Facts from the Front Lines

On April 3, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. ET, David J. Skorton, MD, president and CEO of the AAMC, hosted a press teleconference to provide the latest perspectives from the front lines, and discuss breaking news related to teaching hospitals, patient care, the latest in medical research, and how medical schools are responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

The press conference featured remarks and a Q&A with AAMC experts, including Ross McKinney, Jr., MD, chief scientific officer, Janis Orlowski, MD, MACP, chief health care officer, Frank Trinity, JD, chief legal officer, and Alison Whelan, MD, chief medical education officer.

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Coronavirus: Facts from the Front Lines

On March 27 at 10:30 a.m. ET, David J. Skorton, MD, president and CEO of the AAMC, hosted a press teleconference to discuss pandemic preparedness and other breaking news related to teaching hospitals, patient care, the latest in medical research, and how medical schools are responding to the coronavirus epidemic.

The press conference featured remarks and a Q&A with AAMC experts, including Ross McKinney, Jr., MD, chief scientific officer, Janis Orlowski, MD, MACP, chief health care officer, Alison Whelan, MD, chief medical education officer, and David A. Acosta, MD, chief diversity and inclusion officer.

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Coronavirus: A View from the Front Lines

On March 19, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. ET, David J. Skorton, MD, president and CEO of the AAMC, hosted a virtual press conference with AAMC experts on the current state of play, the latest in medical research, and how the nation’s teaching hospitals and medical schools are on the front lines of responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

Presenters included Janis Orlowski, MD, MACP, AAMC chief health care officer; Ross McKinney, Jr., MD, AAMC chief scientific officer; and Alison Whelan, MD, AAMC chief medical education officer.

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