Leigh Lewis Speicher, MD, MPH
Director, Covid-19 Virtual Clinic
Director, Covid Infusion Center
Medical Director of Mayo Experience, MCF
Consultant Executive Health Program
Department of Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida

Program Description  

Clinicians struggle to remain up to date with the rapidly changing face of COVID-19 because of novel variants and subvariants, changes to Emergency Use Authorizations, and persisting disparities in access to care. This activity will present data on and discuss the current status of the pandemic, the need for timely testing, updates to National Institutes of Health guidelines on patient identification and treatment, Test to Treat approaches, and strategies to reduce health care disparities. Dr. Leigh Speicher will guide participants through the program, which features text, video, questions, and interactive components. 

Target Audience 

This activity is intended for US-based and ex–US-based PCPs, including family medicine, internal medicine, and general medicine physicians, NPs, and PAs working in the outpatient setting, as well as hospital and community-based pharmacists.

Educational Objectives                                                     

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Incorporate patient-education strategies to support timely testing and early diagnosis of COVID-19 
  • Describe risk factors for progression to severe COVID-19 among nonhospitalized patients with mild to moderate COVID-19  
  • Utilize currently available treatment options for nonhospitalized patients with COVID-19 based on recommendations from national guidelines and regulatory agencies

Faculty and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest 

PACE requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial relationships they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PACE policy. PACE is committed to providing learners with high-quality accredited CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company. 

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity: 

Leigh Lewis Speicher, MD: Nothing to disclose.

The PACE planners and others have no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies. The Integritas Communication planners and others have no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies. 

Joint Accreditation Statement  

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) and Integritas Communications.  PACE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Education 

PACE designates this enduring material 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. 

Continuing Nursing Education 

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour(s). 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. 


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. 

Instructions for Credit

In order to obtain your CE credit, please follow the steps below at the conclusion of the activity:  

  1. Read the educational objectives, accreditation information, and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity. 
  2. Complete the Preactivity Questions. 
  3. Review the activity content. 
  4. Achieve a grade of at least 70% on the Postactivity Test Questions and complete the Evaluation. 

PACE Contact Information 

For additional information about the accreditation of this activity, please visit https://partnersed.com

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