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COVID-19 and ARDS: East Coast Experiences


Activity Info

Drs. Dela Cruz, Fajardo, Possick, and Siner from Yale New Haven Health discuss COVID-19 and ARDS and share their experience.


Activity Title

COVID-19 and ARDS: East Coast Experiences



Accreditation Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Release Date

June 29, 2020

Expiration Date

June 28, 2021

Estimated Time to Complete Activity

30 minutes


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

  • Describe COVID-19 induced acute lung injury and ARDS
  • Discuss the potential progression of COVID-19 effects on the lungs
  • Review long-term management strategies for these patients
  • Discuss emerging clinical information regarding COVID-19 and chronic lung disease such as ILD


Jonathan M. Siner, MD
Clinical Section Chief, ICU Director
Yale New Haven Health

Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Pulmonary Infection Research and Treatment
Yale New Haven Health

Elaine Fajardo, MD
Medical Director for Respiratory Therapy
Yale New Haven Health

Jennifer Possick, MD
Medical Director for Winchester Chest Clinic
Yale New Haven Health


  1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  3. Complete the CME/CE activity
  4. Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  5. Credit documentation/reporting:
    • If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ ANCC credit, or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.



This activity is provided by The France Foundation.

This activity is intended for pulmonologists, primary care providers, and other health care providers involved in the care of patients with and recovering from COVID-19.

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Activity Staff Disclosures
Patrick Harty, PhD, has disclosed that his spouse is employed by Pfizer, Inc, and they hold stock in Pfizer, Inc. All other planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Disclosures:
The faculty listed below report that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Dr. Paul Noble
  • Dr. Victor Tapson

The following faculty report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Dr. Peter Chen has done non-CE consulting for Eli Lilly
  • Dr. Jonathan Grein has served as a speaker for Gilead

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