On-Demand Webinar: Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis for Health Care Practitioners


On-Demand Webinar: Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis for Health Care Practitioners

Steven A. Safren, PhD, ABPP, and Deborah Jones Weiss, PhD

Release date: April 28, 2020
Expiration date: April 28, 2021
No longer available for CME credit


Assessment of Needs

Preserving the well-being and emotional resilience of health care professionals is an important factor in maintaining essential health care services during these challenging times. With the growing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians and other frontline health care professionals have been dealing with and are particularly vulnerable to anxiety, stress, and other negative mental health effects. In response to this, IAS-USA is sponsoring a special webinar on stress management for health care professionals who are actively responding to COVID-19. The first half of the webinar will go over stress and anxiety management techniques, and the second half will allow discussion between participants and the presenters regarding the range of health care provider concerns and responses to the crisis.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this webinar, learners will be able to:

  • Describe potential detrimental effects of transitioning from acute stress reactions to chronic stress reactions during difficult times
  • Describe three overarching ways (unplug and anchor, charge up, be of service) to build resilience and mitigate the effects of pandemic stress on emotional health
  • Identify specific techniques to prevent burnout and other negative reactions to acute and chronic severe stress


Note: The IAS–USA acknowledges the importance of delivering the same high-quality education and resources to our audiences despite the challenging times we are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the implementation of a nominal fee to process the claim of CME and CE credits for webinars has been postponed.

Who Should Attend

This advanced webinar is designed for health care professionals who are actively involved in COVID-19 response.

Individual registration is required, even if you are viewing as a group, in order to receive CME credit or a certificate of participation.

Please note: if you already have participated on the live webinar and have received CME credits, you will not receive additional credits from this activity.

Conflicts of Interest

In the interest of maintaining the independence of its CME activities, and in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the IAS–USA requires all persons with control of content (eg, faculty, IAS–USA Board members, and program staff) to disclose any financial relationships that they or their spouses or partners have had with commercial companies within the past 12 months. Any real or apparent conflicts of interest of those parties are resolved prior to the CME activity being delivered. Individuals who refuse to disclose financial interests may not participate in an IAS–USA CME activity.

The ACCME defines a commercial interest as “any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests – unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.”


Dr Safren has received consulting and advisor fees from the NIH; and has received royalties as an author on Oxford University Press, Guilford Publications, and Springer/Humana Press; his spouse has received grants awarded to him and his institution from the NIH (4/29/20)

Dr Jones Weiss has received consulting and advisory fees, fees for participation in review activities, and grants from the NIH and NIMH. (4/29/20)


Planner/Reviewer 1 has no relevant financial affiliations to disclose.

Continuing Education Credits

CME Credits

The International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The IAS–USA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Grant Support

This special webinar is sponsored by IAS–USA.


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Further Questions?
Please contact the registration department at registration“at”iasusa.org or 415-544-9400.

Course Materials

How to Claim Credit

  1. Start the Activity by clicking "START COURSE" located above.
    Please note that the "START COURSE" will no longer be visible once you clicked it once.
  2. Watch the webinar here.
  3. Return to this page and follow this link to the evaluation form.
  4. Once you complete the evaluation, you will be directed to the online claim form, where you will record the number of hours that you participated in this activity. You must be logged in to your IAS–USA profile to claim credit. Please note: if you already have participated on the live webinar and have received CME credits, you will not receive additional credits from this activity.
  5. Your certificate will be available for you to print from your IAS–USA account immediately after you have submitted your claim form. To view your certificates, go to "My Activities" under your profile.