Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis for Health Care Practitioners


Steven A. Safren, PhD, ABPP
University of Miami
Deborah Jones Weiss, PhD
University of Miami


April 29, 2020 - 5:00 PM


April 29, 2020 - 6:00 PM

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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.

Registration closes on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 4:00 PM (PT).

Certificates will be available after the completion of the evaluation and claim form.

For more information or questions, please contact the registration department at registration@iasusa.org or 415-544-9400.

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.

Nursing Credits

Educational Review Systems is an approved approver of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nursing Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Provider # 5-115.  This program is approved for 1 hour of continuing nursing education.

Educational Review Systems is also approved for nursing continuing education by the state of California, the state of Florida and the District of Columbia.

Pharmacy Credits

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education logo Educational Review Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants of the session who complete the evaluation and provide accurate NABP e-Profile information will have their credit for 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEU) submitted to CPE Monitor as early as 14 days after the event and no later than 60 days after the event. Please know that if accurate e-Profile information is not provided within 60 days of the event, credit cannot be claimed after that time. The participant is accountable for verifying the accurate posting of CE credit to their CPE Monitor account within 60 days.
UAN # 0761-9999-20-053-L01-P

Grant Support

This special webinar is sponsored by IAS–USA.


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