Chicago ER Doctor Leads First Ever Nationwide Virtual Webinar Amid Pandemic

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Dr. Christopher Colbert

1000 Emergency Physicians Turn to the First, Educational Webinar for Latest Medical Information 

As coronavirus continues to grip the country, the nations’ leading emergency room physicians are rising to the challenge to share the most updated information using a virtual platform. Leading the first informative webinar is Dr. Christopher Colbert, an emergency room physician at the University of Illinois. Dr. Colbert is the Assistant Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency program at UIC. As chair of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP), he will serve as the moderator for the 2020 Spring Seminar. Due to the global pandemic, the conference will be held April 14th-16th as a total virtual experience.

“Even in the face of COVID-19, additional medical emergencies occur and it is important for physicians to remain up-to-date on topics of COVID-19 and recent literature, pertaining to common medical emergencies” says Dr. Colbert.

While the number of coronavirus cases are rising, ER physicians are also seeing an increase in injuries due to people biding their time at home. “We have people falling off ladders due to home improvement related injuries. Homeowners would usually call on professionals but now are attempting to do many projects themselves,” notes Colbert.

Emergency room physicians continue to manage everyday medical issues while addressing the challenges related to COVID-19. Pandemic or not, physicians are required by law to fulfill their academic requirement of obtaining CME credits annually. This virtual seminar provides an opportunity for emergency room physicians to gain insight on the topic of coronavirus as well as other current updates of emergency medicine.

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