COVID-19 Update: Adopting Testing Policies to Prevent and Protect Your Caregivers and Clients

Thursday, October 01, 2020
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

You won’t want to miss this 90-minute webinar that will help your agency stay on top of the news relating to the coronavirus.

Join HCAOA for an exclusive members-only webinar featuring Johns Hopkins Associate Professor of Medicine Shmuel Shoham, who will provide an update on COVID testing policies and discuss the study he is encouraging home care agencies to help promote with their frontline workers and clients. Shoham will be joined by Wellspring Personal Care Co-Founder Steven Fox, DO.



Dr. Shmuel Shoham is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has over 20 years of experience in management of highly immunocompromised patients, serves as a reviewer and expert consultant to multiple journals, professional societies and government agencies, and is a member of professional guideline committees for several national and international organizations. These include the Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines for COVID-19. He has extensive experience in supervising and conducting antimicrobial clinical trials as principle investigator and in overseeing safety aspects of such trials through work as an independent safety monitor and as a member of the data safety monitoring boards for various studies, including those involving COVID-19. He is principal or co-investigator on 6 interventional COVID-19 trials and serves as a consultant and safety board member for 5 other COVID-19 trials. The plasma research team at Johns Hopkins,  of which he is a key member, was recently awarded approximately $35M in federal funding to study convalescent plasma for COVID prevention and early treatment. 








Steven C. Fox, D.O. is a licensed physician and surgeon. He was the founder of Wellspring Gerontological Services, which provided comprehensive assessment and care management for older adults and persons with disabilities in the Chicago metropolitan area from its beginning in 1985. In 1993, Dr. Fox assisted in the creation of Wellspring Personal Care, a private home care agency which provides certified and trained caregivers in an individual’s home. He continues to serve as a Physician Consultant to WPC. Dr. Fox is a founding member of the Midwest Private Geriatric Care Managers Association; a member of the American Osteopathic Association; American Geriatrics Society; the American Academy of Home Care Physicians; American Society on Aging; and  the American Medical Directors Association.





Cost: FREE to HCAOA Members

*This is an HCAOA Members only webinar.  

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