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COVID-19 Briefing with the Chronic Disease Community

By California Chronic Care Coalition

April 23, 2020

April 29th, 2020 | 2 – 3 PM EDT


Join us for a virtual briefing with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins Medicine, U.C. Davis Health and organizations representing the chronic disease community on COVID-19.

Objective: Learn from experts about why the COVID-19 virus can put people with chronic conditions/diseases at higher risk for complications. Our experts will be able to answer many of your questions about the pandemic and how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Dr. Georgina Peacock MD, MPH, FAAP
Director, Division of Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Dr. William Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC

American College of Cardiology, CA Chapter; Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Director, Noninvasive Services, UC Davis Health

Dr. Vikram Tejwani, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow, Johns Hopkins Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • What makes an individual high-risk for coronavirus complications ?
  • Why are people with certain chronic conditions more severely affected than others?
  • What are some of the things people living with chronic conditions can do to protect themselves against this virus?
  • What are some of the treatment options for people living with chronic conditions ?
  • What to do and be aware of if a high-risk individual contract the virus
  • What it means to safely resume everyday routines once “stay at home” orders begin to lift
  • The status of testing for COVID-19 infection and antibody testing

We need your questions. Submit any questions you would like answered by using the form on the registration page or by emailing them to: We will try our best to answer all your questions.