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The Eye of the Storm: The Role of the Pharmacist during COVID-19

Live Webinar
March 7, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

This educational session is intended for pharmacists involved in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Content will review current guidelines, best patient care practices, diagnostic testing, and vaccine updates.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe two strategies used during COVID-19 surges to mitigate drug shortages in a health-system setting
  • Explain three steps one hospital took to prevent transmission of COVID-19 infection to staff and patients
  • Given a patient case and a mock protocol, select the most appropriate drug therapy regimen for a patient with COVID-19


Sheila Seed, PharmD, RPh, MPH is Professor and Chair for the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Worcester/Manchester campus. She received her B. S in Pharmacy from the MCPHS - Boston, Masters of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.) from Idaho State University. She has been a faculty member at MCPHS since 2001. Prior to her appointment, she worked in the community setting and as a pharmacy officer in the U.S. Air Force. Her areas of interests include public health, immunizations and travel medicine. She has a Certificate of Travel Medicine™ and was appointed Associate Faculty Member of Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow). She served as the Secretary of Knowledge Management for the AACP Public Health SIG and was previously the Chair of the AACP Public Health SIG.

Nathan Cookson, PharmD is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Antimicrobial Stewardship at Saint Vincent Hospital, where he is also co-chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Maine and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.) from the Husson University School of Pharmacy. He has previously taught an HIV elective course to second year students at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science - Worcester campus.

There is no fee to attend this activity. Registration is required to earn ACPE credit. This webinar will be hosted on Zoom.


Contact Hour: 1.0
Universal Activity Number: 0026-0000-22-102-L04-P | application-based
Topic Designator: Pharmacy Administration


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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. MCPHS designates this educational activity for a total of 1.0 contact hours (.10 CEUs).

Requirements for Credit

Partial credit will not be awarded. To claim credit participants must log into their profile on MCPHS CE portal and insert the specific activity code for this webinar in order to access and complete the evaluation. CE credit will be automatically uploaded to CPE Monitor upon completion of the evaluation and posted to the participant’s NABP account within 72 hours.

Attendance will be verified. Credit will not be issued to participants who join the meeting more than 15 minutes after the start of the meeting or to those who depart early. Credit cannot be awarded to individuals who complete the activity evaluation more than 60 days post activity.


All participants will have the opportunity to review the educational session and speakers, and to identify future educational needs.

Statement of Disclosure

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences adheres to the ACPE Standards for Integrity and Independence in Continuing Education. It is the policy of MCPHS that the speakers and planning committee members disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the last 24 months, and that relevant conflicts of interest are mitigated. Speakers will disclose any off-label/unapproved use of drugs or devices during their presentation.

Nathan Cookson and Sheila Seed have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Continuing Education staff members hold no financial relationships with ineligible companies, related to the content of this presentation.

No funding from industry provided for this event. No exhibitors will be present.