COVID-19 Webinars with UW Medicine

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The Whole U and UW Medicine invite you to join us for a joint Zoom series discussing health during the COVID-19 outbreak. The physical and mental health of you and your loved ones are of the utmost importance at this time. UW Medicine, a leading hospital and institute for health, will share its expertise on various topics of health and wellbeing as it pertains to our current reality.

Back and Neck Injury Prevention with UW Sports Medicine

During this time, many people are working from home and facing new challenges in their workspaces. One major challenge can be learning how to work in a space not ergonomically set up for our work needs. Whether you are new to working from a laptop or no longer have a desk, your body is working extra hard to adjust to your new environment.

Prolonged sitting and improper posture stemming from at-home work often leads to common injuries in the back and neck. In this webinar on Friday, May 8 from noon to 1:00 p.m. with UW Sports Medicine physical therapists Alex Pipes and Catherine Braden, you will learn ways to mitigate common back and neck injuries and what you can do to protect from ‘sitting disease’ related injuries. Topics covered include:

  • Stretches and exercises for neck pain
  • Stretches and exercises for upper and lower back pain
  • Ways to protect from ‘sitting disease’ related injuries
  • How to support ideal posture and alignment throughout the day

Click here to register for this webinar.

Meet your panelists:
Alexandra Pipes, D.P.T., P.T., O.C.S., S.Cs., F.A.A.O.M.P.T.
Catherine Braden, D.P.T., O.C.S

New Mother & Baby Care with The Center for Women & Children

Join UW Medicine pediatricians, OB/GYN, and lactation specialists on May 13 from noon – 1:00 p.m. for a discussion about newborns and infant care during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this webinar, our experts will answer your questions and discuss topics of concern, including:

  • What do we know so far about COVID-19 and newborns?
  • What precautions is UW Medicine taking for its patients and what precautions should family caregivers take in the infant’s first three months?
  • Can the novel coronavirus be transmitted in utero, during birth or through breastfeeding?

Click here to register for this webinar.

Have questions? Send us your questions by noon on May 11 to help shape our conversation!  If you can’t join live, a recording of the webinar will be posted online and emailed to everyone who is registered.

Meet your panelists:
Carol C. Salerno, M.D., O.B./G.Y.N.
Sheela Sathyanarayana, M.D., M.P.H.
Rebecca Cronin, M.D.
Ginna Wall, R.N., M.N., I.B.C.L.C.

Pregnancy and COVID-19

During this seminar, UW Medicine doctors, midwives and researchers discuss pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic answering the following questions:

  • What do we know so far about COVID-19 and pregnancy?
  • What precautions is UW Medicine taking for its pregnant patients?
  • Can the novel coronavirus be transmitted in utero, during birth or through breastfeeding?
  • Should I wait to get pregnant?

Meet your panelists:
Deborah D. Blue, C.N.M., A.R.N.P.
Suchitra Chandrasekaran, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Anna R. Shope, M.D.
Alisa B. Kachikis, M.D., M.S.

Best Practices for Care During COVID-19

During this seminar, Jared M. Baeten M.D., Ph.D., Patricia Kritek M.D., Ed.M., and Anne Browning PhD. discuss how we can all best care for our personal and loved ones’ physical and mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak, including covering the following topics:

  • Personal care and best practices for sanitization
  • Best practices for caring for at risk loved ones
  • What we know about masks and their use for mitigating the spread of viruses
  • Guidelines on in home social distancing, who should and how to do it
  • Tips for essential workers
  • Practicing mental and emotional resilience

Meet your panelists:
Jared M. Baeten M.D., Ph.D.
Patricia Kritek M.D., Ed.M.
Anne Browning, Ph.D.