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LinkedIn Resources for Front Line Organizations

For organizations on the front line of fighting the coronavirus pandemic, LinkedIn is offering free resources to help fill critical roles. This applies to organizations looking for high-volume volunteers or full-time staff, specifically for COVID-19 response. We will communicate if this expands beyond current parameters.

Webinars of Note

Advances in Surgery (AIS) will host the following webinars in the coming weeks, including a series on Leadership during COVID-19 that will feature a number of American College of Surgeons leaders. Visit AIS to learn more and view a replay of a previous COVID-19 webinar.

Minimally Invasive Surgery during COVID-19
Part I: April 9
Part II: April 10

Leadership during COVID-19
Part I: April 16
Part II: April 17

COVID-19 Webinar: Cancer Care Delays: What They Mean to You and Your Patients

In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians face new challenges when discussing treatment options with their patients with cancer. The federal government has encouraged hospitals to delay nonessential surgeries, while considering the severity of patients’ conditions along with the availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), beds and staffing. Unfortunately, patients with cancer are among those at high risk of infection with COVID-19.

As part of its continuing effort to assist healthcare professional in the care of cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Cancer Programs will host a multidisciplinary webinar on strategies for communicating with patients with cancer who may be experiencing delays in treatment.

Cancer Care Delays: What They Mean to You and Your Patients
April 9, 11:00 am Central/12:00 Noon Eastern
Registration required

Elective and Urgent Operations Amid COVID-19 Webinar

Many hospitals have suspended elective and urgent surgeries amid the pandemic, yet the need for urgent procedures, including cancer operations and organ transplants, remains. How many and what types of procedures can be conducted will depend both on the level of urgency and on hospitals’ non-COVID capacity.

In this webinar hosted by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) webinar, speakers will discuss how hospitals can balance these factors at this critical moment. Register today.

Website Resources

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Resource Center

Wolters Kluwer Coronavirus Resources and Clinical Tools

Resources from GE Healthcare’s COVID-19 Trends

Updated April 5, 2020

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

WHO Situation Reports

Worldometer Coronavirus Reporting

Public Health England

US Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Infrastructure Foundation Level Data

City of New York, NYC Health

Chicago Coronavirus Latest Data

National Health Commission of the PRC

Italy EpiCentro

Spain Ministry of Health

Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and Environment

Population by Age Group and Country

Italian Ministry of Health

County of Los Angeles Public Health

Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Statista Coronavirus Reporting

Dartmouth Atlas

The COVID Tracking Project

New York Times Coronavirus Data in the United States

General Secretariat for Health, Spain

Public Health Agency of Sweden

Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New South Wales Government

City of Toronto

Government of Ireland

COVID-19 Information for Switzerland

Coronavirus Cases in Japan by Prefecture, Nippon Communications Foundation