COVID-19: Being an Effective Opinion Leader

In this activity, an expert panel discusses how to prepare a community for a pandemic, COVID testing, clinical impacts, and risk communication.

Intended Audience

Health professionals concerned about Public Health (MD, PA, APN, RN, MPH), or any professional who serves as an opinion leader.

Learning Objectives

After the completion of the activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss clinical and social updates on the COVID-19 response.
  2. Identify key information that the broader public should know.
  3. Define and apply guidance on what it means to be an effective opinion leader.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
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It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during the educational activity.

* The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use: The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP advises the participant that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.

For this educational activity all conflicts of interests have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below:

Allen Bateman, PhD, MPH, D(ABMM): No relevant relationships to disclose in regard to this activity.
Jake Baggott, MLS, FACHA: No relevant relationships to disclose in regard to this activity.

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Accreditation Statement

Joint Accredited Provider logo In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for .01 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

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