Converse & Convene: The End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

June 8, 2023

Converse & Convene: The End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Grab your favorite beverage, turn on your camera, and join the conversation! Converse & Convene is a virtual networking forum moderated by SHEA member experts who will lead and facilitate discussion and collaboration. Participants will be able to share challenges, lessons learned, and gain greater insight not only with their breakout groups but with a larger group discussion directly following and lead by the moderators. Please note this event is not recorded and is intended for participants to have a candid discussion around the selected topic. This event is open to SHEA members only.
We will start with a group discussion, and then move into breakout rooms. The conversation will get started with these questions, but please feel free to bring your own questions, ideas, and stories. 
  1. Do you plan on discontinuing pre-admission COVID-19 testing for all asymptomatic patients? What factors are you considering before making that decision for your hospital(s)? If pre-admission testing has been discontinued at your hospital(s), share what factors led to that decision and any unanticipated issues that have arisen?
  2. In anticipation of the respiratory viral infection season in the fall, are you considering implementing the following mitigation strategies again?
  • Pre-admission testing of COVID-19 for asymptomatic patients
  • Pre-procedure testing of COVID-19 for asymptomatic patients
  • Universal masking for staff, visitors, and patients?  N95 use for all AGPs?
       3. What is your return to work policy for healthcare workers who tested positive for COVID-19? Does the same policy apply to healthcare workers who remain asymptomatic?
Bernard C. Camins, MD, MSc
Mount Sinai Health System




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Course summary
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Event starts: 
06/08/2023 - 2:30pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/08/2023 - 3:30pm EDT


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Converse and Convene will be utilizing Zoom meetings. You will be able to join our event by clicking on the Zoom link provided in the course. If this is your first Zoom meeting on your device, visit

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