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The COVID-19 Pandemic: European Situation Update

  • Authors: Matteo Bassetti, MD, PhD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 6/12/2020
  • Valid for credit through: 6/12/2021
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for an international audience of healthcare professionals, specifically infectious disease (ID) specialists.

The goal of this activity is to update physicians on the epidemiology of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Europe.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Current status of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe
    • Impact of different measures such as testing on SARS-CoV-2 spread


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  • Matteo Bassetti, MD, PhD

    Professor of Infectious Diseases
    Department of Health Science
    University of Genoa
    Head, Infectious Diseases Clinic
    Hospital Policlinico San Martino -- IRCCS
    Genoa, Italy


    Disclosure: Matteo Bassetti, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Achaogen; Angelini; Astellas; Bayer; Basilea; BioMérieux; Cidara; Gilead; Menarini; MSD; Nabriva; Paratek; Pfizer; Roche; Melinta; Shionogi; Tetraphase; VenatoRx; Vifor
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Achaogen; Angelini; Astellas; Bayer; Basilea; BioMérieux; Cidara; Gilead; Menarini; MSD; Nabriva; Paratek; Pfizer; Roche; Melinta; Shionogi; Tetraphase; VenatoRx; Vifor
    Received grants for clinical research from: Angelini; Basilea; Astellas; Shionogi; Cidara; Melinta; Gilead; Pfizer; MSD
    Owns stock, stock options, or bonds from: Nabriva; Tetraphase


  • Shanthi Voorn, PhD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC


    Disclosure: Shanthi Voorn, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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  • Robert Morris, PharmD

    Associate CME Clinical Director, Medscape, LLC


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The COVID-19 Pandemic: European Situation Update

Authors: Matteo Bassetti, MD, PhDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 6/12/2020

Valid for credit through: 6/12/2021


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