GNYHA will host a June 3 webinar featuring the perspectives of multiple pediatric subspecialists on treating multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) outside of the critical care setting. The webinar is a joint effort between GNYHA and the New York Region of Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS), in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). SPS is a national network of children’s hospitals dedicated to reducing avoidable harm in hospitalized children and promoting a culture of safety that benefits staff and patients.

Experts in pediatric hematology, cardiology, infectious diseases, and rheumatology will analyze MIS-C cases across multiple age groups and provide clinical guidance and considerations, with a focus on children in the emergency department and medical-surgical floors. The following clinicians will lead the discussion:

  • Karen Acker, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Hospital Epidemiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Suchitra Acharya, MD, Director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center and Program Head of the Bleeding Disorders and Thrombosis Program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Dawn Wahezi, MD, MS, Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology and Director of the Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
  • Rachel Weller, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Member of the MIS-C Inpatient/Outpatient Cardiac Consult Team at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

DOHMH also will present epidemiologic and demographic data for reported cases in New York City.

A recording of the webinar can be found here.