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Updates Regarding COVID-19 Advisory

In light of the University’s guidance around social distancing, we have reviewed our upcoming Pediatric Grand Rounds sessions and have decided to move forward with virtual sessions for the immediate future. 


*Please note that all Pediatric Grands Rounds sessions will be online onlyPlease do not go to LPCH Auditorium. 

Virtual Pediatric Grand Rounds (CME): How Can a Democracy Effectively Respond to COVID-19: Lessons from Taiwan

C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD - Stanford School of Medcine

Pediatric Grand Rounds: Public Health Preparedness for COVID-19

Past session video recordings can also be viewed on the Lane Medical Library (SUNet/SHC/LPCH login), MediaSpace (SUNet Login), CME Webinar (Public accessible).


C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, and of Health Research and Policy
Co-Director, Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship
Stanford School of Medicine

Session Description:

Taiwan has rapidly produced and implemented a list of at least 124 action items (eTable in the article Supplement) in the 5 weeks (that’s 3 to 4 per day) to protect public health.  Early identification of individuals with the virus coming from China and imposing travel restrictions are important.  However, the policies and actions go beyond border control because they recognized that that’s not enough. Stopping infections require case identification and monitoring of close contacts and Taiwan used new integrated data and technology to accomplish that. Quarantine of suspicious cases are difficult and they treated individuals with care and dignity.  The also proactively find new cases by retesting those tested negative for flu. Then there is the question of resource allocation (assessing and managing capacity) to make sure frontline workers and those at risk have masks and protective gear, the need for reassurance and education of the public while fighting misinformation, negotiation with other countries and regions, formulation of policies toward schools and childcare, and relief to businesses and workers under quarantine. 

Education Goals:

  • Understand the process of policy analysis to produce better outcomes and prevention
  • Analyze and value various policy options and trade offs
  • Identify policy levers
  • Formulate conceptual frameworks and strategies

CME Credit


The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency.  The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws. You are encouraged to visit the portal:

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Planner and Faculty Disclosure to Learners

In accordance with the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), all speakers, planners and/or persons who can influence the CME content must disclose to learners any relationships with commercial interests providing products or services that are relevant to the content of the presentation. The following individual(s) HAVE indicated the following relationships:


Bertil Glader, MD
Contracted Research: Agios

The following speakers, planning committee members and/or persons who can influence CME content have indicated they have NO relationships with commercial industry to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity:

Course Director

Alan Schroeder, MD, Associate Chief for Research, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine


Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, Chair Department of Pediatrics
Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine
Neville H. Golden, MD, Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Professor, General Pediatrics
Minnie Dasgupta, MD, Chief Resident, Pediatric Residency Program


C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, and of Health Research and Policy