COVID Grand Rounds: Monoclonal Antibodies for Treatment and Prophylaxis of COVID in PALTC: The Why the Who and the How

COVID Grand Rounds

Monoclonal Antibodies for Treatment and Prophylaxis of COVID in PALTC: The Why the Who and the How
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
6:00-7:00 PM ET


Monoclonal antibodies are now available for treatment and post-exposure prophylaxis for patents in PALTC. This webinar will give participants important background knowledge on available evidence and apply strategies to optimize this treatment for COVID patients and for COVID prophylaxis and outbreak containment. You will hear from PALTC subject matter experts as well as medical director peers who have successfully used mAb in their facilities. COVID Pearls now offer CME and CMD credits.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the webinar, participants should be able to: 

  • Discuss current FDA approval for mAb for treatment and post-exposure prophylaxis.
  • Integrate mAb treatment into facility COVID response plans.
  • Describe different methods of mAb administration.
  • Apply strategies to overcome common clinical and facility-based barriers to mAb treatment.

Credit Information

  • 1.0 CME
  • 1.0 CMD Clinical
  • 1.0 MOC

Credit Statements
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.0 clinical hours toward certification or recertification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC): 
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Moderator: Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, FACP, CMD
Panel: Muhammad S. Ashraf, MBBS; Ritu Suri, MD, CMD; Joshua Uy, MD


Muhammad S. Ashraf, MBBS, is an associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, where he also serves as the medical director for the Nebraska Infection Control Assessment and Promotion Program (ICAP) and co-medical director for the Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program (ASAP). He is a member of SHEA Long-Term Care Special Interest Group, SHEA Education Committee, IDSA Antimicrobial Resistance Committee, and Infection Advisory Committee of AMDA – The Society for PALTC Medicine. Dr. Ashraf is currently working on multiple projects focused on promoting infection prevention and control and antimicrobial stewardship programs in long-term care facilities.

Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD, FACP , is an associate clinical professor at the University of Washington and chief medical officer of Avalon Healthcare. She first became a Certified Medical Director in 1992 and has since been enthusiastically engaged in the practice of post-acute and long-term care. She is currently a member of AMDA’s Board of Directors and serves as president of the Washington State Chapter of AMDA.

Ritu Suri, MD, CMD, is chief of family practice at Englewood Hospital. Dr. Suri specializes in primary care and geriatrics, in particular, the treatment of dementia. She participates in clinical research and has lectured across the region on palliative care and hospice. She is a past president of the Bergen Indian Medical Association and president-elect of NJ Long-Term Care Coalition and NJ American Medical Directors Association (AMDA).

Joshua Uy, MD , is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and serves as the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Director and the Medical Director of Renaissance Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Growing up in Michigan, he attended medical school at the University of Michigan, finished family medicine residency at McNeal Hospital near Chicago and a geriatric fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. Before COVID, he focused on clinical care and geriatric education. Since having the first COVID outbreak in southeast Pennsylvania, he has worked with the state responding to COVID outbreaks in long term care facilities.


The following speakers have financial relationships to report: Muhammad S. Ashraf, MD, MBBS -Merck & Co. Inc: Research Grant; all others have no relationships to disclose.

The following AMDA Online Education Committee members have financial relationships to report: Robert Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD – United Health Group: Stock Shareholder; all others have no relationships to disclose. 

 AMDA staff have no financial relationships to disclose.