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Topic: “The Science of CoronaVirus/Covid-19 ”
Speaker: Dr. Deb Friesen, MD, MB, FACP Physician Advisor, Customer Clinical Solutions National Sales and Account Management
Dr. Deb Friesen will share clinical and scientific information regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus. She will provide information on how the most current vaccines were developed, and how each vaccine helps to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including information on emerging COVID-19 variants, and the effectiveness of how current vaccines are reacting to newer known strains. Dr. Friesen will also address the development, the review process and approval needed for a vaccine to qualify for Emergency Use Authorization and discuss known side effects, second doses, and asymptomatic spreading after being vaccinated. Dr. Deb Friesen is an Internal Medicine physician who trained at the University of Colorado, including a Chief Residency year. She was in private practice for 11 years before joining Kaiser Permanente 14 years ago as part of the Colorado Permanente Medical Group. She was also on the Board of Directors for 5 years, and was Board Chair for two of those years. She has partnered with National Accounts for twelve years, telling the story of Kaiser Permanente's integrated care and coverage model to C-suite executives, articulating the KP Value Proposition as demonstrated by utilization data, clinical data outcomes, and customer analytics. She also consults and presents on wellness and workplace health, chronic care management, preventive and maintenance care, medication adherence, and behavior change, to customers and in numerous conference settings. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (the professional society of Internal Medicine), and recently graduated with honors with her MBA through the University of Denver.
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