A one-hour live moderated discussion
June 3rd, 2020
11.30 AM – 12.30 PM EST
Drs. Buja and Williamson will discuss and address the concerns surrounding the postmortem examination of COVID-19 decedents as well as the use of effective personal protective equipment while conducting these autopsies. In addition, the speakers will share their knowledge of the findings reported to date
 in decedents dying of or with COVID-19
 Alex K. Williamson, MD
Chief of Autopsy Pathology
Director of Northwell Regional Autopsy Service
Pediatric Pathologist,
Cohen Children’s Medical Center / Northwell
Associate Professor of Pathology, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
L. Maximilian Buja, MD
Professor, Department of Pathology and
Laboratory Medicine
Distinguished Teaching Professor
The University Of Texas System
Chief, Cardiovascular Pathology Research
Texas Heart Institute
Executive Director, The TMC Library
Chhavi Chauhan, PhD, ELS
Director of Scientific Outreach
The American Society for Investigative Pathology
Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the recommended safety practices for postmortem examination of COVID-19 decedents that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Describe the personal protective equipment that should be utilized during postmortem examination of persons with contagious infection(s).
  • Review some of the autopsy findings identified to date in decedents dying of or with COVID-19.
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