Dr. Jerome Adams To Share Experience As U.S. Surgeon General During COVID

The “nation’s doctor” from 2017-2021 will share insights at HIDA’s Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange, Oct. 12-15

Alexandria, VA, September 7, 2021 - At HIDA’s Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange, Dr. Adams will discuss how he navigated through one of the nation’s biggest and most profound healthcare crises.

In March 2020, when he served as the nation’s 20th surgeon general, the White House asked Americans to stay at home for about two weeks during its “15 days to slow the spread” campaign. The United States at the time had confirmed just over 4,000 cases of COVID-19. The nation thought that maybe the outbreak could extend into the summer.

So little was known about the virus then. Today, more than 39 million U.S. cases have been confirmed. The virus has killed 639,000 Americans. Dr. Adams - an anesthesiologist by training who also served as Indiana’s Health Commissioner leading the state response to Ebola and Zika - was at the forefront of trying to understand and combat this new coronavirus. Join the conversation with Dr. Adams on October 13 at 11 am ET.

The Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange takes place virtually, October 12-15. Details and registration can be found here


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