WFH Webinar: Stepping up and not stepping out: a nursing and psychosocial perspective to COVID-19

Date, Time:       Monday, May 4th, 10:00 am EDT
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On Monday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time (14:00 UTC/GMT), the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) will host a 60-minute webinar for people with hemophilia (PWH) to address concerns related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The focus of this webinar will be sharing guidance on how to cope with fear, stress and anxiety during these challenging times.

This webinar will be chaired by Glenn Pierce, MD, PhD, WFH Vice President, Medical (U.S.A). Kate Khair (U.K.), WFH Nurses Committee and Marlene Beijlevelt (Netherlands), WFH Nurses Committee member, will present a nursing perspective on how to deal with the current pandemic. Ed Kuebler (U.S.A), WFH Psychosocial Committee chair and Richa Mohan (India), WFH Psychosocial Committee member, will present a psychosocial perspective on the situation.

Some of the topics covered include the following:

  • How to manage hemophilia and non-hemophilia related health-issues at home?
  • Isolation: being alone but not by yourself
  • The stress of dealing with anxiety and fear in our COVID 19 pandemic world

The webinar will also include a Q&A session, with a panel composed of the chair, the speakers, and the additional expertise of Flora Peyvandi, MD (Italy).

We encourage you to submit questions for the Q&A by emailing the WFH at [email protected] no later than Friday, May 1, 2020. Participants can also type live questions directly into the Zoom question and answer box and our experts will try their best—time permitting—to answer.