Magellan Healthcare COVID-19 Events and Webinars

Magellan Healthcare is proud to participate in and host events and webinars relating to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). See below for registration information and recordings of past programs.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 24, 2:00 p.m. ET
Magellan Health webinar, Coping with grief and loss during COVID-19

Dr. Mark Santilli, PharmD, Magellan Rx senior director, clinical strategy and programsModerator: Dr. Mark Santilli, PharmD, Magellan Rx senior director, clinical strategy and programs

Dr. Varun Choudhary, MD, MA, DFAPA, Magellan Healthcare senior vice president, chief medical officer, behavioral healthPresenter: Dr. Varun Choudhary, MD, MA, DFAPA, Magellan Healthcare senior vice president, chief medical officer, behavioral health

Dr. Sagar Makanji, PharmD, Magellan Rx vice president, clinical strategy and programsPresenter: Dr. Sagar Makanji, PharmD, Magellan Rx vice president, clinical strategy and programs

As we try to get back to what life was like before the pandemic, let’s take time to discuss how losses from COVID-19 have affected us and how we can address our feelings and behaviors in healthy ways to move forward and thrive.

Join us for this webinar with Dr. Varun Choudhary, Dr. Sagar Makanji and Dr. Mark Santilli, as they share their knowledge and tips for persevering after grief and loss due to COVID-19 and answer audience questions.

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4th Thursday of each month, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. ET (next event is June 24th)
Stay Home for MY LIFE virtual youth fest

Magellan Youth leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment (MY LIFE)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Magellan Healthcare launched the Stay Home for MY LIFE virtual youth fest series, featuring inspirational speakers, uplifting entertainment, fun activities and more, for youth and young adults who have experience with mental health, substance use, juvenile justice and foster-care-related issues, as well as professionals and caregivers across the country. Access previous event recordings

 

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Thursday, July 21, 2:00 p.m. ET
Magellan Healthcare webinar, Understanding and overcoming unique issues for BIPOC mental health

Dr. Rakel Beall-Wilkins, MD, MPH, Magellan Healthcare medical directorPresenter: Dr. Rakel Beall-Wilkins, MD, MPH, Magellan Healthcare medical director

Dr. Misty Tu, MD, Magellan Healthcare medical directorPresenter: Dr. Misty Tu, MD, Magellan Healthcare medical director

Impacts from the pandemic have disproportionately affected BIPOC groups, leading to increased stress and mental health concerns. Join us for this webinar with Dr. Rakel Beall-Wilkins and Dr. Misty Tu, as they share their knowledge and tips to support BIPOC mental health and answer audience questions.

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Previous Events

Wednesday, May 5
Magellan Healthcare webinar, How are your kids doing?

Greg Dicharry, Magellan Healthcare youth empowerment director Moderator: Greg Dicharry, CPRP, Magellan Healthcare youth empowerment director

Dr. Keith Brown, MD, child psychiatrist and Magellan Healthcare medical directorPresenter: Dr. Keith Brown, MD, Magellan Healthcare medical director

If you missed the live event, check out the recording as Dr. Brown and Greg share their knowledge and years of experience working with children to improve mental health and wellness, and answer audience questions.

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Wednesday, April 7
Magellan Healthcare webinar, Navigating Autism

Presenter: Yagnesh Vadgama, BCBA, Magellan Healthcare vice president, clinical care services, autism

Yagnesh Vadgama, BCBA, Magellan’s vice president, clinical care services, autism

If you missed the live event, check out the recording as Yagnesh shares his knowledge and more than 16 years of experience with ASD and applied behavior analysis, and answers audience questions.
Watch the recording


Tuesday, March 2
Magellan Rx webinar, COVID-19: The Road to Immunity

Dr. Maryam Tabatabai, PharmD, Magellan Rx Management VP, clinical informationModerator: Dr. Maryam Tabatabai, PharmD, Magellan Rx Management VP, clinical information

Dr. Divya Ahuja, MD, MRCP, ID faculty, associate professor of clinical internal medicine; SC HIV/AIDS Training Center director; Prisma Health Immunology medical director  Presenter: Dr. Divya Ahuja, MD, MRCP, ID faculty, associate professor of clinical internal medicine; SC HIV/AIDS Training Center director; Prisma Health Immunology medical director  

Dr. Jane M. Kelly, MD, SC Dept. of Health & Environmental Control assistant state epidemiologistPresenter: Dr. Jane M. Kelly, MD, SC Dept. of Health & Environmental Control assistant state epidemiologist

If you missed the live event, check out the recording as our presenters answer questions about current and emerging COVID-19 vaccines, concerns about COVID-19 variants, reaching herd immunity, feelings of anxiety, and more!

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Wednesday, February 24
Magellan Health webinar, Take It to Heart

Dr. Rosalind Watman, M.D., Senior Physician Clinical Reviewer, CardiacPresenter: Dr. Rosalind Watman, D.O., Magellan Healthcare medical director of cardiology

Dr. Santreis Cook, PharmD, Magellan Rx clinical pharmacistPresenter: Dr. Santreis Cook, PharmD, Magellan Rx clinical pharmacist

The connection between heart health and mental health is real and often overlooked. Your thoughts, attitudes, and emotions can affect your physical health, and your physical health can impact your mental health.

If you missed the live event during American Heart Month, check out the recording with Dr. Rosalind Watman and Dr. Santreis Cook, as they discuss ways to make positive changes to improve your health or that of a loved one.

Watch the recording


Thursday, December 10
Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT Twitter chat, December topic: Adapting to a “new normal” this holiday season

Special guest: Dr. Shareh Ghani, MD, Magellan Healthcare medical director

Dr. Shareh Ghani, Magellan Healthcare medical director

Access the transcript

 


Thursday, December 3
Magellan Health webinar, Emotional Wellness During COVID-19 and the Holidays

Dr. Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, Magellan Health and Magellan RX chief medical officerModerator: Dr. Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, Magellan Health and Magellan MRx chief medical officer

Dr. Candice Tate, MD, MBA. Magellan Healthcare medical directorPresenter: Dr. Candice Tate, MD, MBA, Magellan Healthcare medical director

Barbara Corn, RN, MA, CPHQ, Magellan Rx VP, physician and clinical operationsPresenter: Barbara Corn, RN, MA, CPHQ, Magellan Rx VP, physician and clinical operations

Home for the holidays because of COVID-19? Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, holidays, special events, picnics and celebrations have changed dramatically. These changes can trigger a variety of emotions, from grief to guilt or anger.

If you missed the live event, check out the recording with Dr. Caroline Carney, Dr. Candice Tate and Barb Corn, as they discuss ways to find peace and moments of joy during the holidays.

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Wednesday, August 5
The Power of Together: Keeping America Moving Forward: Healthcare Redefined and Your Mental Health, a segment of Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act®, America’s premier morning show

Special guest: Dr. Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, Magellan Health and Magellan MRx chief medical officer

Dr. Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, Magellan Health and Magellan RX chief medical officer

During the segment, Dr. Carney addressed misconceptions about mental health and discussed Magellan resources for stress management in connection with COVID-19; how Magellan is supporting seniors and first responders during the pandemic; and how we can combat stigma about mental health.

See a preview here

The Balancing Act on Lifetime


Wednesday, July 29
Magellan Healthcare webinar, How to Stay Connected and Keep Seniors Safe During COVID-19

Presenter: Dr. Edith Calamia, DO, MPH, Magellan Complete Care (now a Molina Healthcare company) chief medical officer

Dr. Edith Calamia, DO, MPH, chief medical officer, Magellan Complete Care (now a Molina Healthcare company)

Magellan Healthcare discussed how to stay in touch with elderly loved ones, recognize when help may be needed and prepare for end-of-life care and loss.

Watch the recording Download the transcript Download the handout

 


Wednesday, June 24
Magellan Healthcare eMpowered for Learning webinar, June topic: Digital Peer Support – A Whole-of-Society Approach to Widespread Availability of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Presenter: Dr. Karen L. Fortuna, PhD, LICSW, Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine assistant professor of psychiatry

Dr. Karen L. Fortuna, PhD, LICSW, assistant professor of psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College

If you missed this free training opportunity, you can access the recording, eligible for continuing education (CE) credit, below.

Access the recording and additional information 

 


Wednesday, June 17
Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech Virtual Summit

Bridget Cepalia, Magellan Healthcare senior director, innovationPresenter: Bridget Cepalia, Magellan Healthcare senior director, innovation

Dr. Varun Choudhary, MD, MA, DFAPA, Magellan Healthcare senior vice president, chief medical officer, behavioral healthPresenter: Dr. Varun Choudhary, MD, MA, DFAPA, Magellan Healthcare chief medical officer, behavioral health

Tom Lane, NCPS, CRPS, senior director, community and recovery supports, Magellan HealthcarePresenter: Tom Lane, NCPS, CRPS, senior director, community and recovery supports, Magellan Healthcare

Magellan Healthcare sponsored and participated in the inaugural Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech Virtual Summit on June 17, 2020. This year’s theme was how to survive and thrive in a new normal beyond COVID-19, and all proceeds were donated to the National Council for Behavioral Health’s COVID-19 Relief Fund for mental health and substance use providers on the frontlines.

If you missed our presentation, “The role of tech-enabled behavioral health solutions in this time of social distancing,” by Dr. Varun Choudhary, Tom Lane and Bridget Cepalia at the event, you can watch it below.

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Wednesday, June 17
The Power of Together: Keeping America Moving Forward: Healthcare Redefined and Your Mental Health, a segment of Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act®, America’s premier morning show

Special guest: Dr. Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, Magellan Health and Magellan MRx chief medical officer

Dr. Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, Magellan Health and Magellan RX chief medical officer

During the segment, Dr. Carney addressed misconceptions about mental health and discussed Magellan resources for stress management in connection with COVID-19; how Magellan is supporting seniors and first responders during the pandemic; and how we can combat stigma about mental health.

See a preview here

The Balancing Act on Lifetime


Thursday, June 11
Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT Twitter chat, June topic: Post-Adversity Growth Through COVID-19

Special guest: Dr. Gary Proctor, M.D., Magellan Complete Care of Virginia (now a Molina Healthcare company) senior behavioral health medical director

Dr. Gary Proctor, MD, senior behavioral health medical director, Magellan Complete Care of Virginia

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Wednesday, May 20
Magellan Healthcare webinar, Strategies to Navigate Stress and Build Resilience During COVID-19

Presenter: Laura Kirschner, M.Ed., CMPC, Magellan Federal/AFSC ready and resilient subject matter expert, master resilience trainer – performance expert, primary instructor

Laura Kirschner Magellan Federal/AFSCMagellan Healthcare discussed how you can leverage positive emotions, practice mindfulness and rethink your stress mindset to help you stay mentally healthy during the pandemic.

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Wednesday, April 22
Magellan Healthcare webinar, The Loss of Normalcy: Coping with Grief and Uncertainty During COVID-19

Dr. Varun Choudhary, MD, MA, DFAPA, Magellan Healthcare senior vice president, chief medical officer, behavioral healthPresenter: Dr. Varun Choudhary, MD, MA, DFAPA, Magellan Healthcare chief medical officer, behavioral health

Dr. Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, Magellan Health and Magellan RX chief medical officerPresenter: Dr. Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, Magellan Health and Magellan MRx chief medical officer

Magellan Healthcare shared insights on why people are experiencing fear and grief, how to cope with
different types of grief, and how to help yourself and others through this difficult time.

Watch the recording Download the transcript Download the handout


Thursday, April 9
Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT Twitter Chat, April topic: Focusing on Our Mental Health and Wellness During the Pandemic

Special guest: Dr. Richard Clarke, PhD, Magellan Healthcare senior vice president, commercial behavioral health clinical operations

Dr. Richard Clarke, MD, MBA. Magellan Healthcare medical director

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Thursday, April 2
Magellan Healthcare webinar, How to Build Resilience and Adaptive Skills During the Pandemic

Presenter: Dr. Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, Magellan Health and Magellan MRx chief medical officer

Dr. Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, Magellan Health and Magellan RX chief medical officerMagellan Healthcare shared insights on why people are feeling stress and panic, and gave tips on how to build resiliency. We also discussed ways to help children cope and thrive, when it may be time to seek help, and the importance of acceptance and adaptation skills during the pandemic.

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Tuesday, March 31
Magellan Healthcare and the Arizona Capitol Times’ Morning Scoop webinar, Life with COVID-19: Coping with Isolation

Dr. Varun Choudhary, MD, MA, DFAPA, Magellan Healthcare senior vice president, chief medical officer, behavioral healthSpeaker: Dr. Varun Choudhary, MD, MA, DFAPA, Magellan Healthcare chief medical officer, behavioral health

Dr. Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, Magellan Health and Magellan RX chief medical officerSpeaker: Dr. Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, Magellan Health and Magellan MRx chief medical officer

Luige del Puerto, associate publisher and editor, Arizona Capitol TimesModerator: Luige del Puerto, Arizona Capitol Times associate publisher and editor

 

Magellan Healthcare and the Arizona Capitol Times’ Morning Scoop talked about ways of coping with isolation as we work together to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you missed the webinar, you can watch it below.

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