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Dr Marrwah Ahmadzai

7.30pm 4 August 2021

Direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 on pregnancy and considerations for provision of pregnancy care

COVID-19 has disrupted the provision of pregnancy care across the globe. This webinar addresses the latest evidence in this area, with a focus on direct and indirect impacts of coronavirus on pregnancy and how to adapt services to respond to the pandemic.

A/Prof. Rajeev Pathak & Dr Charles Itty

7.30pm 11 August 2021

COVID-19 Cardiac Complications

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been the greatest healthcare challenge our world has faced in recent times. Though primarily this virus affects the respiratory system, involvement of cardiovascular system with varying degrees of severity is quite common. Also, patients with preexisting cardiovascular disease have a much higher case fatality rate from COVID-19 infection compared to the standard population. Management of cardiac complications secondary to COVID -19 and also concomitant presentation with cardiac illnesses during COVID-19 present new challenges in the management of such patients, many of whom will need emergency care in a timely manner. Also, the resource allocation and prioritisation of management related issues for such illnesses during these pandemic times will need careful consideration. In this review the presenters will review the cardiac complication of COVID-19 and their implications on management from an Australian and International perspective. This will be followed by a panel discussion, which will include cardiovascular experts from India, where they will discuss more practical issues and also answer any questions from the audience.

4–7pm 18 August 2021

National Science Week: Our Health In Our Hands

This National Science Week: Enjoy interactive demonstrations to learn how science and technologies can help us understand our health, and improve quality of life.

Dr Nicola Schembri

7.30pm 18 August 2021

Chest Imaging Findings in COVID-19 Pneumonitis

When diagnostic dilemmas reached a critical point at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, as RT-PCR testing resources thinned out or test result availability was delayed in some countries, chest CT imaging emerged as being a useful initial diagnostic tool. Up until recently there was still ongoing debate across the world with regards the reliability of chest CT in detecting and diagnosing COVID-19 pneumonitis, but literature is now emerging in support of an increased accuracy of diagnosing COVID-19 infection on chest CT. During this presentation, I will share my first-hand experience of diagnosing numerous UK-based COVID-19 pneumonitis cases on chest CT and will discuss the typical acute image findings, early and long-term chest complications of COVID-19 infection. I will also discuss the correlation of disease extent with prediction of critical illness and the need for mechanical ventilation.