COVID-19 Webinar Series
The COVID-19 situation makes the need for accurate, timely and trustworthy health information more important than ever. With the global pandemic moving and changing daily, JCU is offering a range of informative webinars for health professionals. Learn important information from expert panellists, broaden your knowledge and stay across the details of COVID-19.
Ep 1 - RNA Viruses for Dummies
Join our expert panelists as they discuss the pathology of the coronavirus strains. This webinar will address some frequently asked questions on why there is a lack of immunity, the feasibility of a vaccine, why is it causing fatalities, what we know about the ‘cytokine storm’ that is presenting in some cases, and more.
Ep 2 - Mental Health in COVID-19: Our Patients and Ourselves
Delve into research on mental health following major disasters including the effects of COVID-19 on healthcare workers in China in this webinar. Discussion will cover the increased burden of mental illness, significant impacts on both those effected and frontline responders, practitioner burnout and compassion fatigue. Economic recessions and higher rates of depressions and suicide and how much can be done from a personal, social and societal perspective will also be explored.
Ep 3 - COVID-19: Exit Strategies
Dive into where the medical world is up to with the development of a coronavirus vaccine and treatments. Explore the current modelling of COVID-19, what to be wary of and where to get the right information. How the World Health Organisation pre-empted COVID-19 with a master protocol based on Disease X.
Ep 5 - Cats, Dogs and COVID-19
Can my pet catch COVID-19 and can I catch it from my pet? Under discussion will be the risks to both humans and companion animals from SARS-CoV2 and how to keep them both safe during this pandemic. The topic of companion animal behaviour will also be covered, with tips on how to manage pet behaviour when working from home.
TUESDAY 12 May 2020
Ep 6 - COVID-19: Ask the Experts
Join our panel of experts as we answer your questions about SARS-Cov-2/COVID-19 based on the latest clinical experience, emerging evidence and research. We’ll examine a range of topics and revisit unanswered questions from the series, including RNA viruses for Dummies, Exit Strategies and Mental Health during COVID-19.