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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 15 Apr 2024


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Email: NSWACT Faculty
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NSW COVID-19 Update

On-demand recorded 15 Apr 2024

This webinar is part 1 in the series - Register for the upcoming webinar Post acute and Antivirals here on Monday, 29 April 2024

This webinar aims to update GPs on the current epidemiology in NSW COVID-19.

Join our expert speaking panel for a NSW COVID-19 update, where we will discuss but not limited to;

- Current emerging issues around on going COVID
- Influenza

Learning outcomes

  1. Summarise current epidemiology on the current COVID climate in NSW, and trends in treatment and vaccination uptake, including the flu and RSV.
  2. Explain how to appropriately use non-urgent referral pathways for GPs to access treatments for patients in the community in NSW.
  3. Outline treatment of patients with COVID19 according to current recommendations and eligibility criteria.
  4. Outline changes in prescribing antivirals


Professor Charlotte Hespe AM
Head of General Practice and Primary Care Research, Sydney School of Medicine, UNDA

Charlotte Hespe works part time in clinical General Practice in Inner City Glebe as a Principal of a 16 Dr Group Practice. She also works as Head of General Practice and Primary Care Research for University of Notre Dame, Australia, School of Medicine, Sydney. Charlotte has held numerous positions at the college, including Vice-President, National OSCE Facilitator, expert committee member and examiner and is former Chair of NSW&ACT State Faculty,


Dr Shannon Saad
Staff Specialist, RPA Virtual Hospital, Sydney Local Health District

Dr Shannon Saad is a community General Practitioner and Staff Specialist in Virtual Healthcare in Sydney. Shannon has extensive experience in teaching and research in medical education, including the fields of Healthcare Communication, Clinical Skills and Clinical Assessment.

Dr Amanda Stephens

Amanda has a diverse background with degrees in Arts (Classical Archaeology) and Medicine and a PhD in Law (child protection). In her clinical practice she was previously an ED Registrar (Westmead, NHS UK, Bankstown) but has left ED training and is currently working for RPA Virtual Hospital. She continues her academic interests and has also been recently appointed as a Senior Member (Professional) of NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (Guardianship division).

Dr Jeremy McAnulty
Executive Director, Health Protection NSW, NSW Health

Dr Jeremy McAnulty is a public health physician and Executive Director of Health Protection NSW at NSW Health, overseeing the state wide public health aspects of communicable disease control and environmental health. From 2020 to 2022 he headed NSW Health’s COVID Public Health Response Branch. Jeremy has led and published on a range of public health investigations and responses. He has a Master of Public Health, and trained with NSW Health’s Public Health training scheme, and the US CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service.

Dr Martina Gleeson
Regional Clinical Advisor, NSW Health Pathways

Martina Gleeson is a GP in the Sutherland shire of Sydney. She is also the Regional Clinical Advisor of the NSW collaboration COVID health pathways.



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