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NSW COVID-19 Update: Post acute and Antivirals Members login for free access About RACGP online events


Type: Webinar
29 Apr, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (AEST)


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Email: NSW&ACT Faculty
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NSW COVID-19 Update: Post acute and Antivirals

Webinar 29 Apr, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (AEST)

This event is part 2 in the series - Watch part 1 NSW COVID-19 Update here 

This webinar aims to support GPs for safe and timely prescribing of antivirals for COVID-19 positive patients in the community and update participants on the NSW COVID-19 treatment pathways including antiviral efficacy.

Learning outcomes

  1. Discuss updates on the use of antivirals in patients with COVID.
  2. Discuss management of Long COVID.
  3. Explain the current evidence and recommendations for appropriate COVID antiviral prescribing.
  4. Discuss vaccine efficacy against newly circulating strains.
Educational Activities


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,


Professor Steven Faux
Director, Pain Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital

Professor Steven Faux is the director of Pain Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, the former inaugural Director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and a Conjoint Professor of Medicine at the University of NSW and the University of Notre Dame. Professor Faux is the clinical lead for NSW Health’s Rehabilitation Community of Practice in COVID19, sits on the NSW Clinic COVID Council and together with A/Prof Byrne has established one of the first Long COVID clinics in NSW, at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. Since 2020 he has published and spoken on the rehabilitation response to COVID for the US National Academy of Medicine, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. In 2022 he was noted as one of the Good Weekend’s 52 newsmakers of the year for his work on long COVID.

A/Prof Anthony Byrne
Thoracic Physician, St Vincent’s Public & Private Hospitals

Associate Professor Anthony Byrne is an experienced Respiratory Physician at St Vincent’s and St George hospitals in Sydney, an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales and a respiratory and global health researcher as principal investigator on many national and international investigations. Professor Byrne co-leads the multi-disciplinary, Long COVID service at St Vincent’s hospital with Professor Steven Faux and is also the lead of the Tuberculosis service at the hospital. Professor Byrne completed his PhD studies through the University of Sydney with seminal research into the effect of tuberculosis on the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Lima, Peru under the supervision of Prof Ben Marais and Prof Guy Marks (current president of the International Union) and Harvard University’s Prof Carole Mitnick.

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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