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Are we coping with Covid-19 in SA and Africa? A webinar by Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine

When: Thursday, 11 June 2020 - Thursday, 11 June 2020
Where: Off campus
Start time:16:00


Cost: Free but registration required.

The Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine & Wits University Press, sponsored by Sabinet, present a Covid-19 webinar on 11 June,16:00 CAT (10:00 EST). #WJCMCovid-19

Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine and Wits Press host a webinar of experts discussing Covid19 in SA and Africa


Join medical experts in discussion about current management protocols and the impact of Covid-19 in South Africa and other parts of Africa. (16:00-17:00pm Central Africa Time and 10:00-11:00am Eastern Standard Time for the US & Canada). #WJCMCovid-19


Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine and Wits Press webinar speakers L_R Dr Dwomoa Adu, Prof. Guy Richards, Dr Mark Tomlinson, Dr Warren Lowman, Prof. Feroza Motara. Prof. Pravin Manga not pictureden







Introduction to the Covid-19 Webinar

Chair: Prof. Pravin Manga

Editor in Chief: Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine, Emeritus Professor Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Wits University


Covid-19 Diagnostic Testing and Epidemiological Modelling: Controversies

This talk will focus primarily on the controversies surrounding diagnostic testing, taking into account the principles, application and interpretation thereof

Dr Warren Lowman

Pathologist, Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, School of Pathology

Wits University


Covid-19: An African Perspective

This talk will cover the management of COVID-19 in Ghana, the projections of COVID-19 spread in Ghana and the rest of Africa, and whether African healthcare systems can cope.

Dr Dwomoa Adu

Consultant nephrologist, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Ghana Medical School


Covid-19 in the Workplace

 This talk with cover staff and unit preparations for Covid-19; Occupational Health and Safety issues; staff isolation, testing and precautions.

Adjunct Prof. Feroza Motara


Academic HoD in Emergency Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine, Wits University; Head of the Emergency Medicine Unit, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital; and Cluster Head of Gauteng Emergency Medicine.



Covid-19 Therapy: Recent Advances and Research Trends

This talk will cover the up-to-date evidence for various treatment options and current research trends.

Prof. Guy Richards

Emeritus Professor of Critical Care, Wits University


Preventing Covid-19: Modifying Behaviour

Where the government’s response to Covid-19 has been driven by infectious disease experts and epidemiological modelling experts, this talk will cover the need for this to now be boosted by the active engagement and involvement of behavioural scientists, using the best behavioural science available to assist in guiding the ongoing Covid-19 response.

Dr Mark Tomlinson

Co-Director, Institute for Life Course Health Research, Department of Global Health, Stellenbosch University



All Speakers


The Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine is a peer-reviewed, Open Access scientific research journal published triannually, and was established to provide a forum to showcase scientific research from the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg as well as from other institutions nationally and internationally. Submissions are welcomed and the journal has a particular focus to encourage clinical and translational research especially from new academics, including students, fellows and junior consultants.

This journal is indexed with PubMed Central.

The current issue of the journal is a Covid-19 Special Issue. The next issue of the Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine will be published in July 2020.

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