Panel discussion: experiences managing COVID-19 patients

1:00pm Wednesday, 16 September 2020
2:00pm Wednesday, 16 September 2020

COVID-19 has defined 2020 and presented a number of challenges for pharmacists on the frontline. Using case studies the expert panel members from Melbourne hospitals will discuss their real-life experiences with COVID-19. Topics covered will include design and constitution of COVID teams and structuring within hospitals, disease modifying therapies, post-acute infection sequelae and innovative approaches to pharmacy interventions.

This webinar will commence at 1:00pm AEST

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  • Melissa Ankravs, ICU Senior Pharmacist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Vic; Chair, SHPA Critical Care Leadership Committee
  • Gail Edwards, General Medicine Senior Pharmacist, Alfred Health, Vic
  • Misha Devchand, Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist, Austin Health, Vic


  • Kelly Cairns, Lead Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic
  • Professor Jason Roberts, Professor of Medicine, University of Queensland, Qld; Clinical Pharmacist, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital / Researcher, UQ CRE REDUCE, Brisbane, Qld


Competency standards*:

  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 4.1.3 Display self-motivation, an innovative mindset and motivate others
  • Standard 4.3.2 Foster initiative and contribute to innovation, improvement and service development
  • Standard 4.7.6 Work across service delivery boundaries

*National competency standards framework for pharmacists in Australia, 2016


This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group-1 CPD (or 1 CPD credit), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  The accreditation number is S2020/33.