eCPD - The use of technology in the era of COVID-19
Date & Time
Saturday, 26 Feb 2022
- 5:00 pm
This is a recording of a webinar held live on 26 August 2020.
Healthcare systems across the globe, including in Australia, are under extreme pressure and do not always have rapid access to data in real time and up to date to consolidate and enable informed decision making, particularly with respect to effective outbreak management and public education. Access to technology including tracking apps, health information and the use of spatial analytical tools, dashboards and visualisations outputs can provide leaders and practitioners in the health care system with the opportunity to make data driven decisions. In the era of COVID19 crisis this becomes crucial to the safety of communities.
This webinar covers the following topics: COVID-19 pandemic for the epidemiology and the infection prevention and control context WHO responsibilities for COVID-19 Examination of Australian responses to COVID-19 including technology such as tracking apps and other control measures Background and some examples from the literature (e.g., Dr John Snow first use of GIS in the 18th century) Research rational, how GIS or spatial technologies has been used during the COVID-19 crisis, future trends in health, GIS research in the post COVID-19 era.
Professor Mary-Louise McLaws
Mary-Louise is Professor of Epidemiology in Healthcare Associated Infection and Infection Control in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW Sydney. She has had a long association with the World Health Organization (WHO) staring as Advisor to China and Malaysia in 2005-2009 during their development of national hospital infection and patient safety accreditation surveillance. She then joined 2009-2013 the Advisory Group for the WHO Clean Care is Safer Care and was a Core Group member that evaluated this project, called the Six Global Sites Testing Clean Hands Save Lives, providing the epidemiology advice and was a Task Force member of WHO First Global Patient Safety Challenge: Healthcare Associated Infection Burden. In 2017 she was a Technical Advisory Committee for WHO Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit and a member of the committee that revised the WHO Core Components of an Infection Control Guidelines.
In February 2020 with the emergence of COVID-19, she joined the WHO Health Emergencies Program Experts Advisory Panel for Infection Prevention and Control Preparedness, Readiness and Response to COVID-19. She has also had experience reviewing the response in Hong Kong and Beijing to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003. On behalf of the Australian Government she reviewed the Pandemic Influenza Guidelines for healthcare workers to develop an evidence-based personal protective equipment algorithm.
Dr Ori Gudes
Dr Gudes is a mid-career researcher (7 years from his Phd completion) with expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial analysis, urban health, and spatial science. His areas of research focus on: GIS and Health, spatial analysis, decision support systems, city analytics, dashboards, visualisations, active transportation, cycling analytics and usability evaluation. Dr Gudes has confirmed his international reputation as a leader in GIS and Health and urban planning research. He has established collaborations with US, Canadian and Israeli researchers in GIS through scientific committees, editorial board memberships, joint studies and conferences he has organised. Also, he has been teaching GIS, web mapping, GIS and Health, transportation planning and spatial analysis courses and workshops since 2008 at both QUT, Griffith University, Curtin University and UNSW. Dr Gudes is an adjunct senior lecturer at UNSW.
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This event is worth one SSSI CPD Point. Note, only the individual registered for the event is entitled to receive the associated CPD points.
Katie Le Miere
National Events Manager