South African Medical Association

Webinar Invite | 14 January 2021 | Topic: Out-of-hospital Management of COVID 19 during the second surge




Dear Colleagues

The COVID-19 second surge is upon us. Once again, we are faced with many new clinical dilemmas. Recognising the need for sound clinical guidance among the profession at this critical time, Discovery, SAMA, UFFP and SAPPF are reinstating the COVID 19 Clinical Brief webinar series. This CPD accredited series, launched in 2020, will continue to support doctors on the frontlines with credible, practical information about a range of COVID 19-related topics from local and international experts.

You are invited to attend the next webinar:

Date: 14 January 2021
Time: 19:00
Topic: Out-of-hospital Management of COVID 19 during the second surge


This webinar will be led by Dr John Tilley and Dr Padaruth Ramlachan.

Dr John Tilley is a specialist physician and intensivist. He is currently the Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the Donald Gordon Medical Centre. Dr Tilley completed his undergraduate degree at Wits University, followed by his specialisation in internal medicine and completed his sub-specialist training in critical care. He has a special interest in clinical informatics and decision support systems. His most recent publication appeared in the Wits Journal of Clinical medicine titled ‘Respiratory failure – Review of basic sciences and application in COVID 19’.

Dr Padaruth Ramlachan is the Director of, and practices at, the Newkwa Health and Wellness Centre. He is also a part-time lecturer and examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Department of Family Medicine at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine in KwaZulu-Natal. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Natal and holds a master’s degree in Health Sciences (Sexual Health) from the University of Sydney. In 2012, he received the Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine Specialist (FECSM) from the European Union of Medical Specialist. He is the past president of the Durban Doctors Guild practicing as the Durban Independent Practitioner Association (IPA), he is the chairperson of the Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Committee of the KwaZulu-Natal Doctors Healthcare Coalition (KZNDHC) and serves as a member of the Developing Countries Committee of International Society of Sexual Medicine. Dr Ramlachan is also internationally recognised as the past president of the African Society for Sexual Medicine. He has provided leadership as the principal investigator and completed several clinical trials on sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, HIV, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, gout and infectious diseases. He is a well-published clinician with contributions including online learning resources.

CPD accreditation application in process.

Medical Practice Consulting has partnered with Discovery to make the webinars aired in the first series viewable for CPD points.

If you missed the opportunity to earn CPD points at live webinars, register here.

For any CPD-related queries please email:

All previous webinars and podcasts are available for viewing and listening here.

Wishing you strength and ensuring you of our ongoing support during these challenging times.

Dr Maurice Goodman
Chief Medical Officer: Discovery Health

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