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Covid-19 The Second Surge Webinar Series | Emergence and spread of a new SARS-CoV-2 Variant (501Y.V2) in South Africa



Covid-19 The Second Surge Webinar Series | Emergence and spread of a new SARS-CoV-2 Variant (501Y.V2) in South Africa

Dear Colleagues

Although the number of infections are dropping, we nevertheless still need to remain vigilant and alert to the novel clinical challenges posed by the COVID-19 second surge.

Recognising the need for sound clinical guidance during this important time, Discovery, SAMA, UFFP and SAPPF have reinstated the COVID-19 Clinical Brief webinar series. This CPD-accredited series, first started in 2020, will continue to support doctors on the frontlines with credible, practical information from local and international experts about a range of topics related to COVID-19.

Keep 19:00 to 20:15 on Thursdays open for this informative series

To help you plan your attendance, please reserve the time between 19:00 and 20:15 on Thursday evenings in your calendar for the COVID-19: The Second Surge webinar series.

Here are the details and the link to the next webinar in our series:

Date: 25 February 2021

Time: 19:00

Topic: Emergence and spread of a new SARS-CoV-2 Variant (501Y.V2) in South Africa

Register here for the webinar.

This webinar will feature
Professor Tulio de Oliveira who is the Director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform (KRISP), Research Professor in the College of Health Sciences, UKZN and the principal Investigator of the Network for Genomic Surveillance South Africa (NGS-SA).

Doctor Richard Lessells who is a senior Infectious Diseases Specialist at KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform (KRISP), UKZN.

This webinar is CPD accredited

If you have any questions about CPD accreditation, please email

Did you miss any of the webinars during the first or second COVID 19 series?

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

Medical Practice Consulting has partnered with us to make the webinars in the first series viewable for CPD points. If you missed the opportunity to earn CPD points at live webinars, register here.

We look forward to interacting with you on these webinars. We wish you strength and assure you of our ongoing support during these challenging times.


Dr Maurice Goodman
Chief Medical Officer: Discovery Health

The hosts of this series, Discovery, SAMA, UFFP and SAPPF, are not in a place to comment on the material presented on any of the webinars. Given the rapid pace at which knowledge needs to evolve to effectively combat the COVID 19 pandemic, not all information in these sessions may be evidence-based, but it is presented by leading experts of the highest calibre at the cutting edge of COVID research and management. We are confident that healthcare professionals attending these webinars will use their clinical judgement and discretion on the advice and guidance they choose to apply in the management of their patients.

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