South African Medical Association

You are invited to a webinar showcasing the value of innovation in ventilation and respiratory care during COVID-19



You are invited to a webinar showcasing the value of innovation in ventilation and respiratory care during COVID-19

Dear Colleagues

You are invited to a webinar showcasing the value of innovation in ventilation and respiratory care during COVID-19

Despite the collaborative efforts of the private and public health sector stakeholders, and the ongoing vaccination rollout, our country is still navigating the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pressure placed on the healthcare system and healthcare professionals with each wave has been unprecedented and has undoubtedly had a significant impact on many aspects of your life, including your mental, physical and financial wellbeing.

For these reasons, Discovery Health, together with SAMA, UFFP and SAPPF are focusing our weekly CPD-accredited webinar series, “Thriving, personally and professionally, in the face of COVID-19,” on helping you to take care of yourself, and to build and maintain a resilient practice during these challenging times.

We are also incredibly proud of the contributions made by our healthcare professionals on the frontline of the pandemic. Despite the stress and pressure, you have demonstrated innovation and tenacity, which has enabled our healthcare system to deal with the impact of the pandemic. We are delighted to be able to showcase some of these innovations as part of this series.

The series will continue at 19:00 on Thursday evenings. Please reserve this timeslot for future webinars.

Details for the upcoming webinar

Date: 16 September 2021
Time: 19:00
Topic: Showcasing innovations in public health interventions for COVID-19 – The OxERA device

Register now

This webinar will be led by Dr Craig Parker, Dave Morris and Trevor Rossouw

Dr Craig Parker is a Medical Officer in the Anaesthetic department at Frere Hospital in East London. Prior to medicine, he studied engineering and spent 20 years working in the mining industry locally and elsewhere in Africa as a mechanical engineer and project manager. He has a passion for rural health and solving the unique problems that rural and other limited-resource health environments present. He started this project as he felt that there was an obvious gap in the ability to provide respiratory-compromised patients with a solution beside intubation and ventilator support in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trevor Rossouw is a civil engineer with extensive industry experience. He worked in the consulting civil engineering industry for nearly 20 years, specialising in water resources planning and the design and project management of water infrastructure projects. For the past 15 years, he has grown and managed a property development portfolio in the Eastern and Western Cape. He joined Umoya in April 2020.

Dave Morris is originally from the UK, and an Imperial College of London graduate with a degree in Mineral Technology. He worked in the mining industry for nearly 40 years in a variety of roles ranging from operational roles to executive leadership. His experience includes technical, project and production responsibilities as well as business transactions, safety, health and environmental management, and business improvement. Dave retired from the mining industry in 2016 and has been supporting non-profit organisations and social enterprises in the fields of education, leadership, social justice and nation building, and now, with Umoya, health. He is a director of Symphonia for South Africa, St Andrew’s School for Girls and Umoya.

Queries regarding CPD points

This webinar is CPD accredited.

If you have any questions about CPD points, please email

Did you miss any of our previous COVID-19 webinars?

You can view and listen to all previous webinars and podcasts here.

Medical Practice Consulting has partnered with Discovery to make previously aired webinars viewable for CPD points. You can register here if you missed the opportunity to earn CPD points at live webinars.

We hope to remain a trusted source of support for your personal wellbeing and practice sustainability.

Please email for more details. We wish you strength and assure you of our ongoing support during these challenging times.


Dr Maurice Goodman
Chief Medical Officer
Discovery Health

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