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COVID-19: Updates from Singapore
COVID-19: Updates from Singapore is a weekly webcast forum for leading clinicians, scientists, public health officials and policy makers with expertise in SARS CoV-2 and its associated infection COVID-19 to share insights into their field of study.

Episodes will include updates on world and regional COVID-19 related epidemiology, a detailed COVID-19 topic review by a different guest lecturer each week, followed by a panel discussion and audience questions. Some of our guest lecturers include:
• Professor Leo Yee-Sin - Executive Director, National Centre of Infectious Diseases
• Professor Wang Linfa - Director, Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases, NUS
• Mr Kishore Mahbubani - Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute (ARI), NUS
• Associate Professor Audrey Chia - Director, Leadership Development Programme, NUS Business School

28 May 2020
Associate Professor Graeme MacLaren
Director of Cardiothoracic ICU
National University Hospital, Singapore
Topic: Managing the critically ill COVID-19 patient: from oxygen to ECMO.

4 June 2020
Associate Professor Audrey Chia
Director, Leadership Development Programme, NUS Business School
Joint Associate Professor, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

11 June 2020
Professor Andrew Rose
Dean, NUS Business School

18 June 2020
Dr Marie-Paule Kieny
Director, Priority Research Programme on Antimicrobial Resistance, Inserm

25 June 2020
Professor Heidi Larson
Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
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Host: Professor Dale Fisher
Professor of Medicine, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine @National University of Singapore
Professor Fisher graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1985 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1992 doing most of his training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. After more than a decade’s work at Royal Darwin Hospital in Infectious Diseases (ID) and General internal medicine, he moved to Singapore in 2003 at the time of the SARS outbreak for which he received a Courage Foundation Award. He has maintained these efforts in international outbreak response through the Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network which he now chairs. These include missions for influenza outbreaks to Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar and for Ebola to Liberia on three occasions in 2014/5. On the teaching front he has faculty teaching awards, resident’s choice awards at home here but internationally has run workshops in Infection Prevention and Control and outbreak response for over a decade in dozens of countries across the world, including especially commissioned wor
Host: Dr David Allen
Associate Vice President (Health Innovation and Translation) @National University of Singapore
Dr. David Allen was raised in West Texas. Following an undergraduate education at Rice University in Houston, he graduated with honours from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and then completed his Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases training fellowship in New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center in New York City. He was a Visiting Investigator at Rockefeller University and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center when he was recruited to Singapore to establish an Infectious Disease training program and to become the first Infectious Diseases Head of Department in the Communicable Disease Centre Singapore in 1992.
Speaker: Associate Professor Graeme MacLaren (28 May)
Intensive Care Physician and Director of Cardiothoracic Intensive Care @National University Hospital, Singapore
Professor MacLaren graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and trained in both adult and paediatric intensive care medicine. He has a Masters degree in Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has published over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals, co-authored over a dozen textbook chapters, edited 3 textbooks, and given more than 250 presentations at international conferences across North America, Europe and Asia. He serves on the editorial boards of seven journals in the fields of critical care medicine and infectious diseases and is an Associate Editor for five of them. He was the Inaugural Chair of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) and currently serves on ELSO’s executive committee.