Omicron Covid-19 Virus Update from South Africa- An insightful discussion

Omicron Covid-19 Virus Update from South Africa- An insightful discussion

Overview

Join us for an insightful session organized by CMAAO which will have Dr Anelique Coetzee, National Chairperson South African Medical Council, Prof Salim Abdool Karim & Dr Akhtar Hussain along with the Presidents & Secretaries of 19 global medical associations discussing Omicron and its implications.

Speakers

Dr. Shashank Joshi
Dr. Shashank Joshi

President IAD, Past President ESI and API, Member, COVID -19 Task Force, Maharashtra

Dr. Shashank Joshi is a President IAD, Past President ESI and API, Member, COVID -19 Task Force, Maharashtra. MBBS, MD, DM, FACP, FRCP, FACE, An Indian endocrinologist, diabetologist and medical researcher. He was honoured by the Government of India, in 2014, by bestowing on him the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for his services to the field of medicine. Graduated from Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals (MBBS) and did residency in Internal Medicine (MD) with Gold Medals and First Rank for excellence. A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, as well as a Fellow of the Indian College of Physicians (FICP) and American College of Physicians (FACP). A Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) and the Chair of AACE Indian Chapter. Affiliated to several leading hospitals of the city including Lilavati and Bhatia Hospitals. Faculty, Department of Endocrinology, Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai. Visiting faculty to several Indian and International Universities and is actively involved with evidence based work in Endocrinology including Obesity, Diabetes, Growth, Thyroid, and Osteoporosis.


Dr. A. Marthanda  Pillai
Dr. A. Marthanda Pillai

Managing Director of Ananthapuri Hospitals & Research Institute in Trivandrum.

Dr. A. Marthanda Pillai is a Managing Director of Ananthapuri Hospitals & Research Institute in Trivandrum. MS (Neuro), MNAMS (Neuro), FRCS, is an Indian neurosurgeon. In 2011 he was the recipient of a Padma Shri Award for medicine. He is the first former National President and former Vice-President of the Indian Medical Association in Kerala State to receive this national award.


Dr. Suneela Garg
Dr. Suneela Garg

Director Professor & Head, Dept. of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

Director Professor & Head Department of Community Medicine, & Sub-Dean MAM College. Delhi She has been in the field of Community Medicine since the last 36 years. She has professional and research experience with National and International Organizations viz. She has been conferred with the State Doctor’s Award for her meritorious services and also awarded State AIDS Award for contribution in the field of HIV/AIDS.


Dr. Chong Yeh Woei
Dr. Chong Yeh Woei

Senior Consultant Physician (Internal Medicine) at the Singapore Medical Specialists Centre

Dr. Chong Yeh Woei is a Senior Consultant Physician (Internal Medicine) at the Singapore Medical Specialists Centre. With more than 20 years of experience in private practice of internal medicine, he manages a wide spectrum of medical ailments. Being passionate in his practice, he listens and addresses the concerns of his patients and their family members. Dr. Chong studied medicine at the prestigious NUS on a Public Service Commission scholarship.


Dr. Alvin Yee-Shing Chan
Dr. Alvin Yee-Shing Chan

Treasurer, CMAAO, Vice Chairman, HKMACF

Dr. Alvin Yee-Shing Chan is a Treasurer, CMAAO, Vice Chairman, HKMACF.


Dr. Jamal Uddin Chowdhury
Dr. Jamal Uddin Chowdhury

Senior Central Executive Committee Member, Bangladesh Medical Association

Dr. Jamal Uddin Chowdhury is a Senior Central Executive Committee Member, Bangladesh Medical Association.


Dr. Monica Vasudev
Dr. Monica Vasudev

Clinical immunologist at Aurora Sheboygan Clinic in Sheboygan, WI

Dr. Monica Vasudev, MD is a board-certified allergist and clinical immunologist at Aurora Sheboygan Clinic in Sheboygan, WI.


Dr. Angelique Coetzee
Dr. Angelique Coetzee

National Chairperson South African Medical Association (SAMA)

Dr Angelique Coetzee is a National Chairperson of the South African Medical Association (SAMA). She has also served as the Acting General Manager of SAMA a member of the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) and PPS.


Dr. Prakash Budhathoky
Dr. Prakash Budhathoky

Director, Curative Service Division

Dr Prakash Budhathoky is a Director, Curative Service Division, Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal Treasurer, Nepal Medical Association.


Dr. Ravi Naidu
Dr. Ravi Naidu

Past President, Malaysian Medical Association

Dr. Ravi Naidu is a Past President, Malaysian Medical Association, Malaysia.


Dr. Qaisar Sajjad
Dr. Qaisar Sajjad

Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association

Dr. Qaisar Sajjad is a ENT Specialist and ENT Surgeon. Dr. Qaisar Sajjad is among the Best ENT Specialist in Karachi. He has a MBBS, DLO (OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY) and M.S. (ENT) degree along with an experience of 35 years. Dr. Qaiser had multi-facet personality. He carried out more than 26,000 surgeries during his public services. Currently he holds the post of Secretary General Pakistan Medical Association.


Dr. Meenakshi Bamalwa Soni
Dr. Meenakshi Bamalwa Soni

General Physician at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Dr Meenakshi Bamalwa Soni is a General Physician at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.


Dr. Prof Salim Abdool Karim
Dr. Prof Salim Abdool Karim

South African Public Health Medicine Specialist. Epidemiologist and infectious diseases specialist, Vice President - International Science Council

Dr. Prof Salim Abdool Karim is a clinical infectious diseases epidemiologist who is widely recognised for his research contributions in HIV prevention and treatment. He is CAPRISA Professor for Global Health in the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He is also Director of the Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. His contributions to microbicides for HIV prevention spans two decades and culminated in the CAPRISA 004 tenofovir gel trial which provided proof-of-concept that antiretroviral drugs can prevent sexually transmitted HIV infection and herpes simplex virus type 2 in women. He is co-inventor on patents which have been used in several HIV vaccine candidates and his clinical research on TB-HIV treatment has shaped international guidelines on the clinical management of co-infected patients.


Dr. Akhtar Hussain
Dr. Akhtar Hussain

Chairperson Employed Doctors Advocacy Forum South African Medical Association

He is Chairperson Employed Doctors Advocacy Forum South African Medical Association


Dr. Heidi Stensmyren
Dr. Heidi Stensmyren

President, Swedish Medical Association, President Elect, World Medical Association.

Dr Heidi Stensmyren is a President, Swedish Medical Association, President Elect, World Medical Association.


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