Virtual Grand Rounds – COVID-19


Upcoming Webinars


3 June 2020: Pulse Oximeters and Oxygen Therapy in the time of COVID-19

  • Join Lifebox, the Alliance for International Medical Action, and Assist International for a Virtual Grand Rounds chaired by Dr. Thomas Weiser on using pulse oximeters and oxygen therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Click here for full event details.
  • Register here







Past Webinars


26 May 2020: The Disruption of COVID-19 on Medical Training in Surgery and Anesthesia in sub Saharan Africa, and innovations for the future


  • Join us and partners UGHE and InciSioN at 6PM CAT on May 26 for a Virtual Grand Rounds. Prof. Abebe Bekele and Dr. Robert Riviello of UGHE will co-chair the discussion among experts from across the globe on how COVID-19 has impacted training in surgery and anesthesia.
  • Click here for full event details.








18 May 2020: Préparation et réponse des systèmes chirurgicaux à la pandémie de COVID-19 dans les pays d’Afrique francophone – IN FRENCH ONLY


  • At 3PM GMT Lifebox will host a French-language Virtual Grand Rounds chaired by Dr. Serigne Gueye on best-practice among Francophone clinicians in the surgical ecosystem in the context of COVID-19 in sub-saharan Africa. Co-sponsors include ABUC, COSECSA, SARAF, Smile Train, University Cheik Anta Diop, WACS, and WFSA.
  • Click here for full event details. 






15 May 2020: Preperación y respuesta para clínicos perioperatorios en Centroamérica – IN SPANISH ONLY


  • At 10AM Honduras time (12pm EDT, 5pm BST) Lifebox will host a Spanish-language Virtual Grand Rounds chaired by Dr. Carolina Haylock-Loor on the perioperative response to COVID-19 in Central America. Co-sponsors include WFSA and Operation Smile.
  • Click here for full event details.





14 May 2020: Managing Safe Surgical Systems in Ethiopia during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Perspectives from Anesthesia, Obstetrics, Surgery, and Acute Care – IN AMHARIC ONLY


  • በ ኮቪድ-19 ወረርሽኝ ጊዜ በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ደህንነቱ የተጠበቀ የቀዶ ጥገና ስርዓቶችን ስለማስተዳደር ፤ በቀዶ ጥገና ፣ በማደንዘዣ ፣ በፅንስና ማህፀን ሀኪሞች እንዲሁም በአደጋ ጊዜ / አጣዳፊ እንክብካቤ በመስጠት ላይ ካሉ ባለሞያወች ልምድ እና ምርጥ ተሞክሮዎች ጋር የሚደረገውን ዉይይት ተካፋይ ይሁኑ !
  • አወያይ ፕሮፌሰር ሚሊያርድ ደርበው ፤ የፓናሉ የክብር እንግዳ : ዶ/ር ፂዬን ፍሬው፣ ዶ/ር ህሊና ታደሰ ከጤና ሚኒስተር ፤ ዶ/ር ማህሌት ታደሰ ( የኢትዮጵያ የሰመመን ሀኪሞች ሶሳይቲ ፕሬዝደንት ረዳት ፕሮፌሰር ፤ ዶ/ር ትህትና ንጉሴ (ከቀዶ ሀከምና ሀኪሞች ማህብር) ዶክተር መቅደስ ዳባ (ከኢትዮጵያ የማህፀንና ጽንስ ህክምና ባለሙያዎች ማህበር፟ ፟ፕሬዝዳንት) – ለመመዝገብ ይህን ሊንክ ይከተሉ
  • At 6PM EAT Life will host an Amharic-language Virtual Grand Rounds chaired by Professor Miliard Derbew on the perioperative response to COVID-19 in Ethiopia. Cosponsors include COSECSA, ESA, ESOG, ESS, and WFSA.
  • Click here for full event details.



13 May 2020: A Conversation on Surgical Systems and COVID-19 Preparedness in Sub-Saharan Africa


  • At 3PM GMT Lifebox partner Smile Train will host a webinar chaired by Dr. Esther Nyambura Njoroge, Smile Train’s Vice President and Regional Director for Africa. Speakers include Dr. Neema Kaseje and Profs. Godfrey Muguti and Adesoji O Ademuyiwa.
  • Click here for full event details.








21 April 2020: Preparing the Perioperative Ecosystem of Sub-Saharan Africa for COVID-19



To stay up-to-date on Lifebox activities like these virtual grand rounds, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter.