Virtual Grand Rounds – COVID-19

Past Webinars


23 June 2020: N95 Decontamination & Reuse Webinar: Expanding PPE for the Frontline

  • Lifebox hosted a webinar for N95DECON to provide guidance on best practice for N95 decontamination and reuse for providers working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar was held in English with simultaneous interpretation into French and Spanish.
  • Click here to watch a recording of the event.






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

  • Lifebox, the Alliance for International Medical Action, and Assist International hosted a Virtual Grand Rounds chaired by Dr. Thomas Weiser on using pulse oximeters and oxygen therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Click here to watch a recording of this event.






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

  • Lifebox and partners UGHE and InciSioN held a Virtual Grand Rounds on May 26, 2020. Prof. Abebe Bekele and Dr. Robert Riviello of UGHE co-chaired 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 and a link to the recording.







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

  • On May 18, 2020 Lifebox hosted 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 included ABUC, COSECSA, SARAF, Smile Train, University Cheik Anta Diop, WACS, and WFSA.
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15 May 2020: Preperación y respuesta para clínicos perioperatorios en Centroamérica – IN SPANISH ONLY

  • On May 15, 2020 Lifebox hosted a Spanish-language Virtual Grand Rounds chaired by Dr. Carolina Haylock-Loor on the perioperative response to COVID-19 in Central America. Co-sponsors included WFSA and Operation Smile.
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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
  • Lifebox hosted an Amharic-language Virtual Grand Rounds chaired by Professor Miliard Derbew on the perioperative response to COVID-19 in Ethiopia on May 14, 2020. Co-sponsors included COSECSA, ESA, ESOG, ESS, and WFSA.
  • Click here to watch a recording of this event.




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

  • On May 13, 2020 Lifebox partner Smile Train hosted a webinar chaired by Dr. Esther Nyambura Njoroge, Smile Train’s Vice President and Regional Director for Africa. Speakers included Dr. Neema Kaseje and Profs. Godfrey Muguti and Adesoji O Ademuyiwa.
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21 April 2020: Preparing the Perioperative Ecosystem of Sub-Saharan Africa for COVID-19


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