In April, the UGA College of Public Health hosted two web conferences featuring prominent Chinese physicians who experienced the first wave of the global COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan.
The conferences, which occurred on two consecutive days, were organized for Georgia medical professionals and public health practitioners.
“My hope was to provide some lessons learned and useful information for our Georgia providers,” said associate professor of health policy and management Zhuo “Adam” Chen, who organized the events in partnership with the U.S.-based China Health Policy and Management Society.
The first webinar, held on April 10, included around 10 clinicians from the Central Hospital of Wuhan, which was one of the hospitals dealing with the first wave of the COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, and 170 clinicians from the WellStar Health System in Atlanta.
The following day, over 500 registered attendees tuned in to hear from Dr. Wenhong Zhang, Chief of Infectious Disease at Huashan Hospital affiliated with Fudan University in Shanghai, and colleague Dr. Jingwen Ai, as well as CPH’s own Dean Marsha Davis on relevant clinical, research, and policy topics related to COVID-19 disease management.
“Dr. Wenhong Zhang is both a clinician and a leader in COVID-19 treatment in Shanghai. He has become an internet celebrity because of his straight talk,” said Chen.
Both webinars were recorded and links are provided below:
– Lauren Baggett
Posted on April 13, 2020.