The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the world in unprecedented ways. Sharing experiences in this evolving situation has become a vital element in disseminating knowledge and a valuable instrument that may help emulate successful local practices and strategies. By viewing this on-demand webinar, you will hear two global perspectives.
Dr Ki Ho Hong, MD, PhD
Director of Laboratory Medicine
Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Dr Ki Ho Hong is a faculty member of Seoul Medical Center. As a leading laboratory professional, Dr. Hong has conducted extensive research in the field of Infectious Diseases, focusing on Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Immunology and Mycology sub-disciplines and techniques.
Dr. Hong is the Infection Control Director of the Korean Society of Clinical Microbiology and a Trustee of the Korean Society for Healthcare-associated Infection Control and Prevention. With the commencement of the COVID-19 epidemic, Dr. Hong has become an active Korean COVID-19 Task Force member.
Prof. Kevin D Rooney, MBChB, FRCA, FFICM, FRCP Edin
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Alexandra Hospital
Honorary Clinical Assoc. Prof. University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Professor Rooney led his ICU team to excel in all seven critical care workstream elements of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme. In 2011, he became Scotland’s first Professor of Care Improvement.
He developed a campaign to improve outcomes, achieving significant risk reduction in mortality from sepsis and cardiac arrests. Professor Rooney is a committee member of the Global Sepsis Alliance and has facilitated Sepsis collaboratives in Brazil and Qatar. He has been an advisor to WHO on H1N1 in 2009 and 2010. Professor Rooney won the “Innovation” and “Doctor of the Year” Scottish Health Awards in 2014 and 2015, respectively.