Emerging COVID-19 Challenges for the Safety and Standards of Patient Care
This webinar will take place on December 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm Greenwich Mean Time/UTC (1:30 pm Central Standard Time in Dallas, Texas, USA).
Beyond dealing with the immediate and pressing health system impacts, the COVID -19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns are raising new, longer-term challenges for medical regulation globally. In this interactive webinar we will explore these emerging impacts and the response of medical regulators in different countries.
Topics to explore will include the mental health of doctors and implications for fitness to practice processes; the impact of delayed care for patients and concerns raised with regulators; the rapid rise of telehealth and new regulatory challenges; the accountability of doctors in clinical governance to ensure safe patient care; and the role and expectations of medical regulators once we have a vaccine.
Invited panelists will offer perspectives from Australia, the UK and the USA:
- Dr. Ruth Vine, Australian Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health and Committee Member, Medical Board of Australia
- Mr. Harry Cayton, Professional Regulation and Governance Advisor and former CEO of the Professional Standards Authority, United Kingdom
- Ms. Nicole Krishnaswami, JD, Executive Director, Oregon Medical Board, USA
Closing comments will be made by Dr. Kgosietsile Letlape, Chair of IAMRA.
The webinar will be chaired by Mr. Martin Fletcher IAMRA Management Committee member and CEO of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
For more information, please contact the IAMRA Secretariat.