Updated: Sep 21
We are very pleased to announce three upcoming webinars to complete our 2020 webinar series. Please see below for details and registration links.
The webinar schedule is:
Thursday, 10 September 2020, 10-11 am: Dr Melyssa Roy, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago. ICU prioritisation in the time of Covid: Who gets a ventilator?
Thursday, 8 October 2020, 10-11 am: Yeri Kim, Dr Melissa Barry, ACC. The ACC Impact Investment Fund. To register, click here
Thursday, 5 November 2020, 10-11 am: Carsten Schousboe, Roche Pharmaceuticals. TBC. Registration coming soon
Thursday, 8 October 2020
Yeri Kim, Dr Melissa Barry
The ACC Impact Investment Fund
ACC plays a critical role in supporting and improving the wellbeing and health of New Zealanders. The ACC’s new Impact Investment Fund is the first of its kind in the New Zealand market and reflects the combination of our unique role in injury prevention with our investment responsibilities. The new Fund has two objectives; to deliver the best possible risk-adjusted return to our $45 billion investment fund, while driving social improvements that align with our core purpose of injury prevention, care, and recovery for the benefit of all New Zealanders. Through the Fund, we are looking for opportunities to invest in and partner with companies
who support and improve the health, safety, and the wellbeing of New Zealanders.
Yeri and Melissa will give an overview of the scope of the impact investment fund followed by a discussion on impact investment practices to assess social outcomes.
Thursday, 5 November 2020
Carsten will present on recent developments in the field of personalised medicine, particularly as applied to oncology. Further details will be provided shortly.
Thursday, 10 September 2020
Dr Melyssa Roy
Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Otago
ICU prioritisation in the time of Covid: Who gets a ventilator?
The Covid-19 pandemic is generating unprecedented demand for intensive care beds and ventilators around the world. Prioritising Covid patients for admission to intensive care units (ICUs) to receive ventilatory support often relies on clinical judgement alone. When ICUs become overwhelmed, valid, transparent and pragmatic prioritisation tools are urgently needed.
Melyssa will present the findings from an expert group from intensive care, nursing, Māori health, infectious diseases and neonatology who utilised Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) methods to specify criteria, and weights representing their relative importance, for prioritizing Covid-19 patients for ICU, and will discuss the ethical principles underlying these decisions.