About Lunch Chats
Join us for LUNCH CHATS with the experts...

Join our new 30-minute live luncheon chats presented by Dr Rust Theron, Physician, Durbanville and featuring SA experts who are actively involved in treating SARS-COV-2 infected patients.

This series will allow you to:

  • Get up-to-date information on SA’s COVID-19 situation
  • Join the conversation and ask experts for their view on your concerns and issues
  • In 30 minutes, get key practical tips on managing and treating COVID-19 infections

Dr Rust Theron, Physician, Durbanville

Countdown to NEXT CHAT

Our Sessions

Join the conversation and ask experts for their view on your concerns and issues.

from 17 August 2021
from 31 August 2021
from 14 September 2021
28 September 2021
12 October 2021
RECORDING: Diagnostic and Screening Test - COVID-19
What tests for which patients and when? Dr Rust Theron presents this overview. Dr Jean Maritz, Pathcare provides key action points for clinicians.
Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Dr Jean Maritz
RECORDING: Preventing COVID-19 infections & treating your patients out-of-hospital
Aimed at providing practical advice for everyday clinical practice. Join Dr Rust Theron and Professor Guy Richards in their discussion of vaccination inertia and care of ambulatory out-of-hospital COVID infections.
Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Professor Guy Richards
RECORDING: The COVID referral dilemma: Who and when to refer
Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Professor Guy Richards
UPCOMING: COVID-19 Vaccines: All you need to know!
Experts: Dr Rust Theron, Professor Shabir A Madhi & Professor Guy Richards
Experts: More information coming soon

Please note that these chats are not CPD accredited

Medical Expert Panel
Meet the Experts

Meet our SA experts who are actively involved in treating SARS-COV-2 infected patients.

Dr Rust Theron

Dr Rust Theron

Physician, Durbanville Mediclinic
Dr Rust Theron is a leading specialist physician with more than 25 years’ experience in private practice. He heads the COVID-19 emergency team at Durbanville Mediclinic. With a keen interest in research leading to his participation in numbers of International Trials in the field of asthma, diabetes and heart failure, and involvement in medical education at the University of Stellenbosch, Dr Rust Theron is keen to stimulate debate and participation in COVID-19 care in the country.
Professor Shabir A. Madhi

Professor Shabir A. Madhi

Professor of Vaccinology, University of the Witwatersrand
Professor Madhi is the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences (WITS) and Director of the world-renowned Medical Research Council Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics Research Unit (VIDA). He also chairs the National Advisory Group on Immunization in South Africa. Madhi has done extensive research on the epidemiology and clinical development of various vaccines which has informed WHO recommendations. For his work, Prof Madhi has received many awards and accolades including the Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership Award for Scientific Leadership.
Professor Guy Richards

Professor Guy Richards

Emeritus Professor, Wits University
Emeritus Professor, Wits University and well-known clinician based at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, Johannesburg. Professor Richards has lead many critical care initiatives in Southern Africa and is currently involved in developing a new understanding of COVID-19 infection and its consequences.
Dr Jean Maritz

Dr Jean Maritz

Specialist Virologist at Pathcare
Dr Jean Maritz studied medicine at Stellenbosch University where he specialised in medical virology. He remained at the National Health Laboratory Service at Tygerberg Hospital as a consultant virologist for 5 years before joining PathCare in January 2018. Jean’s research interests are broad and include novel molecular viral diagnostics, HIV reservoir dynamics as well as viral infections of the eye and the central nervous system.