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CodaZero Cure – Full Episode

In this episode of CodaZero Cure our stellar line-up of panellists take a deep dive into Sepsis post Covid-19. They reflect on the many opportunities and challenges presented.

Firstly, we hear from vaccination uptake expert, Julie Leask, on Covid, vaccination and medical misinformation. Julie highlights some of the key drivers of vaccination hesitancy in society and challenges us, as health professionals, to work together to better inform our community.

Next, Senior Intensive Care Registrar, Khairil Musa, presents a moving talk about his experience of managing Covid on the front line in Yemen.

Reflecting on an unbelievable experience, Khairil describes the extent of the pandemic. Moreover, how a lack of resources and infrastructure led to devastating consequences.

The panel examine the clinical management of Covid and lessons for the future.

How do we empower global organisation’s to respond to Covid-19 in the best way possible?

Access to information and public awareness is the solution to empowering a sense of personal responsibility in tackling diseases such as Covid and Sepsis. But how is this achieved? What role does the WHO play as a global conductor?

Finally, our panellists answer some challenging questions: what about Covid keeps them awake at night?

What are the lessons for society and the healthcare system when hopefully the pandemic has passed?

If you had the power what is the one thing you would change?

Their answers are compelling.

Tune in as they discuss everything from the successful roll out of vaccines, to the psychological safety of the medical community, to the need for a shared sense of action and a focus on equity.

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Vera Sistenich

Dr Vera Sistenich is an emergency medicine specialist in Australia, where her areas of interest include Aboriginal health, medical education and the development of physician training in the field of international emergency medicine. She gained her medical degree at the University of Oxford, and a masters of public health at Harvard University. Outside Australia, she has clinical experience in China, DRCongo, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Vietnam and the UK. She has also worked with asylum seekers both at the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre in the Australian Indian Ocean territories, and on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. In 2013-2014, she was Health Policy Advisor to the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland.


Nick Coatsworth

Nick Coatsworth is an outstanding communicator and one of Australia’s favourite doctors.  Nick held a key national role in the Australian response to COVID-19 as Deputy Chief Medical Officer. Bringing together his skills as an infectious disease physician, a respiratory physician, a practitioner of disaster and humanitarian medicine, and high level experience in health administration, Nick became one of the most recognised medical spokespeople during the pandemic, engaging the Australian community through a variety of media platforms.


Khairil Musa

Khairil Musa is an Intensive Care Registrar from Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. He is passionate about Trauma and Cardiac Intensive Care and also enjoys teaching and mentoring junior doctors.


Julie Leask

Julie Leask is professor in the Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney. Her research focuses on behavioural science in public health, specifically vaccination uptake, programs and policy. Professor Leask has a number of advisory roles with the World Health Organization including as chair of the Behavioural and Social Drivers of Vaccination working group. She is member of the Regional Vaccine Access and Health Security Initiative Expert Advisory Group for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


Carrie Marr

Chief Executive of the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC), Carrie Marr has a passionate focus on quality improvement and patient safety. She has held a number of executive and consultancy roles within the National Health Service, Scotland. Before joining the CEC, Carrie worked at Western Sydney Local Health District as Executive Director Organisation Effectiveness. Carrie continues to proactively collaborate and learn with health colleagues from across the globe. These experiences inform her leadership of continuous improvement in the work of NSW Health to deliver exceptional, patient-centered care.