AMWA Hosts Webinar with Taiwan Hospital Leaders To Learn About COVID-19 Response

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  • April 08, 2020

AMWA leaders hosted a webinar with Taiwan colleagues to learn about Taiwan’s successful containment efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event: One World, One War Against COVID-19: Taiwan and the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) Come Together was held on March 30, 2020.

View the webinar, slide deck, and answers to all Q&A HERE.

During the webinar, leaders from Taiwan’s Chang Gung Memorial Hospital shared the country’s strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic. These strategies included:

  • Rapid response to implement early border screening and contact tracing
  • Coordinated use of data across multiple platforms, including travel history and health insurance
  • Centralized response efforts and resource allocation
  • Standardized, uniform protocols throughout the country addressing PPE use, triage, patient care, and more
  • Daily press briefings from the national leadership to educate and inform
  • Traffic control and medical staff grouping to avoid exposure and preserve PPE
  • Increased production of PPE to ensure an adequate supply chain
  • Regular hospital meetings to ensure staff preparedness and protocol training
  • Strict requirements and protocols for both healthcare providers and the general public
  • Free and readily available testing for all suspected cases with results reported within hours
  • Dormitory for staff requiring quarantine
  • Active monitoring and adjustment of recommendations based on change…

At the time of the webinar, Taiwan had only 235 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and no history of community outbreaks. Of the 235 cases, 6 were healthcare providers.

Please view the full agenda and speakers below.

Read the JAMA article by Dr. Jason Wang HERE.

 

 

 

 

AGENDA:

One World One War Against COVID-19-Taiwan and American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) Come Together

Tuesday, March, 30, 2020

Moderators: Prof. Chyong-Huey Lai and Prof. Padmini Murthy

Session Agenda

  1. Introduction from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, visiting experts, and AMWA members, health professionals on the call (10 mins)
  2. Remarks from AMWA Executive Director Dr. Eliza Chin and distinguished attendees (5 mins)
  3. Hospital Preparedness to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkuo Branch (30 mins)
  4. How Taiwan and the US can collaborate. (5 mins)
  5. Q & A Discussion (35 mins)
  6. Closing (5 mins)

Moderators:                 

Chyong-Huey Lai, MD – Professor and Vice-superintendent of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkuo Branch; Distinguished Professor, Chang Gung University

Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH – Professor, New York Medical College

AMWA Speakers:

Eliza Lo Chin, MD, MPH – Executive Director, AMWA

Nicole Sandhu, MD, PhD – President, AMWA

Taiwan Experts:

Tzou-yien Lin, MD – Professor and Chairman of Board of Trustees, National Health Research Institute, Taiwan

Chi-Chun Lai, MD – Professor and Vice-superintendent of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkuo Branch; Chair of Infection Control Committee, CGMH; Professor, Chang Gung University

Cheng-Hsun Chiu, MD, PhD – Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases; Vice-superintendent and Commander of COVID-19 Epidemic Prevention Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital; Professor, Chang Gung University

Cheng-Ta Yang, MD, Professor and Executive Vice Superintendent of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Branch

Professor, Chang Gung University

Shin-Ru Shih, PhD – Distinguished Professor and Director, Research Center for Emerging Viral Infections, Chang Gung University

Yhu-Chering Huang, MD – Director of Infectious Disease Control for Northern Taiwan; Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Disease, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkuo Branch

Ting-Shu Wu, MD, PhD – Associate Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine; Co-Chair, Infection Control Committee; Associate Professor, Chang Gung University

Po-Yen Huang, MD – Assistant Professor of Medicine; Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine; Co-Chair, Infection Control Committee; Associate Professor, Chang Gung University

Chun-Wen Cheng, MD – Assistant Professor of Medicine; Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine; Co-Chair, Infection Control Committee

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