ANZMRRN Webinar: COVID-19 Impact on practice


ANZMRRN Webinar: COVID-19 Impact on practice

09 Nov 2021, 18:00 - 09 Nov 2021, 20:00

The Australia and New Zealand Medical Radiations Research Network presents:

Conversations in Research Webinar 12

Topic: COVID-19 Impact on practice

Tuesday 9 November 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of millions of people globally since early 2020. Whilst isolation, distancing, and reduced movement have effectively reduced the spread of the virus, these are difficult to implement for essential medical services such as imaging, radiation therapy and education in these settings.

This ‘Conversations in Research’ webinar will explore the research into the flexible practices developed to ensure the safety of patients, supportive care of people, students and staff whilst continuing to provide medical imaging and radiation therapy services. Diagnostic Radiographer education providers have also considered the student experience in a COVID-19 impacted learning environment. We bring together a panel of national and international researchers that have published in the field.

Meet: Dr Jessie Childs, Lecturer in Medical Sonography, University of South Australia

Publication: Childs, J., Maranna, S., Osborne, B., Lamb, K., & Esterman, A. (2021). The initial impact of COVID‐19 on Australasian sonographers part 2: Changes to sonographic examination protocols and access to personal protective equipment. Sonography, 8(3), 100–108.

Meet: Karen Knapp, Diagnostic Radiographer and an Associate Professor in Musculoskeletal Imaging at the University of Exeter

Meet: Prof Sarah J Lewis, Professor of Medical Imaging, Associate Dean of Research Performance, Faculty of Medicine and Health.

Publication: Rainford, L. ., Zanardo, M., Buissink, C., Decoster, R., Hennessy, W., Knapp, K., Kraus, B., Lanca, L., Lewis, S., Mahlaola, T. ., McEntee, M., O’Leary, D., Precht, H., Starc, T., & McNulty, J. . (2021). The impact of COVID-19 upon student radiographers and clinical training. Radiography (London, England. 1995), 27(2), 464–474.

Meet: Shantel Lewis and Fathima Mulla, Lecturers, Diagnostic Radiography, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, University of Johannesburg.
Publication: Lewis, S., & Mulla, F. (2021). Diagnostic radiographers’ experience of COVID-19, Gauteng South Africa. Radiography (London, England. 1995), 27(2), 346–351.

Meet: Kenton Thompson, RT Clinical Coordinator, Peter Mac Rad Onc VIC

Publication: Anderson, N., Thompson, K., Andrews, J., Chesson, B., Cray, A., Phillips, D., Ryan, M., Soteriou, S., Trainor, G., & Touma, N. (2020). Planning for a pandemic: Mitigating risk to radiation therapy service delivery in the COVID‐19 era. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 67(3), 243–248.

Time zones:
3:00pm WA 
5:00pm Qld
5:30pm SA 
6:00pm NSW, Vic, Tas
8:00pm NZ

Register to join

Register for the zoom details by emailing ANZMRRN Steering group members: or   

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