Associate Professor Gail Matthews and Dr Marianne Martinello – Understanding COVID-19: new clinical and therapeutic challenges

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Tuesday, 9 June 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Online event

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Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or
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Tuesday, 9 June 2020 - 12:00pm

Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Associate Professor Gail Matthews

Associate Professor Gail Matthews
Clinical academic, Kirby Institute and Head of Infectious Diseases, St Vincent's Hospital

Gail Matthews is a clinical academic and associate professor at Kirby Institute, UNSW Scientia fellow and Head of Infectious Diseases at St Vincent's Hospital. She has been closely involved in managing the hospitals response to COVID-19.

 new clinical and therapeutic challenges
Dr Marianne Martinello

Dr Marianne Martinello
Clinical academic, Kirby Institute and Infectious Disease Physician, Blacktown Hospital

Marianne Martinello is a Senior Research Fellow and NHRMC Early Career Fellow in the Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program at Kirby Institute, and an Infectious Diseases Physician at Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital and St Vincent’s Correctional Health, Sydney. She is involved in research and clinical care of people with COVID-19.


As the global COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, new cases that are being identified in clinical settings are having an impact on the way in which therapeutics for COVID-19 are being developed.

In this presentation, we will discuss the recent data on patient demographics, infection rates and symptoms, and what the implications are for how we might treat people with COVID-19 infection.