The COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the globe, and Europe has been hit especially hard. In both deaths and total cases, European countries make up four of top five countries globally1. In Europe, different countries have adopted differing strategies to confront this unprecedented healthcare crisis. Many observers point to the approach taken by Germany as particularly effective.
In this webcast, Prof. Dr. Bernd Hamm, Director of Clinic for Radiology at Charité Berlin, will share the innovative measures Charité Berlin has taken in managing the pandemic in the radiology department and beyond - including lessons learned on clinical care, increasing ICU bed capacity, and setting up so called pop-up clinics. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask Prof. Hamm and his team questions.
The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic is confronting healthcare institutions around the world with unprecedented clinical and operational challenges. This is an extraordinary situation as they struggle to care for increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients but also continue to care for other patients.
With this webcast, we want to provide a platform to share lessons learned and actionable insights on how to tackle the COVID-19 challenge. This webcast is created with healthcare providers for healthcare providers, including executives and decision-makers in health systems and hospitals as well as everyone who is playing a role in preparing for or managing this crisis
Prof. Bernd Hamm is Medical Director of the Centre CC 6 and Director of the Clinic for Radiology at Charité, one of the largest university hospitals in Europe with more than 3,000 beds, as well as Berlin’s oldest hospital. Doctors and scientists research, heal and teach at the highest international level. Prof. Hamm is an honorary member of the German Radiological Society, the Swiss Radiological Society, the Austrian Radiological Society, the Japanese Radiological Society, the Chinese Society of Radiology, the Italian Society of Medical Radiology and the Korean Society of Radiology and the RSNA. With more than 750 published original papers, 14 books and more than 500 invited lectures, Prof. Hamm is one of the world’s leading radiologists in his field. His views from the front lines of the COVID-19 battle will offer unique and valuable insights into how to combat this extraordinary crisis.
Dr. Felix Döllinger is Senior Physician at the Clinic for Radiology at Charité. He is a member of the European Society for Thoracic Diagnostics "ESTI" and the AG Thoracic Diagnostics of the German Radiological Society. For several years, he has been employed as a disaster control officer and hygiene officer physician at the department of Radiology. Furthermore, he leads the scientific and clinical working groups for thoracic diagnostics at the Virchow Clinic of Charité Berlin. His focus as a researcher and author is on the CT and MRI imaging of lung diseases. In his current engagements, he reports on imaging findings with COVID-19 and is significantly involved in taking measures to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.
How Berlin's Charité is managing the pandemic