ANU COVID-19 Peer Support Program & Webinar series

ANU COVID-19 Peer Support Program

The ANU COVID-19 Peer Support Program was set up in May 2021 to offer clinical support to health professionals in India during the peak of the Delta wave. The program expanded to provide education through a 24-part webinar series, not just to India but to other countries especially in Asia and Asia Pacific. The webinars brought together speakers and panelists, from Australia and India predominantly, but also from NZ, Singapore, Fiji etc to cover a range of COVID-related topics.  

A number of partnerships and research collaborations were developed as part of the program.  

The volunteer network grew to include 220+ medical students and health professionals with diverse clinical backgrounds. The progress and reach of the program was predominantly driven by the work of volunteers. 

Overall, the program created networks of 2300+ health professionals. Our resources have been accessed by an expanding global audience with 12,000 website views from 38 countries. 

This initiative was led by Prof Dipti Talaulikar and supported by a team of volunteers from across Australia and beyond. 

Please contact us on if you need COVID-related clinical, educational, or research support. 

The Link webinar series

A series of webinars delivered by volunteer medical and health specialists as part of The Link (formerly known as ANU COVID-19 International Peer Support Program).

'The Link' webinar series supporting medical practitioners and medical students is promoted by doctorportal Learning.

Doctorportal Learning Subscribers

If you subscribe to the free AMA CPD Tracker available from doctorportal Learning, you can upload evidence of learning completion for one or more of 'The Link' webinars, where relevant to your medical scope of practice CPD requirements. Each learning record you add will be included in your 'CPD Report' and reflected on your odometer located on 'My Dashboard'.  

To record completion of 'The Link' webinar within a nominated CPD reporting period, please: 

  1. Log in to doctorportal Learning 
  2. Click your 'My Uploaded Activities' menu 
  3. Click your '+Upload Activity' button on the top-right corner of the online form. To reveal all activity types for your nominated medical 'college', expand the menu by clicking on the arrow next to the medical 'college' name 
  4. Select the relevant 'Activity type' for your medical scope of practice CPD requirements 
  5. Complete the fields indicated as mandatory 
  6. Click 'Save'. 

At the end of the form you can upload files as evidence of completion of the learning should you be audited by AHPRA or your medical college. You can upload .JPG and .PDF files at any time. After each upload, remember to click 'Save'.  

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No events are currently scheduled.

Past events

The Omicron Variant: Australian and Indian Perspective »

Dr Neeraj Nischal Dr Neeraj Nischal

7.30pm 9 February 2022

A Q&A session with questions posed by medical students to infectious diseases experts Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake and Professor Neeraj Nischal, from Australia and India respectively.

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COVID-19 and climate change: from ‘Yes, we can’ to ‘Oh no’ »

7.30pm 24 November 2021

Hear about the effects that COVID19 has had on climate change from three experts in the field.

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COVID19 and kidney disease »

7.30pm 17 November 2021

Learn how COVID19 effects the kidney.

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COVID-19: lessons learnt in the ICU »

7.30pm 10 November 2021

Learn how Australian ICUs managed COVID19

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Partnering with service users in the COVID response »

7.30pm 3 November 2021

Dr Scholz will discuss the principles of collaboration with patients, carers, and community members in healthcare decision making in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Challenges in delivering healthcare during the Covid pandemic - the Apollo Experience »

7.30pm 27 October 2021

The webinar is a case study on the delivery of world class service in a hospital setting, during a pandemic.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and COVID-19: A tale of two strains »

7.30pm 20 October 2021

This talk will cover the leadership from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the steps taken to protect communities, the challenges in the vaccine roll-out and what further needs to be done to protect the community as Australia opens up.

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COVID-19 home-based care & monitoring »

7.30pm 13 October 2021

This webinar will discuss the need for systems to be in place to monitor COVID19 patients who are recommended for home care.

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Navigating through pandemonium: Reflections on the Indian response to the pandemic »

7.30pm 6 October 2021

This webinar will discuss the successes and learnings that can help manage future waves of COVID19.

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“Should I or shouldn’t I” - Challenges of health professionals accessing help for themselves »

7.30pm 29 September 2021

This session will discuss the psychological impact of the pandemic on healthcare professionals.

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Diagnosis and characterisation of SARS – COVID-19 and variants of concern »

7.30pm 22 September 2021

The need to be agile in diagnosing COVID and its variants has led to the use of novel diagnostic approaches.

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IT & Health Tech innovations for COVID and beyond »

Raj Janapareddy

7.30pm 15 September 2021

An award winning IT healthcare product is making COVID care affordable, and available to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

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Neonatal COVID & MIS-C in the Newborn »

7.30pm 8 September 2021

The webinar will cover the potential mechanisms for maternal transfer of SARS CoV-2 to the new-born infant.

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Physical Activity in Recovery from Covid-19 »

Olivia Reynolds Olivia Reynolds

7.30pm 1 September 2021

Olivia Reynolds, Exercise Physiologist discusses the need for health professionals to create guidance on individualised and multidisciplinary approaches to rehabilitation post COVID-19 illness.

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