5 May 2020

Free webcast: Dr Harry Nespolon talks with an ICU head on what happened in Italy

Clinical COVID-19 Obesity Webinars

On tonight’s free Healthed webcast at 7pm AEST, don’t miss Dr Harry Nespolon’s interview with Dr Giacomo Grasselli, the ICU head working at the centre of the Italian COVID-19 maelstrom in Lombardy, Italy.

Dr Gresselli will talk about what happened in Italy’s crisis epicentre, how things are now unfolding, crucial things which have been learned,  and what might be applicable for Australia in the weeks ahead.

Don’t miss this fascinating interview in tonight’s webcast, which also features The National Obesity Forum.


The National Obesity Forum 2020

  • Pharmacotherapy for obesity in type 2 diabetes
  • Meal replacements and diet drinks in type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity management guidelines in type 2 diabetes – real world implementation

PLUS! A special COVID-19 update 

Tuesday 5 May 2020

7:00pm – 9:00pm AEST

RACGP: 4 CPD activity points approved

ACRRM: 2 hours under the educational activities category approved

Other topics and speakers in this webcast:


  • Pharmacotherapy for obesity in type 2 diabetes

A/Prof Samantha Hocking, endocrinologist; Royal Alfred Hospital; clinical academic at Charles Perkins Research Centre, University of Sydney

  • Meal replacements and diet drinks in type 2 diabetes

Prof John Dixon, adjunct professor; Iverson Health Innovations Institute, Swinburne University, Melbourne

  • Obesity Management Guidelines in Type 2 Diabetes – real world implementation

A/Prof Gary Kilov, founding member, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) diabetes specific gnterest Group; co-founder, the primary care diabetes society of Australia (PCDSA)

Special feature: Coronavirus update

Experiences and insights from a Doctor coordinating the front line response in Italy

Host: Dr Harry Nespolon, GP and RACGP President

Guest: Dr Giacomo Graselli, Intensivist, Department of Anaesthesia, Rianimazione ed Emergenza-Urgenza, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy; Regional Director of ICU response, Lomdardy region, Italy

Dr Giacomo Grasselli is an intensivist who is coordinating the network of ICUs in Lombardy. In this wide ranging discussion with Dr Harry Nespolon, he shares his experiences from the beginnings of the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy to the current situation. He provides fascinating insights and real world experiences that are quite distinct from what we are seeing from the consumer news outlets. He provides useful perspectives and recommendations that could well become relevant in Australia.


COVID-19 live update