Perspectives from the Frontlines of COVID-19 testing: Post-event write-up

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Zoom WebinarWritten by:  Shainan Hora COVID-19 has made an unprecedented impact on the lives of millions worldwide and put to test healthcare systems and biotech resources across many developed countries. Biotech Connection Singapore (BCS) hosted its first webinar on 12thMay 2020 and had the pleasure to speak with A/Prof Timothy Barkham, Senior Consultant and Clinical Microbiologist from the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). The event, moderated by Dr Natasha Ng, President of BCS, included an hour-long candid conversation about Dr. Barkham’s experience working at the frontlines in the laboratory during the COVID-19 pandemic, and insights on how the healthcare sector can learn from the current outbreak. The webinar started with Dr. Barkham highlighting the challenges he and his team were facing being on the frontlines from day one. He shared the importance of collaborative work, addressing the right…