Online-teleconference "Omicron": new challenges and new treatment options"
The wave of COVID-19 patients resembles an approaching tsunami. "Omicron" is rampant, rapidly gaining ground and setting new world record number of cases - more than 2.8 million new cases per day.
Threatening features of the new strain:
Omicron's incubation period is about 72 hours
Transmitted 4.2 times faster than Delta
Severe effects of the Omicron strain have been reported
But scientists around the world are not standing still and are adding new treatments to their arsenal against COVID-19.
Almost 12 000 health care specialists have registered to participate in the Teleconference "Omicron: new challenges, new treatment opportunities", February 2, 2022, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Within the framework of the event the leading specialists and experts in the sphere of infectious diseases, pulmonology and therapy have shared their expert opinions and experience related to management of patients with COVID-19. The event acquired international format due to involvement of the leading infectious disease specialist from Romania Dr. Oana Săndulescu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest.
Seven main reports were offered to the participants for review and discussion and they were dealing with the following issues:
Clinical laboratory peculiarities of Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2: treatment methods
Surveillance of patients with COVID-19 in the hospital and outpatient phases
Target therapy of COVID-19 in modern clinical practice
Monoclonal antibodies against SARS-Cov-2: what’s new?
Steroid therapy in COVID-19
Place and time for antibacterial therapy in COVID-19
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