This webinar addressed if procalcitonin can inform antimicrobial stewardship. It was sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific. 

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Prof Fathima Paruk presented this webinar, which will earn you one CPD point. 

Presenter: Prof Fathima Paruk

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Prof Fathima Paruk bio 

Key appointments  

  • Critical Care Society of Southern Africa

-President (current)
-EXCO of Council and Honorary Secretary (2015- current)
-Council Member (2009-current)

  • University of Witwatersrand, Human Research Ethics Committee (2011-current))
  • University of Pretoria Human Research Ethics Committee (2016-2018)
  • Discovery Foundation Awards Screening Committee (2017-2021)
  • CMSA – Chair: Committee for Critical Care (2021-current)
  • Provincial Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee(2021-current)
  • University of Pretoria Finance Committee (1 term)
  • University of Pretoria: SOM Readmission Committee
  • University of Pretoria: SOM Postgraduate Program Committee
  • 10.SBAH: Chair of SBAH Audit Committee
  • 11.SBAH: Chair of Critical Care Committee
  • 12.SBAH: Palliation Committee
  • Co-Chair: Africa Telehealth Collaboration (Current).

Ministerial appointments 

  • HPCSA Medical and Dental Board (2016-2025)

– EXCO of MDB (2nd term, current)
– Chairperson of the Chairs of Preliminary Enquiry Committee (2ndterm, current)
-Chair: Preliminary Enquiry committee 

  • Postgraduate Education and Training (Committee (2016-2018)
  • National Health and Research Committee (2010-2015)
  • National Committee for Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (10 years/2 terms).


  • First obstetric intensivist in SA 
  • International Scientific Chair, World Federation Society of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) Congress 2013 
  • International Scientific Advisory Committee member: WFSICCM 2015 (Seoul) 
  • Trained 15 critical care subspecialists 
  • International lectures >30 (Includes Plenary invitations), National lectures >220 PhDs,MMeD, MMSc: 15 graduates 
  • First publication (SAMJ)as an undergraduate (medical student) 
  • Intercontinental Tele-ICU Collaboration (Charite University and RKI). 

Multiple research related awards including: 

  • Young investigator Award(Canada) 
  • MRC Research Fellowship 
  • Faculty Research Day Award 
  • Best oral paper awards 

Key opinion Leader (Critical Care) 

Speaker bureaux of multiple (more than 15) local and international pharmaceutical organisations. 

Over 100 publications: 70 in peer-reviewed journals/texts.