Webinar: Monday, 31 July 2023, 6:00 PM

COPD – Improving outcomes

Join Medical Chronicle for a free, one-hour, CPD-accredited webinar on: COPD – Improving outcomes. Thiswebinar will be presented by Prof Guy Richards and is sponsored by Cipla.

Presented by
Claire Rush

Claire Rush

  • Editor: Medical Chronicle
Prof Guy Richards

Prof Guy Richards


Prof Guy Richards MBBCh PhD FCP(SA) FRCP is Emeritus Professor of Critical Care and Pulmonology at the University of the Witwatersrand and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.

Professor Richards was awarded his medical degree in 1978, specialised in internal Medicine in 1985 and subsequently qualified as a pulmonologist and intensivist. He was awarded his PhD in Medicine in 1992 from the University of Witwatersrand.

He was awarded the Mandela Medal in Gold by the president for distinguished service related to the passing of Nelson Mandela: 2014 December.

Professor Richards has twice been the Co-Chairman of the South African national Critical Care and Thoracic Society Congress and was chairman again in 2015. He has been invited to speak at numerous meetings on pulmonology and intensive care and has given well over 500 invited presentations at national and international congresses. Professor Richards has been awarded best research paper, best presentation and best publication on a number of occasions at congresses of the SA Thoracic Society (SATS) and the SA Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA), most recently in 2019.

To date, he has authored 11 book chapters and 206 peer reviewed, indexed scientific papers. His RG score on ResearchGate is 42.33 and his research has been cited 3671 times. His “h index” is 35 and 34 excluding self-citations.

He was elected as a member of the SA Academy of Sciences in 2020.

He has been Chairman of the Pharmacy and therapeutic Committee at CMJAH and is chairman of the Gauteng Provincial formulary committee for the Provincial Pharmacy and Therapeutic committee. He is currently a reviewer for many international and local journals.

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