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The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the country's major providers of postgraduate medical education. Independent and apolitical, the RSM promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine. 


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COVID-19 Series: Long COVID: Understanding the shadow of the virus - Episode 43

There is growing concern that a significant number of COVID-19 patients continue to experience persistent physical and mental symptoms weeks and months after first contracting the virus. In this episode, our panel will look at the symptoms and diagnosis of Long COVID, discuss current research and evidence, hear experiences of living with Long COVID, and ask what needs to be done to manage this significant healthcare concern.

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COVID-19: The impact of the pandemic on genomics

This event is the bonus final episode of the Medical Genetics COVID-19 series.

In this webinar, we will hear from experts how genomic research has been affected globally by the pandemic and what needs to be done to set it back on track. Speakers will also discuss successes within the genetics field during COVID-19, how they were achieved, helping participants learn how the genetics speciality is preparing for the future.

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Excellence in adversity: Abortion care in the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has had a great impact on healthcare in general and abortion provision, as well as the availability of postgraduate training events. This webinar will be the first national online event for abortion providers to come together to learn, discuss and debate the impact of the pandemic on abortion services and patient care.

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Anti DVT prophylaxis for varicose vein procedures

This Venous Forum 2020 webinar series of symposia will provide insightful updates and discussions on important aspects of venous diseases.

In this first webinar, special speakers will introduce common venous issues and discuss optimal anti-deep vein thrombosis precautions in the time of COVID-19 and beyond.

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How to build a brain: From infancy to adolescence - Part 1

Join us for this first part of a two-parts webinar series to expand your understanding on MDT management of common neurological conditions in childhood and a range of other topics that are relevant to anyone working with infants, children and young people.

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COVID-19 and professional issues for primary healthcare

The aim of this webinar is to foster awareness of how professional duties in a pandemic manifest for general practitioners in the UK. This is an educational event aimed at GPs and anyone who works with GPs to understand some of the professional challenges arising during the COVID pandemic. 

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In Conversation Live

Hear first-hand insights into the lives and thoughts of high profile individuals, in an intimate, relaxed and entertaining setting.

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In Conversation Live with Dr Donald Berwick

Dr Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, KBE, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an organisation he co-founded and led as President and CEO for 19 years, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and one of the UK's leading authorities on health care quality and improvement, will be joining Professor Roger Kirby (RSM President) for an enthralling discussion about his career, his important role in the development of patient safety, his view on the COVID-19 pandemic, and his plans for the future. 

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In Conversation Live with Loyd Grossman CBE

Loyd Grossman CBE, writer, TV presenter and food critic will be joining Professor Roger Kirby (RSM President) for a fascinating discussion about his career, his time on MasterChef and Through the Keyhole, his love for heritage and art history and his "lively and informative" ​new book An Elephant in Rome: Bernini, The Pope and The Making of the Eternal City. 

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By supporting the RSM you are helping healthcare professionals have access to post-graduate education and innovation during these difficult times. 

The education provided by the RSM is funded by membership fees and financial support from donations. All gifts, no matter how small, make a big difference to our work. 

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Missed an episode of our COVID-19 Series or In Conversation live? Catch up on some of our most popular lectures on the RSM's YouTube channel.

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As an RSM member, you can search and access thousands of e-journals and e-books – all full-text and including the latest issues. You can also search our e-journals and e-books without being a member but you will not have access to the full-text. View all e-resources and databases. 

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Professor Roger Kirby becomes President of the Royal Society of Medicine

On Tuesday 28 July 2020, Professor Roger Kirby was inaugurated as President of the Royal Society of Medicine. He takes over from Professor Sir Simon Wessely and will hold office for three years.

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Your safety while visiting the RSM

We have been working hard to create a safe environment for you and your guests and you will notice some changes when you visit.

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Domus Medica Hotel

Book a stay in our members-only hotel Domus Medica. Located  in  the heart of London, the hotel  offers  exceptional  value for money.   

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Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Located on the ground floor, our Lounge Bar is  open all day, offering a selection of food and drink to suit any mood.  Or for a more formal dining  experience, the Restaurant  provides all-day dining in an ambient setting. 

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Our mission, vision and values

Find out more about the RSM’s mission, vision and values.

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Join a Section Council

If you are an RSM member, you can join a Section Council within your specialty and shape the future of our education programme.

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History of the RSM

Learn how the RSM, established in the rooms of a barristers’ chambers at Gray’s Inn, grew from humble beginnings to take up residence in London’s medical quarter.

History of the RSM
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Venue hire

Looking for a conference venue or meeting room for your next event? The RSM's venue space, 1 Wimpole Street, is available for hire.

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