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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 Conference: Sharing the international lessons learned

The Royal Society of Medicine's international COVID-19 conference will bring together thought leaders from around the world to share the key clinical lessons about COVID-19. 

ACST 12:30am | AEST 1:00am | PT 8:00am | ET 11:00am | BST 4:00pm | CEST 5:00pm | IST 8:30pm | CST, SST 11:00pm | AWST 11:00pm

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  • Price Free

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COVID-19 Series: Update on trials and treatments - Episode 30

The COVID-19 pandemic has already had a massive impact on the world, however, there is as much, if not more, misinformation as opposed to true information in the media about treatments for the virus. Join us as we analyse the results of randomised trials of various treatment options, and also discuss what evidence will be required to confirm the safety and efficacy of any vaccine which carries the potential to be a game-changer in this devastating pandemic.

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Occupational Health fitness to work in the face of a pandemic

This webinar will be an opportunity of trainees to present cases that they have directly managed during the pandemic, illustrating an understanding of the management of acute and chronic conditions in the unique circumstances of COVID-19. Submission deadline: 27 July 2020.

  • Price £5 - £20
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COVID-19: Impact on COPD

In this webinar, we will hear from the internationall renowened COPD expert, Professor Wedzicha, about the impact of COVID-19, both on individual patients and on the healthcare system.

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The impact of COVID-19 on oral health in vulnerable patients

This webinar will examine the dental effects of the ongoing pandemic on vulnerable groups including the homeless, children, and those in care homes and prison.

It will also address how dental teams have mobilised to address emerging oral health problems in these unique circumstances.


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Human Genetic Determinants of COVID-19 Susceptibility and Severity

This timely webinar brings together leading world experts in virology, infectious diseases, and human genetics to discuss the latest research on human genetic determinants of COVID-19 susceptibility and severity.

This is one of the fastest-paced areas of research undertaken in modern human genetics and medical history.

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Amnesia – not what you see in the movies

Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychiatry at King’s College London, Professor Michael Kopelman will give a detailed overview of memory disorders, emphasising how different components of memory can be affected, and provide a historical perspective for several of the disorders.
There will also be discussions of both neurological disorders and psychological (or ‘dissociative’) forms of amnesia.
  • Price £5 - £20
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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 Lord Jonathan Sumption

Lord Jonathan Sumption, British author, medieval historian and former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, will be joining Professor Sir Simon Wessely for a enthralling discussion on his journey to the Supreme Court, his immense capacity for knowledge, his books on the Hundred Years War, and his views on the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

  • Price Optional donation to support the RSM
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In Conversation Live with Lord Norman Lamont

Lord Norman Lamont, British politician and former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Cabinet Minister under Margaret Thatcher and John Major, will be joining Professor Roger Kirby for a tantalising discussion on his political career working with Mrs Thatcher, delivering budgets, dealing with Europe and how he sees Britain’s economic future after the COVID-19 pandemic.  

This webinar is FREE to book with optional donation to support the RSM. 

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In Conversation Live with Ken Follett

Ken Follett, international best-selling author and one of the world’s best-loved novelists, will be joining Reverend Hilary De Lyon (RSM Vice-President) for a lively discussion about his work, including the variety of different kinds of novels he has written, from the longevity and international success of his first novel Eye of the Needle and the later The Pillars of the Earth, to his latest book A Column of Fire; and what inspires him in the creative process of developing exciting plots in many different historical settings.

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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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RSM’s coronavirus support for healthcare professionals

With a reach and reputation respected across medicine and healthcare, from the junior to the most senior, the RSM shares how it is supporting UK healthcare during the unprecedented crisis represented by the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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