About this event

  • Date and time Thu 22 Apr 2021 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Join this webinar to improve your understanding of the immunological and allergic responses and consequences to COVID-19 illness and vaccines. 

This webinar aims to be a lecture-based session but you will also have the opportunity to participate in an interactive panel discussion at the end.

During this session, you'll be able to:

  • Learn how our immune system may respond in defending or causing damage in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 illness
  • Discuss how these immune responses may differ or affect patients with underlying immunodeficiency or allergic conditions
  • Understand and be able to advise the public regarding allergic responses to COVID-19 vaccines in the market

A CPD certificate with 2 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Tickets

Standard pricing available until 22 April 2021.

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Key speakers

Professor Alex Richter

Director of the Clinical Immunology Service, University of Birmingham and Consultant Clinical Immunologist, University Hospitals Birmingham

Speaker's biography

Professor Alex Richter is chair of clinical immunology at the University of Birmingham(UoB) and honorary consultant immunologist at the University Hospitals Birmingham. The focus of her clinical and academic work is secondary immunodeficiency either due to underlying haematological malignancy or the consequence of immunosuppression. A key theme is understanding and assessing vaccine responses and developing immunodiagnostics to support this work. During the pandemic, Professor Richter focused her laboratory to developing a high sensitivity Sars-CoV-2 antibody assay that detects exposure to the virus following mild disease or vaccination which is now been commercialised with The Binding Site.

 

At UoB, she has lead the quality assurance and accreditation of a pillar 2 Turnkey laboratory and a research and development Sars-CoV-2 testing laboratory working with DHSC on the new technologies focussed on asymptomatic testing. She has utilised high-quality testing to support a number of DHSC and MRC/UKRI funded research projects including local and national cohorts to understand convalescent immunity following natural infection and vaccination and determining risk factors for infection. 

Dr Chris Rutkowski

Consultant Allergist and Head of the Department of Allergy at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital 

Professor John Warner

Professor of Paediatrics, Director of Research for the Women and Children's Clinical Programme Group, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, President of the Academic Paediatrics Association

Speaker's biography
John O.Warner OBE MD FRCP FRCPCH FMedSci FERS is an emeritus professor of National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College, London (since 2019) and honorary professor of paediatrics at the University of Cape Town (since 2015).
Previously, he was a professor of paediatrics at Imperial College (2006-2019) and a professor of child health at the University of Southampton (1990-2006).
Over 400 publications in medical journals. Editor-in-chief, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (1998-2010), President Academic Paediatric Association (GB and I, 2009-2014) BSACI William Frankland award (2005), Pepys and Morrow Brown lectures (2011, 2014) Lifetime Achievement award, European Respiratory Society (2009) OBE for services to food allergy research (2013) Head, Paediatric assembly, European Respiratory Society (1993-1997).
His research interests include inhalant and food allergy asthma mechanisms of airway inflammation developmental origins of health and disease integrated care pathways for long term conditions paediatric long-Covid.

Dr Liz Whittaker

Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at St Marys Hospital

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Chris Rutkowski, Consultant Allergist and Head of the Department of Allergy at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital 

Eosinophils and/or Th-2 responses and COVID-19: The good or the bad or the ugly

Professor John Warner, Professor of Paediatrics, Director of Research for the Women and Children's Clinical Programme Group, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, President of the Academic Paediatrics Association

Body on fire: inflammation in children following COVID-19

Dr Liz Whittaker, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at St Marys Hospital

COVID-19: testing times

Professor Alex Richter, Director of the Clinical Immunology Service, University of Birmingham and Consultant Clinical Immunologist, University Hospitals Birmingham

COVID-19 vaccine and allergy

Dr Chris Rutkowski

Panel discussion
Closing remarks

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.  

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