About this event

  • Date and time Tue 5 Jan 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Clinical Neurosciences

Infections affect the nervous system in very different ways giving neuroscience a constant stream of new problems to solve. Robin Howard, Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and St Thomas' Hospital, will speak on the history of polio and how it set off a series of novel management technology and strategies. These are now part of our normal panoply of interventions in both epidemics and neuro-disability. Catherine Dalton, Consultant Neuro-rehabilitation at St George's Hospital, will consider what new issues we are seeing in patients after COVID-19 and what adaptation services are currently making. Key speakers will also discuss how this may play out with future innovations.

During this webinar delegates will:

  • Learn about the history of polio
  • See how the physical and respiratory problems required new approaches
  • Understand why the population (in terms of numbers and ages) affected led to innovations in rehabilitation delivery
  • Understand what problems COVID-19 is bringing to rehabilitation services now
  • Consider how services need to develop to face this new challenge

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Standard pricing available until 05 January 2021.


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Key speakers

Robin Howard

Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and St Thomas' Hospital, UK 

Catherine Dalton

Consultant Neuro-rehabilitation at St George's Hospital, UK 



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.

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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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