About this event

  • Date and time Tue 10 Nov 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Geriatrics and Gerontology

This is the final webinar in a three-part series on ageing. This episode will aim to help medical professionals understand changes in immune response with age. 

Covid-19 has shown how elderly individuals do not respond to immune challenge as robustly as the young. This webinar will explore the implications of immune-system senescence for clinical practice in hospital medicine and surgery, and in the community. The key topics to be covered are: 

  • The causes and consequences of immune system ageing
  • The potential for reversal of immune system ageing

Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions. 

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit 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.

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

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.  

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available 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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Welcome and introduction
The ageing immune system

Professor Arne Akbar, Professor of Immunology, University College London