About this event

  • Date and time Fri 13 Nov 2020 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Join us to discuss the impact of COVID on clinical practice and the opportunities that have arisen during the pandemic. This webinar will look at how to manage the risks of remote working and adapt to the newly implemented ways of learning. 

NHS services have been under unprecedented pressure during the COVID-19 Pandemic. As clinical practices and educational opportunities change, new dilemmas arise. A series of internationally renowned speakers reflect on and explore the adaptations to clinical ways of working and personal development, and their impact on the health and wellbeing of healthcare professionals.

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Welcome and introduction

Miss Sangeeta Agnihotri, President, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Leading during the pandemic

Professor Dame Clare Gerada

“Impact of Covid, the trainees voice”

Dr Adalina Sacco, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Trainee, University College Hospital London

A patient’s perspective of changes during the pandemic

Tracy Smith, Trustee, Lynch Syndrome UK

Question and answer session
Education in a Covid climate-challenges and opportunities for training in a pandemic

Miss Susan Ward, Vice-President for Education, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 

Pitfalls of virtual clinical practice during the pandemic

Sarah Dodds, Head of Legal Defence and Dr Joydeep Grover, Medical Director

Question and answer session
Panel discussion: Reforming the medical education

Miss Susan Ward, Vice-President for Education, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 

Professor Shafi Ahmed: 'Virtual’ surgeon, Associate Dean at Barts and the London Medical School

Mr Arisudhan Anantharachagan, Head of Department Obstetrics & Gynaecology Fiona Stanley Hospital, WA, Australia

Mr Malone Mukwende, Educational perspectives from a BAME med student

Dr Charlie Easmon, Medical Director, Your Excellent Health Service

Closing remarks



*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. 

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.