About this event

  • Date and time Mon 19 Oct 2020 from 1:25pm to 3:40pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Pathology, Comparative Medicine, National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, The London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

This is Part 1 of a two-part webinar series that aims to lead you to cross- fertilisation of ideas for future interventions on SARS-CoV-2. Join us to gain a holistic understanding of the virus with the help of expert considerations of issues from its emergence through to global challenges, coordination of healthcare delivery, and clinical impact.

The aim of this webinar is to have an integrated educational approach for pathologists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and scientists about the emergence, global challenges, and clinical impact of COVID-19.

Participants will achieve a holistic understanding of SARS-CoV-2 covering:

  • How SARS-CoV-2 is likely to have emerged
  • Global challenges including racial profiling
  • Virology including diagnostic challenges
  • Environmental decontamination

To register for Part 2 of this series, click here.

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. 

This series is organised by RSM's Pathology Section and is in association with London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and University of Liverpool.

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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. 

Key speakers

Professor Joe Brownlie

Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Pathology, Royal Veterinary College

Dr Mark Stibich

Epidemiologist and Chief Scientific Officer, Xenex Disinfection Services Inc, USA

Dr Xun Zhou

Reader in Modern History, Department of History, University of Essex


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Welcome and introduction

Chair: Dr Ian Hosein, Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Medway Maritime Hospital, UK and Visiting Professor, University of the West Indies, Trinidad

The Coronavirus family: Is SARS CoV2 a typical member?

Professor Joe Brownlie, Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Pathology, Royal Veterinary College

Global responses to SARSC0V2

Professor David L Heymann, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

International profiling and historical correlates

Dr Xun Zhou, Reader in Modern History, Department of History, University of Essex

Panel discussion
Core virology and diagnostic difficulties

Dr Samuel Moses, Consultant in Virology and Infection, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Kent

Environmental decontamination

Dr Mark Stibich, Epidemiologist and Chief Scientific Officer, Xenex Disinfection Services Inc, USA

Panel discussion
Close of webinar



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 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. 

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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SARS CoV 2: Emergence to impact - Part 2

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