About this event

  • Date and time Thu 13 Aug 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Respiratory Medicine

This webinar will discuss the radiological findings of COVID-19 on modalities including thoracic ultrasound and chest CT examinations. 

In this webinar you will hear from both a Respiratory Physician specialising in pleural disease and a Consultant Chest Radiologist who have been working in busy London hospitals during this pandemic. They will present the ultrasound and CT appearances of mild to severe severe respiratory failure in COVID-19 and take you through their tips to rapidly identify these changes. Their presentations will be followed by a Q&A from the audience.

A CPD certificate with 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. 

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Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

The Royal Society of Medicine needs your support  

The RSM is offering this webinar at no charge to delegates, in order to help healthcare professionals to easily access COVID-19 related education material & resources during the pandemic.  However, we are asking people to support the RSM in these unprecedented times.  Now more than ever, as a charity we need your help to continue our work and mission in advancing healthcare through innovation and education. Please consider  making a donation  for joining this free webinar. Thank you for your generosity.

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

Dr Michelle Mak

Consultant Radiologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Michelle Mak was appointed as a Consultant Radiologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 2016, with a special interest in thoracic and cardiac imaging. Guy’s and St Thomas’ is a tertiary centre for respiratory referrals. 

Prior to this appointment, Dr Mak completed fellowships at the Chelsea and Royal Brompton Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She has an interest in all aspects of pulmonary and cardiac imaging.

Dr Deepak Rao

Consultant Respiratory Physician, Clinical Lead for Respiratory and Pleural Diseases, Princess Royal University Hospital, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Deepak Rao is the Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine, Pleural Diseases and Intervention at Princess Royal University Hospital, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He also heads an Acute Respiratory Failure Unit and is involved in the delivering of lung cancer and chronic respiratory failure services, including non-invasive ventilation.


Dr Rao has a genuine commitment to quality improvement and throughout his career has demonstrated active involvement in clinical audit, risk management and service development. He has instigated patient pathway improvement projects and designed electronic databases to facilitate performance assessment and service improvement.


Dr Rao is a Co-Lead in Research and Innovation at Princess Royal University Hospital and actively involved in establishing a research facility onsite. He promotes research activities within various specialities while continuing to be active in pleural based research himself. He has also been a Co-Lead for the Integrated Medicine Clinical Academic Group at King’s Health Partners.


Dr Rao is active in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital and a Lead for Year 5 medical students. He was also an Associate Royal College Tutor at King’s College Hospital. He has been involved in both the organisation and delivery of structured teaching programmes, simulation work and workshops.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

NeerajShah, President, Respiratory Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Focus on ultrasonography

Dr Deepak Rao, Respiratory Physician and Pleural Lead, Princess Royal University Hospital, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Focus on chest CT imaging

Dr Michelle Mak, Consultant Radiologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust 

Questions and answers