About this event

  • Date and time Wed 26 Jan 2022 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Respiratory Medicine

Free for everyone

Join us this evening to celebrate and recognise the contribution of respiratory trainees, junior doctors and medical students in the field of respiratory medicine. This webinar will allow medical students and junior doctors to present their respiratory research on an international stage. We will hear from 9 speakers, who will present their recent work, and the best project in each category will be presented with an award. We will also hear a keynote speech from the renowned Dr Alanna Hare, a specialist in sleep medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital and Chair of the British Thoracic Society Education & Training Committee, to inspire trainees in the field.

This webinar aims to

  • An opportunity to present recent work at an international event.
  • To build upon their academic portfolio.
  • To learn about emerging topics and current research topics in respiratory medicine.
  • To hear from a senior respiratory physician Dr Alanna Hare.

Would you like to apply for one of our prizes? The authors of the 3 highest-scoring abstracts will be invited to present their work at this meeting (a national oral presentation via online webinar). The winner will be announced during this prize meeting.

Respiratory Medicine Section: Student Award - Apply here

  • Prize: £100 and one year's free RSM membership
  • Open to: All current UK medical students and FY1 doctors who completed the research whilst at medical school.
  • Submission Deadline: Wednesday 1st December 2021, 23:59

Respiratory Medicine Section: Registrar Award - Apply here

  • Prize: £100 and one free admission to an RSM Respiratory Section event (up to 1 full-day event in the next 12 months, SCE course excluded).
  • Open to: ST3 and above who have received all or part of their training in the UK. Registrars from any speciality may apply. ST3 level only with a national training number. Excludes IMT 3
  • Submission Deadline: Wednesday 1st December 2021, 23:59

Respiratory Medicine Section: Foundation Year and Internal Medicine Trainee Award - Apply here

  • Prize: £100 and one free admission to an RSM Respiratory Section event (up to 1 full-day event within the next 12 months, SCE course excluded)
  • Open to: Junior doctors currently in foundation training or SHO level (IMT trainees, JCF, trust-grade SHO)
  • Submission Deadline: Wednesday 1st December 2021, 23:59

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Medical student presentations

Prevalence, pattern, risks factors and consequences of antibiotic resistance in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): A Systematic Review

Daniel Smith, Medical Student, University of Birmingham 

Comparing treatment modalities for Pancoast tumours: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Mr Diego Agustín Abelleyra Lastoria, Medical Student, St George’s University of London 

Real life experience with mepolizumab and comparison with omalizumab in children with severe asthma

Mr Jakob Ko, Medical Student, Imperial College London

Keynote speech

Sleeping your way to the top

Dr Alanna Hare, Consultant in Sleep and Respiratory Failure, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust 

Foundation trainee/internal medicine trainee presentations

An observational cohort analysis of the role of corticosteroids in patients with ongoing post-COVID-19 pneumonitis.

Mr Adhnan Omar, Internal Medicine Training Year TwoGuy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust 

Learning thoracic anatomy at an undergraduate level: Which method is best?

Ms Naomi Melamed, Academic Foundation Doctor, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Outcomes in pandemic asthma diagnostics with home spirometry

Dr Yueqi Ge, Internal Medicine Training Year Two, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Registrar presentations

Quantification and prognostic significance of interferon-gamma secreting SARS-CoV-2 responsive T cells in hospitalised patients with acute COVID-19

Mr Daniel Pan, Specialist Registrar, University of Leicester

In vivo epithelial interferon responses are augmented in asthma following human experimental rhinovirus infection

Dr Hugo Farne, Academic Clinical Lecturer and Registrar in Respiratory Medicine, Imperial College London 

Judges deliberate

Comfort break

Prizes announced
Close of meeting



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

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. 

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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