About this event

  • Date and time Tue 7 Apr 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Location Online

Join us for the second episode in our COVID-19 Series to hear from Professor Paul Cosford, Emeritus Medical Director, Public Health England, who is working at the heart of the UK’s response to the pandemic.

With the government and the NHS working around the clock to fight COVID-19, Professor Cosford and Professor Sir Simon Wessely will explore the current and future state of testing, from the rapid research involved in creating tests for novel viruses, such as COVID-19, to the complexities of scaling up the country’s testing capacity.

Register on Zoom here.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be used in the future on various internet channels. All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

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.

Key speakers

Professor Paul Cosford

Professor Paul Cosford CB

Emeritus Medical Director, Public Health England

Speaker's biography

Professor Paul Cosford was Public Health England’s Director for Health Protection and Medical Director 2012-2019, and is now Emeritus Medical Director, providing professional advice to the Chief Executive and the leadership team. Paul is a well-known voice during the current crisis.



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