About this event

  • Date and time Thu 16 Apr 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Location Online

Register to join COVID-19 Series Episode 5 - Coronavirus: What do we know? on Zoom here.

Professor Peter Openshaw is one of Britain’s foremost specialists on the behaviour of deadly viruses. In the next episode of the RSM COVID-19 Series, Professor Openshaw will share his insights on Coronavirus and other lung diseases with Professor Sir Simon Wessely.

Professor Openshaw is a member of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG), the government scientific advisory committee on the threat posed by respiratory viral infections. The research he is currently leading on COVID-19 patients will underpin clinical decision-making and provide a clearer picture of the illness.

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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 Peter Openshaw

Professor Peter Openshaw

Professor of Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Speaker's biography

Peter Openshaw is Professor of Experimental Medicine at Imperial College London and an Honorary Physician in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at the St Mary's Campus of the Imperial College NHS Trust. His research is on the immunology of the lung, viral lung disease, vaccination and immunopathogenesis of viral disease.



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