About this event

  • Date and time Thu 11 Jun 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:00pm
  • Location Online

From the uncertainties around transmission and the pathophysiological differences between children and adults, to the impact of lockdown on learning and mental health, the impact of COVID-19 on children is broad and uncertain. 
To help us better understand these and other questions, Dr Tom Marrs, Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, will be interviewing fellow paediatricians Professor Russell Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and Dr Sara Hanna, Medical Director of Evelina London.

Join in the conversation online using #RSMLive
Follow us on Twitter: @RoySocMed

Key speakers

Dr Tom Marrs

Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, St Thomas Hospital. 

Speaker's biography

Dr Tom Marrs is a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy working in the Children’s Allergies Department at St Thomas Hospital. Tom is Director of the Allergy Academy and Annual Meeting Lead for the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Professor Russell Viner

President, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Speaker's biography

Professor Russell Viner, a paediatrician and academic, is currently the President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He is professor of Adolescent Health at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London, and set up the first Adolescent Medicine service in the UK. As a practising paediatrician and adolescent physician, he is often working with young people with diabetes at University College Hospital.


Russel has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and focuses his research on population health, policy and health services for children and young people. He directs the Department of Health Obesity Policy Research Unit.

Dr Sara Hanna

Medical Director, Evelina London

Speaker's biography

Dr Sara Hanna is a consultant in children’s intensive care at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital in London and the first Medical Director of Evelina London. Her specialist interests include retrieval medicine and education.



Disclaimer: 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.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.