About this event

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

Register to join Episode 26 'Panel session' on Zoom here.

As always for the final episode of the month, we bring together a panel to answer the most popular questions that we couldn’t cover in previous episodes.

Our expert panel this month includes Professor Peter Openshaw, Professor of Experimental Medicine at Imperial College London, Professor Nik Patel, RSM Chairman of the Academic Board and Director of Cardiovascular Medicine East Sussex Healthcare and Professor Sian Griffiths OBE, Chair of the Global Health Committee and Associate Non-Executive member of the Board of Public Health England.

Chairing the extended 45-minute session will be Professor Sir Simon Wessely, who will pose to the panel the key unanswered questions sent in by our audience in the month of June.

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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.

Nik Patel

Professor Nik Patel

RSM Chairman of the Academic Board and Director of Cardiovascular Medicine East Sussex Healthcare

Speaker's biography

Professor Nikhil Patel is Chair of the RSM Academic Board. He is Deputy Chief of Medicine and Cardiovascular lead (Stroke, Diabetes and Cardiology) at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. He is also the Head of Health England Kent, Surrey and Sussex School of Medicine.

Sian Griffiths

Professor Sian Griffiths OBE

Chair, Global Health Committee and Associate Non-Executive member, Board of Public Health England

Speaker's biography

Professor Sian M Griffiths practiced as a service based public health physician at a local, regional and national level in the UK before moving to her academic post in Hong Kong. A former Regional Director of Public Health and Director of Public Health for Oxfordshire, she was President of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians between 2001-4. In 2003 she chaired the Hong Kong SAR government's SARS Inquiry, joining the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as Director of the School of Public Health and Primary Care in 2005. Since 2013 she is Emeritus Professor at CUHK and was Senior Adviser on International Academic Development to the previous Vice Chancellor until 2018.  


In the UK, her current roles include interim Advisory Member of the Board of Public Health England and Chair of the Global Health Committee, Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London and Deputy Chair of the Charity Gambleaware. She was Chair of Staffordshire University’s Centre for Health and Development until July 2018 and  has just joined the Board of the National Centre of Rural Health and Care



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.