About this event

  • Date and time Thu 25 Feb 2021 from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 63 'Tackling growing cancer and surgical waiting lists' on Zoom here.

This week on the COVID-19 Series, we look at the mounting problem of cancer and surgical waiting lists due to the impact of COVID-19.

To discuss this subject we welcome Professor Neil Mortensen, President of the Royal College of Surgeons, Professor Clare Turnbull, Professor of Translational Cancer Genetics in the Division of Genetics and Epidemiology at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, and Professor Gary Middleton, Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Birmingham and member of the UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Project.

Hosted by Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine Professor Humphrey Scott, the panel will offer insight into the scale of the problem, how care should be prioritised going forward, the geographical variations of the issue, and what the potential solutions might be.

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Key speakers

Professor Neil Mortensen

President, Royal College of Surgeons

Professor Clare Turnbull

Professor of Translational Cancer Genetics, Division of Genetics and Epidemiology, Institute of Cancer Research, London

Professor Gary Middleton

Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Birmingham and member of the UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Project



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

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.

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

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