About this event

  • Date and time Wed 22 Sep 2021 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Location Online

In late July, coronavirus cases unexpectedly fell following the end of restrictions, but infections and deaths rose again in early September, hitting highs of 200 deaths a day and 37,000 new cases.

Growing evidence also suggests that immunity from vaccination is waning, as health chiefs warn about a potentially dangerous resurgence of winter flu.

As we approach the first winter living with Covid-19 following mass vaccination, this special programme from the COVID-19 Series will look at where things currently stand, focusing on three main areas, vaccines, variants and infection.

This episode will consist of one-on-one interviews with the leading authorities in these areas: Professor Sarah Gilbert DBE, Professor Sharon Peacock and Professor Sarah Walker.

Following these interviews, a panel of clinicians and public health experts led by Professor Peter Openshaw will discuss whether our systems and services are ready to manage the challenges and potential strain on the health service that winter brings.

Pose your questions directly to the experts
If you have any questions you would like to ask our speakers, please submit them in advance here and they will be answered during the live webinar.

During this webinar delegates will:

  • Understand the big picture impact of Covid transmission and infection rates
  • Receive a clear picture of where things currently stand with new variants of concerns
  • Receive the latest information about vaccines and the immunity they provide
  • Understand the technology and process behind vaccine development
  • Understand the challenges facing the health service this winter
  • Have the opportunity to put questions to industry experts

A CPD certificate with 3 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

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Key speakers

Professor Sarah Walker

Professor Sarah Walker

Chief Investigator and Academic Lead, National COVID-19 Infection Survey

Interviewed by Professor David Oliver, NHS Consultant Physician, Berkshire, BMJ Columnist and King's Fund Fellow

Professor Sharon Peacock

Professor Sharon Peacock CBE

Executive Director and Chair, COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium

Interviewed by Dr Ebere Okereke, Senior Technical Adviser at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and honorary Senior Public Health Adviser to Africa CDC. Currently on a career break from Public Health England where she led the UK-aid funded IHR Strengthening Project 

Professor Sarah Gilbert

Professor Sarah Gilbert DBE

Saïd Professorship of Vaccinology, University of Oxford, Co-founder, Vaccitech and lead professor behind the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, approved for use in the United Kingdom in December 2020

Interviewed by Victoria Macdonald, Health and Social Care Editor, Channel 4 News

Agenda

View the programme 22 September 2021

Welcome

Professor Sarah Walker

Interviewed by Professor David Oliver, NHS Consultant Physician, Berkshire, BMJ Columnist and King's Fund Fellow

Understanding the bigger picture impact of Covid-19 transmission and infection

Professor Sharon Peacock

Interviewed by Dr Ebere Okereke, Senior Technical Adviser at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and honorary Senior Public Health Adviser to Africa CDC. Currently on a career break from Public Health England where she led the UK-aid funded IHR Strengthening Project 

Receive a clear picture of where things currently stand with new variants of concerns

Break

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert

Interviewed by Victoria Macdonald, Health and Social Care Editor, Channel 4 News

Understand the technology and process behind vaccine development

Break

Panel discussion

Our panel will discuss whether our systems and services are ready to manage the challenges and potential strain on the health service that winter brings.

Featuring:

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

Dr Carter Singh MBE, GP Partner in Nottinghamshire

Dr Charlotte Summers, ICU consultant Addenbrooke's hospital

Professor Ivan Browne, Director of Public Health Leicester

Close

Location

Online

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. There are small charges to register for some of our online education which enables the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.
 
Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.
 
Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.
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