About this event

  • Date and time Thu 9 Dec 2021 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 94 'Omicron' on Zoom here.

The newly detected Omicron -- or the B.1.1.529 strain of novel coronavirus has already spurred international travel bans and The World Health Organization has officially called it a "variant of concern" prompting a change in covid rules across the UK.

As fears increase over the new variant and the possibility it could evade vaccine protection and bring a re-introduction of covid restrictions we welcome back to the series Professor Peter Openshaw one of Britain’s foremost specialists on the behaviour of deadly viruses and John Edmunds, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to answer your questions.

Victoria Macdonald from Channel 4 News will chair the session, asking our expert panel the most pressing questions regarding this new variant.

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Key speakers

Professor John Edmunds OBE

Dean, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health and Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor Peter Openshaw

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

Victoria Macdonald

Health and Social Care Editor, Channel 4 News



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

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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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