About this event

  • Date and time Fri 6 Jan 2023 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online

This is the on-demand version of the Spotlight on Group A Strep (Streptococcus pyogenes) Spotlight Series webinar from the Royal Society of Medicine. 

The webinar focuses on the challenges posed by the sudden rise in Strep A infections, providing an up-to-date briefing for clinicians. It covers the symptoms and signs, the diagnosis of Scarlet Fever and other Strep A infections, thresholds for prescribing antibiotics, hospital referral and antibiotic availability.

Professor Gillian Leng CBE RSM Dean of Education will chair this essential debate covering these pressing topics with key experts, including: 

  • Professor Susan Hopkins, Chief Medical Advisor, UK Health Security Agency, Consultant, Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Infectious Diseases and Health Security, University College London and 
  • Professor Adam Finn, Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Bristol and Head of the Bristol Children’s Vaccine
  • Dr Elizabeth Whittaker, Consultant, paediatric infectious diseases, St Mary’s Hospital London, and Lecturer in paediatric infection and immunity

This pre-recorded version of the online event on 14 December 2022 will be available after the webinar meeting. The recording link will be sent on the date of this on demand event, Friday 6 January 2023. Event attendees can access the recording for up to 60 days after the link has been made available. 


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