About this event

  • Date and time Thu 23 May 2024 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online

Join this webinar to learn how men’s health needs are met by the healthcare workforce and the importance of why and how this should be improved.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Get an overview of issues affecting men’s health and the gender gap in life expectancy between men and women 
  • Understand poor mental health and how to identify suicide early warning signs
  • Learn about the latest technologies for the early diagnosis of cancer and cardiovascular disease in men
  • Get an update on body image issues for men, including the techniques and risks of penile enlargement surgery
  • Explore the consequences of testosterone supplementation and the dangers of overusing body enhancement drugs

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered event participants 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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Welcome and Introduction

Chair: Professor Roger Kirby, President, Royal Society of Medicine

Introduction to men’s health: The trouble with men

Speakers to be confirmed 

Session 1

Delayed diagnosis in men: Cancer, cardiovascular diseases and AIDS

Chair: Professor Roger Kirby

Panel: Professor Michael Kirby, Urologist, Professor Chris Nutting, Consultant, Clinical Oncology, Royal Marsden Hospital, Dr Edward Rowland OBE, Consultant Cardiologist, St Bartholomew's Hospital, Professor Jane Anderson CBE, Consultant Physician in HIV Medicine, Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Barts NHS Trust

Session 2

Mental health and body image in men

Chair: Professor Roger Kirby 

Panel: Dr Christopher Rowland-Payne, Consultant dermatologist, The London Clinic, Professor Culley Carson, Urologist, Dr Ravinder Anand-Ivell, Associote Professor, Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology, University of Nottingham and Dr Bruce S. Victor, Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Closing remarks

Professor Roger Kirby 

Close of meeting




Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

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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