About this event

  • Date and time Mon 1 Jun 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:05pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Sport and Exercise Medicine

Join leading specialists in cardiology and respiratory medicine in this invaluable update on the latest information relating to COVID-19 and the heart and lungs of athletes. 

During this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding on the effects of acute COVID-19 Infection on the heart and lungs.
  • Acknowledge the implications for returning to training and competition following COVID-19 infections
  • Gain an understanding of the implications for sports doctors to help prevent infection of COVID-19 in athletes and teams.

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live.

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

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The Royal Society of Medicine needs your support

The RSM is offering this webinar at no charge to delegates, in order to help healthcare professionals to easily access COVID-19 related education material & resources during the pandemic. However, we are asking people to support the RSM in these unprecedented times. Now more than ever, as a charity we need your help to continue our work and mission in advancing healthcare through innovation and education. Please consider making a donation for joining this webinar. Thank you for your generosity.

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.

Key speakers

Dr James Hull

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital London


Professor Sanjay Sharma

Consultant Cardiologist, St George's Hospital London

Dr Luke Howard

Consultant Cardiopulmonary Physician, Hammersmith Hospital


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Chair: Dr Dan Brooke, Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar, Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club and Great Britain Hockey

Respiratory health in athletes in relation to COVID-19

Dr James Hull, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital London

Effects of COVID-19 on the heart and implications for returning to sport

Professor Sanjay Sharma, Consultant Cardiologist, St George's Hospital London

Effects of COVID-19 on cardio-respiratory physiology including during recovery

Dr Luke Howard, Consultant Cardiopulmonary Physician, Hammersmith Hospital

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



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