About this event

  • Date and time Fri 3 Jul 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Urology

This webinar will highlight how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted medical training and what aspects of urological training will change in the future.

Topics to be covered during this session:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on urological training
  • The strengths and weaknesses of remote learning using telemedicine
  • Identify key issues for face to face education, and building a package of urological education

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

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We would like to thank The Urology Foundation and The Hadley Trust for their generous support enabling free access to this webinar for trainees.

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This meeting is a part of the Urology Section webinar series that will be broadcast weekly on Friday afternoons at 2:00pm. If you would like to find out more about the series, please visit the Urology Section homepage. These webinars will be available to access later online by those who have registered but cannot be present for the live broadcast.

Key speakers

Mark Frydenberg URN61

Professor Mark Frydenberg

Council member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Deputy Chair of the Professional Standards Committee, and is a Federal Board member of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Speaker's biography

Mark Frydenberg was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1990, and then completed a formal clinical urological oncology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA between 1990-1992.


Upon return to Australia he was appointed as a urologist at Monash Health and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and in 1997 was promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, and also became the Chairman of the Department of Urology, Monash Health, a position he held until 2017. He was also academically promoted to Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University in 2012, and also holds Professorial positions within the Faculty of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Biosciences School and the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, both at Monash University.


Professor Frydenberg has been involved in many leadership roles within Australia. He was the inaugural chairman of the Urological Oncology Special Advisory Group of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) between 2007-2013, President- elect of USANZ (2013-2015), President of USANZ (2015-2017), past-president of USANZ (2017-2019) and remains on the Board of Directors of USANZ currently. He also currently sits on the Council of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, is the Deputy Chair of the Professional Standards Committee, and is a Federal Board member of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. He has recently been appointed to the position of the Academic Chair of Urology, Cabrini Institute, Cabrini Health a major private hospital institution in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


He has been on multiple National Health and Medical Research Council guideline committees, as well as multiple Australian Government and Cancer Australia committees and remains heavily involved in urological cancer management from a health policy perspective.


He has published more than 190 peer reviewed articles in the medical literature, has been awarded more than $10 million in competitive grants, and is an invited speaker to many national and international urological conferences. He is a regular review for major international urology journals and is on the editorial board of Urologic Oncology, and World Journal of Urology. Due to his contributions to medicine and professional organisations he was award Member, Order of Australia (AM) in 2016.

Jo Cresswell

Miss Jo Cresswell

Consultant Urological Surgeon South Tees NHS Hospitals Trust

Speaker's biography

Jo Cresswell is a busy consultant urologist working in the North of England. As Clinical Director for the Urology department, she is well acquainted with the challenges of COVID, past, present and future. She is a member of the Urology SAC, and previous Training Programme Director for the Urology rotation in the North of England. These roles have also encompassed national selection, faculty for courses, and delivery of ARCPs, CESR and CCT review. As BAUS Vice President she is keen to support colleagues in training through testing times.




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. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available 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. 

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.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on 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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