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Press note: 28 June 2021

Thursday 1 July: 12.30 – 1.15pm

Should children aged 12 to 17 be vaccinated against Covid-19? Dr Margarita Burmester, Professor Beate Kampmann and Professor Russell Viner will discuss the potential risks posed to children by Covid-19 and the vaccine, children’s role in community transmission, and the ethical questions surrounding vaccine equity and global need.

Follow this link to register on Zoom

Monday 28 June: 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Hear experts explore how sleep is a cerebral function under strong genetic control. Learn about sleep as a phenotype, the genetic influences that govern normal circadian rhythm and the molecular mechanisms in disordered sleep patterns.

To request a press pass for this event email media@rsm.ac.uk or call Rosalind Dewar on 07785 182732.

Wednesday 30 June: 2.00pm to 3.30pm

The NHS relies on unpaid carers, both in supporting patients and in our own workforce. Yet the needs of unpaid carers can be overlooked or taken for granted. This webinar will identify the markers of carer-friendly practice in hospital settings and set out how the NHS needs to recognise and support carers in its own ranks.

To request a press pass for this event email media@rsm.ac.uk or call Rosalind Dewar on 07785 182732.

Advance notice: Spotlight on Long Covid
Thursday 8 July: 12.30pm – 3.30pm

This special extended programme from the RSM’s Covid-19 webinar series will spotlight the latest clinical understanding and evidence surrounding Long Covid, looking at the various syndromes associated with it, and what the leading research has discovered about this complex condition.

To request a press pass for this event email media@rsm.ac.uk or call Rosalind Dewar on 07785 182732.

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