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Press note: 5 July 2021

Thursday 8 July: 7.00pm to 8.15pm

Watch a virtual performance of the play Fighting for Life, the true story of one family’s struggle to get the care their elderly parents needed, followed by a panel discussion. Dr Pandora Wright, consultant geriatrician, Charing Cross Hospital, says: “This is a unique perspective for medical professionals to step back and reflect on the broader impact of end-of-life care. The shared suffering of patient and wider family and loved ones should always be at the front of our minds.”

Thursday 8 July: 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Hear the UK’s leading experts on long Covid discuss the causes, symptoms and treatments of the syndromes associated with this complex condition. Key speakers include Dr Elaine Maxwell, scientific adviser, National Institute for Health Research; Dr Melisssa Heightman, clinical lead for post-Covid services, University College London Hospitals; and Professor Paul Elliott, Director, REACT programme and UK DRI Group Leader, Imperial College London.

Tuesday 6 July: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

The ninth episode of the RSM’s climate change series will provide a platform for thought-leadership and perspectives from around the world on planetary health, and how our impact on nature can influence the rise of pandemics. With contributions from The Gambia, Ghana and the UK.

To request a press pass for all these events, please email or call Rosalind Dewar on 07785 182732.

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