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Press notes: 21 June 2021

Wednesday 23 June: 7.00pm to 8.05pm

A devastating family injury has influenced Professor Celia Kitzinger’s work into coma and disorders of consciousness, mental capacity and advance decisions. She will be joining RSM President Professor Roger Kirby on Wednesday evening to talk about this and other areas of research during her 40-year career as an academic psychologist.

Thursday 24 June: 6.00pm to 7.35pm

Hear Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk, one of the world's foremost traumatologists, describe the different types of psychological trauma, their relationship with the body and the different avenues for treatment, including alternatives to drugs and talking therapies. Dr Van Der Kolk is Medical Director at the Trauma Center Hospital, Boston, USA. To request a press pass for this event, email or call Rosalind Dewar on 07785 182732.

Thursday 24 June: 12.30pm to 1.00pm

At this week’s episode of the RSM’s Covid-19 webinar series, Professor David Heymann and Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu will offer insight into leadership by global organisations through the pandemic, share experience gained from Covid-19 and other epidemics, and explore the need for global systems and structures to effectively manage health threats of the future. 

Other news

The Royal Society of Medicine is delighted to announce that Professor Nik Patel has been re-elected as Chair of the Academic Board, which is responsible for delivering the academic and learning functions of the RSM. Follow this link to read more.

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