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Press notes: 24 May 2021

Coming up at the RSM – 24 May 2021

The World Health Organisation projects that 90% of the burden of disease attributable to climate change is borne by children under the age of five. The Royal Society of Medicine’s climate change series continues on Tuesday 25 May at 6.00pm with The unborn child and children's health when Dame Lesley Regan, Secretary-General of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), Dr Sari Kovats, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Dr Karen Kiang, Senior Registrar at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, will offer insights into the many health and safety challenges that climate change causes for young children.

On Wednesday 26 May at 5.30pm Henry Wellcome’s medicine chest will be under the microscope in Professor Tilli Tansey’s Presidential address to members of the RSM’s History of Medicine Society.

The next webinar in the RSM’s Covid-19 series on Thursday 27 May at 12.30pm will look at media reporting during the pandemic. Chaired by Victoria Macdonald, Channel 4 News Health and Social Care editor, guests include Professor Ivan Browne, Director of Public Health in Leicester, Robin McKie, science and environment editor at the Observer, and Dr David Oliver, consultant in geriatrics and general internal medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

To request a press pass

All journalists are warmly invited to attend free of charge these upcoming events at the Royal Society of Medicine. For more information or to request press access please contact the RSM Media Office by emailing or call Rosalind Dewar on 07785 182732.

Latest research from JRSM

New research published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine concludes that life disparity is an additional summary measure of population health providing information beyond that signalled by life expectancy at birth alone.

Follow this link for free access to: What can lifespan variation reveal that life expectancy hides? Comparison of five high-income countries

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