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Press notes: 14 February 2022

Monday 14 February: webinar 6.30pm to 7.45pm

Professor Ranjit Manchanda will explore population genetic testing for cancer predisposition and how preventive population genomics offers the prospect of tailoring care and interventions to those at greatest risk in society.

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Wednesday 16 February: livestream 5.30pm to 9.00pm

The influence of their medical training on poets John Keats and Samuel Taylor Coleridge will be discussed by Professor Nicholas Roe and Professor Neil Vickers, in an evaluation of how the arts remain an integral part of exploring medicine and health.

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Wednesday 16 February: webinar 7.00pm to 8.05pm

Rear Admiral Andy Kyte CB, Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Support Operations) and Chief Naval Logistics Officer, will join Professor Roger Kirby, RSM President, for a conversation about his career, military and naval personnel support hubs after retirement, and how the Ministry of Defence responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Save the date – webinar 31 March, 12.30pm to 3.30pm

COVID-19 Conference: Two years on

This RSM conference, to be held two years after the first UK lockdown, brings together Professor Sir John Bell, Dr Richard Horton, Professor Sharon Peacock, Professor Devi Sridhar, Professor Peter Openshaw and Professor David Heymann, together with other influential experts, to take stock of the pandemic’s impact, and discuss the best approaches for the endemic stage and the next pandemic threat.

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Notes to editors

Follow this link for more information about the full programme of education at the RSM.

The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) is a registered charity and membership organisation. ​Our vision is better healthcare for better lives. By sharing learning and supporting innovation our goal is to be the leading provider of continuing learning to healthcare professionals.

We deliver multidisciplinary, specialist and general education, as well as professional development, drawing on the support of leading experts in over 50 specialist areas of medicine.

We are home to one of the finest physical and digital medical libraries in the world. Our learning resources span a wide collection of books, journals, electronic journals and online medical databases.

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