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Press notes: 14 March

Monday 14 March: webinar 6.00pm to 7.30pm

This webinar will discuss and explore what we know about Charles Bonnet Syndrome, which causes a person with failing eyesight to see things that aren’t real. These hallucinations may be simple patterns, or detailed images of events, people or places, and can be nice or terrifying.

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Wednesday 16 March: webinar 7.00pm to 8.05pm

Sir Terence English KBE FRCS FRCP, highly respected cardiothoracic surgeon, will join Professor Roger Kirby, RSM President, for a conversation about his medical career, his charity work and how he helped pave the way for heart and lung transplantations in the UK and Europe.

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Wednesday 16 March: in person or livestream 6.00pm to 7.30pm

The health system impact of the post-Soviet economic crisis in Russia; hysteria, head injuries and heredity – these are the two topics to be presented by medical students competing for the RSM Norah Schuster history of medicine prize. The presentations will be followed by a lecture on how biosciences have influenced medical history.

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Other news

Dr Bola Owolabi, Director of Health Inequalities at NHS England and NHS Improvement, will give a keynote address at a conference on Thursday 23 June to launch a major Royal Society of Medicine initiative on tackling health inequalities.

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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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