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Press notes: 29 August

Thursday 1 September: webinar 12.30pm to 1.30pm

The RSM’s COVID-19 Series returns with an exploration of the first dual-variant COVID-19 vaccine. Professor Anthony Harnden, Deputy Chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, and Victoria Macdonald, Health and Social Care Editor at Channel 4 News, will discuss how the new Moderna vaccine, which targets both the original strain of the virus and the Omicron variant, will form part of the UK’s autumn vaccination programme.

Wednesday 7 September: webinar 7.00pm to 8.05pm

Professor Sharon Peacock will join RSM President Professor Roger Kirby for a conversation about her career and contributions to the field of microbiology. Sharon Peacock is currently Professor of Public Health and Microbiology at the University of Cambridge; Executive Director of the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium; and a Non-Executive Director on the board of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Thursday 1 September: webinar 9.15am to 12.05pm

This webinar will provide an overview of the management of valve disease in heart failure patients. It will focus on the latest evidence-based guidelines, patient assessment and an update on surgical and interventional management.

Other news

A new 5-part series of clinical masterclasses, in association with Cleveland Clinic London, will open on Thursday 1 September. These fortnightly in-person evening sessions will take place at the Royal Society of Medicine and will explore five topics: surgical oncology, epilepsy, sports medicine, surgery and valvular heart disease.

Notes for editors

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The RSM’s 2022/23 programme of postgraduate education for healthcare professionals will start on 1 October. Follow this link to see the full programme of events

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