18 February 2021 at 22.30 MRU Time
In February 2020, the Royal College of Physicians hosted a COVID-19 webinar, which looked at the origin and biology of the virus; recognition, diagnosis and management of cases; and UK preparedness and guidance.On 18 February 2021, we will be giving an update to explore how COVID-19 has affected all our lives, 1 year on.
Professor Andrew Goddard will chair the session and be joined by Professor Chris Whitty, Professor Maria Zambon, Professor Wei Shen Lim and Dr Susan Hopkins. Global health efforts and COVID-19 advice is being updated daily.
This event will be an excellent opportunity to learn the most up-to-date information and to put your questions to the panel.
6.30pm IntroductionProfessor Andrew Goddard, president, Royal College of Physicians
6.35pm Update on SARS-CoV-2: virology and testingProfessor Maria Zambon, head, Respiratory Virology Reference Service, Public Health England
7.00pm Have you had your COVID-19 vaccination?Professor Wei Shen Lim, chair, COVID-19 immunisation, Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation
7.25pm 1 year on: COVID-19 knowledge informs actionDr Susan Hopkins, strategic response director COVID-19, Public Health England
7.50pm Lessons learnt from the past year: a discussion with CMO EnglandChaired by Professor Andrew Goddard withProfessor Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England
8.05pm Q&A with our speakers
8.30pm End of session
Delegates will receive 2 CPD credits.