COVID-19 pandemic: video-based learning

The College has launched a weekly series of online seminars, run throughout April, May and June, that will look at COVID-19 and its implications and impact on pathology.

Introduced by virologist and College Fellow, Professor Will Irving, the seminars will each be led by a subject expert. The format of the seminars will be a 15-minute talk followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.

Once a seminar has been run, we will add the recording of it to this page.

Book your place – Convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19

Tuesday 2 June – Convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19, with Professor David Roberts, Associate Medical Director, NHS Blood and Transplant

Book your place on 2 June seminar

Book your place – PPE in hospital: requirements and challenges

Wednesday 3 June – PPE in hospital: requirements and challenges, with Dr David Jenkins, Chair of the Royal College of Pathologists’ Joint Medical Microbiology and Medical Virology Specialty Advisory Committee and Consultant Medical Microbiologist at Leicester Royal Infirmary

Book your place on 3 June seminar

The programme

  • 15 April – SARS-CoV-2, the virus and other coronaviruses, with Chris Coleman, Assistant Professor of Infection Immunology, Department of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham
  • 22 April – Testing and PCR diagnostics for COVID, with Dr Kate Templeton, Consultant Clinical Scientist in Microbiology, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
  • 29 April – Clinical presentation and management of COVID-19, with Dr Louise Berry, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Virology, Nottingham University Hospitals
  • 6 May – Testing: serological diagnostics for COVID-19, Professor Richard Tedder, Visiting Professor at the Department of Infectious Disease, Imperial College London (Please note: seminar starts at 7:30pm)
  • 13 May – Epidemiology, with Professor Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at University of Oxford
  • 20 May – Sequencing: impacts on public health, with Professor Judith Breuer, Professor of Virology at University College London
  • 27 May – Treatment and clinical trials, with Dr Vanya Gant, Consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at University College London
  • 2 June - Convalescent Plasma for the treatment of COVID-19, with Professor David Roberts, Associate Medical Director, NHS Blood and Transplant
  • 3 June – PPE in hospital: requirements and challenges, with Dr David Jenkins, Chair of the Royal College of Pathologists’ Joint Medical Microbiology and Medical Virology Specialty Advisory Committee and Consultant Medical Microbiologist at Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • 10 June – Testing outside the NHS: regulatory and QA issues, with Dr Rachael Liebmann, Vice President of Communications and International at the Royal College of Pathologists and Group Medical Director of The Doctors Laboratory and Health Services Laboratories
  • 17 June – Processing samples: safety aspects for the lab, with Dr Catherine Moore, Consultant Clinical Scientist at Public Health Wales
  • 24 June – The neurology of COVID-19: pathology and clinical implications with Professor Sebastian Brandner, Professor of Neuropathology at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • 1 July – ‘So what is going on with coagulation in COVID-19 infection?’ with Professor Beverley Hunt, Professor of Thrombosis and Haemostasis at King’s College, London
  • 8 July – Autopsy and tissue banking, Dr Michael Osborn, Chair of the Royal College of Pathologists’ Death Investigations Committee and Consultant Histopathologist at Imperial NHS Trust, and Dr Brian Hanley, Cellular Pathologist at Imperial NHS Trust
  • 15 July – The biochemistry of COVID-19: pathology and clinical implications, with Dr Kathryn Ryan, Chair of the Royal College of Pathologists’ Clinical Biochemistry Specialty Advisory Committee and Consultant Clinical Biochemist at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
  • 22 July – The immunology of COVID-19: pathology and clinical implications, with Professor William Egner, Chair of the Royal College of Pathologists’ Immunology Specialty Advisory Committee and Consultant Immunologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • 29 July – Vaccines and COVID-19, with Dr Chris Smith, Consultant Medical Virologist at Cambridge University Hospitals

The seminars

Seminar 1 – SARS-CoV-2, the virus and other coronaviruses

Chris Coleman, Assistant Professor of Infection Immunology, Department of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham

Seminar 2 – Testing and PCR diagnostics for COVID

Dr Kate Templeton, Consultant Clinical Scientist in Microbiology at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

SEMINAR 3 – Clinical presentation and management of COVID-19

Dr Louise Berry, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Virology at Nottingham University Hospitals

SEMINAR 4 – Testing: serological diagnostics for COVID-19

Professor Richard Tedder, Visiting Professor at the Department of Infectious Disease, Imperial College London

SEMINAR 5 – Epidemiology

Professor Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at University of Oxford

SEMINAR 6 – Sequencing: impacts on public health

Professor Judith Breuer, Professor of Virology at University College London

SEMINAR 7, 27 May – Treatment and clinical trials

Dr Vanya Gant, Consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at University College London

Recording coming soon.

Book your place – Convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19

Tuesday 2 June – Convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19, with Professor David Roberts, Associate Medical Director, NHS Blood and Transplant

Book your place on 2 June seminar

Book your place – PPE in hospital: requirements and challenges

Wednesday 3 June – PPE in hospital: requirements and challenges, with Dr David Jenkins, Chair of the Royal College of Pathologists’ Joint Medical Microbiology and Medical Virology Specialty Advisory Committee and Consultant Medical Microbiologist at Leicester Royal Infirmary

Book your place on 3 June seminar