Series 2 COVID-19 pandemic: video-based learning

The College’s COVID-19 webinar series from 2020 returns with an update on the coronavirus pandemic.

The original series in 2020 was well attended and well-received. Since then there have been many developments in diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics and understanding of transmission, all of which are highly relevant to the practice of College Fellows. With this in mind we are very pleased to announce we will be hosting a follow up to the first series with five short 30 minute webinars, to run weekly from January 20 from 7pm. 

Introduced and chaired again by virologist and College Fellow, Professor Will Irving, each seminar will be led by a subject expert and will include a 15-20 minute presentation followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions in a Q&A session. 

You can watch the recordings below.



COVID Therapies, presented by Professor Andrew Ustianowski

Professor Andrew Ustianowski, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, North Manchester General Hospital, and joint National Specialty Lead for Infection, NIHR


Testing for SARS-CoV-2 RNA

Dr Malur Sudhanva, Consultant Medical Virologist, Kings College Hospital, and Lead Clinical Advisor, Lighthouse laboratories


Vaccines, presented by Professor Peter Openshaw

Professor Peter Openshaw, Professor of Experimental Medicine, Imperial College London, Senior College Consul, National Heart and Lung Institute, and Member of New and Emerging Virus Respiratory Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG)


Long COVID, presented by Professor Ian Hall

Professor Ian Hall is Professor of Molecular Medicine, University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, and member, NIHR Strategy Board.



Dr Mike Osborn, RCPath President and Dr Brian Hanley, Cellular Pathologist at Imperial NHS Trust