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FitzPatrick lecture 2024: Pickwick, polio and pandemics - the history of mechanical ventilation and future challenges presented by home delivery - online only

When and where

25 March 2024

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FitzPatrick lecture 2024: Pickwick, polio and pandemics - the history of mechanical ventilation and future challenges presented by home delivery - online only

The 2024 FitzPatrick lecture will be held on Monday 25 March 2024 as part of this years College Day. Professor Anita Simonds will be delivering the lecture. 

How to book - virtually

The lecture will be hosted on our online streaming platform, RCP Player. 

You can register directly with the RCP Player, or by clicking on the 'book now' button. 

Please note you can enter the live webcast up to 15 mintues before the start time of 3pm. 

Registration is free and open to all. 

History of the FitzPatrick lecture

The lecture was founded by a gift from Mrs Agnes Letitia FitzPatrick in 1901, in memory of her husband Dr Thomas FitzPatrick who passed away in 1900. The FitzPatrick lecture delivered annually on the subject of “The history of medicine” and the first lecture was held in 1903.

Dr Thomas FitzPatrick was born in Virginia, a small Irish country town and graduated at Trinity College in Dublin. He was a noted linguist who joined the East India Company as an assistant surgeon, served in Bengal and returned to London after an illness, where he practiced in Sussex Gardens. He wrote about the social and sanitary conditions of the labouring classes in Ireland.

How to book - in person

The FitzPatrick lecture will form part of College Day, which is open to fellows. If you wish to attend in person, please follow this link to register.

Programme

Programme

3pm Introduction
Dr Sarah Clarke, president, Royal College of Physicians

3.05pm FitzPatrick lecture 2024: Pickwick, polio and pandemics – the history of mechanical ventilation and future challenges presented by home delivery
Professor Anita Simonds, honorary consultant in respiratory and sleep medicine, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital, London

3.40pm Question and answer session

4pm Close of meeting

Please note that any presentations shown at this event have been produced by the individual speakers. As such they are not owned by, and do not necessarily represent the views of, the RCP.