The RCP’s award-winning annual conference moves online in January, when Medicine 2021 will take full advantage of technology to provide a mix of live and on-demand content with plenty of opportunities for interaction.
Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, will help get the two-day conference under way on 7 January by taking part in the first of two ‘Good Morning Physicians’ sessions, in which key figures in health discuss developments in the medical world with a focus on life post COVID-19.
Other guests include Prerana Issar, head of people, NHS England, Professor Eleanor Riley, professor of immunology and infectious disease, University of Edinburgh, and, on the second day of the conference, Professor Sir Michael Marmot, director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London, and Professor Dame Donna Kinnair, chief executive officer and general secretary at the Royal College of Nursing.
Medicine 2021 also features a ‘Question Time’ session, chaired by broadcaster Henry Bonsu, with an impressive line-up of panellists: Professor Andrew Goddard, president, Royal College of Physicians; Professor Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England; Professor Mala Rao, medical adviser, NHS England Workforce Race Equality Strategy; Dr Navina Evans, chief executive, Health Education England; and Professor Anton Emmanuel, consultant gastroenterologist at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and recently appointed as interim senior clinical lead for the NHS’s workforce race equality standard (WRES) programme.
Other sessions will ask what we have learnt from COVID-19 research while another will look at the ‘myths, mysteries, misinformation, myopia and miracles’ of COVID-19 vaccines but, as well as focusing on the pandemic, Medicine 2021 will look at subjects such as how to align prevention and care to improve the health of the public.
Wellbeing features prominently, with Medicine 2021 even offering fitness sessions with former Olympian, Greg Whyte OBE, yoga and even a cook-along with MasterChef 2017 winner Dr Mahmood Ahmed.
For more details and to book, click here. All sessions will be available for 30 days after the conference.