Christmas lecture 2021: drugs and bugs - 22nd Dec, 2021, 3:00 pm (UK)

Additional webinars - Christmas lecture 2021: drugs and bugs

This year's childrens Christmas lecture will be delivered by Dr Sheuli Porkess, vice president of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine.

Aimed at 12-18 year olds, we encourage students, children, grandchildren, and family friends to watch this lecture live from home and engage in the Q&A session.  The session will be on demand soon after the webinar and will provide a great opportunity to incorporate it into student form time in the new year. 

In this lecture Dr Porkess will explain how medicines can be used to fight diseases caused by bugs, why antibiotic resistance is an issue and what you, as a young person can do to help.  She will then go onto discuss why not all bugs are bad and how some help us treat diseases. 


3.00pm   Welcome and introduction
Dr Andrew Goddard, president, Royal College of Physicians

3.05pm   Drugs and bugs
Dr Sheuli Porkess, vice president, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine

3.50pm   Question and answer session

4.00pm   Close of webinar

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.


This webinar is free for all

Terms of access:
Please be aware that by booking this digital webinar you are agreeing to the RCP terms and conditions and our event cancellation policy. Your booking provides access for you, the individual booker and is intended for personal use, for study purposes only. This event cannot be streamed (without express RCP permission) in a public place and your login details should not be shared to grant access to others. The same restrictions apply to any downloaded content which should not be shared. Please note if you are found to be in breach of the above, or any other behaviours listed in the code of conduct, your access to this digital event will be revoked without compensation.  

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