Online Lecture Series: COVID-19

Watch recorded lectures from our Clinical Updates on COVID-19

Lecture now available from 26 August webinar The Danish Public Health Experience on Reopening Schools

Here you can access our full online archive of past COVID-19 lectures in RCPI.

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Note, this educational material is for a medical audience only.

Talks available to watch now

Talks now available to watch in this lecture series are listed below.

From our event on 26 August 2020

  • Dr Tyra Grove Krause, Head of Department, Senior Consultant, MD, PhD, specialist in Public Health Medicine, Infektionsepidemiologi og Forebyggelse at Statens Serum Institut - Opening Schools: the Danish Public Health Experience

From our event on 29 July 2020

  • Dr Jesús Rodriguez Baño: Specialist in Internal Medicine; expert degree in Epidemiology and Clinical Research; Professor of Medicine, Universidad de Sevilla; Head of Infectious Diseases Division, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena and Scientific coordinator of the Spanish Network for Research in Infectious Diseases – Covid Update from a European Perspective
  • Dr Corinna Sadlier: Infectious Diseases Specialist, Cork University Hospital – Overview of where we are with the holy grail – vaccine?
  • Dr Clíona Ní Cheallaigh: Senior Lecturer in Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin and Consultant in General Medicine at St James's Hospital – How COVID-19 is widening the health inequality gap in marginalised communities 

From our event on 25 June 2020

  • Prof Mary Codd, Associate Professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, UCD: The Public Health Response to Covid-19: Lessons from Contact Tracing
  • Dr Abigail Collins, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, National Cancer Control Programme: The health protection role in residential care facilities
  • Prof John Gallagher: Covid 19 and Occupational Health Outbreak response and the challenges ahead
  • Dr Deirdre Gleeson, Specialist in Occupational Health, Medwise - Protecting Ireland’s meat factory workforce; the occupational health perspective
  • Dr Ina Kelly, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, HSE Midlands - Protecting Ireland's meat factory workforce; the public health perspective
  • Dr Derval Igoe, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, National Virus Reference Laboratory and Health Protection Surveillance Centre: The Study to investigate COVID-19 infection in people living in Ireland (SCOPI)

From our event on 10 June 2020

  • A snapshot of Covid-19 in Ireland - Professor Mary Horgan, RCPI President and Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Cork University Hospital
  • 10 things we've learned about Covid-19 in the past 100 days - Dr Diarmuid O'Shea, RCPI Registrar and Consultant Physician in Geriatric and General Medicine in St Vincent’s University Hospital
  • It's not all about viral Pneumonia - Professor Anthony O'Regan, Dean of the Institute of Medicine and Consultant Respiratory Physician in the Saolta University Health Care Group
  • Mental health and Covid-19 - Dr Helen Barry, Consultant Psychiatrist, Beaumont Hospital
  • 10 things we learned about Covid-19 in 100 days - Associate Professor Mary Codd, Associate Professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, UCD
  • SARS-Cov-2: the first 100 days or 10 things we hate about you - Dr Cillian De Gascun, Laboratory Director, National Virus Reference Laboratory, and member of Ireland's National Public Health Emergency Team

From our event on 20 May 2020

  • Dr Eoghan de Barra, Infectious Diseases Consultant, Beaumont Hospital - Covid-19: Update on treatment
  • Dr Cian McDermott, Emergency Medicine consultant with a special interest in point of care ultrasound (POCUS), Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, and Dr Brian McCullagh, Respiratory Medicine Consultant and General Physician, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital - Lung Ultrasound for Covid-19 - Sounding out a Virus
  • Dr John Davis Coakley, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesiology, St James’s Hospital - ICU update

From our event on 13 May 2020

  • Professor Patricia Fitzpatrick, Professor of Epidemiology & Biomedical Statistics, UCD; Consultant in Preventative Medicine, St Vincent's University Hospital - Potential issues with international comparisons of SARS-CoV-2
  • Dr Mary Keogan, Consultant Immunologist, Beaumont Hospital Dublin; National Clinical Lead for Pathology - SARS CoV-2 - An update on testing
  • Professor Didier Sornette, Economist; Professor on the Chair of Entrepreneurial Risks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich; Professor of the Swiss Finance Institute - Analysing, modelling and interpreting COVID-19 data, a complex system approach

From our event on 6 May 2020

  • Dr Barbara Murphy, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York - Acute Renal Failure: Experience from the frontline in New York
  • Dr Eimear Smith, Medical Director, Spinal Cord System of Care, National Rehabilitation Hospital - Post-Covid syndrome and rehabilitation
  • Dr Niamh O’Connell, Consultant Haematologist, National Director, National Coagulation Centre, St James's Hospital - Thrombosis and Haematology issues in Covid-19 patients
  • Professor Karina Butler, UCD Professor of Clinical Paediatrics and infectious disease specialist at Children’s Health Ireland - Evolving issues in paediatrics: Kawasaki Disease and Toxic Shock

From our Faculty of Pathology event on 30 April 2020

  • Dr Cillian De Gascun, Director, National Virus Reference Laboratory & Chair, Coronavirus Expert Advisory Group, whose talk is entitled Building laboratory capacity in the setting of a Pandemic: is not the ideal time
  • Dr Una Ní Riain, Consultant Microbiologist, Galway University Hospital, whose talk is entitled Introduction of Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in a Hospital Clinical Laboratory
  • Dr Mary Keogan, Consultant Immunologist, Beaumont Hospital Dublin & National Clinical Lead for Pathology, whose talk is entitled Antibodies to SARS CoV-2: the good, the bad and the ugly
  • Dr Clive Kilgallen, Consultant Histopathologist, Sligo University Hospital & Chair, Histopathology Working group, Faculty of Pathology RCPI, whose talk is entitled Autopsy recommendations during the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Professor William Gallagher, Chair, HSE Laboratory R&D Product Solutions Group; Director, UCD Conway Institute, whose talk is entitled How Academic & Industrial Networks May Contribute to SARS-CoV-2 Testing Response

From our event on 29 April 2020

  • Older Adults and COVID-19 - Dr Siobhan Kennelly, National Clinical Lead, National Clinical Programme for Older Persons
  • Irish Residential Care Facilities and COVID-19 - Professor Sean Kennelly, Geriatrician, Tallaght University Hospital
  • End of Life Care - Professor Karen Ryan, Palliative Care, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Use of Frailty Assessment - Professor Shaun O'Keeffe, Geriatrician, Galway University Hospitals
  • Case Presentations from the Mater Hospital - Dr Tara McGinty, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

From our event on 22 April 2020

  • Professor Richard Costello, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Beaumont Hospital RCSI; Vice President of RCPI; Consultant Respiratory Medicine - ACCORD: Update on data and outcomes
  • Professor Sean Dinneen, National Lead for the Diabetes Clinical Programme; Senior Lecturer in Medicine, NUI Galway; Consultant Endocrinologist - Covid-19 and Diabetic Care in Ireland
  • Professor Paddy Mallon, Professor of Microbial Diseases, UCD School of Medicine; Consultant in Infectious Diseases, and Dr Eoin Feeney, Consultant in Infectious Diseases - Clinical Update from IDSI - Epidemiology and case based discussions

From our event on 15 April 2020

  • Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health - Organisation of the National Response
  • Professor Kevin Wilson, Professor, Boston University School of Medicine; Chief, Documents & Patient Education, American Thoracic Society - Developing consensus guidelines for treating Covid-19
  • Professor Eleanor Molloy, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, Trinity College Dublin; Consultant Neonatologist and Paediatrician, Children's Health Ireland at Tallaght and Crumlin and Coombe University Hospital - Immunology of Covid-19 Infection: Lessons from Paediatrics
  • Professor Paul Moynagh, Department Head, Maynooth University Department of Biology - Serological Testing in Covid-19

From our event on 8 April 2020

  • Dr Jennifer Donnelly, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Rotunda Hospital on Covid-19 in pregnancy
  • Dr Deirdre Morley, ICU Consultant in the Royal Free Hospital, London, on ICU: The London experience
  • Professor Anthony O’Regan, Dean of the Institute of Medicine and Consultant in Respiratory and Internal Medicine in University Hospital Galway, on NIV non intensivist
  • Dr Catherine Fleming, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Galway, on clinical cases and status

From our event on 1 April 2020

  • Professor David N. Fisman, Infectious Diseases Physician and Professor of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada, on Modelling the spread of COVID-19
  • Professor John Laffey, Professor of Anaesthesia at the School of Medicine, NUI, and a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Galway University Hospitals, on Pathophysiology and Management of Acute Respiratory Failure in COVID-19
  • Dr Siobhán O'Sullivan, Chief Bioethics Officer, An Roinn Sláinte/ Department of Health on an Ethical Framework for Decision-Making in a Pandemic
  • Professor Richard Costello, Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at Beaumont Hospital Dublin and Director of Research at RCPI on The Beaumont Hospital Respiratory Department response to COVID-19

From our event on 25 March 2020

  • Professor Luke O’Neill, professor of Biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, on "Covid 19: Pathogenesis and impact on clinical presentations and therapeutic considerations"
  • Dr Catherine Fleming, consultant in infectious diseases and National Specialty Director of Infectious Diseases at RCPI, on “Clinical Update from the front line in Ireland"
  • Dr Oisin O'Connell, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Interventional Pulmonologist, on "Lessons from other countries: From Suppression to Herd Immunity"

From our event on 18 March 2020

  • Prof Colm Bergin, Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases, St James’s Hospital, Dublin and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin - Latest update epidemiology
  • Dr Aoife Cotter, Consultant in Infectious Diseases at the Mater Misericordiae and St Vincent’s University Hospitals- Clinical presentation and management
  • Dr John Bates, Dean, Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine - Role of ICU in Management
  • Dr Fiona Cianci, Specialist in Public Health Medicine working at HPSC - Public Health Response
  • Dr Cillian De Gascun, Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory and Chair of the HSE’s Coronavirus Expert Advisory Group - Lab Diagnosis: what we need to know
  • Dr Lynda Sisson, Dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland - Exposure to COVID-19: A guide for healthcare workers
  • Dr Breda Smyth, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, HSE - What can we expect - modelling

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