Presented by the RCPI Heritage Centre, this online seminar will look at the quest for a COVID-19 vaccine, the hopes, hesitancy and history of vaccinations, and the lessons learned from the war on disease.
You will hear from expert speakers including Prof Luke O'Neill who will discuss the prospects for finding a vaccine for COVID-19. You will also hear from Dr Ida Milne, a specialist in medical history and Dr Anne Moore, Senior lecturer in biochemistry and cell biology who will ask if we will ever learn when it comes to vaccinations for epidemics and pandemics. Harriet Wheelock, Keeper of Collections at RCPI will take a look at smallpox and the introduction of vaccinations to Ireland.
The seminar will be followed by a questions and answers session.
The seminar will be chaired by Prof Karina Butler, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Chair of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee
'The most terrible of all the ministers of death': Smallpox and the introduction of vaccination to Ireland - delivered by Harriet Wheelock, Keeper of Collections, RCPI
Vaccination for epidemics and pandemics; do we ever learn? - delivered by Dr Ida Milne, Specialist in Medical History and Dr Anne Moore, Senior lecturer in biochemistry and cell biology, University College Cork
COVID-19: current prospects for therapeutics and vaccines - delivered by Prof Luke O'Neill, Professor of biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin
This seminar will be followed by a questions and answers session.
This event is a benefit of your Membership and Fellowship and is FREE for RCPI Trainees, Licentiates, Members and Fellows, healthcare professionals and the general public.
Prof Luke O'Neill, Professor of biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, will share his insights on when we might see a vaccination for Covid-19.
Prof Karina Butler, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Chair of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee
Dr Ida Milne, Specialist in Medical History, Carlow College
Dr Anne Moore, Senior lecturer in biochemistry and cell biology, University College Cork
Harriet Wheelock, Keeper of Collections at RCPI
First, you must book your place at the webinar on this web page. On the day, you must sign into our virtual learning environment RCPI Brightspace.
On the day of the event, the steps are:
Note, the webinar will only become available to watch at 5pm on the day, but we recommend logging in ten minutes ahead of time.
To join this webinar on Zoom you will need a computer (Windows or Apple) or mobile device with internet access and speakers.
If you're joining on a computer
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We are now using Zoom to broadcast our live webinars. When you open Zoom to watch the live webinar you will be able to submit questions to the panel during the event.
It may not be possible to answer all questions we receive.
There are limited places available for the live webinar. If you are unable to book a place, you will be able to watch videos of all of the talks on Panopto, our video sharing platform.