Institute of Medicine: Covid-19: Back to the Future

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Institute of Medicine: COVID-19: Back to the Future

26 January 2022 | 5pm - 7pm | Webinar

About this event

This webinar is an opportunity to hear updates on the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic including the fourth round of vaccinations in Israel, the latest on the Omicron variant and the role that Antivirals will play going forward.

Speakers and Topics

President Prof Mary Horgan will open the event, welcoming and introducing chairs and speakers.

The webinar will be co-chaired by Prof Horgan and Dean of the Institute of Medicine Prof Anthony O’Regan.

  • Dr Tal Brosh, Assuta Ashdod University "COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Israel - what have we learned?"
  • Prof Paddy Mallon, St Vincents University Hospital & UCD "Understanding new variants: Omicron and more"
  • Prof Colm Bergin, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College "Update on Managing Acute Covid-19: Role of Antivirals"
  • Dr Catherine Fleming, Galway University Hospital "Clinical Cases"

 These talks will be followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A session.

This event is free for all attendees. Note: this educational material is for a medical audience only.

Dr Tal Brosh-Nissimov

Dr Brosh-Nissimov is the head of the Infectious Diseases unit in the Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital, Ashdod, Israel, and a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Ben Gurion University in the Negev.

Dr Brosh-Nissimov received his MD at the Tel Aviv University in 1998 and later completed his residencies in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. He has served in the Israeli Defense forces as a medical officer as an expert in CBRN medicine, specializing in biowarfare, bioterrorism and epidemic countermeasures.

Since 2010, Dr Brosh-Nissimov serves as the secretary of the advisory committee on epidemic control in the Israeli Ministry of Health, which has become the professional board for COVID-19 response. In addition, he is a co-chairman of the Advisory board on COVID-19 vaccines and is involved in the Israeli vaccination campaigns.

Dr Catherine Fleming

Dr Fleming graduated from UCD in 1990 and subsequently trained in Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Centre and received a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. She was appointed as the first Consultant in Infectious Disease in Galway University Hospital in 2004 and has established a comprehensive clinical service comprising general ID, HIV, sexual health, TB, hepatitis B and most recently COVID. She is the Co-Lead of the Infectious Diseases Clinical Care Program with a focus on COVID diagnosis and management in the past 12 months.

How to join this webinar

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:

  • Log in to with your username and password (the same credentials used to book this event)
  • Click on the link for RCPI Brightspace
  • In your list of courses you will see "Institute of Medicine: Covid-19: Back to the Future" - Click on this.
  • Click on "Join the Live Webinar" - This will launch Zoom, the system we are using for live webinars

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

If you're joining the webinar on a computer you can use the Zoom desktop website. You do not need to download the Zoom app - if you see a pop up message about the app, you can dismiss this.

The Zoom website functions best on Google Chrome.

When you click on the link for "Join the Live Webinar" you will see a message asking you to open Zoom. Click on “Open Zoom”.

You will then be asked for your name and email address. Once you’ve entered these details, click on “Join Webinar”.

If you’re joining on a mobile device

If you're watching the webinar on a mobile device you will need to download the Zoom app. To save time on the day, we recommend downloading the app in advance:

Click here for the iOS Zoom app

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When you open the Zoom app click on “Join a Meeting”. You will need to enter the meeting ID number. The ID number for this week's event will be sent to you via email beforehand.

You can find additional help with joining Zoom webinars here.

How to submit questions to the panel

Before the event

If you have any questions for our panel please email them to and we will endeavour to have these answered as part of the event. Alternatively, you can submit questions via Twitter @RCPI_news.

During the event

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.

To submit questions to the panel:

  • Open the Q&A window in Zoom while you are watching the live event
  • Type your question into the Q&A box and click Send
  • Check Send Anonymously if you do not want your name attached to your question in the Q&A

It may not be possible to answer all questions we receive.