Masterclass Telemedicine

CPD Credits2

Exploring the area of telemedicine

15 September 2020

This Masterclass will exploring the growing area of telemedicine. You will hear updates on topics such as the use of technology during the COVID-19 pandemic, how to maintain rapport during virtual consultations and the use of telemedicine in the delivery of genetic and genomic care.

About this event 

This Masterclass will explore the area of remotely caring for patients using the latest technology. The session will be chaired by Dr John Ryan.

You will hear from: 

  • Dr Ronan Kavanagh, consultant rheumatologist and Director of dotMD conference - Telemedicine during the Covid 19 pandemic and beyond
  • Dr Samantha Doyle, Consultant Clinical Geneticist and Genomicist, Birmingham Women’s Hospital - An example of how telemedicine is facilitating delivery of genetic and genomic care across the West Midlands through a global pandemic
  • Michael Comyn, Founder, The Fearless Organisation - Maintaining Rapport and Credibility in the online environment
  • Dr Danny Costello, Consultant Neurologist, CUH
  • Harry Moseley, former CIO & Managing Director for KPMG, Global Chief Information Officer, Zoom 
  • Ron Emerson, former member of the board of Directors for the American Telemedicine Association and Chair of the Industry Council, Global Healthcare Lead, Zoom 


Registration starts at 5.00pm and the Masterclass starts at 5.30pm sharp.

All healthcare professionals are welcome to attend. This Masterclass will be delivered via webinar.

Can't attend? Recordings will be available to watch online afterwards

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.

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 Masterclass Telemedicine - 15 September 2020. 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

Click here for the Android Zoom app

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.

Please note: You must be "in good standing" in order to register for this event, i.e. you must be up to date with your membership and/or Professional Competence fees.

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