COVID-19: Update for Clinicians

Watch live: An essential update on COVID-19 for clinicians

Presented by the Institute of Medicine, RCPI | Book now to watch the live webinar

This COVID-19 clinical update, which will be broadcast live as a webinar, is an opportunity to hear updates on immune-pathogenesis, clinical care, and international responses.

The event will be chaired by Professor Anthony O'Regan, Dean of the Institute of Medicine at RCPI, and is hosted by Professor Mary Horgan, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

Speaking at the event will be:

  • Professor Luke O’Neill, professor of Biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, whose talk is entitled "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, whose talk is entitled “Clinical Update from the front line in Ireland"
  • Dr Oisin O'Connell, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Interventional Pulmonologist, whose talk is entitled "Lessons from other countries: From Suppression to Herd Immunity"

Who can view the webinar?

This live event is only open to Members and Fellows of RCPI, doctors on RCPI training programmes, doctors on RCPI Professional Competence Schemes.

You must be "in good standing" in order to register, i.e. you must be up to date with you membership and/or Professional Competence fees.

Please note, our website will be down for essential maintenance between 6pm and 11pm GMT on Tuesday 24 March. You will be able to register outside these hours.

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 our virtual learning environment, RCPI Brightspace.

To get access to our full archive of COVID-19 lectures, simply click here - There is no cost.

A link to these online recordings has been shared with all postgraduate medical training bodies in Ireland.

Submit your questions for the panel in advance

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.

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 COVID-19: Update for Clinicians. Click on this.
  • Go to Watch Live

Note, the webinar will only become available to watch at 5pm on the day, but we recommend logging in ten minutes ahead of time.

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