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Over 230 participants in RHN’s first online webinar for clinical professionals



2 July 2020

Over 230 participants in RHN’s first online webinar for clinical professionals

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for the RHN on many fronts. Several of our planned educational events and lectures were sadly cancelled due to social distancing and lockdown measures put in place by the hospital.

Looking to adapt to circumstance and allow as many people as possible to benefit from the expertise of staff at the RHN, our research teams made the decision to make our lectures available digitally as webinars.

Our first open lecture ‘an assessment of emergence from PDOC’ was run by Amy Pundole, clinical lead speech and language therapist at the RHN. The lecture was a free event and explored updates on Amy’s ongoing PhD project.

The webinar was hugely successful, seeing over 400 people register for the event and over 230 people tune in from across the globe, including as far as Australia, the USA and Qatar.

“There is a wealth of experience at the RHN and many of our staff are specialist in their fields. I’m glad we are able to share their knowledge and skills with others during this time. Based on the success of this lecture, we are planning on making the lectures a routine fixture of our educational offering,” said Dr Sophie Duport, Associate Director of Research.

An assessment of emergence from PDOC is available to watch for free on our YouTube channel.

The RHN also offers a range of free and paid lectures, courses and training for clinical professionals.