RCP childrens Christmas lecture 2021: Drugs and Bugs

Wednesday 22 December 2021
15:00 - 16:00

This year’s childrens Christmas lecture will be delivered by Dr Sheuli Porkess, Vice President of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine.

Aimed at 12-18 year olds, students, children, grandchildren, and family friends are encouraged to watch this lecture live from home and engage in the Q&A session.

In this lecture Dr Porkess will explain how medicines can be used to fight diseases caused by bugs, why antibiotic resistance is an issue and what you, as a young person can do to help.  She will then go onto discuss why not all bugs are bad and how some help us treat diseases.

Programme and registration

  • 15:00 - Welcome and introduction Dr Andrew Goddard, president, Royal College of Physicians
  • 15:05 - Drugs and Bugs Dr Sheuli Porkess, Vice-President, FPM
  • 15:50 - Question and answer session
  • 16:00 - Close of webinar