March 2021 Cross Specialty Research Team Live Event Flyer

Evolving trends in vulnerabilities and unequal impact in COVID-19

The Cross Specialty Research Team at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
(EKHUFT) would like to kindly invite all to their next Live webinar event on Friday 5th March
at 17.30-19.30 GMT. This is the 3rd event in a live innovation series focused on sharing
insight and understanding of vulnerable communities and active research, which supports
an improved awareness of issues affecting them. These research events are chaired by Dr
Mohamed Sakel, FRCP, (Consultant Director Neuro-Rehabilitation Service) and hosted by Mr
Sashi Kommu, FEBU, FRCSUrol (Consultant Urological Surgeon) in the Innovation Centre at
Kent and Canterbury Hospital. On this occasion, the event will be introduced by Rosie
Duffield MP (Canterbury) and welcomes Professor Mala Rao OBE, as our keynote speaker,
who will talk about what COVID-19 has revealed about Racism in Medicine. Professor Rao is
the Medical Adviser for NHS England (NHSE) Workforce Race Equality Strategy (WRES)
Implementation Team and a Senior Clinical Fellow in the Department of Primary Care and Public
Health, Imperial College London. Professor Dr Anton Emmanuel (FRCP) will be speaking
about his role as the appointed National Clinical Lead for the NHSE WRES standard. We are
also delighted that the Chair of the British Medical Association (BMA), Dr Chaand Nagpaul,
CBE, FRCGP, will speak on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable BAME
communities, health care workers and services. Other guest speakers include Mr Ahmed
Aftab, FRCS, (Consultant Eye Surgeon) and Karen Saunders (ARC KSS PhD student) who will
both be presenting updates on currently active research projects. The event also includes
contributions from the Reverend Mike Walling (Chairperson – Ethnic Minority Independent
Council in Canterbury), Mr Nitin Shrotri (Consultant Surgeon and BMA member) and 2
academics from the US.

The event will be broadcast live using Cisco Webex video software
and can be accessed on the day by using the following e-link:
Meeting number 174 186 9281 Password VbMYdDZQ382

[Cisco Webex is the video software used by EKHUFT. This software is available for free
download to all pc systems from the internet. Individuals then simply register for a free
account and are then able to access Cisco meetings].

The Cross Specialty Research Team invite you to follow their team Twitter account which
shares all upcoming event information @CrossSpecialty