The International Society for Respiratory Protection

2020 Webinar Series

The Role of Respiratory Protection in Response to Coronavirus

2020.12.03 2:30 - 5:00 PM GMT | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET

European Response to SARS-Cov2 (COVID-19) Outbreak (free)

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This online master class will provide attendees with an increased understanding of the response to the SARS-Cov2 outbreak within Europe, as well as on the latest procedures and technologies that can be used to mitigate biological hazards such as SARS-Cov2. Case studies from our keynote speakers, along with an interactive Q&A panel session will highlight the current best practices and lessons learned from the current outbreak. Invited speakers include representatives of the UK Health & Safety Executive, the Italian healthcare service and leading members from the European RPE Industry.

Time UK (CET) Presentation


Name (Affiliation)

14:30 (15:30) 1 (10 mins)

Introduction and Opening Remarks

Section Chair

14:40 (15:40)

2 (30 mins)

Basics of Microbiology (Virus’ – What are they?)

Dr. Brian Crook and  Dr Catherine Makison-Booth (HSE)

15:10 (16:10)

3 (30 mins)

Healthcare pandemic preperation and response – “The Front-Line View”

Dr. Vincenzo Puro - Spallanzani"-IRCCS, Rome  (Italy)

15:40 (16:40) 4 (30 mins)

“One Size Doesn’t Fit All - CV19 RPE Protection Technologies – Fit Testing (Lessons Learned)

Karen Long (RPA Ltd)

16:10 (17:10)

5 (30 mins)

Face Coverings and Respirators - Don't call them Face Masks

Dr. Mike Williams Board Member - International Society for Respiratory Protection

16:40 (17:40)

6 (15 mins)

Interactive CV-19 Panel Discussion (Q&A)

All Speakers

16:55 (17:55) 7 (5 mins) Closing Remarks / Wrap Up Section Chair

Outcome: At the end of the Master Class attendees will:

  • Appreciate the types of, and risk from, virus’ such as SARS-CoV2, including pathways and symptoms.
  • Understand RPE response measures to SARS-CoV2 protection including exhale valve and fit testing requirements, along with lessons learned from the current outbreak.
  • Have an awareness of the Industrial response and requirements to support the SARS-Cov2 outbreak response.
  • By way of case studies have an increased knowledge of the latest RPE technologies used in the protection against SARS-Cov2

Requests for Certificates of Completion may be made to .

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