The International Society for Vaccines (ISV) is please collaborate with MJH Life Sciences to present a webinar on the topic ‘The Post COVID-19 Condition: Best Practices on Management for Clinicians and Patients’.
Among the most troubling outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the thousands of reports of patients living with post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) or “long COVID” weeks, even months, after testing positive for the virus. These patients continue to experience a smattering of persistent symptoms, from fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, and shortness of breath to joint pain, heart inflammation, sleep issues, and more.
What is known about these prolonged health consequences? What does the spectrum of recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection look like across varying populations? What is the underlying biological cause? Does the COVID-19 vaccine have any effect on these lingering symptoms? And, perhaps most importantly, how can clinicians help in the management of these patients?
Tune in on Wednesday 8 September at 17:30 BST for this free webinar, where an expert panel will talk through these questions and more.
Moderator: Nathalie MacDermott MBBCH PhD, Academic Clinical Lecturer in Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases), King’s College London
- Akiko Iwasaki PhD, Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Iwasaki will be discussing the underlying immunopathogenesis of Long COVID/PASC, as well as the potential role of vaccination in mitigating the effects.
- Michael Zandi MA MB BChir PhD FRCP, Consultant Neurologist, Institute of Neurology, University College London. Dr. Zandi’s presentation will focus on the neurological aspects of long COVID with a particular focus on cognitive dysfunction.
- Valeria Iodice PhD, Consultant Neurologist, Honorary Associate Professor, Institute of Neurology, University College London
- Robert Bell MRCP PhD, Principal Research Fellow, Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London. Drs. Iodice and Bell will deliver a joint presentation on autonomic dysfunction aspects of Long COVID with an emphasis on autonomic cardiac dysfunction.
- David Putrino PhD, Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Dr. Putrino will be leading a talk on rehabilitation options for patients with Long COVID.
Registration is free. Register online here.