Long-Term Health Effects of COVID-19
Thursday, April 1, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM EDT
The New York Academy of Sciences
A growing population of COVID-19 patients report lingering effects of the infection, even after primary symptoms have resolved. This condition estimated to affect up to 25% of patients, termed Long COVID or Long-Haul COVID, has not yet been formally defined. Further, scientists cannot accurately predict which patients will become COVID “Long Haulers” despite the severity of illness or other demographic factors. This 75-minute webinar will explore the symptoms and epidemiology of Long COVID, with a focus on current knowledge of demographics, risk factors, and prognosis.
In This Webinar, You’ll Learn
- What are the Long-term effects of COVID-19;
- Ongoing medical, psychological and rehabilitation needs for Long COVID patients;
- Current research study groups and international collaborations; and,
- Planned clinical trials to determine best practices for patient care
Avindra Nath, MD
National Institutes of Health
Avindra Nath, MD, is a neuroimmunologist who serves as Clinical Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Director of the Translational Neuroscience Center and Chief of the Section of Infections of the Nervous System at the National Institutes of Health. His research focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of retroviral infections of the nervous system and the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for these diseases. His previous work on HIV-associated dementias (HAND) has been an important foundation for scientists who are now studying COVID-19 “Long-Haulers”.
Natalie Lambert, PhD
Natalie Lambert, PhD, works to understand the multitude of ways in which COVID-19 impacts patients’ health. Her COVID-19 Health Lab focuses on understanding how health factors affect COVID-19 outcomes and clinical care of long-term or novel COVID-19 symptoms. She has partnered with Survivor Corps, a grassroots movement focused on COVID-19 Survivor research and education, to conduct research on “Long Haulers”, helping to identify over 98 symptoms of Long COVID.