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Perspectives on Long COVID and work - Online Summit

 Registration is closed for this event


A half day aiming to clarify dilemmas in clinical and non-clinical practice relating to Long COVID, a complex new condition, and place it in a societal context.

-  What are the best current clinical approaches to improve functional capacity?

-  How can we link with the NHS offer, better?

-  What are current gaps in research?

-  What critical actions are now required?

Target audience – Clinicians, HR leads, Long COVID patients and policy leads

£25 to attend. Free for Long COVID patients - contact for joining link.

2.00pm Welcome Professor Ewan Macdonald OBE, University of Glasgow

Chair: President of The Society of Occupational Medicine, Professor Anne Harriss 

2.15pm The size of the problem - why is Long COVID important?

Dr Nisreen Alwan, University of Southampton 

2.30pm What is Long COVID?

-  Dr Clare Rayner - clinical perspectives from a multidisciplinary view

-  Lesley Macniven - Long COVID support 

-  Dr David Strain - BMA

-  Dr David Putrino - Mt Sinai, Head of Rehab - A US perspective - 

3.15pm Government, NHS offer 

Alex Norris MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Public Health 

Cathy Hassel, Director of Clinical Policy, Quality and Operations, Medical Directorate, NHS England and NHS Improvement


3.45pm Perspectives on return to work with Long COVID - 10 minutes

-  An Occupational Medicine perspective - Dr Tony Williams 

-  Rehabilitation perspectives - Dr John Etherington

-  Physiotherapy perspectives - Colette Owen

-  VR perspectives on early intervention - Deborah Edwards 

4.25pm What are the research gap and next steps?

Panel discussion with Prof Ewan Macdonald, Prof Anne Harriss, Dame Clare Gerada, Dame Carol Black.

4.45pm Close

£25 (you will be emailed a Zoom link to join)

Download our COVID-19 return to work guide: For recovering workers here

March 29th, 2021 2:00 PM   to   4:45 PM
Event Fee £ 25.00