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About the event

Long COVID is a term to describe the long-term health effects of COVID-19 that persist for weeks or months after the typical convalescence period of the illness. In addition, significant short-term disruptions in care delivery were observed during the pandemic, which may have long-term consequences in morbidity and survival implications for patients and otherwise healthy individuals.

The Swiss Re Institute hosted an Expert Forum on secondary COVID-19 impacts and invited leading experts to talk about the latest insights and findings of ongoing long-term secondary COVID-19-related health research. The experts addressed the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of the most common lasting symptoms of COVID-19 and presented their view on long-term consequences of patients affected by deferred acute treatments and preventive diagnostics and in individuals suffering from mental health difficulties during extended lockdown periods.

Agenda, presentations & recordings - Day 1

Time (CET)

Session No./Recordings

Topic

Presentations

Expert

14:00

Intro - Recording

Introduction and welcome

Direct longterm impacts of the pandemic

Christoph Nabholz, Head Life & Behaviour R&D, Swiss Re Institute and Nora Leonardi, L&H Research & Development Manager, Swiss Re

14:10

1

Long-haulers and chronic fatigue

Trends in fatigue due to Secondary COVID Syndrome

Michael Sharpe, Professor of Psychological Medicine, University of Oxford

14:40

2

COVID-heart I

Research into the effects of COVID-19 on the heart

James Moon, Clinical Director, Cardiac Imaging, Barts Heart Centre 

15:10

 

Break

   

15:30

3 - Recording

COVID-heart II

Heart involvement in COVID-19: What is the risk of long term consequences?

Patricia Pellikka, Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic

16:00

4 - Recording

Post-hospitalization

Recovery rates, re-hospitalization, age, diseases

Ashwani Bhatia, Chief Medical Officer, BayCare Clinic

16:30

5

COVID-lung

Trends in lung fibrosis following COVID-19 infection

Gisli Jenkins, Professor of Experimental Medicine, University of Nottingham

17:00

6 - Recording

Boston University collaboration

COVID-19 mortality across sociodemographic and health characteristics

Andrew Stokes, Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health

17:30

 

Closing day 1

   

17:40

 

End of event

   

Agenda, presentations & recordings - Day 2

Time (CET)

Session No./Recordings

Topic

Presentations

Expert

14:00

Intro - Recording

Introduction and welcome

Disrupted preventive/chronic care and mental health

Florian Rechfeld, Life & Health R&D Manager, Swiss Re Institute

14:10

1 - Recording

Mental health I

Pediatric impact

Heather Haq, Chief Medical Officer, Baylor College of Medicine

14:40

2 - Recording

Mental health II

Impact of lockdowns, quarantine and self-isolation on mental health

Tom Heffernan, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University

15:10

3 - Recording

Cancer I

Cancer screening delay

Holly Hartman, Doctoral Candidate, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

15:40

4 - Recording

Cancer II

Cancer treatment disruption

Erika Ruiz-Garcia, Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology and Chief, Translational Medicine Laboratory, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia

16:10

 

Break

   

16:20

5

Mental health III

PTSD in medical workers

Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, King's College London

16:50

6 - Recording

Pandemic positives

Global public health impacts of COVID-19

Nicola Charlton, UW R&D Senior Medical Officer, Swiss Re (Moderation)
Heather Haq, Chief Medical Officer, Baylor College of Medicine

17:35

Closing - Recording

Closing day 2

   

17:45

 

End of event

   

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