CDC COCA Call: Treating Long COVID: Clinician Experience with Post-Acute COVID-19 Care – Thursday, January 28

“For some people, the effects of COVID-19 can last well beyond the immediate illness. Patients and clinicians across the United States are reporting long-term effects of COVID-19, commonly referred to as long COVID. Symptoms may include cognitive difficulties, fatigue, and shortness of breath. In some patients, critical illness from COVID-19 may be the cause of persistent symptoms, but many patients with long-term effects had mild or asymptomatic acute COVID-19 infection. During this COCA Call, presenters will share their firsthand experiences with treating long COVID, focusing on the pulmonary, neurologic, and psychological aspects. They will also describe their experiences with establishing clinics that provide care for patients with these long-term effects.

If you are unable to attend the live COCA Call, the recording will be available for viewing on the COCA Call webpage a few hours after the live event ends. The slide set will be available on the day of the call under “Call Materials” on the COCA Call webpageFree Continuing Education (CE) will be offered for this COCA Call.  Advanced registration is not required.

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

A few minutes before the webinar starts, please click on the Zoom link below to join:

Passcode: 594536

Activity Specific Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following—

  • Identify signs and symptoms of long COVID which occur after the acute phase of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  • Identify potential multidisciplinary teams for patient care.
  • Describe common challenges to post-acute COVID-19 care.
  • Describe examples of patient-centered, interdisciplinary post-acute COVID-19 care.

COCA Call Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following—

  • Cite background information on the topic covered during the presentation.
  • Discuss CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
  • Describe the topic’s implications for clinicians.
  • Discuss concerns and/or issues related to preparedness for and/or response to urgent public health threats.
  • Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in cooperation with patients, communities, at-risk populations, and other members of an interprofessional team of health care providers.


Alfonso C Hernandez-Romieu, MD, MPH

LCDR, U.S. Public Health Service

Sequelae Unit, Clinical Team

COVID-19 Response

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jennifer Possick, MD

Associate Professor, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

Yale University School of Medicine

Allison Navis, MD

Assistant Professor, Division Neuro-Infectious Diseases

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Mount Sinai Health System”

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