For more information about the event, including the agenda and meeting materials, please visit the Unraveling Links Between Chronic Inflammation and Long COVID: Current State, Challenges, and Opportunities archive page at https://epi.grants.cancer.gov/events/inflammation-long-covid.
The Unraveling Links Between Chronic Inflammation and Long COVID: Current State, Challenges, and Opportunities virtual workshop will be held on September 19, 20, and 21, 2023. This meeting is open to the public and free to attend, but registration is required to access the event virtually.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued for over two years, the number of patients who continue to suffer long-term effects after their initial infection is growing. These patients have been termed as “long haulers” as they are suffering from “long COVID.” Patients with long COVID present a wide range of signs and symptoms and varying degrees of severity, and the conditions can last for weeks, months, or longer. Lingering loss of smell and taste, hearing loss, extreme fatigue, and brain fog are the most common sequelae that persist, but cardiovascular problems, persistent respiratory problems, muscle weakness, and other neurological issues have all been documented in patients suffering from long COVID.
Another major problem is the lack of clear guidelines for the diagnosis of “a long COVID.” Although some studies have suggested prolonged inflammation after SARS-CoV-2 infection may be responsible for long COVID, the mechanisms involved are still not clear. There is an urgent need to bring experts who are working on COVID-related responses in various organs together to gain an understanding of the wide effects of COVID on the body after initial infection with the virus.
This workshop aims to bring together multi-disciplinary experts to highlight the latest research on long COVID and chronic inflammation that might be related to the persistent effects of the infection.
Trans-NIH Chronic Inflammation Working Group
If you require special arrangements or accommodations to fully participate in this meeting, please contact ICF at email@example.com at least 10 business days before the meeting to discuss your needs.