Back Long-COVID: ready to face the present and future impact of the pandemic? - 4 May 2022

After more than one year inside the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, it has now become clear that, for a important proportion of individuals affected by CoViD-19, significant clinical manifestations can persist after the first weeks of the acute symptomatic phase, with a heterogeneous complex of subacute and chronic symptoms that preclude a full return to the previous state of health. This persistence of symptoms, which can affect subjects of any age and with varying severity of the acute disease, has been recognized as a specific clinical entity, called Long-CoViD. Although the width of the symptomatology represents a challenge in terms of clinical definition and epidemiology, this condition has a significant clinical impact. The management of Long-CoViD requires special measures and funding and dedicated pathways of diagnosis and assistance, based on a multidisciplinary approach.

The webinar aims to describe the current Italian situation regarding specific aspects of Long-CoViD condition and specialist medical areas involved in the management of this syndrome.

The webinar will specifically deal with issues related to the organization of Long-CoViD services, the effect of vaccination on the Long-CoViD condition, gender medicine and specific clinical aspects related to this condition.