Online EU-US Conference on Long COVID

Date & Time 13 December 2022
Location Virtual Event

Registration is now open for the European Commission’s online, half-day conference on Long Covid.

This online conference aims to shed light on perspectives for addressing long COVID in the EU and the United States of America. It will bring together experts from medical, public health, and health economics disciplines as well as representatives of patient organisations and policymakers.

Emerging evidence suggests that as many as 1 in 8 people who recover from COVID-19 will experience debilitating symptoms lasting much longer than expected, leading to an impaired quality of life. A wide range of physical and psychological symptoms, including fatigue, shortness of breath, depression, headaches and/or dizziness, have been reported by individuals at least 12 weeks following a SARS-CoV-2 infection. While the risk of developing post-COVID condition appears to be greater among older individuals with pre-existing conditions who were admitted to hospital because of COVID-19, studies have shown how it is also prevalent among previously healthy, young people who experienced mild to no symptoms when they first contracted the virus.

Building on the ongoing research and response activities in both the European Union and the United States of America, this conference will bring together renowned experts to:

  1. Exchange experiences and knowledge on research, treatment and health systems’ response
  2. Identify key challenges and knowledge gaps

Learn more and register here.