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Long COVID: Impact on Patients, Workers and Sciety      COVID Cartoons - Animated Gif
   Massachusetts Nurses Association
Kentucky Rural Health Association
Long COVID's Impact on
Patients, Workers & Society

Nov. 1, 2023

 Past  Health Watch USAsm



Infection Control
Today Conference


(No Charge)

Health Watch USA Long COVID 2023 Webinar
   Continuing Education
Speaker's Bios  Agenda
COVID-19 Resource Button
2022 White Paper: Frontline Worker Safety in the
Age of COVID-19: A Global Perspective

2021 White Paper: COVID-19 Lessons Learned:
A Global Perspective

2020 White Paper: COVID 19: Through the Eyes
of the Frontline 
Online Continuing Education Available


2022 Conference Online Continuing Education
(Accrediated through Dec. 31, 2023)

Frontline Worker Safety in the Age of COVID-19:
A Global Perspective

Physician - Category I AMA Credits and Corresponding Kentucky Board Accreditation: Nursing, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Respiratory and Occupational Therapy. Approximately 6 credit hours.
Souther Kentucky AHEC Course:

ANCC approval for 6.0 Credit Hours (total for two 3 hour enduring courses).
2022 ANCC CEU Course Part 1 (

2022 ANCC CEU Course Part 2 (



Program Resources


Long COVID prevalence and impact on quality of life 2 years after acute COVID-19   
Pfizer: The Challenges of Defining, Understanding, and Addressing Long COVID. Seven Hypotheses on Long COVID's Causes.

High-dimensional characterization of post-acute sequelae of COVID-19. Nature. April 2021.
Post-acute sequelae of COVID-19: understanding and addressing the burden of multisystem manifestations
Post-COVID-19 Condition (PCC)

Long-term cardiovascular outcomes of COVID-19. Naturemedicine. Feb. 7, 2022.

Long COVID after breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infection. Naturemedicine. May 25, 2022.
Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection Research Square. Jun. 17, 2022.
70% of COVID-19 Cases Transmitted By Children
Long Covid Is Keeping Significant Numbers of People Out of Work, Study Finds. New York Times. Jan. 23, 2023.


(No Charge)

Webinar Introduction
Kevin T. Kavanagh, MD, MS

Ambassador Beborah BirxAmbassador Deborah Birx, MD,
  past White House Coronavirus Coordinator. Presentation: "Impact of Long COVID on the United States. "

Pam Belluck, New York Times Reporter -- Presentation: "How Long COVID is affecting people's jobs and their needs at work."
Peter Hotez, MD, PhDPeter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine. will present on "Global Vaccines and Vaccinations: The Science vs The Anti-science."
Dr. Eleni Iasonidou, MDEleni Iasonidou, MD,  Pediatrician, Founder of Long Covid Greece and a one of the very first Greek representatives to join Long Covid Kids." Presentation: "Long Covid: A pediatrician’s view as a patient and doctor."

Georgios Pappas, MD, PhDGeorgios Pappas, MD, PhD, Physician, Researcher and Advocate. Specializing on zoonoses and preparedness against deliberate and natural outbreaks/ epidemics – Presentation: "Combating Disinformation regarding  COVID-19 and Long COVID."
Jane Thomason, MSPH, CIH, Industrial Hygienist, National Nurses United & California Nurses Association -- Presentation: "The impact of Long COVID on Nurses."  
Greg Vanichkachorn, MD, MPHGreg Vanichkachorn, MD, MPH, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Mayo Clinic-- Presentation: "Symptoms, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with Long COVID." 
Dr. Wilmore Webley, PhD, University of Massachusetts, -- Presentation: "The effectiveness of vaccines to prevent Long COVID." 
Brian T. Walitt, MD, MPHBrian T. Walitt, MD, MPH, Clinician with the NIH's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. -- Presentation: "Exploring the Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 at the National Institutes of Health."  
Closing Remarkes & Summary by Past Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, MD and Kevin Kavanagh, MD, MS. 


Conference Objectives/Outcomes

After attending the sessions about Long COVID, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the manifestations of Long COVID in different age groups.
  • Discuss the different presentations of Long COVID.
  • Identify the impacts of Long COVID on the healthcare workforce.

Conference Objectives:

· Identify the presentations and risks of Long COVID in all age groups.
· Discuss preventative strategies, including the role of vaccinations.
· Describe the psychoneurological effects of Long COVID.
· Discuss the impact of Long COVID on long-term disability in the United States' workforce.
· Identify the consequences of Long COVID on the Nursing Workforce.
· Discuss how misinformation has placed healthcare workers at risk of workplace violence.

Continuing Online Education   Go To Page Top
AMA PRA Cat I CME and CEUs Provided at No-Charge

Southern Kentucky AHEC   Southern Kentucky AHEC

The following educational credits have been approved or applied for the following healthcare specialites:

  • Physician/Nursing Home Administrator (AMA PRA Cat 1 - 4 Credit Hours):
    “This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint
    providership of Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Massachusetts Nurses Association, and Health Watch USA. Southern KY AHEC is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

    The Southern KY Area Health Education Center is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The Southern KY Area Health Education Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • PA/Nurse Practitioner (AMA PRA Cat 1 - 4 Credit Hours): This program has been approved by the Southern KY AHEC for Category 1 credit (4 Credit Hours).

  • Non-Physician attendance will be awarded 4 Credit Hours.

  • Dentistry (4 Credit Hours): This program has been approved by the Southern Kentucky AHEC as meeting general medical/dental requirements outlined in 201 KAR 8.531 for dentist and 201 KAR 8.561 for dental

  • Kentucky Board of Nursing Approval (4.8 Credit Hours): Rockcastle Regional Hospital, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN). Provider #4-0059-12-24-050. Expiration Date: December 31, 2024. “Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education program does not constitute endorsement of program content.” Total approved hours 4.8

  • Physical Therapy (4 Credit Hours): This course has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for continued competency requirements. CS30-2007-KPTA

  • EMS (4 Credit Hours): This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services for credit.

  • Respiratory: This program has been submitted to the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care. (4 Credit Hours Credit Pending)

  • Occupational Therapy: This program has been submitted to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy for credit. (4 Credit Hours Credit Pending)

  • Social Work: This program has been submitted to the Kentucky Board of Social Work for credit. (4 Credit Hours Credit Pending)

  • Dietitian: This program has been submitted to the Commission for Dietitic Registration for credit (4 Credit Hours Credit Pending)

  • Community Health Worker: This program has been submitted to the Kentucky Department for Public Health community Health Workers Program. (4 Credit Hours Credit Pending)

Application for ANCC approval for a total of 5.0 Credit Hours.  Connecticut Nurses Association

Gardner ConsultingSpecial Thanks to Gardiner Consulting Group for help with conference organization  
Due to unforeseen circumstances,
speakers may change without notice.   
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