Special conference sessions 2021 – Agenda

Conference Series 2021

Long Covid: The way ahead

Draft programme, subject to change.

Session 1

16th September

18.30 hours

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Presentation 1
Predictors of Long Covid: What do the data tell us?
  • Definition
  • Prevalence and predisposing symptoms
  • Evolution of Long Covid
  • Patient self-reported experience
Professor Tim Spector (tbc)Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, Kings College, London. Principal Investigator ZOE Covid Symptoms Study
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Dr Yassir Javaid
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Presentation 2
Long Covid: Critical patient management issues in primary care
  • Diagnosis/Examination
  • Medical/non-medical treatment
  • Monitoring
  • Referral
Professor Trisha Greenhalgh (tbc)Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

Session 2

28th September

18.30 hours

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Presentation 3
Managing the workload: Triage and telephones
  • Growth in workload in general practice
  • Embedding triage in general practice
  • Setting priorities
  • Need for increased on-line consultations
  • Incorporating future vaccination demands
Dr Nigel Watson (tbc)CEO of Wessex LMC
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Session 3

12th October

18.30 hours

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Presentation 4
Long Covid and respiratory disease: Red flags and top tips
  • What is the prevalence/aetiology of respiratory symptoms of Long Covid in patients
  • What practical steps are needed
Dr Steve Holmes (tbc)GPSI & Education Lead for PCRS
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Presentation 5
Long Covid and cardiac disease: Red flags and top tips
  • How does Covid affect the cardiovascular and circulatory systems?
  • What is the prevalence of cardiac/circulatory symptoms in patients who are experiencing Long Covid?
Professor Nick Peters (tbc)Professor of Cardiology, Imperial College London
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Presentation 6
Long Covid and neurological disease: Red flags and top tips
  • How does Covid affect the neurological system (aetiology)?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of these neurological effects (Red Flags)?
Dr Mike Zandi (tbc)Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCLH, London
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Session 4

23rd October

Saturday
10.00 hours

Forum answering questions sent in from viewers of sessions 1-3, addressed by panel drawn from faculty

Session 5

26th October

18.30 hours

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Presentation 7
Long Covid: Focussing on BAME patients
  • Level of risk
  • Presenting symptoms
  • Profile of disease
  • Outcomes
  • Consequences
Dr Shamil Haroon (tbc)Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care, University of Birmingham. Principal Investigator NIHR/UKRI - Long Covid Research Study
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Session 6

9th November

18.30 hours

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Presentation 8
Long Covid: Protecting Mental Health
  • Interventions and evaluations
  • Practical diagnosis and management
  • 'Red flags'
Professor Tine Van Bortel (tbc)Professor of Global Health, De Montfort University. Co-Principal Investigator - Coronavirus: Mental Health in the Pandemic Study
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Presentation 9
Long Covid: Helping patients help themselves.
  • Importance and value of working with Long Covid patients to self-manage
  • NHS resources e.g. Your Covid Recovery
  • Other resources from additional professionals e.g. occupational therapists, psychologists, dieticians
Professor Sally Singh (tbc)Professor of Pulmonary & Cardiac Rehabilitation, University of Leicester. Head of Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
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Session 7

13th November

Saturday
10.00 hours

Forum answering questions sent in from viewers of sessions 5-6, addressed by panel drawn from faculty

Session 8

23rd November

18.30 hours

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Presentation 10
Long Covid: Establishing a care pathway
  • Review of Long Covid healthcare sufferers
  • Developing services
Dr Emma Ladds (tbc)Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford, UK. GP, Eynsham Medical Group, Witney, Oxford
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Presentation 11
It’s also about us
  • Managing stress
  • Burnout
Michaela Nuttall (tbc)Associate in Nursing, Founder and Director Learn With Nurses
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Your host

Beverley Bostock

ANP Mann Cottage; Education Facilitator Devon Training Hub

Bev is a nurse practitioner and independent nurse prescriber working in general practice in Gloucestershire. She specialises in long term conditions. She is also an Education Facilitator for Devon Training Hub and is the Editor in Chief of Practice Nurse Journal. She has key roles in respiratory care including as Asthma Lead for the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists and with the Primary Care Respiratory Society Policy Forum. She is also the nurse board member for the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society. Bev has an MSc in Respiratory Care and an MA in Medical Ethics and Law. She has been a Queen’s Nurse since 2015.