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On May 13, 2022, UNC PM&R will host the virtual event for healthcare professionals:

UNC Long COVID Symposium: Recovery and Rehabilitation Using a Multidisciplinary Approach

The UNC COVID Recovery Clinic within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is hosting the Long COVID Symposium to share the latest understanding of this complex, new syndrome. The program will provide an evidence-based review of Long COVID epidemiology and clinical manifestations with an emphasis on evaluation and treatment approaches. It will also highlight recent research developments investigating the underlying etiology of Long COVID. This symposium is designed to enhance health professionals’ understanding and management of patients with this complex condition.


Early Bird Registration:



7:30-8:00 Zoom Link Opens

8:00-8:05 Welcome, Wesley Burks, MD, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, CEO UNC Health

8:05- 8:20 The Voice of the Patient

8:20- 9:00 An Overview of Post-COVID Conditions , John Baratta MD

9:00-9:50 Keynote:The Role of Microclots in Long COVID

Resia Pretorius PhD, Head of Department and Distinguished Professor, Physiological Sciences Department, Faculty of Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

9:50-10:00 Break

10:00-10:40 Cardiac Manifestations & Dysautonomia, Sameh Mobarek MD

10:40-11:20 Pulmonary Implications & Persistent Dyspnea, Barbara LaVarge MD

11:20-12:00 Neurological Implications, Monica Diaz MD

12:00-12:45- Lunch

12:45- 1:45 Cognitive and Psychiatric Consequences, Don Rosenstein MD,Zev Nakamura, MD, Karla Thompson PhD, Kate Cardoza MSW, LCSW

1:45-3:30 Workshops A, B and C (Breakout Sessions, Learners will attend three sessions of their choice)

  • PT/OT Interventions, Courtney Matrunick, DPT, Marie Curtis OTR/
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation of Post- COVID Brain Fog, Kristen Peet, CCC- SLP
  • Breathwork for Persistent Dyspnea, Heather Davis-Ceuvas CCC-SLP
  • Tinnitus Evaluation and Management, Allison Young Aud. CCC-A
  • Nutritional Implications, Shari Sibenge, RD, LDN

3:30-3:40 Break

3:40-4:00 Integrative Medicine Group Visit Program for People with Long COVID, Jessica Barnhill, MD, MPH and Isabel Roth, PhD

4:00-4:30 Bringing It Together: A Comprehensive Approach to Long COVID, Louise King MD

4:30 Thank you and Closing



  • Describe common symptoms and definitions of post-COVID conditions
  • Explain potential etiologies contributing to post-COVID conditions
  • Discuss evaluation and management of common post-COVID cardiopulmonary symptoms, including chest pain and dyspnea.
  • Discuss evaluation and management of common post-COVID cognitive and psychiatric symptoms, including “brain fog,” depression, and anxiety, and Identify referral resources to support patients’ psychosocial and vocational needs
  • Recognize clinical structures which offer a ‘team-based’ approach to the treatment and rehabilitation of post-COVID conditions


Available Credits

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM 7.00
  • Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists 7.00
  • ASHA CEU 6.90
  • Contact Hours 7.00
  • NCBPTE Contact Hours 7.00
  • Nursing Contact Hours 7.00


Event Fees

  • Physicians (Early Bird Registration, valid until April 13th): $100.00
  • Fellows, Residents, and Students (Early Bird Registration, valid until April 13th) $35.00
  • Therapists, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and Other Healthcare Providers (Early Bird Registration, valid until April 13th) $70.00