Webinar: Long COVID - A Crisis for Neurology - POCTRN

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Webinar - Long Covid: A Crisis for Neurology

Long COVID presents with a multitude of heterogeneous symptoms predominantly neurological in nature. It poses major challenges in the diagnosis and treatment. The pathological corelates and underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. This talk will describe our current knowledge of the illness and the opportunities for research that could have a major impact on this and related illnesses.

Avindra Nath, MD
Chief, Section of Infections of the Nervous System
Clinical Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health

March 28th, 2023

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