About this event

  • Date and time Thu 28 Sep 2023 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Location Online

At least 65 million individuals worldwide are estimated to have Long Covid, and more than 200 symptoms have been identified and attached to this often-debilitating illness*. Three years on from the start of the pandemic we continue to navigate and build our understanding of Long Covid’s impact, its best treatment pathways and question what the future holds.

Following on from our first two episodes in this series, we return to the topic with ‘Spotlight on Long Covid, part 3’. This extended webinar programme will present the most up-to-date knowledge of the condition, highlight findings from ongoing research and share key insights from clinicians, researchers and patients.

Joining us will be researchers from the LOCOMOTION study**, a £3.4 million project identifying the best ways to treat and support Long Covid, alongside clinicians who lead on the treatment, service development and our understanding of the long-term effects of COVID-19.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Receive an update on the latest statistics and research surrounding Long Covid
  • Receive advice on how to manage and support patients with Long Covid
  • Understand the treatment pathways currently available for those with Long Covid and how these pathways are resourced within the NHS
  • Dive deeper into the key health topics within Long Covid, looking at symptoms, treatment, research and patient experience

* Long COVID: major findings, mechanisms and recommendations | Nature Reviews Microbiology

**Long COVID Study (LOCOMOTION) is Optimising NHS Services (leeds.ac.uk)

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Standard pricing available until 27 September 2023.

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Key speakers

Gillian Leng - use this

Chair: Professor Gillian Leng CBE

Dean, Royal Society of Medicine 

Professor Maggie Rae

Chair: Professor Maggie Rae

Professor Maggie Rae, President Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Society of Medicine 

Professor Danny Altmann

Professor of Immunology, Imperial College London

Professor Trish Greenhalgh

Professor Trish Greenhalgh

Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford 

Dr Melissa Heightman

Dr Melissa Heightman

Respiratory Physician, Clinical Lead, Post-COVID-19 Clinic, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Manoj Sivan

Dr Manoj Sivan

Chief Investigator LOCOMOTION, Associate Clinical Professor and Honorary Consultant, Rehabilitation Medicine , University of Leeds 


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Welcome and introduction

Professor Gillian Leng, Dean of Education, Royal Society of Medicine

Long Covid: Three years on from the pandemic

Professor Danny Altmann, Professor of Immunology, Imperial College London


Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Dr Manoj Sivan, Associate Clinical Professor, Honorary Consultant, Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Leeds, Ms Clare Rayner, Co-Lead Patient Advisory Group, Locomotion Study and Mr Darren Winch, Member of Patient Advisory Group, Locomotion Study

Treatment pathways

Dr Melissa Heightman, Respiratory Physician, Clinical Lead, Post-COVID 19 Clinic, University College London London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Panel discussion

Chair: Professor Maggie Rae, President Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Society of Medicine 

Panel: Professor Danny Altmann, Professor Melissa Heightman, Professor Nisreen Alwan, Professor of Public Health, University of Southampton 

Closing remarks

Professor Maggie Rae

Close of meeting



Registrations will close at 11:30am on 28th September 2023. For any late bookings please contact events@rsm.ac.uk

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