Lectures and seminars KI Lifestyle4Health network seminar #12: Covid-19: long-lasting effects and rehabilitation

09-11-2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Add to iCal
Online Online via Zoom, please find link below
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Speakers: Malin Nygren-Bonnier, Judith Bruchfeld and Marcus Ståhlberg

Seminar description

Reports on patients that suffer from long-lasting effects from Covid-19 infection have become much more common as the pandemic has unfolded in the last almost two years. Among the affected groups are not only patients that have been severely affected by the viral infection and have gone through intensive care, but also patients that have had a milder development of the infection but that have received medical care because of the persistent symptoms.

Just like the SARS-cov-2 is a new virus, the disease and its complications are also new to the scientific community. Malin Nygren-Bonnier and her colleagues Judith Bruchfeld, Michael Runold and Marcus Ståhlberg have participated in the creation of a multi-disciplinary unit to follow up patients that have received hospital care for Covid-19 or have had long-lasting symptoms. In this seminar, they will touch upon the state of the art and the latest evidence about rehabilitation of long-lasting Covid-19.

About the speakers

Malin Nygren-Bonnier is an Associate Professor and a Senior Lecturer with a combined employment between the Division of Physiotherapy, Department of NVS, Karolinska Institutet and the Medical Unit of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy at the Karolinska University Hospital.

She is the head of the division and also the research group leader of Function and health in respiratory and cardiovascular conditions

Malin’s research area focuses on interventions for people with a decreased lung function due to different problems or disorders such as neuromuscular disorders, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and preoperative and postoperative rehabilitation. She has participated in the creation of a multidisciplinary unit to follow up patients that have gone through hospital care or suffer from long-lasting Covid-19 symptoms

Judith Bruchfeld is a senior consultant and associate professor in Infectious Diseases at Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet. She is a national expert in tuberculosis and more recently also in the field of postacute Covid-19 syndrome (PACS).

She, together with colleague and chest physician, Michael Runold established the first outpatient postcovid clinic in Sweden at Karolinska Solna  with the first assessed patient May 11 2020. She serves as an expert inf the field of PACS for the National Board of Health and Welfare and the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services.

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KI Lifestyle4Health network

Contributing to KI’s mission and Agenda 2030, the KI Lifestyle4Health network is a forum and a platform that gathers all interested researchers and professionals working around lifestyle factors that contribute to the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases. We aim to promote collaboration and spread knowledge to the general public about ongoing work in this field. Read more about KI Lifestyle4Health network and join us!


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