Persistent COVID-19: the long-term sequelae of the disease

Event ECUSA & Instituto Cervantes Chicago

Join us on Tuesday, March 9th at 12:30 pm CT to shed some light on the long term effects of CoVID-19 through the knowledge from Dr. Sonia Villapol, Assistant Professor at Institute for Academic Medicine and Assistant Member at Center for Neuroregeneration Research Institute. Scientific journalist Adeline Marcos will guide us through the interview followed by Q&A from the audience.

The COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 can involve sequelae and other medical complications that last weeks to months after initial recovery, which come to be called post-acute ‘Long-COVID’ or ‘COVID long-haulers’. Also, COVID-19 is associated with neurological and psychiatric disorders in hospitalized patients. The neuroinvasion has been demonstrated and the long-term effects are not known with certainty. In this talk, Dr. Villapol will analyze the neurological damages caused by the coronavirus, the consequences and how could be treated through medication or rehabilitation. The gastrointestinal effects and changes in the intestinal bacteria during the course of COVID-19 will also be analyzed and Dr. Villapol will explain how by modifying our diet we could strengthen the immune system to prevent the severity of COVID-19, by reducing inflammation or neurological disorders such as anxiety or depression derived from an alteration of the microbiome.

The event will be conducted in Spanish. Please, register here to reserve your spot.

We hope to see you there!