Evaluating and Supporting Patients Presenting with Cognitive Symptoms Following COVID

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This COCA Call will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020

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During this COCA Call, presenters will discuss post-COVID conditions (PCC), an umbrella term for the wide range of health consequences that are present four or more weeks after infection with SARS-CoV-2, which includes long COVID. Cognitive symptoms, often described by patients as “brain fog”, are frequently reported following SARS-CoV-2 infection. The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) has recently published a Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Consensus Guidance Statement on the Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive Symptoms in PCC that provides practical guidance to clinicians in the assessment and treatment of individuals with cognitive symptoms and a history consistent with PCC. The burden of PCC is expected to reflect the disproportionate burden of infection by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status and to highlight ongoing inequities in health care. The Health Equity Work Group of the AAPM&R has developed guidance to highlight the central role that principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion play in delivering quality health care.


Jennifer Cope, MD, MPH
Medical Officer
Post-COVID Conditions Team
Epidemiology Task Force
COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michelle Haddad, PhD
Director of Post-COVID Neuropsychology Clinic
Director of Inpatient Neuropsychology
Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine & Neurology
Emory University School of Medicine

Jeffrey S. Fine, MD, FAAPMR
Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Rusk Rehabilitation
Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine and Dept of Medicine
NYU Langone Health

Talya K. Fleming, MD
Assistant Professor and Medical Director
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hackensack Meridian Medicine

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Thursday, May 5, 2022,
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