Department of Medicine

Long COVID Syndrome Forum


CME Credit Information


Needs Statement

Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, Baylor College of Medicine has been a leader in vaccine research, testing and therapeutic discovery, and in providing expert healthcare to patients suffering from COVID and its long-term health effects. In March 2021, Baylor Medicine opened the Post-COVID Care Clinic, a dedicated clinic to provide care to patients experiencing long-term impacts of COVID-19. Long-term symptoms of COVID-19 can affect several organ systems in the body, but the most concerning are those that affect the lungs, heart, and brain.

The Long COVID Syndrome Forum is an event to invite all faculty involved in the Post-COVID Care Clinic and in COVID research to speak on their experiences and lessons learned. Our goal is to continue to identify pathways to build access to healthcare, define care models for long-COVID patients, and continue research to understand the mechanisms of long-COVID. Baylor College of Medicine has been there through the beginning, middle, and we will be there through the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are uniquely positioned in Texas and nationwide to deliver care to people with long-COVID and as a partner in disseminating knowledge to the medical community.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Trainees, and Researchers

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify common presentations of post-COVID-19 syndrome.
  • Describe pathways to diagnosis several common clinical presentations of post-COVID-19 syndrome.
  • Summarize available therapeutic interventions for post-COVID-19 syndrome.

Educational Methods

Lecture and Panel Discussion


Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Download: LCSF 2022 Curriculum Handout

Long COVID Syndrome Forum Agenda - Dec. 10, 2022
Time Topic Speaker(s)
8 a.m. Opening Remarks James T. McDeavitt, M.D. and Fidaa H. Shaib, M.D.
8:15 a.m.

Long COVID: Epidemiology, Definitions, Diagnostic Evaluations and Models of Care

Prathit A. Kulkarni, M.D., FACP
8:30 a.m. Post-COVID-19 Lung Complications Ivan O. Rosas, M.D.
8:45 a.m. Long COVID and Cardiovascular Sequelae Ajith P. Nair, M.D., FACC, FAHA
9 a.m. Guest Speaker
Neurological Manifestations of Long COVID: A Pandemic Within a Pandemic
Igor J. Koralnik, M.D., FAAN, FANA
9:35 a.m. Neuropsychiatric Impacts of Long COVID Nidal Moukaddam, M.D., Ph.D.
9:50 a.m. - Break -  
10 a.m. Long COVID and Big Data Chris Amos, Ph.D. and Javad Razjouyan, Ph.D., MSc BME
10:15 a.m. Long COVID and Diabetes Ashok Balasubramanyam, M.D.
10:30 a.m. Treating Insomnia and Fatigue in Patients with Long-COVID Sara Nowakowski, Ph.D., CBSM, DBSM.
10:45 a.m. Neuropsychological Consequences of Long COVID Samantha K. Henry, Ph.D.
11 a.m. Resistance Periodization in Long COVID Rehabilitation and Electrical Stimulation: Adjuvant Therapy for Long COVID Musculoskeletal Sequelae Joel Patlan, M.S. and Alejandro Zulbaran, IMG
11:15 a.m. COVID and Sexual Health Mohit Khera, M.D., MBA, MPH
11:30 a.m. COVID-19 Associated Olfactory Dysfunction Meha G. Fox, M.D.
11:45 a.m. Long COVID-19 Manifestations Along the Gastrointestinal Tract Jordan Shapiro, M.D.
12 p.m. Q&A and Closing Remarks Fidaa H. Shaib, M.D.