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Post COVID-19 Syndrome or Long-COVID: The pandemic after the pandemic - Webinar

17th to 18th Jun 2021

18:30-20:00 hrs

This webinar has been organised by the British Pain Society’s Pain Management Programme Special Interest Group and is free to attend. 

The focus of the webinar (the first of two on Long-Covid) will be on: 

  • Defining and characterising long-Covid 
  • The incidence, prevalence and associations 
  • The impact of long -Covid 


Our speakers include a person with lived experience along with eminent clinical academics:  

  • Dr Asad Khan (Person with lived experience)
  • Prof. Carolyn Chew Graham (Chair and presenter) Professor of General Practice Research (Keele University) and GP Principal (Manchester)
  • Dr Nisreen A Alwan (Associate Professor in Public Health, University of Southampton; Honorary Consultant in Public Health (University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Dr Zafar Iqbal (Associate Medical Director Public Health, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Ramprasad Matsa Consultant in Intensive care medicine, Clinical Lead Critical Care Rehabilitation and Follow up (Royal Stoke University Hospitals)

Please register to attend HERE.




Dr Asad Khan

Dr Asad Khan commenced his career as a consultant respiratory physician in 2009. After appointments in Lancashire and New Zealand, he joined Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in July 2018 with a subspecialty interest in Sleep Medicine and Long-Term Ventilation. His other interests are medical education, junior doctor wellbeing, civility in the workplace, and violations of the right to access healthcare in conflict zones. Prior to developing Long Covid he enjoyed cycling, swimming and travel. Currently he spends his time raising awareness of the condition and advocating for sufferers. He has appeared on BBC TV and radio, TV New Zealand, and at the Westminster Health Forum.




Prof. Carolyn Chew Graham

Carolyn Chew-Graham is a GP Principal in Central Manchester, Professor of General Practice Research at Keele University, Honorary Professor of Primary Care Mental Health at Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust, Honorary Professor of Primary Care, University of Manchester, and Visiting Professor at the University of York.

Carolyn’s main areas of interest and expertise include the primary care management of people with mental health problems, multiple health conditions and unexplained symptoms; and the mental health and wellbeing of clinicians. She has qualitative research methods expertise, drawing on theories from social sciences and psychology, but always with a focus on clinical practice – trying to answer questions that are important to patients, their families, health care professionals and the NHS. 

Carolyn chairs the RCGP ‘Research Paper of the Year’ panel and is ‘Curriculum Advisor, Mental Health’. She is Chair of the Society of Academic Primary Care.

Carolyn is currently a member of the NICE Clinical Guideline Development Group Depression (update) and a standing member of a NICE Quality Standards Advisory Group - work which directly impacts on commissioning decisions and patient care. She is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Health Expectations.

Dr Nisreen Alwan  

Dr Nisreen Alwan is an Associate Professor in Public Health at the University of Southampton and an Honorary Consultant in Public Health at University Hospital Southampton. Dr Alwan’s research area is maternal and child health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has focused on the recognition and the quantification of morbidity from COVID19, having initiated the call to Count ‘Long COVID’. She was awarded an MBE for services to Medicine and Public Health during the COVID19 pandemic in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2021. She was also named in the BBC 100 Women 2020 list.


 Dr Zafar Iqbal 

Dr Zafar Iqbal is currently an Associate Medical Director Public Health of a large Community NHS Trust. Previously he has held Director of Public Health positions for almost a decade and held Board level positions in the UK Faculty of Public Health and UK Public Health Register. He also sits on a national expert clinical committee on NHS Health Checks. Currently he is chair of the UK Faculty Public Health Pakistan Group and a member of the Global Health Committee. He is a Visiting Professor at Staffordshire University.


Dr Ramprasad Matsa

Dr Ram Matsa is a Consultant in intensive care at Royal Stoke University Hospital and is the Clinical Lead for “Critical Care Rehabilitation and follow-up Programme”. Dr Matsa has developed a fully operational team with rehabilitation-coordinators, physiotherapists, dietician, and occupational therapists. They deliver holistic rehabilitation and psychological support. He has special interest in ICU delirium and Critical Illness Neuromyopathy. Dr Matsa has published several original research and review articles in peer review journals. He also serves as a Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine sub-committee member and is ESICM Coba-faculty member.


Please register to attend HERE.

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