ACTIV Seminar Series: Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2


COVID patients who experience lingering symptoms for months or weeks after initial recovery are said to have post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC), or long COVID. Major gaps in our understanding of the preclinical and clinical manifestations of PASC, however, hinder the development of effective therapeutic interventions. The Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) partnership aims to collect and disseminate research to advance efforts to treat this condition.

In this seminar series, organized by ACTIV in partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), leading experts on PASC will present their published or ongoing research on different aspects of the disease. The sessions will be recorded and published for later use by the field.

Michelle GongBarriers to improving outcomes in PASC: What we do not know

Dr. Michelle Gong, MD, MS
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Monday, October 4, 2021
10:00–11:00 am ET

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Mauvais JarvisCOVID-19 and diabetes: A bidirectional relationship

Dr. Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, MD, PhD
Tulane School of Medicine

Thursday, October 14, 2021
10:00–11:00 am ET

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Abdel-MohsenTargetable plasma correlates of COVID-19 Severity: PASC relevance?

Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen, PhD
Wistar Institute

Monday, October 18, 2021
3:00–4:00 pm ET

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Akiko IwasakiProbing disease mechanisms of long COVID

Dr. Akiko Iwasaki, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine

Thursday, October 28, 2021
2:00–3:00 pm ET

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YCM DostanicNeurological symptoms during and after COVID-19: What can we learn from the cerebrospinal fluid?

Dr. Shelli Farhadian, MD, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine

Thursday, November 4, 2021
2:00–3:00 pm ET

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Jochen Reiser, MD, PhDPASC, COVID, and the kidney: A suPAR example

Dr. Jochen Reiser, MD, PhD
The Ralph C. Brown, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine Chairperson
Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College

Friday, January 7, 2022
3:00–4:00 pm ET

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Tre LaRosaObservations on long COVID through an ME/CFS lens

Peter Rowe, MD
Director, Children’s Center Chronic Fatigue Clinic, Professor of Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Friday, January 14, 2022
1:00–2:00 pm ET

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Jane Burns, MD, PhD and Shamim Nemati, PhDMachine Learning Algorithm for Diagnosing Pediatric Patients with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

Jane Burns, M.D., Ph.D. 
Shamim Nemati, Ph.D. 
University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine

Friday, January 28, 2022
11:00 am-12:00 ET

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HeathEarly Risk Factors for Long COVID

Jim Heath, Ph.D.
Institute for Systems Biology

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
11:00 am-12:00 ET

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Paul Utz

Autoantibodies in COVID-19 and other infectious diseases

Paul J. Utz, M.D. ​
Professor of Medicine – Immunology & Rheumatology
Stanford University

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 EST

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