Symposium on Long COVID: Examining the Working Definition

Since the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic, infected individuals exhibited different patterns of recovery with a proportion reporting ongoing health issues. Different definitions of this emerging condition, known as Long COVID, have been proposed, but a standardized definition(s) remains lacking. Further refinement and alignment across definitions is needed, therefore, at the request of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and the Administration of Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a committee to undertake a series of activities to examine the current U.S. Government working definition for Long COVID and related technical terms.

The culminating event of this work is a Symposium on Long COVID on June 22-23, 2023. On Day 1 of this symposium, sessions will examine will examine the domains and variables to be included in a definition for long COVID and the evidence supporting aspects of these different domains and variables. On Day 2 of this symposium, sessions will explore how the definition might need to be adapted for different purposes and key considerations for updating and modifying the definition in the future.


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Thursday, June 22, 2023, 12:00 AM - Friday, June 23, 2023, 12:00 AM ET


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