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CDC COCA Call: Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Post-COVID Conditions - Thursday, June 17

Jun 15, 2021

Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Post-COVID Conditions



During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new interim guidance which provides a framework for healthcare providers in their initial assessment, evaluation, management, and follow-up of persons with possible post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions refer to the wide range of physical and mental health consequences experienced by some patients that are present four or more weeks after SARS-CoV-2 infection, including by patients who had initial mild or asymptomatic acute infection. Post-COVID conditions are still being characterized and include symptoms such as cognitive difficulties, fatigue, headache, dyspnea, and palpitations. Subject matter experts, physicians, and patient representatives from across the United States collaborated to develop the new guidance. Rapid recognition by healthcare providers of patients with post-COVID conditions and multidisciplinary care using the assessments and approaches described in this guidance could improve the wellbeing and treatment of people with post-COVID conditions.


If you are unable to attend the live COCA Call, the recording will be available for viewing on the COCA Call webpagea few hours after the live event ends.

The slide set will be available on the day of the call under "Call Materials" on theCOCA Call webpage.

Free Continuing Education (CE)will be offered for this COCA Call.


Registration is not required.


Thursday, June 17, 2021


Time:2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET


A few minutes before the webinar starts, please click on the Zoom link below to join:





Webinar ID: 160 782 6639



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Activity-specific Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following—

  1. Describe the symptoms and conditions associated with post-COVID conditions.
  2. Determine which clinical assessments and tests are needed for a patient, while reducing burden from excessive testing and medical encounters.
  3. Describe the medical home approach and how it can be used to optimize patient care.


COCA Call Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following—

  1. Cite background information on the topic covered during the presentation.
  2. Discuss CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
  3. Describe the topic’s implications for clinicians.
  4. Discuss concerns and/or issues related to preparedness for and/or response to urgent public health threats.
  5. Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in cooperation with patients, communities, at-risk populations, and other members of an interprofessional team of healthcare providers.



Jennifer R. Chevinsky, MD, MPH
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
Post-COVID-19 Conditions Unit
COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alex Vosooney, MD
Chair, Subcommittee on Clinical Recommendations and Policies
American Academy of Family Physicians

Michael Saag, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, UAB Center for AIDS Research
University of Alabama Birmingham