Practitioner Course

Long Covid Syndrome

Discover the latest on Long COVID Syndrome.
It's biology, mechanisms and treatment options.
Format

Online Course
2 lessons

Availability

12 Months OR Subscriber Pass

Duration

60 min/lesson
2 hours total

Presenters

Heather Zwickey and Jeff Novack

About this course

Covid-19 has been a triple hit for us. The virus is deadly, vaccinations have had consequences for some and we also have a strange and variable ongoing post-viral syndrome.

Post-Covid Syndrome, also known as Long Covid, is defined as symptoms that persist for more than three weeks after the diagnosis of Covid-19. Estimates suggest that up to a third of all people who contract Covid have some form of Post-Covid Syndrome, while around 80% of those that end up in hospital may be affected.

While our understanding of this syndrome is in its early phase, there are many aspects that we now understand and can make decisions around. This series of webinars are from two immunology experts each with a specific interest in this syndrome. They give as a clear vision of what the underlying pathophysiology of the syndrome is thought to be, and also, what we can do for our patients who are struggling with this new phenomenon.

Covid is a new challenge and Long Covid is another aspect that we appear to have good tool and strategies to address.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Learn how this virus creates a persistent inflammatory response that has a very slow resolution phase
  • Understand the impacts the infection has on the immune system and mitochondrial function
  • Discover the proposed mechanisms of cellular dysfunction
  • Learn why the inflammatory response to the virus fails to shut down appropriately
  • Have a new set of techniques that you can use to boost the effectiveness of practically all of the other therapies you are using
  • Discover how specific cytokine patterns manifest the symptom profiles seen in Long COVID
  • Understand the conditions that predict a poor response to this infection

What's in this course

Your Presenters

Dr Jeff Novak

Dr Jeff Novak is currently on faculty as Associate Professor at Pacific Northwest University College of Medicine where he has taught pharmacology, immunology, infectious disease, and pathology at medical school level for 13 years.
He earned his PhD in pharmacology from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in signal transduction. Jeff did post-doctoral research in immunology and tyrosine kinase signaling at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and research on T cell activation at the Virginia Mason Research Center. He has also done research on the effects of the mushroom extract PSK on immune function in mice and humans and is interested in the effect of natural products on the innate and adaptive immunity and on inflammation.

Dr Heather Zwickey

Heather Zwickey PhD. is the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at the National University of Natural Medicine and Director of the Helfgott Research Institute.
She also has faculty appointments at Oregon Health and Science University and the University of Washington. She’s a leading researcher in the field of Integrative Medicine.
She’s published more than 50 papers, spoken at more than 40 conferences, had several NIH grants, and won 8 leadership awards. She’s served on the National Vaccine Safety Working Group, the Scientific Advisory Board for the American Association for Naturopathic Physicians, the Scientific Advisory Board for the State of Oregon Retail Marijuana Sales.