Second congress of the Long COVID Medical Association from 24 to 25 November 2023 in Jena
The second Long COVID Congress was held on 24th and 25th November 2023, jointly organised by the Long COVID Medical Association and University Hospital of Jena. The BMG initiative Long COVID participated with an information programme. Federal Health Minister Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach acted as patron together with Thuringia's Prime Minister, Bodo Ramelow.
The aim of the event was to discuss new findings on the development of the disease and secondary diseases as well as therapy studies on Long COVID. Another focus was on participation in social life, such as the impact of Long COVID on the social and working life of patients suffering from the disease. Experts from all scientific fields, dealing with Long COVID, were involved in the exchange. Participants also included practitioners from various medical specialities to discuss new approaches for the treatment of affected persons. The congress was aimed at both professionals and affected persons.
Jena University Hospital (UKJ) is the largest hospital in the Free State of Thuringia. It is also where the Thuringian university medicine facility is located. The scientists at UKJ work on patient-related research and basic research. The university hospital offers scheduled high-performance medicine services, and thus ensures maximum care in the region.
Long COVID Medical Association
The primary task of the Long COVID Doctors' Association is to research the long-term effects of COVID-19, to make knowledge available in a centralised manner and to promote the establishment of care facilities in order to improve the treatment of Long COVID patients.