The Webinar took place on October 31st

Covid-19 has impacted global health like few diseases in history. Both at the acute phase and the stages of long Covid, Covid-19 disease has been shown to have multiple impacts on our cardiovascular system. The history of uncovering the evidence of chronic cardiovascular illness following Covid-19 infection has, in many ways, been written through patient activism.

By joining this webinar you would understand the latest evidence on Covid-19, and in particular Long Covid, and cardiovascular health and you would hear inspiring perspectives from experts by experience.

This online seminar launched World Healthy Life Week 2022, with the theme: “The Big Questions”.

This Webinar was recorded. You can watch it here:

The World Healthy Life Week is an international event, now in its third year. It is hosted by the Cardiovascular Research Trust, the healthy heart charity established in 1996. It is about taking a holistic view of our health to promote a healthy life for all by focusing on the message of how keeping our heart healthy is central to our overall good health.

A series of webinars is at the heart of the Week’s activities to enable the exchange of knowledge on the evidence of promoting health and preventing illness and inspire people and decision-makers to take positive action to protect heart health.

Webinar Agenda (BST times)

3:20-3:30pm – Online joining opened

3:30-4:00pm – Launch of World Healthy Life Week. The Acting Chair of the Cardiovascular Research Trust, John Jackson, welcomed attendees and led a tribute to the Trust’s late Founder, Prof Donald Singer

4:00pm – Webinar began

Chair: Prof Albert Ferro, Professor of Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacology at King’s College London

Contributions from:

  • Dr Elisa Perego, Honorary Research Fellow at UCL and inspirator of the #LongCovid movement, “Understanding the evidence on cardiovascular disease and chronic illness in Long Covid from the patient and researcher experience, and the story of Covid-19 patient activism”.
  • Jane Ormerod, Retired Nurse and Chair of Long Covid Scotland, “Hearing our Voices: The impact on our lives by Long Covid”.

Followed by a Q&A with the audience

5:15pm – Online ceremony announcing and awarding the winners of the ‘Art of the Heart’ Awards. Presented by Emma Thompson (née Singer), daughter of the late Professor Donald Singer, inspirator of the ‘Art of the Heart’ Awards. Emma is a teacher and art lover from her early childhood.

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