Treatable Traits for Long COVID

Thursday 15th of February 4:00 pmto 5:30 pm.

Join us for a webinar on “Treatable Traits for Long COVID”

Chaired by Professor Peter Gibson

  • Long COVID Treatable Traits: Dr. Hayley Lewthwaite

Dr Hayley Lewthwaite is an accredited exercise physiologist and postdoctoral research fellow with the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Treatable Traits. Hayley completed her PhD in 2018 at the University of South Australia where she explored physical activity, sedentary and sleep behaviours in people with chronic lung disease — relationships with health outcomes and strategies to optimise behaviours. Following completion of her PhD, Hayley moved to Canada for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University. Hayley’s research focuses on exploring pathological mechanisms underlying exertional breathlessness, with the aim of optimising symptom assessment and management. In particular, Hayley looks to find novel approaches to manage activity-related breathlessness and enable people who live with persistent breathlessness to be more active in their day-to-day life. Hayley is also interested in exploring exercise for long COVID. She was the senior author on the ESSA Guidelines Document “Safe Exercise Across the Clinical Course of COVID-19 in Adults.”

  • Neurological Treatable Traits for long covid: Professor Bruce Brew

Bruce Brew is Professor of Medicine (Neurology) University of New South Wales and University of Notre Dame, Director of the Peter Duncan Neurosciences Unit St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research and neurologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney (MBBS Hons) and holds two higher degree doctorates – Doctorate of Medical Sciences from the University of Sydney and a Doctorate of Science from the University of New South Wales. He has a long standing interest in HIV neuropathogenesis particularly in relation to cognitive impairment at both clinical and basic science levels, and HIV related neurological complications in general.

  • Clinical practice and long covid management in the real world: Associate Professor Anthony Byrne

Dr Anthony Byrne is a thoracic physician and researcher with a strong interest in respiratory infections, asthma and structural lung disease. His doctoral studies focused on the link between tuberculosis and chronic respiratory disease including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among patients in Lima, Peru.

Dr Byrne is a staff specialist respiratory physician at St Vincent’s public and private hospitals and has consulting rooms at St Vincent’s Clinic, Darlinghurst. He is a Cochrane author and associate editor with the “Cochrane Clinical Answers” initiative, dedicated to providing bite-size, clinician-focused summaries of high-quality systematic reviews.