Monday, April 27 | 1500-1600 ET
Post-acute Covid-19 Sequelae: Preparing for Recovery to Rehabilitation

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize known post-acute covid-19 medical sequelae identified from international data
  • Apply this data to pertinent rehabilitation needs from disease severity and acute to chronic stages
  • Mobilize strategies using a system-focused framework to respond to these rehabilitation needs

Target audience: Physiatrists & Residents

CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert (the integrating role), Collaborator, Leader, Health Advocate, Scholar

A one hour online meeting to start a conversation about how physiatry across the country is planning to respond to the rehabilitation needs of COVID-19 patients. The format will be 30 minutes of discussion by Drs. Kwong and Tchajkova to summarize what is currently known, followed by thirty minutes of moderated discussion from the group.

Accreditation: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

Host:
Chris Grant, MD FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor @Department of Clinical Neurosciences & Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary

Panelists:
Natalja Tchajkova MD, FRCPC, EMG (CSCN)
Physiatris @Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC

Evan H. Kwong, BSc(Pharm), MD, MSc, FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor, @UBC Medical Site Lead, @Holy Family Hospital
Rehabilitation Head, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, @Providence Health Care


Chris Grant, MD FRCPC

Clinical Assistant Professor @Department of Clinical Neurosciences & Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary

Chris is a physiatrist in Calgary. He trained in Vancouver. He is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Calgary and is a member of the Department of Critical Care as well as the Department of Clinical Neurosciences there. His clinical interests are in critical care rehabilitation, trauma rehabilitation, and brain injury rehabilitation. He leads the Calgary ICU Recovery clinic.

Evan H. Kwong, BSc(Pharm), MD, MSc, FRCPC

Clinical Assistant Professor & Rehabilitation Head @Holy Family Hospital & Providence Health Care

Evan Kwong is a Physiatrist practicing in Vancouver, BC. He is currently the Medical Site Lead of the Holy Family Hospital Rehabilitation Services and Head of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Providence Health Care. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC, and is currently enrolled in the PhD program in Health Quality at Queen’s University. He believes that physicians have an important role in improving the safety and quality of patient care.

Natalja Tchajkova MD, FRCPC, EMG (CSCN)

Physiatris @Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC

Dr. Natalja Tchajkova is a physiatrist at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC. She enjoys inpatient and outpatient work, working with teams, and finding ways to best support patients. She recently completed her Physiatry residency in Manitoba, and prior to this, medical school at UBC. Her interests have led her to pursue additional training at John Hopkins School of Public Health, and have fuelled her curiosity about the impacts of COVID-19 on patients.