ANA Presidential Symposium Overview

Presidential Symposium: COVID-19 Pandemic: Population Impact and Responses, and Neurological Complications

Date/Time: Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Chair: Justin C. McArthur, MBBS, MPH, Johns Hopkins University

Co-Chair: Kiran Thakur, MD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center / New York Presbyterian Hospital

Nothing in recent time has impacted the world-wide scientific, educational and medical community more than the SARS-COV-2 pandemic. From its emergence as an international threat to the development of groundbreaking vaccines, COVID-19 has dominated our lives. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in neuroscience and neurology as researchers and clinicians continue to study and understand it. This session will explore the current comprehension of neurobiological processes and review of the neurocognitive consequences in COVID survivors.

In addition, speakers will identify the neurological consequences, and neurobiological mechanisms of COVID-19 and explore how COVID-19 has highlighted health care disparities, both in treatment and in vaccine deployment.


Featured Presentations:

How COVID-19 Has Emphasized Health Care Disparities

SPEAKER: Olajide Williams, MD, MS, Columbia University Irving Medical Center / New York Presbyterian Hospital


Neurobiology of COVID-19

SPEAKER: Avindra Nath, MD, National Institutes of Health


Neurological Consequences of COVID-19: Acute and Chronic

SPEAKER: Jennifer Frontera, MD, New York University


Operation Warp Speed: How COVID Vaccines Were Developed in Record Time

SPEAKER: Emily Erbelding, MD, MPH, National Institutes of Health