Recorded Webinar for Australia “COVID-19 AND THE BRAIN”

Luria Neuroscience Institute is pleased to announce the webinar “COVID-19 and the Brain.” The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us and has changed our world in unfathomable ways. In order to cope with, and eventually overcome this new disease, we need to understand it in all its aspects. In this new webinar, we review the emerging knowledge of how COVID-19 affects the human brain, and discuss the timeliness of the construct “neuro-COVID-19.”

The webinar features Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP., a clinical neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist, and Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have been translated into 21 languages.

The webinar takes 1 hour. The fee for the webinar is $60 USD. Participants will receive a certificate of course attendance upon request.



Date and time:
May 30, 2020 (Saturday), from 1pm to 2pm Eastern Australian Time.

COVID-19 is a viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which has become a global pandemic affecting all of us. While it has been originally characterized as respiratory illness, a growing body of evidence suggests that the brain may also be affected. In this webinar we will examine the emerging evidence of COVID-19 impact on the human brain and the multiple clinical neurological manifestations of this impact. In addition, we will briefly review the impact of diseases caused by other coronaviruses (SARS, MERS), as well as HIV and HSV, on the brain.

1. COVID-19 and the brain: neuroimaging, neuropathological, and genetic findings.
2. Clinical neurological and neuropsychiatric manifestations of COVID-19.
3. Other coronavirus-related illnesses: SARS, MERS, and the brain.
4. Other viral encephalopathies: HIV and HSV.
5. Is neuro-Covid-19 a useful construct?

CPD requirements

APS website links to: for more info.


You must complete a minimum of 30 hours of CPD activities annually during the period 1 December until 30 November. At least 10 of these hours must be peer consultation.

Your CPD activities should be relevant to your area of professional practice and have clear learning aims and objectives that meet your individual requirements.
The activities should:
− be outcome-focused
− seek to ensure continued competence in your area of practice and, if relevant, develop skills and knowledge in a new area of practice, and
− seek to ensure activities have contributed to the quality of your practice, which results in the maintenance of high-quality client services.

You must maintain an up-to-date CPD portfolio that includes:
− your learning plan (see point 1)
− an activity log of all CPD activities
− written reflection for each activity, including how it relates to your professional development goals,
− any receipts, tax invoices or certificates of attendance to verify participation in CPD activities, when applicable.

The CPD requirements for psychologists are determined by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA).
Registered psychologists are required to complete a set number of continuing professional development hours as a requirement of ongoing registration.
It is up to individual psychologists to assess how CPD events meet the requirements of their individual learning plan. If audited by the PsyBA, psychologists must be able to justify selection of particular CPD activities according to their individual learning needs.
The APS no longer accredits or approves for CPD for psychologists. As a member benefit, you can log your continuing professional development hours on the APS website
Further information about CPD requirements for psychologists can be found on the Psychology Board of Australia website.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is how health practitioners maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.
Health practitioners who are engaged in any form of practice are required to participate regularly in CPD that is relevant to their scope of practice in order to maintain, develop, update and enhance their knowledge, skills and performance to help them deliver appropriate and safe care.