Webinar for Australasian Region “COVID-19 and Brain Dysfunction: Evolving Understanding”

Luria Neuroscience Institute is pleased to announce the webinar “COVID-19 and Brain Dysfunction: Evolving Understanding.” This webinar is a considerable expansion and update of the webinar offered a few months ago. Knowledge about the impact of COVID-19 on the brain is rapidly accumulating and this is reflected in our new webinar. In this new webinar, we review the emerging understanding of the multiple ways in which COVID-19 affects the human brain, discuss the likelihood of long-term sequelae of neuro-COVID, their implications for cognitive functions, and the potential role of neuropsychology in addressing them.

The webinar features Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP., a clinical neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist, Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine 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 3 hours.

online webinar

Date and time:
August 8, 2020 (Saturday) from 1pm to 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time

US $145 for a three-hour webinar.


COVID-19 and Brain Dysfunction: Evolving Understanding

COVID-19 is a viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which has become a global pandemic. In this webinar we will examine the expanding evidence of COVID-19 impact on the human brain, the multiple clinical neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neurocognitive manifestations of this impact, and their long-term sequelae. We will introduce the concept of “neuro-COVID” and the role of neuropsychology in combating its effects. In addition, we will briefly review the impact of diseases caused by other coronaviruses (SARS, MERS), as well as other viruses (HIV and HSV) on the brain.

COVID-19 pandemic and the brain.
Brain as the target of COVID-19.
Direct vs indirect mechanisms of brain damage in COVID-19.
Primary mechanisms of brain infection: transsynaptic vs hematogenous.
Mechanisms of infection: the role of ACE2 receptor.
COVID-19 and immune response.
Clinical neurological and neuropsychiatric manifestations of COVID-19.
Introducing “Neuro-COVID”.
Long-term sequelae of Neuro-COVID.
Other coronaviruses and the brain: SARS, MERS.
Other viruses and the brain: HIV, and HSV.