Post-exertional malaise (PEM) and long Covid

The Clinical Management and Operations Unit of the WHO Health Emergencies Program supports a webinar program on the post-COVID-19 (also known as Long Covid) condition. The series aims to build the capacity of doctors around the world to identify, diagnose and treat patients with post-COVID-19 diseases.

Post-exertional malaise (PEM) is fatigue and worsening symptoms after even minor physical or mental exertion. It is commonly reported by people with a post-COVID-19 condition and can affect your ability to exercise, work, or perform daily activities. In this webinar, you will hear how to identify post-exertional discomfort and interventions to support patients and aid recovery.


Lucinda Bateman, Dr. Medical Director, Bateman Horne Center, Utah, USA


Sonak Pastakia, PharmD, MPH, PhD, Lived Experience Expert, Professor of Pharmacy Practice – Purdue University for Health Equity and Innovation

Date and Time

Note: Each topic is offered twice a month, for time zone convenience.

Morning Series – May 22, 2024

  • Africa: 15:00 WAT | 16:00 SAT | 17:00 EAT
  • Europe/Asia: 15:00 CET | 18:00 GET | 19:30 EST
  • South America: 9:00 PET/CRIB | 11:00 BRT
  • North America: 7:00 am PDT | 8:00 am MDT | 9:00 am CDT | 10:00 a.m.EDT

Evening Series – May 23, 2024

  • America: 7:00 pm PDT | 8:00 pm Eastern Time | 9:00 pm CDT | 10:00 pmEDT | 21:00 PET/CRIB

Evening Series – May 24, 2024

  • Asia: 07:30 IST | 9:00 ICT | 10:00 Pacific Time
  • Australia/Pacific: 13:00 AEDT | 14:00 FJT 15:00 New Zealand

Sessions are interpreted in real time from English to Spanish, French, Portuguese and Arabic, and all languages ​​are also recorded and available for later viewing.

Note: If you previously registered for a session, you are already registered for future sessions.

Find out more about the event here.