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Let's Talk About Long COVID (Part 1 of Disability Justice Speaker Series)
Thursday, December 07, 2023, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT
Category: Webinars

Let's Talk about Long COVID (Because not enough people are...)


Learn about what Long COVID is from Oregon Health and Sciences University Noriko Yamaguchi, PT, DPT. Also, what are the causes and how symptoms can be managed and supported for a patients new normal.

Noriko Yamaguchi is a board-certified geriatric physical therapist and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). She spends her clinical time at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) working with patients with complex and chronic medical conditions, including oncology, long COVID, autoimmune conditions, dysautonomia, mast cell activation syndrome, and connective tissue disorders. Dr. Yamaguchi’s research interests currently center around community public health and environmental physical therapy, but she has presented regionally on long COVID rehabilitation and nationally on the application of Universal Design for Learning and an equity framework in physical therapy education. She brings a planetary health justice, anti-racist, and trauma-informed mindset into her teaching, patient care, and research.

Hear from disability justice advocate Gabriel San Emeterio, LMSW (they/she/he) from Long COVID Justice leading grassroots, collective efforts to confront the Long COVID crisis, while centering racial, social, economic and disability justice.

Gabriel San Emeterio is a queer and disabled activist from Mexico City. They hold a Masters degree in Social Work with Community Organizing as a method of practice and a certificate in Social Policy from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, where they're now part time faculty. Gabriel’s life experience as a person living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis ME/CFS, HIV, and other complex chronic conditions, fuels their passion for disability justice and liberatory community work. They co-founded Strategies for High Impact and its project Long COVID Justice.

Get your questions answered about Long COVID and learn about health equity and disability jutice policy implications. 

Scholarships available by request, nobody will be turned away.

This is the first of 4 in We Can Do Better's Disability Justice Speaker Series

More to come on the next 3 events (dates TBD):

  • January 23, 2024 at 3-5pm - Supporting Our Disabled Students with Senator Sara Gelser Blouin 
  • February 2024-What is Systemic Ableism? 
  • March 2024- Intersectional Disability


Learn. Connect. Act.

Thank you to our 2023-2024 Disability Justice Speaker Series sponsors:
PacificSource Health Plans, TriMet, Multnomah County, Seeding Justice, CAP, Dual Diagnosis Anonymous, Pivot Point Consulting

If you would like to help plan or sponsor future We Can Do Better events, please contact [email protected] 

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