Webinar – Disability and Long COVID
Date: December 7, 2023
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM ET
Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people experiencing Long COVID is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Long COVID causes a range of health issues that can affect people for months or even years beyond the initial infection. As cases rise, so too does the global population of people with disabilities. For both people who are newly disabled due to Long COVID and people who were already disabled and are now experiencing Long COVID, the long-term impacts are not yet well understood. Many people are continuing to encounter barriers to accurate diagnoses and proper care.
Join Ana Oliveira, President and CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation, for an important conversation about the implications of Long COVID for the disability community.
CART will be provided. If you require another accommodation to fully participate in the webinar, please note it in your registration, or contact us at email@example.com or 407-917-6864. This free webinar is presented by the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.
About the Panelists
Moderator: Ana Oliveira, President & CEO, New York Women’s Foundation
Ana L. Oliveira serves as President & CEO of the New York Women’s Foundation since her appointment in 2006. Under her leadership, the foundation has grown in several dimensions, establishing a new strategic plan, sponsoring landmark research reports, increasing visibility and public awareness of the foundation’s presence in NYC; and dramatically increasing the impact of the foundation, with a rise in grants since her arrival.
Panelist: Gabriel San Emeterio, LMSW, Co-founder and Senior Fellow, Strategies for High Impact / Long COVID Justice
Gabriel San Emeterio, LMSW is co-founder and senior fellow at Strategies for High Impact and its Long COVID Justice project, where they serve as co-primary investigator of a pilot patient-led needs assessment and action plan on Long COVID in New York City. Their life experience as a queer, gender expansive Mexican immigrant living with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), HIV, and now Long COVID fuels their passion for disability justice, liberatory community work and supporting students as part-time faculty at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
Panelist: Dr. Zoie Sheets, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Resident, University of Chicago
Dr. Zoie Sheets is a resident physician in both internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Chicago. Her work focuses at the intersection of disability and medicine, promoting access and inclusion for both disabled physicians and patients. Living with a disability herself, she has witnessed the harm perpetuated by ableism and believes that expanding the number of disabled doctors will improve outcomes for those with disabilities in need of medical care. She is an advisory board member of the #DocsWithDisabilities initiative and frequently provides disability justice education for medical schools across the country.