Free training for specialists in dealing with Long COVID

Free training for specialists in dealing with Long COVID

A colloquium on the topic of Long COVID for professionals in the field of social work and other social professions at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) takes place in Olten on Wednesday, March 15th, 2023. Interested parties and those affected are welcome.

For professionals in the fields of social work, pastoral care, curative education and more, supporting people affected by Long COVID is often a challenge. In order to provide guidance and inspiration, a meeting point will be held with lectures from the social professions involved and from the patient’s perspective. Specialists and those affected are very welcome. 

Title: Life turned upside down by Long COVID – how can we as specialists help (better)?

When: Wednesday, March 15 2023, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 

Where: Olten FHNW, Von-Roll-Strasse 10, B 125/126, first floor

Price: free

With Long COVID, specialists need to rethink.

Long COVID not only threatens patients’ physical health – cognitive, occupational, social and material resources are also affected. In order to adapt the approaches provided by social professions to the new clinical picture, specialists must now rethink their approach. The speakers will shed light on the topic from a medical, psychological and social work perspective as well as from the perspective of those affected.

  • Beat Michel (Inselspital Bern)
  • Natascha Vitas (Psychotherapist)
  • Chantal Britt (President of an association for those affected, Long COVID Switzerland)
  • Laura Schmid (Head of Social Counselling, Klinik Barmelweid).

The colloquium will be moderated by Prof. Cornelia Rüegger and Prof. Raphaela Sprenger.

Experts and other interested parties can register for the colloquium by March 13 2023 at the following email address:

Here, you can find more information and the flyer.