WFH webinar: maintaining joint health during COVID-19

Date, time: Thursday, July 30 at 10:00 am EDT (14:00 UTC/GMT)

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On Thursday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m. EDT (14:00 UTC/GMT), the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) will host a 75-minute webinar for people with bleeding disorders to address concerns related to maintaining joint health during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2. The focus will be on prevention, and sharing practical tips for managing musculoskeletal (MSK) complications during these challenging times.

This webinar will be chaired by Glenn Pierce, MD, PhD, WFH Vice President, Medical (U.S.A). Presenters Greig Blamey (Canada), WFH MSK Committee Chair; Cesar Haddad (Lebanon), WFH MSK Committee Junior Vice Chair; Pamela Narayan (India), physiotherapist and WFH volunteer, and Andrew Selvaggi (Australia), a patient with hemophilia and a personal trainer; will offer recommendations on how to deal with the current pandemic from the MSK perspective.

The topics of this webinar will include the following:

  • Impact of the pandemic on joint and muscle health
  • Health and practical tips and home-based exercises
  • Telemedicine for MSK
  • “Stuck at home” challenges for patients

The webinar will also include a Q&A session, with a panel composed of the chair and the presenters.

We encourage you to submit questions for the Q&A by emailing the WFH at [email protected] no later than Monday, July 27, 2020. Participants can also type live questions directly into the Zoom question-and-answer box and our experts will try their best—time permitting—to answer.