Long COVID Study (AFTERCOR) - Wesley Research Institute
Wesley Research Institute

This international study will improve our understanding of the long-term impact of COVID-19 and enable the development of models to better predict disease progression.



Research Objectives





Study location

Wesley Research Institute, St Andrews Hospital

Study type

Investigator Initiated

Lead investigators

  • A/Prof Gianluigi Li Bassi
  • Prof John Fraser

About this research project

A comprehensive international long-term follow-up study data on COVID-19 ICU survivors, assessing multi-organ injury and recovery. The results will assist clinicians in the management of long-COVID following severe disease by defining high risk groups for follow-up and guiding personalised rehabilitation.



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