Webinar #48 | “Facts and Fiction on COVID-19 Prevention and Treatments”

The University of the Philippines
in partnership with UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center
and in cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital
would like to invite you to join the Fight Against COVID-19!

Webinar #48 “Facts and Fiction on COVID-19 Prevention and Treatments”
April 16, 2021 (Friday) 12nn

Dr. Joseph Adrian Buensalido
Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine, UP Philippine General Hospital

Dr. Nina Castillo-Carandang
Professor,Department of Clinical Epidemiology
UP College of Medicine

Dr. Jason Ligot
International Health Promotion Specialist
Director for Development Communication,
Organic Intelligence

Dr. Beverly Ho
DOH Health and Communication Service

Opening Remarks:
Dr. Marissa M. Alejandria
Director, Institute of Clinical Epidemiology
UPM National Institutes of Health
President, Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Closing Remarks:
Dr. Carmencita D. Padilla
Chancellor, University of the Philippines Manila

Webinar #48 “Facts and Fiction on COVID-19 Prevention and Treatments”

Special Topic
Ivermectin. Melatonin. Lianhua Qingwen. Vitamin C. Zinc. Suob — can any of these help us prevent
COVID-19 or help us get better if we have the infection?
Where do we get our information and who should we believe when there is so much confusion and
contradicting views on the use of therapeutic agents?
What are the dangers of self-medication, on-line buying of unregistered products and concocting home
formulas for COVID-19?

In this webinar, join us as we address and sieve through facts and fiction around drugs and medicines for
COVID-19. We will talk about the critical role that frontliners play in addressing misinformation. We will
discuss the hierarchy of evidence and how this is weighed when practitioners decide on what to

Speakers are Dr. Marissa Alejandria, President of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious
Diseases and Professor for Clinical Epidemiology; Dr. Joseph Adrian Bunesalido, UP PGH Clinical
Associate Professor for Infectious Disease; Dr Nina Castillo-Carandang, Professor of the Department of
Clinical Epidemiology at the UP College of Medicine; Dr. Jason Ligot, Director for Development
Communication with Organic Intelligence; and Dr. Beverly Ho, Director of the DOH Health and
Communication Service.

Be on top of the facts, the evidence, and the science on prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected.

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