Webinar #51 | “SOS: Save Our Systems from the COVID-19 Surge”

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 #51 “SOS: Save Our Systems from the COVID-19 Surge”
May 7, 2021 (Friday) 12nn

Dr. Regina P. Berba
Associate Professor, UP College of Medicine
Head, Hospital Infection Control Unit, PGH

Dr. Gerardo Legaspi
Director, Philippine General Hospital

Dr. Eva Maria Cutiongco-De la Paz
Executive Director, UP Manila National Institutes of Health

Dr. Raymond Francis R. Sarmiento
Director, UP Manila National Telehealth Center

Dr. Alfonso Nuñez III
Chief, East Avenue Medical Center

Opening Remarks:
Dr. Charlotte M. Chiong
Dean, UP College of Medicine

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

Special Topic
The recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region and contiguous areas has had profound effects on our health care systems: hospitals that are barely able to accommodate COVID and non-COVID patients, LGUs that are unable to keep up with the pace of testing and contact tracing needed, communities that are going hungry with the extended quarantines.

In this episode of STOP COVID DEATHS, the Philippine General Hospital shares its lessons learned from a surge in early March that shut down certain parts of the hospital. The webinar will include a discussion on the important role that genetic sequencing has played in affirming and prioritizing contact tracing, isolation, and education of individuals who may have been exposed to patients who have contracted any of the new variants. The role of telemedicine in decongesting the crowded hospitals of Metro Manila is presented.

Dr. Nina Berba, head of infectious disease control at PGH will be the main presenter. Reactors are Dr. Gap Legaspi, PGH Director; Dr. Eva Cutiongco de la Paz, National Institutes of Health Executive Director; Dr. Raymond Sarmiento, Director of the National TeleHealth Center, National Institutes of Health; and Dr. Sito Nunez, Chief of East Avenue Memorial Medical Center. Join us in an in-depth discussion on how to save our systems from the COVID19 surge – the role of technology: genetic sequencing and telemedicine, and the race against time to stop COVID deaths.

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected. Together we can STOP COVID DEATHS!

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