Webinar #59 | “COVID-19 in Children”

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 #59 “COVID-19 in Children”
July 2, 2021 (Friday) 12nn

Dr. Maria Liza Antoinette M. Gonzales
Associate Dean for Faculty and Students
UP College of Medicine

Millie Rose Velasquez Walker

Patrick De Guzman

Dr. Diosdado M. San Antonio
Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction
Department of Education

Opening Remarks:
Dr. Joselyn Eusebio
Philippine Pediatric Society

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

Webinar #59 “COVID-19 in Children”
Special Topic

Can children get COVID?
In the early part of the pandemic, it was believed that COVID-19, and its moderate and severe forms were
mainly a risk for adults, particularly adults with comorbidities like heart disease, diabetes or diseases of the
immune system.

In this episode of STOP COVID DEATHS, the webinar co-sponsored by the Philippine Pediatric Society and its regional chapters — takes a closer look at Philippine data on COVID19 and children, its risks, symptoms and management. Data suggests that fewer children get infected compared to adults and that symptoms are primarily mild or kids are even asymptomatic. However, reports from other parts of the world point to how some children can get severely ill from COVID-19. They might require hospitalization, intensive care, or a ventilator to help them breathe. In rare cases, they might die.

Researchers from India have recently reported rare but serious medical condition associated with COVID-19 in children called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). According to the report, this condition usually develops four to six weeks after children and teenagers have recovered from Covid-19. Babies under 1 year old and children with certain underlying conditions may be more likely to have severe illness from COVID-19.

Join us on July 2 for a presentation of data from studies done at the Philippine General Hospital to be presented by Dr. Maria Liza Antoinette M. Gonzales. A teen Millie Velasquez Walker, who has had COVID and lingering symptoms from the United States will join the panel. A teen Patrick De Guzman from the Philippines will articulate the perspective from Manila. The Department of Education through Usec Diosdado M. San Antonio, will share its perspective on the topic. Opening remarks by Dr. Joselyn Eusebio, President of the Philippine Pediatric Society, and Closing Remarks from Dr. Carmencita D. Padilla, Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Manila.

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

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