Anesthesiologists risk getting infected themselves whenever they perform endotracheal intubation on COVID-19 patients to help them to breathe. The upcoming installment of the UP webinar series, “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS”, set for Friday, September 25, at 12:00 nn will focus on how two anesthesiology teams handled the situation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused depression, anxiety, and other serious negative mental health effects that have led to an increase in suicide reports. The 22nd installment in the UP webinar series,“STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS”, will tackle the urgent national health crisis on top of the COVID-19 crisis—that of depression and suicide—on Friday, Sept. 18, at 12:00 nn.

Children with cancer are immunocompromised and are at greater risk of contracting severe COVID-19. The 20th installment of the UP webinar series “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS” will take a deep dive into the case of a young child with leukemia who was diagnosed with COVID-19. The webinar will be held this Friday, Sept. 4, at 12:00 n.n.

Six months since its designation as one of the NCR’s COVID-19 referral hospitals, the UP Philippine General Hospital has learned several lessons in terms of providing care to COVID patients and protecting its healthcare workers. The UP PGH will be sharing these lessons in the 18th installment of the UP webinar series, “STOP COVID DEATHS”, the firstever virtual national town hall meeting for hospitals in the country, to be held on August 21, 12:00 nn.

Infection and inflammation are processes that come into play in some high-risk COVID-19 patients. Follow the case of one patient in whom COVID-19 has led to the blood clots and swelling in a leg in the 17th installment of the UP webinar series “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS” this Friday, Aug. 14, at 12:00nn.

The UP webinar series “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS”, the first online medical grand rounds held in the country, will take on the case of a COVID-negative mother giving birth to a COVID-positive baby this Friday, August 7, at 12:00NN.

Reports on mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have led the public to ask whether these changes make the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease more infectious, lethal, or on the other hand, benign and less transmissible. Philippine Genome Center Executive Director. Cynthia Saloma goes in depth on the issue in the 13th installment of the UP Webinar Series “STOP COVID DEATHS: Clinical Management Updates”.

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat not just to people’s physical health, but perhaps more insidiously, to their mental, emotional and psychological health as well. What the impacts of the pandemic are on our psychosocial well-being and how we can help one another cope will be the subject of the 14th installment in the UP Webinar Series “STOP COVID DEATHS: Clinical Management Updates”, which is scheduled on July 24, Friday, at 12 n.n.