The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred innovation and transformation in the field of medical education. The 31st installment in the UP “STOP COVID DEATHS” webinar series will be a virtual international conference on medical education in the time of pandemic, to be held on Friday, 20 November, at 12:00 noon.

Book on pandemic surgery to be virtually launched at 29th UP “STOP COVID DEATHS” webinar

The 29th installment of the UP “STOP COVID DEATHS” webinar series will be the very first Virtual National Book Launch of an ebook on pandemic surgery, set to be held on November 6, Friday, at 12:00 noon.

A 61-year old widow was diagnosed with colon cancer and due to worsening of symptoms sought medical and surgical care in the midst of the lockdown. Through her course of treatment, she develops COVID-19. Learn how this case was managed at the UP Stop COVID Deaths Virtual Grand Rounds Webinar Series tomorrow, October 16 at 12:00 NN (Manila Time).

The pandemic has disrupted training of doctors but the world still needs health professionals. The UP Stop COVID Deaths webinar series will tackle this issue in its first virtual international conference on Friday, October 9 at 12 nn.

An 18 year-old is admitted for a swollen left knee and upper thigh, most likely from a stray bullet. Emergency intervention is needed, but with the COVID pandemic, additional precautions are required to perform a complex orthopedic surgical procedure to save the patient’s leg. Learn about the management of such trauma cases at the 24th UP Stop COVID Deaths webinar on Friday, October 2, at 12:00 PM (Manila time).

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.

Former UP President Alfredo Pascual addressing the UP Manila Class of 2020. Screenshot from the livestream of the UP Manila commencement exercises.

For his contributions to the university, former UP President Alfredo E. Pascual was conferred an honorary degree during UP Manila’s first ever virtual commencement exercises.

Photo from the screenshot of UP Diliman’s “109th Pangkalahatang Pagtatapos”.

In this challenging time of a pandemic, the University of the Philippine continues to fulfill its mandate as the country’s national university to serve the people by opening its educational and informational resources not just to members of the UP Community but to the general public as well. Here is a list of UP resources that can be accessed online.

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.

Photo from the UP Philippine General Hospital Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/philippinegeneralhospitalofficial/photos/a.1650598348304731/1650597904971442/?type=3&theater

Since the COVID-19 outbreak swept over the country, the health care workers of the UP Philippine General Hospital, one of the country’s COVID-19 referral centers, have been dealing with an unprecedented crisis and working round-the-clock to treat patients with COVID-19. The UP-PGH’s COVID Crisis Team now shares the five lessons they have learned over the past six months of battling against the viral pandemic.