UP webinar to tackle physical classes, risks, preparations

| Written by Deina Blancaflor

The University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center, and in cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital, invites you to join the fight against COVID-19.

The pandemic struck a big blow to the country’s healthcare system. While we scramble for short-term solutions, long-term goals must also be pursued, and that includes preparing the next generation of healthcare workers. How do we strike the balance between reintroducing face-to-face classes to sustain their learning needs and protecting them from risk of infection?

This coming Friday, September 10, the “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series will tackle just that. Titled “Limited Face-to-Face: Ligtas Ba?”, speakers, students, and members of the academe will share how they have been preparing for the reopening of classes for health professionals, the challenges that come with it, as well as highlight the creative ways in which they’ve worked around these constraints so far.

The opening remarks will be given by Atty. Cinderella Filipina S. Benitez-Jaro, Executive Director of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Speakers from different universities also invited are: UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita D. Padilla; of; Dr. Caroline Marian S. Enriquez, President of Our Lady of Fatima University; and, Dr. Ma. Cristina D. Padolina, President and Chief Academic Officer of Centro Escolar University.

Two students will also be giving their reactions after the talks: Rani Ailyna Domingo (UP Medicine Class of 2022) and Daniel Louis E. Puspos (CEU Dentistry COMPASS Chapter). Dr. Charlotte M. Chiong, Dean of UP College of Medicine, is set to end the webinar with her message.

Register here or catch the livestream via TVUP’s official Facebook and YouTube accounts at 12:00 noon on Friday.