BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY - The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) will be holding three webinars related to education, long-term COVID, and cardiovascular health on 29 November and 1-2 December 2021. The webinars will be conducted via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Webinar on Teaching Laboratory Courses during the Pandemic
29 November 2021, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This webinar will feature the sharing of practices and experiences in the teaching of laboratory courses/experiments in different science courses during this time of the pandemic. Resource persons from the Philippine Science High School, Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines Diliman, and University of Santo Tomas will cover teaching laboratory courses in Senior High School and the Tertiary level, particularly on Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. Interested participants may register at

Webinar on Long-Term COVID
01 December 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

For this webinar, an overview of what is currently known about Long-Term COVID or Long COVID, a post-viral illness that may afflict COVID survivors, will be presented by Dr. Anna Kristina P. Serquina of the National Cancer Institute, US National Institutes of Health. The multi-systemic signs and symptoms and possible predisposing factors will also be discussed. Dr. Sequina will also give a brief discussion of ongoing efforts to study this emerging global public health problem, mitigation strategies, and possible hypotheses on its etiology. Interested participants may register at

Science Policy and Information Forum on Understanding Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease
02 December 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 NN

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remain the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the country. With experts invited from various medical specialty societies and the Department of Health, this virtual forum aims to present updated information on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) epidemiology, modifiable risk factors, simple prevention strategies, and current population-level interventions; review the role of salt on hypertension, fats on heart disease, and excessive caloric intake on diabetes; and provide recommendations to address policy gaps on CVD prevention and improve the implementation of current interventions. Invited discussants from the National Nutrition Council and DOST Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) will also share their insights on policy and research perspectives of the topics to be discussed in the virtual forum. Interested participants may register at its advisory activities, NAST PHL has been able to bring science and technology closer to the lives of the Filipino. Its series of information fora and webinars have encouraged public participation in open discussions of important and pressing issues in science and technology on a wide range of topics. At the same time, Academicians and other local and foreign experts have put their knowledge and expertise together to advise decision makers of the government and non-government entities on policies related to science and technology.

Registration to the online events is free and open to the public. Participants will receive an e-certificate upon completion of each webinar and submission of an accomplished evaluation form.

The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) is an attached agency to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) mandated by law (Executive Order 818 s.1982) to serve as adviser to the President of the Republic of the Philippines and the cabinet on policies concerning science and technology in the country. For more updates, follow NAST Philippines’ (@nastphl) social media accounts. (Ryan John Pascual/NAST PHL).