The 50th PPS Annual convention last April 14-17,2013 was packed with activities from the pre-convention sessions ,HAB forum, Holy Mass , Opening Ceremonies and Fellowship Night,Convention proper till the Closing Ceremonies and Annual Dinner and Induction of New Members and Fellows.
Our chapter was given the two special awards being the Most Outstanding Chapter in Child Advocacy and Community Service ( Dr. Perla Santos Ocampo Award ) and the Most Outstanding Chapter in Continuing Medical Education ( Dr. Rolando Songco Award) during the Opening Ceremonies received by our chapter president Dr.Riz Gonzalez at the grand ballroom of Sofitel on April 14,2013 at 7pm.
Our chapter’s Kalinka ( Russian dance ) dance presentation was the most applauded during the fellowship night.
Our chapter’s business meeting moved one day earlier on April 15 at 4-6 pm was peaceful and informative with a good members attendance of 270 held at MR 12 .Dr.Joel Elises , our honorary president congratulated our chapter for the grand slam awards but challenged everyone to keep up the excellent work ,innovate and aim for another productive year ALL FOR THE FILIPINO CHILD !
The PPS national business meeting the following day ,April 16 at 2-4 PM likewise was well attended by PPS-STC and from the words of our PPS Secretary Dr.Alex Tuazon , the most disciplined chapter.
Around 50 PPS-STC members immediately changed into their running outfit after the national business meeting and joined the PPS Fun Run at the CCP Complex at 5PM wearing the yellow singlet and the PPS-STC blue armband. Our chapter got the Special Award -the chapter with the most number of runners.
Our Team Habagat, the3k Team was just 24 seconds away from Team Mayon of Bicol Chapter.Team Habagat team captain was Dr.Bibs Reyes,Jr and team mates -Fame Roxas, Dr.Mitzi Aseron,Dr. Sarabeth de Castro and Dr. Katrina Alon-Alon.
Day 3 of the convention, Dr.Riz Gonzalez chaired the Adolescent Symposium during the simultaneous session at 2-4 PM at MR 5 with quite a number of PPS-STC members seated to listen about Teen-Age Suicide and Teen-pregnancy , both socially relevant topics of the present time.
Likewise, Dr.Elizabeth Palines, our peds neuro from Batangas Regional Hospital and past president of the Child Neurology Society of the Philippines gave a lecture on ” Epilepsy and Behavior ” during the SS12 session at Summit E and F at 2-4pm also.
Call it our lucky convention, since Dr.Willy Santos got the Galderma’s special raffle of a CME award for an all expense paid trip to AAP National Convention this October 2013 at Orlando ,Florida during the Closing Ceremonies at Summit Halls C and D of PICC by 5pm of April 17.
And finally, 7 new diplomates from our chapter were inducted and 12 members were reclassified as PPS Fellows in time for the PPS Annual Dinner on April 17,2013.
It was a full packed 50th PPS Annual Convention for 4 days filled with blessings of awards , rewards and camarederie among our members!