We made it again ! 2014 Outstanding Chapter in CME and Outstanding Chapter in Child Advocacy and Community Service.

PPS awards 2014 For the 2nd time, our chapter has been blessed to receive the tandem awards as the 2014 Outstanding Chapter in Continuing Medical Education ( Dr. Rolando Songco Award) and Outstanding Chapter in Child Advocacy and Community Service ( Dr. Perla Santos-Ocampo Award). Awarding will be during the PPS Annual Convention  Opening Ceremonies on Sunday ,April 6,2014 at 6pm at the Grand Ballroom of Sofitel Hotel.

PPS Annual Convention is our time for National Business meeting on April 8 ( Tuesday at 2-4pm at the PICC Plenary Hall followed by our Chapter’s Business Meeting at 4-6 PM at PICC MR 11. Every member is required to attend these two important meetings to keep your good standing.

Attached are the minutes of the 2013 Business Meeting held last April 16,2013

and the 2013-2014 PPS-STC’s Abridged Annual Report for your reference during our  chapter’s  business meeting.

Minutes of Meeting apr 2013 PPS-STC business meeting

2013-2014 ABRIDGED PPS-STC Annual Report

 

PPS ANNUAL DUES DEADLINE MOVED TO JANUARY 16,2014

To all our dear members:

Please pay your 2014 PPS annual dues (p2,000)

on or before January 16, 2014 during our scientific meeting at Acacia Hotel.

If you are paying in cheque please write complete Philippine Pediatric Society Southern Tagalog Chapter .

You may wish to pay also the PPS Annual Convention fee of p2,500.

Hoping for your cooperation complying with this member’s duty.

Thank you very much!

UPCOMING 2014 CMEs

We are now on the last few months of the 2013-2014 PPS business year and here are the last 3 months CME activity of our chapter.For complete details click on the announcements node.

We encourage our members to maintain being active in our CME activities to earn your CME units.

January 12,2014: PPS-STC Subspecialty Module 2 ” Back to the Basics”,Lucena City, Quezon

January 16,2014 : Scientific Meeting on Epigenetics in Pediatrics , Acacia Hotel, Muntinlupa City,MM

January 30,2014: PPS Video Conference on the Streptococcal Infection: The Heart and Kidney Involvement”, MDI Conference Room, Santa Rosa, Laguna

January 30,2014 : Scientific Meeting on “The Newer Vaccines: Jap B enceph and the Quadrivalent Flu vaccine”, Alabang,MM

February 13, 2014 : 34th PPS-STC Anniversary CME : Childhood TB DOTS : The Southern Tagalog Experience, Natrapharm Auditorium,Sucat, Paranaque

Feb 20-21,2014; DLSUMC Pediatric Postgraduate Course “Pedia Apps”

Acacia Hotel, Alabang,Muninlupa City

March 6, 2014: Scientific Meeting on “Adolescent Skin Care” , Alabang,MM

March 13-14,2014: Pedia Gastro Annual Convention, Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City, Cavite ( in cooperation with PPS-STC)

April 6-9,2014: 51st PPS ANNUAL CONVENTION, PICC

 

 

Teen iGROW Forum @ SM South Luzon Supermalls

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In response to PPS call to promote pediatric wellness in Adolescents, our chapter ventured on having a child advocacy dubbed as TEEN IGROW FORUM whose objective is to teach the early adolescents and grade school teacher and counsellors on ” Understanding Puberty ” ” Say No to Smoking ” ” Say No to Teen Pregnancy” and ” Say No to Obesity and Internet Addiction”.

This advocacy was in cooperation with SM Southluzon supermalls and Department of Education of Laguna, Cavite and Batangas and few private schools,too.

The first leg was held at SM City Sta Rosa last September 5,  at 3-6pm with 283 attendees .

Speakers for SM Santa Rosa are Dr.Jorin Estipona on ” Understanding Puberty ” , Dr.Dennis Garcia on “Say No Smoking and Teen Pregnancy” and Dr.Marc Edquilag on ” Say No to Obesity and Internet Addiction” .Dr. Maita Cruz as the lively emcee for this forum in Santa Rosa.

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The  next Teen iGROW Forum was at SM DASMARINAS Cavite with 270 attendees last September 12,2013 .

Speakers for Cavite are: Dr.Karen Santos on “Understanding Puberty” ,Dr.Jindra Tetangco on ” Say No to Smoking and Teen Pregnancy” and Dr.Merle Tan on ” Say No to Obesity and Internet Addiction” with Dr.Bibs Reyes,Jr as the emcee and resource person ,too specially on smoking issues being a peds pulmo himself.

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September 26  the last leg of our TEEN IGROW FORUM was held at SM LIPA , With Dr. Glenda Marquino on “Understanding Puberty “, Dr.Mayette Areta on ” Say No to Smoking and Teen Pregnancy” and Dr.Myla Napiza on ” Say No to Obesity and Internet Addiction”. Dr.Luneta Piezas-Villarin as the emcee for this last forum. It was well attended by 180 teachers and students despite the heavy rains.

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PPS AMNESTY EXAM

WHO ARE QUALIFIED?

SPECIAL AMNESTY EXAMINATION

ON FEBRUARY 12-14, 2014 FOR:

          1. ACTIVE MEMBER.

          2. GRADUATE OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY

         TRAINING IN THE YEAR 2000 OR EARLIER

Take note of the following dates!!!

December 15, 2013 - Deadline for Applications for the Special Amnesty Examination for Diplomate

February 12, 2014 - Written Examination for Eligible Candidates who graduated in the year 2000 or earlier  from an accredited pediatric residency training program. 

February 14, 2014 - Oral examination for Active Members

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ACTIVE MEMBER APPLICANT

REQUIREMENTS
[ ] Letter of intent to take examination.
[ ] Application form accomplished online and a printed copy submitted to PPS
[ ] Photocopy of Certificate as Active Member of the PPS
[ ] Letters of Recommendation from Two Fellows of the PPS, to include certification of Good Moral Character
[ ] MD Diploma ( Certified True Copy), if available
[ ] PRC Certificate ( Certified True Copy ), if available
[ ] Valid PRC ID (Photocopy)
[ ] Pediatric Residency Training Certificate (Photocopy)
[ ] Fellowship/ Post Residency Training Certicate (Photocopy) if any
[ ] Three(3) copies of 2×2 colored picture
[ ] Examination fee upon submission of application form (non- refundable).Examination fee is Php 4,000.00. You may pay the examination fee through the following accounts:Security Bank – SB 0271-033227-001
Chinabank – General Fund – 318-001511-6.Attach a photocopy of the deposit slip to your printed application.
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NEW APPLICANT ( COMPLETED RESIDENCY IN THE YEAR 2000 OR EARLIER )

REQUIREMENTS
[ ] Letter of intent to take examination.
[ ] Application form accomplished online and a printed copy submitted to PPS
[ ] Letters of Recommendation from Two Fellows of the PPS, to include certification of Good Moral Character
[ ] MD Diploma ( Certified True Copy)
[ ] PRC Certificate ( Certified True Copy )
[ ] Valid PRC ID (Photocopy)
[ ] Pediatric Residency Training Certificate (Photocopy)
[ ] Fellowship/ Post Residency Training Certificate (Photocopy) if any
[ ] Three(3) copies of 2×2 colored picture
[ ] Examination fee upon submission of application form (non- refundable).Examination fee is Php 4,000.00. You may pay the examination fee through the following accounts:Security Bank – SB 0271-033227-001
Chinabank – General Fund – 318-001511-6.Attach a photocopy of the deposit slip to your printed application.
Visit www.pps.org.ph for online application

It’s been a different CME activity for this month of Nutrition and Disability Week.

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July 18,2013, Crimson’s Hotel.Alabang,Muntinlupa City. For a change, we ventured on a different scientific meeting, this time

we focused on Orphan diseases . Mrs. Magdaraog, the President of the PSOD( Philippine Society for Orphan Diseases) gave the first lecture on awareness of the presence of these  rare diseases in our country having a son with Pompe’s Disease.

Her story was heartbreaking to hear the misdiagnosis and their journey before the exact diagnosis of Pompe’s Disease was arrived at.

P1140582Dr. Mary Ann Chiong gave a simple sounding lecture on recognition of Lysosomal storage disorders like Gaucher’s Disease,Pompe’s Disease,Fabry’s Disease and Mucopolysaccharidosis .Her lecture was an eye opener that there is hope for  these kids if properly diagnosed and adequately treated. There is much to do and even lobby in Congress to support a bill on Orphan Diseases just like when Newborn Screening was started.

P1140606Dr. Jedeane Aragon, our own PPS-STC pediatric endocrinologist gave a very comprehensive lecture on “Nutritional Considerations for Children with Special Needs” .This topic was chosen for the members to be aware of the special needs of our special kids in time for this Nutrition Month.

Dr. Josephine Masangga, another PPS-STC pediatric endocrinologist was that night’s lively moderator for these difficult topics.

 

 

 

 

 

June 20 Induction of Officers,New Diplomates and New Fellows and CME on MDG4-Mandatory Vaccines and The Many Facets Diarrhea,are we meeting our goals?

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June 20,2014 marked the start of the business year for PPS-STC’s 2013-2014 activities.Dr.Riz Gonzalez in her president’s message conveyed thanks to everyone for making the past business year 2012-2013 very rewarding since PPS-STC got  ”The Most Outstanding Chapter in CME ” and “The Most Outstanding Chapter in Child Advocacy and Community Services”  just in time for the 50th Annual Convention. But, the challenge of upholding the excellence is a great task for the remaining half of her term  hence her plea to continue the active support in all aspects -CME,Child Advicacy and Community Service ,  Research and MSPREST Activities.

The CME activities have been set till March 2014 with major CME’s scheduled monthly  on a Thursday night,workshops, PPS-STC subspecialty modules to our  distant provinces , and subspecialty conventions( see announcements node) .

Child Advocacy projects in selected DayCare centers shall continue as “Kwentuhan sa DayCare ,Atbp”-incorporating our community service as PPD Screening and eventual treatment of the positive screens through pooled donations of AntiTB meds from the members and possible help from the nearby  TB DOTS center,Deworming of kids and Dental Check-up of these kids -being the top 3 health problems identified during  last year’s health assessment of these kids. Alongside our LayFora for Mothers and Bookreading activities for the kids on a monthly basis.

Our teacher’s layfora is reformatted as “TEEN iGROW FORUM”, our answer for adolescent health awareness program of PPS.This will again be held in 3 SM Malls-Santa Rosa City, Lipa City and Dasmarinas City. Our target audience are the Grade 5-6 students (representatives) with their teachers . This activity shall be held on the month of September 2013.

To promote wellness in the neonatal period, “Gabay Alalay ni Nanay” , a lay fora for pregnant and newbie mothers shall be held in 3 selected RHU-Los Banos,Laguna, Tanauan,Batangas and Lucena City and at the OPD sections of the MSPREST Hospitals.Target month is August being breastfeeding month.

The Annual “Takbo Ko Regalo Mo ” now on its 3rd year shall continue and set for Nov 24,2013 at the Greenfields City of Santa Rosa in cooperation with Southern Luzon Hospital and Medical Center.

Induction of the Current PPS-STC Officers and Board  Members, New Diplomates and presentation of New PPS  Fellows immediately followed .

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The Lecture on ” Mandatory vaccines to meet MDG4 ” by Dr, May Montillano emphasized the role of vaccines to reduce childhood morbidity and mortality specifically the need for rotavirus vaccination and anti- pneumonia vaccines.

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The second lecture by our very own pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr.Jossie Rogacion on “The Many Facets of Diarrhea: Are we meeting the MDG4 goals?” made us aware that the Phillippines together with the other SouthEast Asian countries is still far in meeting the MDG 4 goals specially on diarrhea. ORS ,Zinc Supplementation, the rationale use of probiotics and anti-diarrheals were discussed.

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It has been a successful start of the business year with almost everyone wearing RED.

Truly we are committed, passionate pediatricians of PPS- Southern Tagalog Chapter whose main goal is to be of service “All for the Filipino Child”.

 

 

 

It’s been a lot of fun last PPS 50th Annual Convention

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.

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Riz and Cora with the 2 awards

 

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Our chapter’s Kalinka ( Russian dance )  dance presentation  was the most applauded during the fellowship night.

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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 !

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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It was a full packed 50th PPS Annual Convention for 4 days filled with blessings of awards , rewards and camarederie among our members!

 

 

PPS-STC shines once more this 50th Annual Convention !!!

At last! After six years ,PPS-STC is blessed to get 2 awards this coming 50th Annual Convention.
The Dr. Perla Santos Ocampo Award ” PPS Most Outstanding Chapter in Child Advocacy and Community Service ” and The Dr. Rolando Songco Award ” PPS Most Outstanding Chapter in Continuing Medical Education”.
PPS Awards
It’s a big blessing for our chapter in time for the PPS Annual Convention.
Our collaborative efforts and participation in every CME , Child Advocacy and Community Service paid off. Once more, we are recognized and we hope to sustain this excellent status.

Our members are encouraged to be present during the PPS Opening Ceremonies (Sunday, April 14,2013 at 6pm at Sofitel Philippine Plaza ) to cheer for our chapter’s shining moment that night.

Another blessing is that our PPS Scholar candidate from San Pablo City National High School (Lyka Maluping) was chosen among 11 nominees for the 6 PPS Scholars.

Two PPS Scholars come from Luzon , and our candidate made it.The other one is from NorthEastern Luzon who was the PPS Essay Writing Contest Winner . The other four came from NCR (2) and one each from Visayas region and Mindanao.

Attached is the 2012-2013 PPS-STC’s Annual Report
amd the Minutes of the 2012 PPS-STC Business Meeting
( Kindly read and review for perusal during our chapter’s business meeting)

ABRIDGED PPS-STC Annual Report submiited for PPS Annual Report 2012 souvenir program

2012 PPS-STC Minutes of the Business Meeting

PPS-STC @ 33!!!

San Pablo City, PPS-STC' birthplace hosted this special chapter anniversary in time for Chinese New Year,too!

San Pablo City, PPS-STC’ birthplace hosted this special chapter anniversary in time for Chinese New Year,too!

Last February 10, 2013 , PPS-STC celebrated its 33rd Anniversary in time for the Chinese New Year in its birthplace-San Pablo City, Laguna .

The beautiful and ever reliable San Pablo pediatricians hosted this important event .

An Anniversary Mass was held before the CME activity as our thanksgiving act for the many blessings received by our chapter for the past 33 years.
A short dragon dance followed to set the festive anniversary mood.
Dr. Riz Gonzalez, the curent PPS-STC president in her presidents message updated everyone on the currrent staus of the chapter ending with a special Anniversary AVP of PPS-STC’s History.

Dr. Melinda Atienza, our current PPS President hailed our chapter for being very dynamic in our activities and gave us the PPS updates.
Likewise, Dr. Joel Elises, our Honorary President in his inspirational message pointed out life’s infirmity and the real essence of living.

This year’s Anniversary CME activity was dubbed as ” MATTERS OF THE HEART” being the heart month.
Dr. Lapak -our Anniversary speaker

Dr. Regente Lapak was the 1st Anniversary CME speaker who talked on ” Kawasaki’s Disease :Through the Years” . It was a very comprehensive lecture complete with Kawasaki’s history, diagnosis, current treatment and long term follow-up and suggested restrictions for sports activities of affected kids .
Thank you Dr. Rey Lapak for being our Anniversary CME speaker

The next speaker is our young cardiologist from Quezon-Dr. Ada Vinluan Mercado who gave “Tips for Abnormal Beats in Children”
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Last but not the least was the lecture by Dr. Marian Manalo, an adult cardiologist who talked on “Please be careful with my Heart: The Pediatrician’s Wellness in Focus”.
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The 6 hour long anniversary activity ended with a happy note awarding a plaque of appreciation to our host group -The San Pablo Pediatric Circle.
Dr.Lyda Largoza