PDS Holy Week Message
By: Ma. Angela T. Medina-Lavadia MD, FPDS
The Resurrection message of new life and new beginnings is very real to us these days. Each morning brings new opportunities for growth and a fresh start for us individually and as a society.
In this light, let me announce some upcoming activities this summer which you will surely find interesting and helpful.
|Regular Monthly CME Meeting Web streaming available|
|April 26, 2017||“Networking and Health Systems”; GSK Auditorium|
|May 24, 2017||“Medicolegal Issues”; Makati Med Center auditorium|
|4th PDS Mid Year Convention “Earth, Skin and Fire: Global Warming in Dermatology”|
|April 28-30, 2017||Radisson Blu, Cebu City|
|LEAP (Life Enhancement Action Program) “Blisters, Acne, Atopic Dermatitis Atbp”|
|Featuring speakers on
|April 21, 2017||Seda Hotel, Nuvali, Sta Rosa Laguna; Southern Luzon Chapter*|
|June 17, 2017||Baguio City; Northern Luzon Chapter|
|July 8, 2017||Davao City; Southern Philippines Chapter|
|July 26, 2017||Metro Manila; Luxent Hotel|
|August 6, 2017||Clark, Angeles; Central Luzon Chapter|
|September 5, 2017||Metro Manila|
|Mini-LEAP Events “IN FOCUS: SKIN TALKS AND THE CPD LAW”*|
|May 4, 2017||Alba’s Restaurant, Tomas Morato, QC; 6 PM|
|May 11, 2017||Jade Garden, Glorietta, Makati; 6 PM|
|May 23, 2017||Sentro or Abe Restaurant, Serendra, BGC; 6 PM|
|June 16, 2017||Cebu|
|June 29, 2017||Ortigas area|
|July 4, 2017||Makati|
|July 13, 2017||Alabang|
|August 3, 2017||Cagayan de Oro|
|August 16, 2017||Quezon City|
|August 24, 2017||Roxas Blvd. Manila|
|Mini-LEAP Events “CME BEYOND: AAD ECHOES AND THE CPD LAW”*|
|May 27, 2017||Lima Hotel, Batangas|
|June 23, 2017||Alabang-Cavite area|
|June 25, 2017||Clark, Angeles, Pampanga|
|July 2017||Naga City|
All these CME meetings, the Mid-Year Convention, the LEAP and Mini-LEAP activities have programs with CPD unit credits painstakingly put together for your convenience by the CME Committee, the LEAP Coordinators, the training institutions, the Chapter leaders and the secretariat. The LEAP and Mini-LEAP activities in particular, are designed not only to make available dermatological updates but also to be bonding relationship-building opportunities for PDS members as a vital first step to enhance and strengthen the PDS presence in the local community.
More schedules will be announced as they become available.
*Minor schedule changes may occur.
1ST NATIONAL ECZEMA CONGRESS
In the works is this innovative event slated for July 16, 2017 at the Atrium of the Robinson’s Place, Manila It will be a one day Eczema fair open to the public which aims to increase public awareness and knowledge on the skin and skin conditions, specifically eczema. There will be fun lecturettes, games, booths, a video wall and other gimmicks. There will also be a free clinic on the side.
It will be participated in by all sectors of the PDS—so come join us and give your support.
This 1st National Eczema Congress will be held as a joint celebration of World Skin Health Day by the PDS and the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS).
As we emerge renewed from the quiet reflections of Holy Week, let us be mindful of all the blessings and opportunities available to us through the PDS, our dedicated member-volunteers so generous with their time and efforts, and our industry partners. With the joyful hope and victory of the Resurrection story, let us continue to grow together in unity to reach out to each other and to our community.