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Research Forum Circa 2015

Skin Contact

by Mia Celis-Versoza, MD, FPDS
Chair, Research Committee

Skin Week 2015

Dr. Krizty Elleza of RITM, 1st place winner of Experimental Category
Dr. Maria Victoria LLana of OMMC, 1st place winner of Non-Experimental Category


The 23rd PDS Annual Residents Research Forum was held last Nov. 3, 2015 at the Sapphire Room of Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria.  It was heartening to see that all 11 institutions submitted their best papers for the experimental, non-experimental and poster categories.  Congratulations to the Winners!


The winners of the experimental category are:

1st Place:  Comparative study of the insect repellency action of over the counter herbal insect repellents Rosemary lotion, Citronella lotion, Lemongrass lotion against 7.5% DEET (N, N-Diethyl Meta-Toluamide) lotion. Kristy Elleza Evangelista, MD. (RITM)

2nd Place:  Effectiveness of apple cider vinegar versus salicylic acid + lactic acid solution for the treatment of common warts: a randomized controlled trial. Crystal Lademora, MD. (SPMC)

3rd Place:  A Randomized, Double-blinded, Controlled Trial on Hyaluronic acid 0.2% cream   versus Hydrocortisone 1% cream for Facial Seborrheic Dermatitis among adult Filipinos. Ma. Isabel Beatriz Puno, MD. (MMC)


The winners of the non-experimental category are:

1st Place:  The accuracy of EARP (Early ARthritis for Psoriatic Patients) in screening for psoriatic arthritis among adult Filipino patients. Maria Victoria Llana, MD (OMMC)

2nd Place:  Retrospective analysis of dermatological consultations at the emergency department of a tertiary hospital from 2009 to 2013: a five-year review. Karen Abigail Santos, MD. (USTH)

3rd Place: A cross-sectional study on the impact of acne vulgaris on the quality of life among high school students in Pasig City, Philippines. Vanessa Anne Bernal, MD. (SCFI)


The posters were set up in EDSA Shangrila and because of it’s strategic locaton, it was well visited by all the participants as well as our foreign guests. The winners are:

1st Place:  Giant cellulitis-like bullous Sweet’s syndrome:  a rare variant. Angelica Guzman, MD. (USTH)

2nd Place:  The misadventures of a traveller:  Penicillosis in a Filipino immunocompromised host. Johanna Flordelis, MD.  (RITM)

3rd Place:  Visible light photopatch testing in a 28 year old Filipino male with photoallergic contact dermatitis. Francine Beatriz Lu, MD.  (SCFI)

Skin Week 2015

PHOTO ABOVE: The PDS Research Committee with the Poster Category participants, (L-R): Drs.  Eleonor B. Asuncion, Rona Maria R. Abad (PGH), Barbara Ellen T. Marcelo (EAMC), Judith K. Ang (OMMC), Angelica I. Guzman (USTH), Ron Michael P. Dagala (JRMMC), Crista Bernadette C. Baclagan (UERM), Krizia Camille O. Ty (SLMC), Mia Angela C. Verzosa (Chair, PDS Research Committee), Ma. Teresa Ela-Dimagiba, Ma. Isabel Beatriz L. Puno (MMC), Francine Beatriz C. Lu (SCFI)