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Applications, Procedures and Practices in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Setting.

Crowne Plaza Galleria
Manila Ortigas Avenue corner
Asian Development Bank Avenue Quezon City

February 18 & 19, 2015
(Wednesday & Thursday)

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DAY 1 - February 18, 2015



8:00am-8:30am OPENING CEREMONY

*National Anthem
*PPS Hymn / PIDSP Hymn

*Welcome Address Dr. Salvacion R. Gatchalian
President, PIDSP
*Message Dr. Milagros S. Bautista
President, PPS
*Overview of the 22nd Annual Convention Dr. Ma. Rosario Z. Capeding
Over-all Chair
*Master of Ceremony Dr. Anna Lisa T. Ong-Lim
Secretary, PIDSP
8:30am-9:00am PLENARY LECTURE 1:
Highlights in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Dr. Salvacion  R. Gatchalian, President, PIDSP

State of the Art Lecture:  The Immune Response to
Infectious Diseases
Dr. Jaime A. Santos, MD, Past President, PIDSP

*Ribbon Cutting
Dr. Salvacion R. Gatchalian
President, PIDSP
Dr. Ma. Liza Antoinette M. Gonzales
Vice-President, PIDSP
Dr. Ma. Rosario Z. Capeding
Over-all Chair
Dr. Jo-Anne A. De Castro
Chair, Ways & Means Committee
Dr. Cynthia A. Aguirre
Chair, Commercial Exhibits
  10:00 am -11:30am Plenary  Symposium 1:Advocacies of Public and Private Sectors

A. Disease Reporting and Outbreak Detection: An Overview
  • Dr. Vito G. Roque, Jr.
B. Polio End Game
  • Dr. Aida M. Salonga
  11:30am-12:30pm Luncheon Symposium 1: Sanofi Pasteur

12:30pm-1:30pm Luncheon Symposium 2: MSD
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Plenary Symposium 2:  APPs on Tuberculosis

A. Approach to Diagnosing TB in Children

  • Dr. Ma. Cecilia G. Ama
B. Points to Ponder:  Recognizing MDR-TB
  • Dr. Jennifer J. Furin, PhD, WHO, USA
C. Practical Treatment Strategies
  • Dr. Anna Marie Celina Garfin
3:00pm- 3:15pm COFFEE BREAK / Research Poster Viewing
3:15pm- 4: 45pm

Plenary Symposium 3:  APPs on Vaccines

A. Dates on Immunization 2015  

  • Dr. Cynthia A. Aguirre
B.  Prevalence of Jap B encephalitis in the Philippines: The Need for Vaccination>
  • Dr. Anna Lena Lopez
C.  Present Role of BCG vaccination
  • Dr. Nigel Curtis


Plenary Lecture 2: Newest Apps: Ebola        
 Dr.  Beatriz P. Quiambao

5:15PM Business Meeting / Quiz Show - Elimination Round
7:00PM FELLOWSHIP NIGHT (PIDSP members only)

DAY 2 - February 19, 2015



A. FAQs on Tuberculosis   

  • Dr. Estrella Paje-Villar / Dr. Alexander O. Tuazon
  • Carmina A. Delos Reyes, MD-Moderator
B. FAQs on Kawasaki Disease
  •  Dr. Nigel Curtis / Dr. Jonas D. Del Rosario
  • Josephine Anne N. Ng MD- Moderator 
C. Research Platform Presentation (Oral Presentation And Judging)

Plenary Symposium 4:  APPs on Antibiotics

A.  Advent of “New “Drugs  in an Era of Resistance  

  •  Dr. Celia C. Carlos
B.  Practical PK/PD   
  •   Dr. Benjamin G. Co
C.  Prudent Use: Short Course, High Dose Antibiotics  
  •  Dr. Elizabeth E. Gallardo
10:30am-10:45am COFFEE BREAK

Plenary Symposium 5: Panel Discussion: Addressing   Pediatricians’ Problems in FUO

A. Infectious Diseases

  •  Dr. Jo-Anne A. De Castro  
B. Connective Tissue Diseases
  •  Dr. Cherica Tee
C. Malignancies
  • Dr. Maria Beatriz P. Gepte
12:15NN-1:15pm Luncheon Symposium 3: GSK
1:15pm - 2:15 pm

Luncheon Symposium 4: Sanofi

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Plenary Symposium 6:  Assessing  Patients with Probable  Immunodeficiencies  

A. Acquired Immunodeficiencies (HIV)

  • Dr. Jennifer J. Furin
B.  Congenital Immunodeficiencies
  • Dr. Madeleine W. Sumpaico
3:15pm-3:30pm COFFEE BREAK
3:30pm - 5:00pm 

Plenary Symposium 7:  Applications. Procedures and Practices inClinical
Practice Guidelines

A. Bacterial Meningitis    

  • Dr. Cecile C. Maramba-Lazarte
B. Leptospirosis   
  • Dr. Gyneth Lourdes G. Bibera
C. TB                   
  • Dr. Salvacion R. Gatchalian
5:00pm-5:30pm QUIZ SHOW

*Awarding of Plaques for Major Sponsors
Closing Remarks
Dr. Ma. Liza Antoinette M. Gonzales
Vice-President, PIDSP

PIDSP Officers (FY 2016 - 2018)

Ma. Liza Antoinette M. Gonzales, M.D.

Anna Lisa T. Ong-Lim, M.D.

Mary Ann C. Bunyi, M.D.

Asst. Secretary
Ma. Carmen B. Nievera, M.D.

Melba V. Masigan, M.D.

Asst. Treasurer
Mary Antonette C. Madrid, M.D.

Nancy N. Bermal, M.D.