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Pediatric Infectious Disease Scenarios …Providing Practical Solutions…

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

February 17 & 18, 2016
(Wednesday & Thursday)

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PRE-CONVENTION: February 16, 2016

10:00am-4:00pm REGISTRATION
(Convention Proper)
1:00pm-5:00pm A. Antibiotics and Immunization Mobilization (AIM) Meeting Department of Pediatrics Section of INTROP, UP-PGH

B. Dengue Reviewing the Essentias

5:300pm BUSINESS MEETING(PIDSP Members Only)

DAY 1 - February 17, 2016

Officer of the Day - Dr. Ma. Cecilia G. Ama


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 23rd Annual Convention Dr. Mary Ann C. Bunyi
Over-all Chair
8:30am-9:00am The Year in Review: Highlights in Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2015
Dr. Salvacion R. Gatchalian, President, PIDSP

Plenary Lecture 1: Winning the War Against Worms
Dr. Vicente Y. Belizario,
Undersecretary, Department Of Health

*Ribbon Cutting
Dr. Vicente Y. Belizario
Dr. Milagros S. Bautista
President, PPS
Dr. Salvacion R. Gatchalian
President, PIDSP
Dr. Ma. Liza Antoinette M. Gonzales
Vice President, PIDSP
Dr. Mary Ann C. Bunyi
Over-all Chair
Dr. Jo-Anne A. De Castro
Chair, Ways & Means Committee
Dr. Cynthia A. Aguirre
Chair, Commercial Exhibit
  10:00 am -10:45am Plenary Lecture 2: What’s New for the Neonate?
New Approaches to Old Issues
Prof. David Isaacs, MD
Clinical Professor, PIDS, University of Sydney
  10:45am-11:30pm Plenary Lecture 3: Curb the Chaos: Dealing with Infectious Diseases in the Aftermath of a Disaster
Dr. Beatriz P. Quiambao
  11:30pm-12:30pm Luncheon Symposium 1: GSK


Luncheon Symposium 2: Pediatrica Cefizime:When and How
Dr anna Lisa T. Ong Lim

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Plenary Symposium 1: Addressing Confusions in Common Pediatric Infections

A. UTI – Dr. Agnes A. Alba
B. Typhoid Fever – Dr. Gyneth Lourdes G. Bibera
C. Infectious Bloody Diarrhea – Dr. Ma. Liza M. Gonzales

3:00pm- 3:15pm COFFEE BREAK / Research Poster Viewing
3:15pm- 3: 45pm

Plenary Lecture 4: HALT HIV: Preventing Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV

Dr. Marimel R. Pagcatipunan


Plenary Symposium 2: Reviewing the Management of Kawasaki Disease
A. Dr. Ma. Ina P. Bunyi (Cardio)  
B. Dr. Christine B.  Bernal (Rheuma)
Moderator: Dr. Jo-Anne A.  De Castro


Plenary Lecture 5: Update on Immunization Schedule 2016
Dr. Cynthia A. Aguirre
5:00 - 7:00PM

Twilight Symposium:
Sanofi Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea (AAD): Reviewing the Management and Making a Case for Probiotics
Dr. Francesco Franceschi

7:00PM FELLOWSHIP NIGHT (PIDSP members only)

DAY 2 - February 18, 2016

OFFICER OF THE DAY - Dr. Carmina A. Delos Reyes

Simultaneous Symposia

A. Research Oral Presentation

B. MEET THE EXPERTS: Revisitng Old and Addressing Current Issues on Vaccines

  1. Pertussis
    Dr. Mayan Uy-Lumandas
  2. Influenza
    Dr. Leilani T. Sanchez
  3. Polio
    Dr. Carmen B. Nievera
    Moderator: Dr. Imelda A. Luna
C.MEET THE EXPERTS: Antibiotics in Focus: Old Drugs for New bugs, New drugs for Old bugs
  • Dr. Jaime A. Santos
  • Dr. Elizabeth E. Gallardo
  • Moderator: Dr. Ma. Consolacion F. Botin

Plenary Symposium 3: Continuing Dilemma in Endemic Infections

A. Rabies - Dr. Nancy N. Bermal
B. Malaria - Dr. Fe Esperanza Caridad J. Espino
C. Hepatitis B – Dr. Ma. Anna P. Bañez

10:30am-10:45am COFFEE BREAK

Plenary Lecture 6: Antimicrobial Resistance:Action Plan of the Department of Health

Dr. Celia C. Carlos


Plenary Lecture 7: Sensible Strategies in Perinatal Viral Infections
Prof. David Isaacs, MD

12:15NN-1:15pm Luncheon Symposium 3: Sanofi Pasteur
Denugue, Now a Vaccine-Preventable Disease
Dr. Su Peing Ng
1:15pm - 2:15 pm

Luncheon Symposium 4: MSD

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Luncheon Symposium 4: Appropriate Use of Common Diagnostic Tests

A. Value of Acute Phase Reactants
Dr. Rosemarie S. Arciaga

B. Rapid Tests for Commmon Infections
Dr. Anna Lisa T. Ong-Lim

3:15pm-3:30pm COFFEE BREAK
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Plenary Symposium 5: : Common Issues and Controversies in Childhood Tuberculosis

A. Therapeutic Considerations in TB
Dr. Cleotilde H. How

B. The Importance of Isoniazid Preventive Therapy
Dr. Josefina C. Carlos

C. Recognizing Drug Resistant TB
Dr. Ma. Cecilia G. Ama

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.