It is the time of the year again when the Philippine Pediatric Society Inc. welcomes its 6000 strong membership to its biggest annual medical gathering, the 56th Annual Convention hosted by the Department of Pediatrics of the Manila Doctors’ Hospital.
This year’s theme “STEP UP: Stages, Transitions, Evolutions, Perspectives Unifying Our Practice” is a timely battle cry for every pediatrician thriving in this global village of information exchange and digital technology.
I agree, we must STEP UP to proactive pediatrics that seek to prevent morbidity, curb mortality and foster wellness to every child.
I concur, we must STEP UP to cut the menace of social aberrations manifesting as disturbing mental attitude and psychological displacement.
I join the call for all of us to STEP UP and make our every encounter to the Filipino child an opportunity to protect and preserve his rights, dignity and integrity.
So STEP UP and begin the journey!
The 56th PPS Annual Convention shall focus on addressing the challenges facing our profession today, that is - the ever-changing role of both Pediatricians and Parents as caregivers of children, starting from preconception all the way to adolescence, alongside the continuous search for better and more effective ways to mitigate, resolve, and prevent various issues threatening our children.
Together with the Organizing Committee, I cordially invite you all to join us for a four-day celebration of updates, “uploads”, cases, researches, and controversies, as we challenge old practices and learn new recommendations.
Meet and interact with the most respected experts, walk through poster sessions, listen and absorb the latest case reports, or revel in the simple joy of being in the company of colleagues and friends. The Convention will truly have something for everyone!
I assure you that the experience will leave you better equipped and more confident to face the constantly evolving landscape of child care.
Finally, I would like to offer my sincerest gratitude for this opportunity to work with some of the most dedicated and respected people I have met, the Chairs and Members of the Organizing Committee. You have shown that your passion to uplift the lives of the Filipino Child is incomparable.
See you all at the PICC, April 7-10, 2019.
Maraming Salamat at Mabuhay!