U.P.DATES:

Bridging Science and Practice
for a Healthy Filipino,
Forging Ahead

21 - 23 September 2021 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PHT)

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Dean's Message

The UP College of Medicine just celebrated its 115th anniversary and it is indeed fortuitous that in 2006 on the college’s centennial celebration I chaired the 13th GSS in 2006 and our topic then was “Emergencies and Disasters”: Pearls for the 21st Century Primary Health Care Provider. Now after 15 years we are again making history as the inaugural Davao Chapter of UPMASA has put together a program that will give U.P. Dates: Bridging Science and Practice for a Healthy Filipino. In the midst of a still raging COVID 19 wherin our health system has met its greatest vulnerabilities we remain hopeful that the long held aspiration for universal health care in our country will be realized to improve the health of every Filipino. We have shown the immense value of working together for a higher purpose of not only ensuring that medical education continues to produce the six star physicians with our ”INSPIRE” program but making real long held dreams and great visions for the practice of medicine in this country because that is what the Filipino people deserve. May we all be guided out of this crisis with a profound gratitude in our hearts. May God bless us all and keep us all safe. Mabuhay ang Kolehiyo ng Medisina! Mabuhay tayong lahat!

Charlotte M. Chiong, MD, PhD

Dean

President's Message

Mabuhay!

May I invite you to attend this year’s Grand Scientific Symposium of the UP College of Medicine hosted by the UP Medical Alumni Society, Davao Chapter.
We congratulate and thank the UPMAS Davao Chapter for taking up this challenge during this difficult time.

Lara Theresa Alentajan-Aleta, MD

President
UPMAS

Message for GSS 2021

The Grand Scientific Symposium (GSS) of the University of the Philippines-College of Medicine, through the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), was born in 1994, under the Deanship of the renowned Dr. Alfredo T. Ramirez. It was an annual gathering of dedicated faculty and alumni of the UPCM to share with other health professionals, especially those in areas remote from the urban setting, updated, evidence-based and expert knowledge and skills on important health concerns that impact our nation and the world. This worthy Continuing Medical Education activity has since then been held regularly and has been fulfilling its mission as a service to the nation, to the health profession, and to the Filipino patients.
This proud tradition was to be hosted in 2020 by the first official UPCM alumni chapter: the UP Medical Alumni Society Davao Region. Everyone was so excited. But fate had other plans and when the pandemic hit in 2020, the planned GSS 2020 to be held in beautiful Davao City was cancelled. But despite the many difficulties that we continue to face today because of COVID 19, the Davao Region Chapter of the UPMAS, with the strong support of the UPCM, PGIM, UPMAS and friends, had forged on with passion and industry to bring us the UPCM Grand Scientific Symposium 2021, in a first-ever, historic online format for its conduction, with the theme: U.P.Dates: Bridging Sceince and Practice for a Healthy Filipino, Forging Ahead. I am very grateful to, and proud of, the Organizing Committee, under the leadership of Dr. Ma. Assumpta Cecilia R. Serrano, for all the hard work and dedication as testimony of the love for our UP College of Medicine and its advocacies. Mabuhay and congratulations to all of us!

Teresa Luisa G. Cruz, MD, MHPEd

Director
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
UP College of Medicine

Overall Chairman's Message

Madayaw! A greeting used by the Dabawenyo, a word meaning good, valuable and superior.

The Davao Region alumni of the UP College of Medicine, put together the first virtual UPCM Grand Scientific Symposium in celebration of the 75th anniversary of UPMAS and proudly in partnership with UP College of Medicine on the GSS revival.

We collaborated with the UPCM and UPMAS, in-keeping with the college’s mission of COME or community oriented medical education, research, and service using the primary health care approach, to capture in a capsule that UPCM tradition of excellence and leadership in health.

The Davao UPCM alumni and our esteemed all alumni faculty: from professors, researchers, clinicians and leaders of institutions, from the university bring to you “U.P.dates: Bridging Science and Practice for a Healthy Filipino, Forging Ahead"

Teaching and learning will be in the form of panel discussions, plenary lecture, focus sessions, talk show with experts and case management. An in-depth exchange of ideas, with our speakers, moderators both specialists and primary care physicians and our healthcare worker attendees, is another unique format we bring to fore.

We will study the UPdates on a range of health concerns that you face everyday at work. These include the hot topic of UHC or Universal Health Care roll out and the hotter COVID 101, vaccines, variants, antivirals and forecast to the top morbidities affecting Filipinos, from hypertension and diet, pneumonia, diabetes and chronic renal disease; common conditions like dizziness, allergies, skin infection, acne and anemia; addressing wellness with menopause and andropause issues; dealing with adolescent, adult and elderly anxiety, depression, suicide and detecting and braving cancer.

After the 3-day learning experience, we are hoping to have shared with you how to address the different pressing health concerns of the Filipino forging ahead in this pandemic.

This grand symposium is especially designed for the frontliners, the healthcare workers: nurses, midwives, pharmacists, medical technologists and physicians. Let’s gear up towards a collaborative TEAM approach of preventive health care, to address the health needs of the community by forging your niche in the implementation of a TRUE universal health care.

Let us all come together and learn as one on SEPTEMBER 21, 22 and 23, 2021 as we move towards bridging gaps in health delivery.

Yours truly,

Ma. Assumpta Cecilia S. Realubit-Serrano, MD

Overall Chairman, Organizing Committee
University of the Philippines College of Medicine Grand Scientific Symposium 2021
President
University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society—Davao Region

September 21, 2021

COVID U.P.dates & Forecast

OPENING CEREMONIES

National Anthem | Invocation | Virtual Ribbon Cutting

WELCOME from the Dean

Charlotte M. Chiong, MD, PhD
Professor and Dean, U.P. College of Medicine

MESSAGE from the Chancellor

Carmencita D. Padilla, MD, MHAPS
Chancellor, UPMC

OPENING REMARKS

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Moderators

Anthony Cordero, MD
Vincent Schubert R. Malbas, MD

Universal Health Care: Bridging Specialists and Primary Care Providers

Beverly Lorraine C. Ho, MD, MPH
Director IV, Health Promotion Bureau Department of Health

PLENARY SESSION
COVID U.P.dates and Forecast

Moderators

Regina Pacua-Berba, MD
Jillian Francise A. Lee, MD, MPM

COVID 101: Microbiology and Immunology and Emerging Variants

Franco A. Felizarta, MD
General Infectious Disease Specialist Bakersfield Memorial Hospital San Dimas Street, Bakersfield, CA

COVID 19: Molecular and Cellular Response; Diagnosis

COVID Infection Control and Prevention

Maria Teresa A. Seville, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA
General Infectious Disease Specialist Mayo Clinic-Phoenix Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ

Treatment: Antiviral and Ancillary

Jubert P. Benedicto, MD, FPCP, FPCCP
Pulmonary Critical Care Specialist
UP-PGH Department of Internal Medicine and Section of Pulmonary Medicine

Industry Twilight Symposium "Updates in the management of Vertigo"

CLOSING

September 22, 2021

Addressing Morbidities in the Filipino

FOCUS SESSION 1 CARDIO-GASTRO

Hypertension and Diet

Moderators

John Anonuevo, MD
Christian James A. Nazareth, MD, MPM

Under Pressure: Antihypertensive Treatment Strategies and Prevention of Complications

Deborah Ignacia D. Ona, MD, MBA, FPCP
President
Philippine Society of Hypertension

Oh My Gut! The Lockdown on the DASH and Mediterranean Diets

Patricia Anne I. Cabral-Prodigalidad,MD, FPCP, FPSG, FPSDE
Internist-Gastroenterologist UP-PGH

Industry Sponsored Lecture Zooming into Zuper Zits Nadifloxin for Acne and Bacterial Skin Infections

FOCUS SESSION 2 PULMO
Breathe Again

Moderators

Aileen David-Wang, MD, MSc
Ahmaad Sampang Musahari, MD, MPM

Breathe Again: Clinical Pearls in Pediatric Pneumonia Management

Anna Lisa T. Ong-Lim, MD
President
Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines

Breathe Again: Clinical Pearls in Pediatric Pneumonia Management: Adults and Geriatric

Lenora C. Fernandez, MD
Chief and Professor
Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Medicine
UP-Philippine General Hospital

FOCUS SESSION 3 DIABETES
Bull’s Eye

Moderators

Iris Thiele Isip-Tan, MD
Jacqueline Frances F. Momville, MD, MPM

Industry Sponsored Lecture Solving the Nasal Puzzle Allergy

Type 2 DM Standard of Care

Cecilia A. Jimeno, MD
Internist-Endocrinologist
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Department of Medicine
UP-Philippine General Hospital

Chronic Kidney Disease in DM

Coralie Therese D. Dimacali, MD
Department of Medicine, UP-PGH

Q & A

Closing Remarks

September 23, 2021

Addressing Disease Prevention and Wellness

FOCUS SESSION 4 AGEING

Andropause and Menopause

Moderators

Karen Alabado-Laurel, MD
Jasmine Therese B. Arcilla, MD, MPH

He Said

Dennis P. Serrano, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and CHIEF Division of Urology, Department of Surgery UP-Philippine General Hospital

She Said

Angela G. Sison-Aguilar, MD, MSc, MBA
Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology UP-Philippine General Hospital

Industry Sponsored Lecture Blood Booster: Optimizing Blood Health for Women of Reproductive Age

FOCUS SESSION 5 MENTAL HEALTH
Bluer Than Blue

Moderators

Laureen Conanan, MD
Lorenzo Maria De Guzman, MD, MPH

Addressing Depression and Suicide in Adolescents

Prof. Cornelio G. Banaag Jr., MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry expert
The Medical City

Addressing Anxiety and Depression In Adults

Pia Natalya T. Reyes-Sia, MD, FFPA (FELLOW OF PPA)
Psychiatrist
The Medical City

FOCUS SESSION 6 CANCER
Braving Cancer

Moderators

Arthur Lui, MD
Terence Lincolne T. Kua, MD, MPM

NICCA Law

Corazon A. Ngelangel, MD, MS, PhD
President
Medical Oncology
Philippine Cancer Society

The Big C: Optimizing Strategies for Early Detection & Management

Cases: Panel Discussion

Michael D. San Juan, MD
Philippine Society of Medical Oncology

Sittie Aneza Camille A. Manlangit, MD, MPM
Surgical Oncologist
Cotabato Regional and Medical Center

Faiqha Bagis, MD
Radiation Oncologist
Davao Doctors Hospital

ClOSING

Closing Remarks

UPCM GRAND SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM 2021


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

UPMAS GSS Advisers

Executive Director Lilibeth Genuino
PP Jean Anne Toral
Pres Lara Theresa Alentajan-Aleta
UPCM-PGH Davao Pres. Marilyn Arguillas
Cyrus Estera
Laureen Conanan
Concepcion Damaso-Rayel

UPMAS Board of Trustees 2018-2021

UPCM Dean's Management Team 2018-2021

PGIM Administrative Assistant

Cyrille Anne Panglima

COLLABORATORS

UP COLLEGE OF MEDICINE DEAN

Charlotte Chiong

UPCM - PGIM DIRECTOR

Teresa Luisa Gloria-Cruz

UPMAS Davao Region Board of Trustees 2018-2021

Ma. Assumpta Cecilia Realubit-Serrano
Christine del Monte-Dayanghirang
Cyrus Estera
Lynn Redoble
Veronica Magnaye
Kathryn Roa
Karen Lee Alabado-Laurel

UPCM Dean's Management Team GSS Liaisons

Angela Sison-Aguilar
Arsenio Cabungcal
June Dumlao

UPMAS DAVAO UPCM GSS 2021 ORGANIZING COMMITTEES

OVERALL CHAIR

Ma. Assumpta Cecilia Realubit-Serrano

VICE CHAIRS

Kathleen Rose Descallar-Mata
Lynn Redoble
Christine del Monte-Dayanghirang

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Chair: Kathryn Roa
Co-chairs: Ma. Assumpta Cecilia Serrano, Jean Anne Toral, Karen Lee Alabado-Laurel
Co-chair for PRC-CPD: Karen Lee Alabado-Laurel
Co-chair for Moderators: Cary Amiel Villanueva
Session Cochairs: Lynn Redoble, Maria Elinore Alba-Concha, Kathryn Roa, Joanne Jajurie-Lobo, Stephanie Martha Obillos, Cary Amiel Villanueva, Diane Bernardo, Carol Pacioles-Flavier, Marie Janice Alcantara- Boquiren, Veronica Magnaye, Kathryn Roa, Arthur Lui
Members: Marilyn Arguillas, James Soriano

PROGRAM

Chair

Ma. Assumpta Cecilia Realubit-Serrano
Co-chair: Lynn Redoble, Jean Annne Toral
Hosts: Kathleen Descallar-Mata, Dax Pascasio, Jesa Protasio
Members: Carol Pacioles-Flavier, Diane Bernardo

AV-IT & PHYSICAL

Chair

Kathleen Descallar-Mata
Members: Eugene Barinaga, Mervin Flavier, Angelo Manalang, Jedi Mata, Dax Pascasio, Ryan Torres

WAYS AND MEANS

Chair

Christine DelMonte Dayanghirang
Co-Chair: Jo-anne Jajurie-Lobo
Treasurer: Veronica Magnaye
Members: Carol Pacioles-Flavier, Arthur Lui, Jessie Orcasitas, Concepcion Damaso-Rayel, Badjun Reyes

AWARDS & CERTIFICATES

Chair

Pacita Santos-Belisario
Co-Chair: Christine Calolot
Members: Angeli Guadalupe

REGISTRATION

Chair

Lynn Redoble
Members: Chanille Herrera, Angel Palabyab

PUBLICITY & PROMOTION | SOUVENIR PROGRAM

Chair

Mika Villano, Lala Datiles
Co-Chair: Jesa Protasio, JL dela Victoria
Members: Lizette dela Victoria, Nina Pascasio

DOCUMENTATION

Chair

Winston Barcenas
Co-Chair: Gelo Manalang
Members: Arjay Bernabe

IT by RAKSO CT

Allen Vasquez
Project Specialist: Dan Domingo

Art Design: Issy Cuevas
Website: Paulo Layno, Cy Abad
Webinar: Allen Vasquez, Paulo Layno

FACULTY

Beverly Lorraine C. Ho
Franco A. Felizarta
Jubert P. Benedicto
Maria Teresa A. Seville
Anna Lisa T. Ong-Lim
Lenora C. Fernandez
Cecilia A. Jimeno
Coralie Therese D. Dimacali
Deborah Ignacia D. Ona
Patricia Anne I. Cabral-Prodigalidad
Angela G. Sison-Aguilar
Dennis P. Serrano
Cornelio G. Banaag Jr.
Pia Natalya T. Reyes-Sia
Corazon A. Ngelangel
Faiqha Bagis
Michael D. San Juan
Sittie Aneza Camille A. Maglangit

COURSE DIRECTORS

Lynn Redoble
Kathryn Roa
Ma. Assumpta Cecilia Realubit-Serrano

Lilibeth Genuino
Jean Anne Toral

Charlotte Chiong
Teresa Luisa Gloria-Cruz