September 2011

“Manggagamot Kaagapay ng Sambayanan Tungo sa Tunay na Pagbabago”
“PMA: In a dedicated selfless and humane service of the Medical Profession for a healthy Philippines and for the Glory of God.”

The Philippine Medical Association National Medicine Week Celebration will be held from September 18-24, 2011. The weeklong celebrations will have several activities such as Wreath Laying Ceremonies at the Shrine of Dr. Jose Rizal all over the country on September 18, 2011.

The 54th National Medicine Week celebration 2011, will have an advocacy for each day.

September 19, 2011 MONDAY: Advocacy for the Day: ENVIRONMENT (PMA Greening Program). This is in collaboration with the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
September 20, 2011 TUESDAY: Advocacy for the Day: PARENTS DAY
September 21, 2011 WEDNESDAY: Advocacy for the Day: CHILD ADVOCACY DAY
September 22, 2011 THURSDAY: Advocacy for the Day: GRANDPARENT’S DAY

The Philippine Medical Association was founded in 1903. The PMA, now on 108th year, is the umbrella organization of the physicians of the country. It has been formed mainly to bring together the entire medical profession under one roof, and to serve as an authoritative source of information on health, disease, and medical practice.

PMA  VISION : Our vision in the Association is to have a fellowship of physicians united in the common goal of acquiring the highest levels of medical knowledge and skills through continuing education and research, and to promote the healing ministrations of the physicians in the delivery of health care to patients.

PMA MISSION: A dynamic responsive and unified PMA committed to serve its members thru increased benefits, enhanced professional development, and the promotion and defense of the rights and privileges of the Medical Profession.These efforts, in partnership with other organizations and the Government, shall contribute to excellent healthcare delivery to its patients and the community at large.

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Dr. Almond L. Derla, Over-all Chair of the 8th PACCD Annual Convention invites colleagues to attend the 8th Annual Convention of the Philippine Academy of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology (PACCD) which will be held on October 7-8,2011 at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Manila, Ortigas Center Mandaluyong City, Philippines.  This year’s theme of the 8th PACCD Annual Convention is “ Trends and Directions in Dermatology.”

According to Dr A. Derla, the PACCD plans to pursue the trend set by the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) during the World Congress of Dermatology in Korea last may 24-29,2011, which focuses on a very exciting and innovative technology with the common goal and responsibility, that of global development of dermatology.

Some 400-physician dermatologists from all over the country will attend the plenary lectures and hands-on workshops. The pre-convention workshops which will be held on October 6, 2011 will be about, lasers, Botox and fillers.

Plenary lectures are Acne Scars and keloid, Smart approach in resolving acne, herpes zoster, female pattern hair loss, hypotrichosis of the eyelash, Use of CO2 Fraxel laser and techniques, newest multi-platform Diode laser for dermatology, upper and mid-face rejuvenation, photo dermatology, leg varicosities and others.

For more registration details of the convention, visit their website at email:

Philippine Academy of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology
2/F Room 211, De Ocampo Medical Center?# 2921 Nagtahan St. Sta. Mesa, Manila
Telefax # (02)714-4284
Mobile : 0917-3455195 / 0933-165-70 .