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 .

Internet Child Protection Program of the CIDG,PNP

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police launched Project “Angel Net” last August 4, 2011, a project which seeks to address Internet based-abuses and to promote Internet safety and prevent dangers among the public.

Project “Angel Net” spearheaded by PDIR SAMUEL D PAGDILAO, Director of CIDG, is an innovation in support of his advocacy to protect kids from internet addiction and cyber predators that are commonly involved in cyber sex, internet pornography, internet gambling and identity theft.

For more information about Project “Angel Net “Visit their website at :

Here are some of the tips one can read at their site:

Your Children and the Internet

Parent’s Guide: Keeping your Child Safe while On-line

Kids Guide: Safety Tips to help you safe while on-line

Contact the CIDG at:

Headquarters – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group,
Camp Crame, Santolan Road, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Project Angel Net Complaint Desk
Telephone Number    (+63) (02) 724 -  8712
(+63) (02) 723 – 0401 local. 5232

Project Angel Net Operation Center
Telephone No.: (+63) (02) 9063330171
(+63) (02) 9082421150
(+63) (02) 414-21-99

PAAAMI 10th Annual Convention

by Anna Katharina on April 5, 2011

in Beauty,Newsbits,Skin Care

Philippine Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Academy Incorporated (PAAAMI)

The PAAAMI will hold its 10th Annual Convention at the Hyatt Hotel and Casino this April 7-8 2011 with the theme “Paradigm shift to Anti Aging… The Specialty of the 21st Century”

The PAAAMI is a non-profit medical organization dedicated to the promotion of technology… to detect, prevent, and treat aging related diseases, to engage in the research of different methods to retard and optimize the human aging process, and to educate physicians and the public on anti-aging issues.

The topics to be covered in the 2-day convention are:

  • Sex Change
  • Stress Management
  • Medico-legal Aspect of Aesthetic Surgery
  • Plasma Lipolysis
  • EGCG (Green Tea)
  • Gold Thread
  • Patch Testing
  • Penile Enlargement
  • Acupuncture
  • HGH-Human Growth Hormone
  • HCG
  • Pelieve Skin Tightening Procedure
  • Novuhair
  • Antilux
  • Pond’s Gold

The PAAAMI executive officers for 2011 are Charlie H. Mendez, M.D., as President; Ferdinand D. Lacson, M.D.;Vice-President for Internal Affairs and Pamela Lourdes C. Triviño, M.D.,Vice-President for External Affairs.



Physicians are invited to attend the convention.

For more information about the convention:

Landline: (02) 382-3410
Mobile: +63 9164406369
PAAMI Facebook page

iBlog7 Afterthoughts

by Anna Katharina on April 4, 2011

in Blogging,Events,Newsbits

It’s my second time to join iBlog. I just accompanied my kids (Jeric and Dianne) at iBlog4. I joined them at iBlog 5 (2009) because that was also the time I engaged myself in blogging seriously. We skipped iBlog 6 (2010) due to hectic work schedules.

I was absent the first day but I was glued to the live streaming broadcast of Ms Janette Toral. Though I am almost 3 years into blogging , and a few months into podcasting, I still have a lot to learn. It is a different world from what I usually do, but I have to blend with it, to keep up with the changing times.

There were only a few in the audience who were within my age bracket, was I left out or my children would say O.P (out of place)? That was my initial reason why I blog, I don’t want to be left behind, I want to be involved in what my kids are busy with. Cool mum ha!

Most of the iBlog7 attendees were young and have the capacity and time, to explore more of the Internet, like blogging, gaming and social media applications.

Anyway, iBlog7, is a wake up call for me to do better blogs, by focusing on content, being involve with the community and as a mum provide support to my kids in making their blogs and podcast appropriate to the needs of the times.

No regrets on my part that I have bought microphones for Jeric so many times when he was in the elementary grades. He had this mini karaoke and microphone as a gift when he graduated from nursery. At 19, yes, he is into what he likes, podcasting.

To the new bloggers, young or old, it’s never too late to learn the ins and outs of doing a blog. For whatever reasons on why one blogs, I just hope this is not temporary or just an outlet for the time being. As I have experienced incorporating my blogging activities with my usual work, my reasons for blogging have evolved through the years. I cannot just stop blogging and close my website for I know I have duties to fulfill to my readers, my patients and my students and that is to inform and to educate.

As always ,”I will never stop being a student “, iBog 7  is lifelong learning for me.