PR30 photo1Dr. Bryan Edgar Guevara, Chief Resident of the Department of Dermatology, was a conference speaker during the 16th Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference & Exhibition in conjunction with the 5th Continental Congress in Dermatology last April 12-14, 2016 held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

PR29 photoThe Davao Children’s Cancer Fund Inc. (DCCFI)/House of Hope was one out of the 5 organizations who received the prestigious 1st Department of Health (DOH) Bayani ng Kalusugan Awards during the 118th Department of Health Anniversary last June 23, 2016 at the Manila Hotel.

L-R: Dr. Seurinane Sean Espanola, SPMC Regional Rabies Trainer; Ms. Noreen Yap, SPMC Rabies Nurse-in-charge and Trainer, Ms. Mary Divine Hilario, DOH Region XI Rabies Program Manager; Dr. Rizza Ong, SPMC ABTC Consultant-in-charge; Dr. Vergel Jay Bautista, DOH Region XI Rabies Program Manager; Dr. Jessical Lorejo, SPMC Rabies Progam Consultant and Dr. Mon Razzel Borcela, SPMC Rabies Program Resident-in-chargeThe Department of Health (DOH) accredited Animal Bite Treatment Center (ABTC) of SPMC celebrated its first year anniversary last March 9, 2016 at the SPMC Healing Garden. Present during the celebration, aside from the SPMC Rabies Team, were Dr. Vergel Jay Bautista and Ms. Mary Divine Hilario, DOH Region XI Rabies Program Managers; Dr. Armee Capuyan from Department of Agriculture (DAR); and Dr. Esther Cherrie G. Rayos and Ms. Nene Landero from the City Veterinarians Office (CVO).

DIPLOMATES: L-R: Dr. Michelle Latorre from NMMC – Cagayan, Dr. Rizza Ong, Dr. Marijo Montales, Dr. Ann Rhea Acha-Porticos, Dr. Mary Grace Tanjili, Dr. Marie Applelyn Fabian, Dr. Jessica Barrot-Ala from Ricardo Limso Hospital.Last February 17, 2016, Dr. Seurinane Sean Española was conferred the title of Certified Family Physician, while Dr. Rizza Ong and Dr. Marie Applelyn Fabian were conferred as Diplomates of the Philippine Academy of Family Physician (PAFP) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

Dr. Seurinane Sean Espanola beside his Award-winning research posterDr. Seurinane Sean Espanola, from Family Medicine (FM) department, won First place during the 55th Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) Annual Research poster contest last February 19, 2016. Co-authored by Dr. Maria Elinore Alba-Concha, his research entitled: “Effectiveness of Point of Care (POC) in decreasing hospital shouldered costs for health care of indigent patients” was also awarded as Audience Choice Poster for Day 2. The two-day event was held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).