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PDS Holy Week Message

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PDS Holy Week Message

By: Ma. Angela T. Medina-Lavadia MD, FPDS


Dear Colleagues,

The Resurrection message of new life and new beginnings is very real to us these days. Each morning brings new opportunities for growth and a fresh start for us individually and as a society.

In this light, let me announce some upcoming activities this summer which you will surely find interesting and helpful.

CME-CPD Events

Date Details
Regular Monthly CME Meeting Web streaming available
April 26, 2017 “Networking and Health Systems”; GSK Auditorium
May 24, 2017 “Medicolegal Issues”; Makati Med Center auditorium
4th PDS Mid Year Convention “Earth, Skin and Fire: Global Warming in Dermatology”
April 28-30, 2017 Radisson Blu, Cebu City
LEAP (Life Enhancement Action Program) “Blisters, Acne, Atopic Dermatitis Atbp”
Featuring speakers on
  • “A Practical Approach to Autoimmune Blistering Diseases in the Philippine Setting”
  • “Emerging Therapies in Atopic Dermatitis”
  • “Work-Life Balance”
April 21, 2017 Seda Hotel, Nuvali, Sta Rosa Laguna; Southern Luzon Chapter*
June 17, 2017 Baguio City; Northern Luzon Chapter
July 8, 2017 Davao City; Southern Philippines Chapter
July 26, 2017 Metro Manila; Luxent Hotel
August 6, 2017 Clark, Angeles; Central Luzon Chapter
September 5, 2017 Metro Manila
May 4, 2017 Alba’s Restaurant, Tomas Morato, QC; 6 PM
May 11, 2017 Jade Garden, Glorietta, Makati; 6 PM
May 23, 2017 Sentro or Abe Restaurant, Serendra, BGC; 6 PM
June 16, 2017 Cebu
June 29, 2017 Ortigas area
July 4, 2017 Makati
July 13, 2017 Alabang
August 3, 2017 Cagayan de Oro
August 16, 2017 Quezon City
August 24, 2017 Roxas Blvd. Manila
May 27, 2017 Lima Hotel, Batangas
June 23, 2017 Alabang-Cavite area
June 25, 2017 Clark, Angeles, Pampanga
July 2017 Naga City


All these CME meetings, the Mid-Year Convention, the LEAP and Mini-LEAP activities have programs with CPD unit credits painstakingly put together for your convenience by the CME Committee, the LEAP Coordinators, the training institutions, the Chapter leaders and the secretariat.  The LEAP and Mini-LEAP activities in particular, are designed not only to make available dermatological updates but also to be bonding relationship-building opportunities for PDS members as a vital first step to enhance and strengthen the PDS presence in the local community.

More schedules will be announced as they become available.
*Minor schedule changes may occur.



In the works is this innovative event slated for July 16, 2017 at the Atrium of the Robinson’s Place, Manila It will be a one day Eczema fair open to the public which aims to increase public awareness and knowledge on the skin and skin conditions, specifically eczema. There will be fun lecturettes, games, booths, a video wall and other gimmicks. There will also be a free clinic on the side.

It will be participated in by all sectors of the PDS—so come join us and give your support.

This 1st National Eczema Congress will be held as a joint celebration of World Skin Health Day by the PDS and the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS).

As we emerge renewed from the quiet reflections of Holy Week, let us be mindful of all the blessings and opportunities available to us through the PDS, our dedicated member-volunteers so generous with their time and efforts, and our industry partners.  With the joyful hope and victory of the Resurrection story, let us continue to grow together in unity to reach out to each other and to our community.


As we celebrate the 65th year of our dear PDS, let us look forward and proclaim to all that we are



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