The monthly ERC was held in the various accredited training institution where fellows-in-training presented interesting cases that increased the participants’ knowledge in gastroenterologic diseases and endoscopic procedures. The innovative ways each institutions’ fellows presented these cases involving thematic presentations focused on popular television games or shows were highly appreciated by the attendees. One conference even focused on the various uses of metallic stents.
The Philippine Society of Digestive Endoscopy (PSDE) has been in the forefront in forwarding the science of endoscopy in the Philippines since 1976. We have been successfully holding annual live endoscopy workshops for the past 10 years.
This year’s convention named ENDOSCOPYCON Philippines 2018: Beyond the Usual Endoscopy was held last October 9 11, 2018 at the historic The Manila Hotel in the heart of Manila. Our partner hospital for this year is Manila Doctors Hospital.
A venue for endoscopic case discussion. Not actually new in the pipeline… A brain child of Dr. Evan Ong and reborn by the current PSDE Board with Dr. Julius Co- Soriano as chair, we had a series of fora this year from …Biliarycomplications, obscure GI bleeding. A well anticipated activity by the fellows and consultants alike. Invited guests from other disciplines were likewise very appreciative and without hesitations gave their inputs of the cases presented. This is one thing that we would like to continue in the years to come.
This is in collaboration with Dr.Evan Ong whose heart and passion is into endoscopy… Here, they are given the chance to be hands on from basic to advance endoscopic procedures… This gives a big boost in the training of our fellows and most of all gives them the direction they want to pursue after their fellowship… Hopefully another workshop will be done before March of this year.
The Philippine Society of Digestive Endoscopy (PSDE), in partnership with the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) hosted a Program for Endoscopic Teachers (PET) course in Manila last October 11, 2018. This course was initiated by WEO in 2013 and has since been held around the globe. The PET is a program designed to “train-the-trainers” in digestive endoscopy worldwide. The PET aims to help active teachers/trainers enhance their teaching skills in GI endoscopy lectures, hands-on demonstrations and focused discussions. Drs. Bret Petersen (USA), Nageshwar Reddy (India), and Christopher Khor (Singapore) comprise the faculty for the Manila course. This will be held at the Manila Doctors Hospital.
APSDE (Asia-Pacific Society of Digestive Endoscopy) Annual General Assembly Meeting in Seoul, Korea last November 16, 2018 gave us the opportunity to be recognized along with other Asian Endoscopy Societies. This is an annual event.