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The Philippine Heart Association-Philippine College of Cardiology invites its members to submit abstracts for its 44th Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting, to be held on May 29-31, 2013, at the Edsa Shangri-la Hotel, Mandaluyong City.

Click here for the initial announcement of the meeting and call for abstracts.

Date BLS/ACLS Venue
1 - 3 BLS-ACLS Ozamiz
5 BLS PHA Office
16 - 17 BLS-ACLS Clinica Antipolo
21 - 23 BLS-ACLS Fatima Medical Center
27 - March 1 BLS-ACLS San Juan de Dios

The PHA Council on Cardiopulmonary Rescucitation shares with you the schedule of currently planned training courses on Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS). Interested participants for any of these courses may get in touch with the PHA Secretariat (Marie, Irene or Myrna) at 4705525, 4705528.

Schedule of BLS-ACLS 2013 (until June 2013)

February 27-Mar 1      BLS-ACLS      San Juan De Dios Hospital


2-3                              BLS-ACLS      James Gordon Medical Center

8-10                            BLS-ACLS      Divine Grace Medical Center, Batangas

15-17                          BLS-ACLS      San Juan De Dios Hospital

19                               BLS                Skills International

25-26                          BLS-ACLS       Dipolog

26-27                          BLS-ACLS       Mary Mediatrix Hospital



2                                 BLS                PHA Office

2-4                              BLS-ACLS      Medical Center Muntinlupa

5-7                              BLS-ACLS      Dagupan Doctors Hospital

8-9                              ACLS             PHA office

12-13                          BLS-ACLS      Unciano Medical Center, Antipolo City

17-19                          BLS-ACLS      Cardinal Santos Medical Center

19-21                          BLS-ACLS      Sacred Heart Hospital Mololos, Bulacan

22-24                          BLS-ACLS      University of Perpetual Help Dalta Medical Center

26-28                          BLS-ACLS      Baguio City



5                                 BLS                Fresenius Medical Care

14-17                          BLS-ACLS      Manila Sanitarium



5-7                              BLS-ACLS      Las Pinas Doctors Hospital

9 & 16                         ACLS             Fresenius Medical Care

14-16                          BLS-ACLS      Baypointe and Medical Center

17-19                          BLS-ACLS      Metropolitan Hospital

20-22                          BLS-ACLS      Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center

25-27                          BLS-ACLS      Jose Abad Santos Hospital, Binondo

29-Jul 1                       BLS-ACLS      Unciano Hospital, Antipolo


49th Annual Convention

Over-all Chair: Nannette R. Rey, MD


Orlando R. Bugarin, MD


Aurelia G. Leus, MD


Jude Erric L. Cinco, MD

Sessions Coordinator

Gilbert C. Vilela, MD

Exhibits and Physical Arrangement

Ronald E. Cuyco, MD


Raul L. Lapitan, MD


Romeo B. Cruz


Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe

Lay Participation

Jose Donato A. Magno, MD


Marcellus Francis L. Ramirez, MD

Convention Website

Don Robespierre C. Reyes, MD

Daily Newsbeats

Pedro P. San Diego Jr. MD

Information Technology



Chair: Ronald E. Cuyco, MD


Chair: Alex T. Junia, MD


Chair: Orlando R. Bugarin, MD

Co-Chair: Romeo B. Cruz

Continuing Education Program

Chair: Gilbert C. Vilela, MD

CEP Sub-Committee on Cardiology Training

Chair: Jude Erric L. Cinco, MD

Members are Chief Fellows of:

Philippine Heart Center (Adult)

Philippine Heart Center (Pedia)

St. Luke's Medical Center Quezon City

St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City

UP-Philippine General Hospital (Adult)

UP-Philippine General Hospital (Pedia)

Makati Medical Center

The Medical City

Cardinal Santos Medical Center

UST Hospital

Chinese General Hospital

Chong Hua Hospital

Perpetual Succour Hospital

University of Perpetual Help Dalta Medical Center

Manila Doctors Hospital

Angeles University Foundation Medical Center

De La Salle Medical Center

Councils and Chapters

Chair: Nannette R. Rey, MD

C o u n c i l s (2017-2020)

Eric Oliver Sison, MD

Cardiac Catheterizations & Interventions

Clara Tolentino, MD

Cardiac Pacing & Electrophysiology

Ma. Rosan Trani, MD

Cardiac Rehabilitation          

Gary A. Lopez, MD

Cardiomyopathy & Cor Pulmonale

Francis M. Lavapie, MD

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Chito Permejo, MD

Cardiovascular Anesthesia & Critical Care

Avenilo Aventura Jr., MD

Cardiovascular Surgery

Edward-Bengie Magsombol, MD

Cardiovascular Imaging

Maria Celia Regino, MD

Congenital Heart Disease

Luigi Pierre Segundo, MD 

Imelda Caole-Ang, MD – CAD Registry

Coronary Artery Disease

Bridget Donato-Fernandez, MD


Michael Joseph Agbayani, MD

Heart Failure      

Lourdes Bunyi, MD


Elmer Joseph Llanes, MD

Preventive Cardiology          

Juliet J. Balderas, MD

Rheumatic Fever-Rheumatic Heart Disease

Marilou de Jesus, MD

Stroke & Peripheral Vascular Disease

Cynthia F. de Lara, MD

Aileen Cynthia F. De Lara, MD 

Women’s Health


Joseph Dimaano, MD

Northern Luzon

Justina Calibuso, MD


Valeriano Combate Jr., MD

Cagayan Valley

Gabriel Jocson, MD

Central Luzon

Marian Manalo, MD

Southern Tagalog

Maribel Gutierrez-Cayetano, MD


Delia Caracut, MD


Ma. Belen Balagapo, MD

Eastern Visayas

Rhodelyn Almenana, MD

Western Visayas-Panay 

Allan Tenerife, MD

Western Visayas-Negros Occidental

Ana Lisa Gonzale, MD

Northwestern Mindanao

Judy Theresa Fortinez, MD

Davao-Southern Mindanao

Amilbahar Karim, MD

Zamboanga Peninsula


Elections and Nominations

Chair: Raul L. Lapitan, MD


Alex T. Junia, MD

Joel M. Abanilla, MD 


Chair: Norbert Lingling D. Uy, MD

External Affairs and Lay Awareness

Chair: Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe


Chair: Romeo B. Cruz


Orlando Bugarin, MD

Rody G. Sy, MD

Rafael R. Castillo, MD

Cesar S. Recto II, MD

Heart Month

Chair: Nannette R. Rey, MD

International Affairs

Chair: Eleanor A. Lopez, MD


Chair: Jorge A. Sison, MD


Raul L. Lapitan, MD

Alex T. Junia, MD 


Chair: Aurelia G. Leus, MD


Saturnino P. Javier, MD

Editor-in-Chief, Philippine Journal of Cardiology

Don Robespierre C. Reyes, MD

Editor-in-Chief, NewsBriefs/Newsbeats

Jose Donato A. Magno, MD

Chair, Website


Chair: Alisa P. Bernan, MD

Task Force on Community Service

Chair: Jude Erric L. Cinco, MD

World Heart Day

Chair: Aurelia G. Leus, MD


World Heart Day

Camp BraveHeart

Healthy Lifestyle Campaign

Heart Fair

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