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Dear Colleagues,

Cardiology as a specialty is only half a century old. However, tremendous innovations were seen only from the 20th century onwards. With the breakthrough in technology and continuous researches in therapy, various treatment strategies are now available. The deluge of innovations has made the practice of Cardiology exciting. However, before we get too engrossed with the dramatic changes, let us appraise how the integration of the new with the conventional has affected existing practice.

In the forthcoming 39th Annual Convention of the PHA, the focus will be on the theme "The Classic and the Contemporary in Cardiovascular Care". The effective confluence of the standard or traditional with the current and innovative diagnostic and therapeutic modes of therapy will be the emphasis. Foreign-based experts have also been invited to share their expertise in the convention.

Simultaneous symposia will be held at the Isla and Garden wings. Members of the Scientific Committee and the various PHA Councils have meticulously selected topics that will explore various aspects of cardiology including novel therapies. Of note will be the invigorated Women's Health council as it highlights its programs and advocacy.

Breakfast meetings will perk you up since delegates will learn and "read with the experts" using the different cardiovascular diagnostic modalities such as electrocardiography, electrophysiology, echocardiography, CT coronary angiography and MRI and vascular ultrasound.

The luncheon sessions will be more exciting with the change in format. On Day 1 high caliber consultants will present their opinions on several controversial issues in Cardiology. Questions like "will coronary revascularization benefit CAD patients with chronic renal failure?" or "will patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery benefit from perioperative beta blockade?" will be posed. Options on "interventional or surgical revascularization versus optimal medical therapy in CAD with mild LV dysfunction" and "rate control versus rhythm control in AF" will be discussed.

The highlights of our research initiatives will be on Day 2's menu. The PHA-Servier Outstanding Research in Cardiolog y, the Dr. F. Tangco Young Investigator's Award, the Case Report and Meta-analysis and the PHA funded researches will be simultaneously presented.

Industry symposia will follow these luncheon sessions.

The Innovations in Imaging and Intervention (i3) sessions will feature advances in Echocardiography and Interventional Cardiology. The updates and recertifying course on ACLS will be provided for interested participants on Days 1-2. For this year we have invited our Nursing partners to hold a 2-day session for their colleagues. Their topics promise to be interesting and relevant to the theme of our meeting.

Of course, we should look forward to the training Cardiology Fellows battle of the wits in the debate and quiz contests.

With the preparations for the 39th PHA Convention in full swing, we are confident that your attendance will be rewarding. We will look forward to seeing you on May 28-30, 2008 at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong,

 

MARIA TERESA B. ABOLA, MD
Overall Chairman, Organizing Committee

  ELEANOR A. LOPEZ, MD
Chairman, Scientific Committee
  EFREN R. VICALDO, MD
President
 

 

 


REGISTRATION

All participants must register to be able to attend the different scientific sessions including the company sponsored satellite meetings, visit exhibits, and participate in the fellowship and other social events. Advance registration is encouraged to avail of discounted fees and help avoid delays at the time of the scientific sessions. (Please use the Advance Registration Form included in this program). Deadline for receipt of Advance Registration is March 30, 2008. If you cannot pre-register by that date, you may do so at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel from May 28 to 30, 2008.


REGISTRATION FEES

 

CATEGORY
ADVANCE
(Until March 30, 2008)
LATE
(After March 30, 2008)
DAILY
PHA members
P1,000
P1,300
600**
Non-members
1,200
1,500
600**
Residents,
Fellows-in-Training
Medical Students,
Nurses, Technicians
500
700
600
PHA family members
500
600
600
Exhibitors
500
700
600
 
 
 
 
* Annual membership fee of P500 not included in registration fee
**Daily registration fee does not include convention kit.
 
 
 
 
EDSA SHANGRI-LA HOTEL REGISTRATION SCHEDULES
 
 
 
 
DATE
TIME
May 28, 2008
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 29, 2008
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
May 30, 2008
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 


HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

A considerable number of rooms has been blocked at the convention site, Edsa Shangri-La Hotel. Rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis. All hotel bookings should be coursed through the PHA Secretariat.

Tower Superior Single or Double/Twin P 7,000.00++ - 7,500.00++
Tower Deluxe Single or Double/Twin 7,500.00++ - 8,000.00++
Tower Deluxe Garden Single or Double/Twin 8,300.00++ - 8,700.00++

Above rates are subject to 10 % service charge, 12% VAT and applicable local tax. Advance hotel registration requires 50% deposit. Payment must be made in Philippine currency addressed to the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel.


CANCELLATION

Written cancellations of registration will be accepted until April 15, 2008 with a refund of 50% of the amount paid. No refund will be possible for cancellation received after April 15, 2008.

EXHIBITS

Booth exhibits will be featured during the convention which will provide and update concerning products, medical equipment and research.


SOCIALS AND CEREMONIES

All registered delegates are invited to participate in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Fellowship Dinner and other social activities.

ATTIRE

Smart casual attire in all social and scientific functions. For the Convocation, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, semi-formal attire is requested.

BADGES

Your badge will be provided in the convention kit. The badge will serve as your pass to the various activities during the convention. Lost badges can be replaced for a fee at the on-site registration area.


 

THE PHA-DR. FRANCISCO F. TANGCO
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR’S AWARD

This award aims to stimulate local research in cardiology by giving incentives to young researchers and also serves to honor the memory of the late Dr. Francisco F. Tangco who had always helped, guided and stimulated the growth of the medical profession and of cardiology.
The contest is open to all research papers in cardiology presented during the annual PHA meeting. The paper must be original, not previously published, and must have been done locally. To qualify for this award, the senior author
and presentor must not be over 35 years old at the time of the presentation.


 

PHA MOST OUTSTANDING TRAINING FELLOW IN CARDIOLOGY

This award is open to all Fellows in a formal cardiology training program.
The criteria for judging are :
1. Must have at least three (3) years of residency training in internal medicine and three (3) years training in cardiology in an institution accredited by the Specialty Board of Adult Cardiology.
2. Must have passed the written and practical examinations given by the Philippine College of Cardiology Specialty Board.
3. Must possess outstanding performance during the training program.
4. Must present a scientific paper during the Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting of the Philippine Heart Association.
5. Must be officially nominated by the Chief/Head/Chairman of Cardiology Department/Section of the accredited institution. The nomination must be endorsed by two other members of the consultant staff in cardiology of the institution.
6.Deadline of Nomination: March 31, 2008.


 

THE PHA-SERVIER AWARD
FOR MOST OUTSTANDING RESEARCH IN CARDIOLOGY

1. Servier Philippines, Inc., through the Philippine Heart Association will fund a PHA-Servier Award for Most Outstanding Research in Cardiology.
2. The purpose of such an award will be to stimulate research work in Cardiology in the Philippine setting by giving due recognition to outstanding research accomplishments done by the fellows of the Philippine Heart Association.
3. Candidates for the award must be:
a. A Filipino citizen.
b. Fellow of the PHA in good standing.
4. The research entry should fulfill the following:
a. Original and not previously published in a scientific journal.
b. Done in the Philippines.
c. Clinically relevant to the local setting.
5. The PHA Scientific and Research Committee shall promulgate the rules of the contest subject to the concurrence of the Board of Directors.
6. The PHA Scientific and Research Committee shall require the following for submission:
a. Five (5) original copies of the fully accomplished research work without the name of author(s) and institution of origin if any.
b. Name of author(s) and institution of origin if any, in a separate sealed envelope to be provided by the PHA. All other considerations pertinent to the evaluation of candidates for the award shall be determined by the PHA Scientific and Research Committee.
7. An independent 5-member Board of Judges shall be chosen by the Scientific and Research Committee with the concurrence of the sponsor, Servier Philippines, Inc.
8. The Board of Judges and the members of the Scientific Research Committee of the PHA are disqualified from the contest.
9. The Medical Project Manager or any designated representative of Servier Philippines, Inc. shall sit with the PHA Scientific and Research Committee during all deliberations as an independent, non-voting observer.
10. The award shall be presented during the Closing Ceremonies of the 39th PHA Annual Convention.
11. The PHA-Servier Awards for Most Outstanding Research in Cardiology shall consist of:
a. A grant of SIXTY THOUSAND PESOS (P60,000.00) to the winning candidate Who will also receiv an appropriate commemoration of the award (plaque, medallion, trophy, etc.)
b. A grant of TWENTY THOUSAND PESOS (P 20,000.00) to the first runnerup.
c. A grant of TEN THOUSAND PESOS (P 10,000.00) to the second runner-up.
12. The sponsor, Servier Philippines, Inc. shall bear all the administrative costs of the award, including cost of committee meetings, plaques, posters, announcements, etc.
13. The PHA shall circularize to all PHA accredited training institutions and local PHA chapters the details of the annual award. Servier Philippines, Inc. may likewise promote the annual award directly to PHA members, training centers and affiliate and component subspecialty societies, provided said direct communications or promotions have prior notation of the PHA.


COLLEGE AWARDS

1. LOYALTY AWARD
This award is given to a fellow or lay member in good standing who has not been a member of the Board of Directors for at least five (5) years who has continuously served the Association in various capacities contributing to the furtherance of its goals like:
a. Attendance to annual conventions and business meetings
b. Participation in the activities of the Association as:
- speaker- committee member- resource person
- lay activities- fund raising campaigns
- or any outstanding activity related to the Association

2. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

This award is given to any physician, scientist or lay person who by individual effort, has made profound contributions to cardiology and/or delivery of health care and/or the Association to achieve its goals.

3. DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AWARD

This award is given to a fellow of the College who, because of his/her demonstrated abilities as outstanding teacher, is considered to have made major contributions to cardiology through the teaching and training of students/trainees at the undergraduate/post doctoral levels. At least two (2) of the following criteria must also fulfilled:
1. Member of the academe for at least ten (10) years of teaching.
2. Active member of cardiology section of a PHA duly accredited institution.
3. Contributor or editor of books and journals in cardiology.
4. Effective teacher in the institution where she/he belongs and endorsed by the institution and/or trainees.

4. DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST AWARD

This award is given to an individual who:
1. Has contributed significant scientific knowledge in the field of cardiovascular diseases; or
2. Has pioneered in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures/innovations in the management of cardiovascular disease; or
3. Has published original scientific papers in reputable local and/or international journals that has contributed to the advances in cardiology.

5. DISTINGUISHED FELLOW AWARD

This award is given to a fellow of the College who has received at least two (2) of the College awards and has qualified for a third. No nomination is required. You may send in your nominees to our Secretariat for final deliberation by the Awards Committee on or before March 30, 2008. Members of the PHA Board of Directors cannot be proponents or nominees for any of the awards. The Awards Committee reserves the right to choose the final nominees.

TOPICS
SIMULTANEOUS SYMPOSIA

DAY 1

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
Optimal Medical Management for CAD
Revascularization for CAD: Role of CABG
Revascularization for CAD: Role of PCI

ADULT RHD AND CHD
3D in GUCH
Intervention strategies for adult valvular and congenital heart diseases

HEART FAILURE
New Insights into the Management of Acute Heart Failure
Biomarkers in Heart Failure: New Kids on the Block
Heart Failure therapy in the Elderly-What do we really need?

CONSULTANTS’ DEBATES
Will Patients with CAD and Mild LV Dysfunction Benefit more from Coronary Revascularization than Optimal Medical Therapy?
Will patients with CAD and chronic renal failure benefit from Coronary Revascularization?
Is Rate Control of AF is as Good as Rhythm Control in Reducing Cardiovascular Mortality, Strokes and Worsening of Heart Failure of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure?
Will patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery benefit from perioperative beta blockade?

PEDIATRIC SYMPOSIUM
Rheumatic Valvular Diseases Contemporary Management of Co-morbid Conditions
Endocarditis and Thromboembolism
Acute Valvulitis and Heart Failure

DR RODOLFO C. SOTO PROFESSORIAL LECTURE
Neurological Interventions in Acute Stroke

DAY 2

HOMOBONO B. CALLEJA PROFESSORIAL LECTURE

CARDIAC REHABILITATION
The Evolution of Cardiac Rehabilitation: from Rehabilitation to Prevention
Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Philippines: Then & Now

STROKE AND PVD
Panel Discussion: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Endovascular vs Surgery: Which is the better option?
Recent Updates in the Management of Venous Disease
Endovascular vs Open Revascularization in Critical Limb Ischemia: What Do the Evidence Say?

CARDIOMYOPATHY
Cancer Chemotherapy and CM
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: New Medical Registry

HYPERTENSION
Management of Hypertension for Special Population Group
Control of HPN in the Philippines (Research)

RESEARCH FORUM
Case Reports and Meta-Analysis Presentations
Francisco T. Tangco Young Investigator’s Award
PHA Funded Researches: NNHeS-ECG, Bangungut, WCE Winners
PHA-Servier Award for Most Outstanding Research in Cardiology
WCE Study Protocol Contest

DAY 3

WOMEN’S HEALTH
Panel Discussion: Why the Focus on Women’s Cardiovascular Health

PREVENTIVE CARDIOLOGY
Human Genome and its Impact on Preventive Cardiology
Over the Counter Drugs with Claims on Medical Benefits Thru Advertisements

DR. RAMIRO DE GUIA MEMORIAL LECTURE

PHA-APSC SYMPOSIUM
Theme:3D’s in Emergency Cardiovascular Care: Drugs, Devices, Dissection
Complex Coronary intervention
Bridging Valvuloplasty
Acute Stroke Case

CV SURGERY AND ANESTHESIA
Updates on Stem Cell Therapy
Panel Discussion: Cardiopulmonary Risk Assessment for Non Cardiac Surgery

IT COMPUTER WORKSHOP
How Technology Is Changing The Way We Practice Medicine

“ I3 SUMMIT ”: INNOVATIONS IN IMAGING & INTERVENTION

DAY 1

I3 Summit Session 1 - Echocardiography
Doppler Tissue Imaging in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Periprocedural Echo During PTMC
Echocardiography in Transcatheter Closure of Congenital Lesions
Intraoperative TEE in Surgical Repair of Mitral Valve Prolapse
Echo in Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Dissection and Aortic Valve Repair for
Aortic Regurgitation

DAY 2

I3 Summit Session 2 – Read with the Experts – Vascular Ultrasound
I3 Summit Session 3 – Read with the Experts – Difficult ECG

DAY 3

I3 Summit Session 4 – Read with the Experts – CT Coronary Angiography and MRI
I3 Summit Session 5 – Read with the Experts – Echocardiography
I3 Summit Session 6 – Cardiac Intervention
Update on Drug Eluting Stents and Long Term Safety
Primary PTCA in Acute MI: What is the Optimal Adjunct Pharmacological
Therapy? Is there a Preferred Stent?
Transcatheter Therapy of Aortic and Mitral Valve Disease: State of the Art

Nursing Symposium (Days 1 and 2)
“The Fifth Elements” (PQRST of Chest Pain)
“The Sound of Music” (Practical Tips in Understanding Heart Sounds)
“An Affair to remember” (Life Style Modification in Preventing CAD)
“Saving Private Ryan” (Contemporary Approach to Peripheral Artery Disease)

ACLS Symposium (Days 1 and 2)

ABSTRACT PREPARATION INSTRUCTION

1. The abstract must be submitted on the enclosed Abstract Form.
2. The abstract must be contained in the space provided and use a type size no smaller than 10 point.
3. Type title in Bold using upper and lower case letters and not to exceed 200 words.
4. Type complete names of authors (M.D. or other principal degrees not necessary).List responsible institutions and their respective cities and provinces
5. Leave a blank line after author(s)/institution(s) and before abstract text.
6. Abstract text should include purpose, methods, results, and conclusions. Do not include references or credits. Simple tables or graphs may be included if they fit within the space allowed.
7. Use standard abbreviations. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears. A limit of five additional special abbreviations may be used in each abstract.
8. Please avoid printing on lines of abstract box.
9. Deadline for submission of abstracts: on or before March 15, 2008 and the final manuscripts on or before March 31, 2008
10. Accepted oral abstracts will be presented during a special session the exact date of which will be announced at a later date. Posters will be presented during a special poster presentation session and during breaks in the exhibit hall.
11. Abstract accepted for presentation will be published in the April to June Issue of the Philippine Journal of Cardiology.
12. Submit the original abstract (unfolded) by first class or overnight mail to:
Philippine Heart Association Secretariat
Unit 502-B 5/F President Tower Bldg.
81 Timog Avenue, Quezon City
13. The complete manuscript should be in a Compact Disc (CD) or Digital Versatile Disc(DVD) and one (1) hardcopy using MS-Word Application. Author should provide, and identify as , 5-8 keywords or short phrases that will assist a researcher in identifying an information material.
14. Indicate the required information on the authors as follows:

_____________________________________________________________________
NAME OF AUTHOR/S
_____________________________________________________________________
NAME OF PRESENTOR
_____________________________________________________________________
INSTITUTION
_____________________________________________________________________
TEL NO.

 

ABSTRACT CONTENTS

CAPITALIZE ENTIRE ABSTRACT TITLE
Author. Underline only presenting author’s name.Institution, City

OBJECTIVES: State main question or study objective(s) or hypothesis.

DESIGN: Describe study design. Indicate if randomized, blinded and if temporal direction, retrospective or prospective.

SETTING: Indicate the study setting (hospital, clinic, community). Also include the level of clinical care (primary or tertiary); private practice or institutional.

PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: State selection procedures, entry criteria and numbers of participants entering and finishing the study.

INTERVENTIONS, IF ANY: Describe the essential features of an intervention/exposure, including the method and duration of administration.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): The primary study outcome measure should be indicated as planned before the data collection began.

RESULTS: Describe measurements that are not evident from the nature of the main results and indicate any blinding. If possible, the results should be accompanied by confidence intervals (most often the 95% interval) and the exact level of statistical significance. For comparative studies, confidence intervals should relate to the differences between groups. Absolute values should be indicated when risk changes or effect sizes are given.

CONCLUSIONS: State only those conclusions of the study that are directly supported by data, along with their clinical application (avoiding generalization) or whether additional study is required before the information should be used in usual clinical settings.


 

CALL FOR STUDY PROTOCOLS
XIVth World Congress of Echocardiography
and Vascular Ultrasound Research Committee

In line with the preparations for the XIVth World Congress of Echocardiography and Vascular Ultrasound which the PHA, Philippine Society of Echocardiography and Philippine Society of Vascular Medicine will jointly host in 2010, the Committees on Research and Continuing Medical Education of the Philippine Heart Association and the Scientific Program Committee extend an invitation to faculty and medical students to submit research study protocols for the 39th PHA Annual Convention research fora. Submitted research protocols should demonstrate original research focusing on the application and clinical utility of ultrasound in cardiovascular medicine. The PHA will be awarding research grants for the best protocols selected.
At least one author must be a member of PHA or a cardiology fellow in training. Protocol titles must not be more than 100 characters. Completed protocols must include dummy data tables and planned statistical analysis. Submittal form, including the protocol, must be printed, signed by all authors and submitted to PHA by March 31, 2008.

The protocol can only be submitted to the PHA Secretariat / Office or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please provide the Call for Protocols material to your department faculty members, residents and medical students. Again, we encourage you to both submit research material and likewise join us in the audience during research fora at the convention

Eleanor A. Lopez, M.D.
Chair, Scientific Program Committee
PHA 39th Annual Convention

WCE RESEARCH PROTOCOL CONTEST
SUBMITTAL FORM

 

___________________________________________________________________
TITLE:
____________________________________________________________________
NAME OF AUTHOR(S):
____________________________________________________________________
NAME OF PRESENTOR:
____________________________________________________________________
INSTITUTION:
____________________________________________________________________
TEL. NO


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REGISTRATION FEE

Please check

CATEGORY
ADVANCE
(Until March 30, 2008)
LATE
(After March 30, 2008)
DAILY
PHA members
P1,000
P1,300
600**
Non-members
1,200
1,500
600**
Residents,
Fellows-in-Training
Medical Students,
Nurses, Technicians
500
700
600
PHA family members
500
600
600
Exhibitors
500
700
600
 
 
 
 
* Annual membership fee of P500 not included in registration fee
**Daily registration fee does not include convention kit.
       
Signature of Registrant _______________________ Date ______________________
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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Davao – Southern Mindanao Chapter opens its Mini Heart House.

Congratulations to President Alisa Bernan and her Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 


February 14, 2008 was the day the Davao-Southern Mindanao Chapter opened its new mini Heart House. Located at the Davao Medical School Foundation Hospital, the office was opened to cater to the growing number of activities the local chapter is involved in. The office will serve as the venue for small meetings and gatherings. It was in 1974 that the Davao Chapter was started with only 7 members. To date, there are approximately 39 members coming from the cities of Davao, General Santos City, Digos, Tagum and Cotabato.

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L-R Drs Sheldon Paragas, Patrocinio Serrano. Alisa Bernan, Monette Pasumbal and DMSF Medical Director Leoploldo Vega

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with friends from the pharmaceutical industry

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PHA members Drs Marilou Maglana, Monette Pasumbal, Alisa Bernan, Reagan Cabahug, Elfred Batalla and Nimfa Villanueva

Advocacy

World Heart Day

Camp BraveHeart

Healthy Lifestyle Campaign

Heart Fair

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