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03 Jul 17

POA 4th Research Writing Boot Camp

The 4th POA Residents’ Research Boot- camp successfully concluded a 1-day edu- cational activity last March 4, 2017 at the Mercure Hotel in Pasig City. It was atten- ded by 67 1st year residents & 10 research coordinators from the different PBO trai- ning institutions throughout the country. This was facilitated by 101 Health Research headed by Dr. Venus C. Rosales. For this year, Dr. Rosales modified the prog- ram to specifically focus the lectures and topics to orthopaedics thereby generating a well-rounded interaction and participation amongst the facilitators and the attendees. This activity was spearheaded by POA Re- search Committee Chairman Dr. Edwin Jerd T. Siatan. The Association yet again extends its gratitude to Johnson & Johnson Philippines for being the sole partner of this endeavor. Watch out for announcements of the 5th POA Research Bootcamp 2018.

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23 Jun 17

POA Wins PCS Best Surgical Specialty Society Award

The Philippine College of Surgeons re- cognized POA as the best Surgical Spe- cialty Society in its maiden PCS Search for Outstanding Surgical Specialty Society. POA bested 11 other boarded surgical specialties under PCS. The award was formally announced on 06 December 2016 during the 72nd An- nual PCS Clinical Congress held at the Isla Ballroom of the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel. Dr. Jerd Siatan (2016 POA Trea- surer) and I (2016 POA President) had the privilege of receiving the award on behalf of POA. The award selection was based on the following 3 major criteria: 1) Con- tinuing Surgical/Medical Education including Surgical Research Activi- ties [50%]; 2) Socio Civic Activities/ Local Gov’t Programs Public Health Awareness including Surgical Medical Missions/ Outreach Programs [30%] and 3) Innovative Programs which includes pro- ject activities that enhances either national & International projects [20%]. This award is a testimony of the great achievements our associa- tion garnered for 2016. It took into account all the contributions, CME activities as well as the socio-civic activities undertaken by our individual Fellows, regional chapters, sub-specialty societies and the national office. This is also recognition of all the great work each of our Fellows has quietly contributed most of which are un- beknownst to many. On behalf of the POA 2016 National Board of Trustees, I thank each and every one of you for your invaluable contributions to POA. Without your individual work and efforts, this award would not have been possible. Let me take this opportunity as well to congratulate Dr. Jose “Brix” Pujalte, Jr. for winning a seat in the PCS Board of Regents for 2017. We are proud indeed to have him continue representing POA in PCS. Lastly, on behalf of POA, I would like to thank Dr. Gabriel Martinez (2016 PCS President), the 2016 PCS Board of Regents, Dr. Francisco Arcellana (2016 Chairman, PCS Committee on Awards) and the entire PCS family of surgical specialties for gi- ving POA the honour of being conferred the maiden PCS Best Specialty Society Award. May POA and PCS continue to strengthen the symbiotic bond that was forged by our highly esteemed and visionary forefathers. A bond that was instrumental in transforming both POA and PCS into an internationally recognized organiza- tion. A bond that is vital in ensuring continuous growth and advancement for both organizations which in turn will help POA meet the orthopaedic and surgical challenges of the future. CONGRATULATIONS TO US ALL AND MORE POWER TO POA!

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16 Jun 17

Knee Injuries in Sports Outreach Program

POSSM would like to thank our Course Director, Dr. Jonathan Ronquillo, all our speakers, Dr. Jana Tumpalan, Miss Sonia Cahinusayan, the Residents of the De- partment of Orthopedics of De La Salle University Medical Center, the Operating Room Nursing Staff, Dr. Mary Juyad and Dr. Charm Lopez (Anesthesiologists), the Audio-Visual Technical Support and Pho- tographer of DLSUMC, and the following Sponsors: Pacific Surgical Inc., Westech, Pfizer, Mr. Jose Lim of Savior for the Storz Arthroscopy Towers, and ITC for the live video feed during the surgeries.

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16 Jun 17

POA Outreach Program in CVMC

The Philippine Orthopedic Association observes its yearly foundation month in December. For 2016, the Board of Trus- tees found it meaningful to celebrate it by sponsoring an indigent patient in need of orthopedic surgery. It was Cagayan Valley Medical Center (CVMC) of northern Lu- zon that received the sponsorship. The patient was a 37 year old female from Alcala, suffering from a long-standing fun- gating breast mass. She started to have back pains six months prior to initial consulta- tion, which progressed to lower extremity weakness. Five days prior to admission, she was already unable to ambulate. On exami- nation at admission, motor grading of the lower extremity was 0/5 and sensory grade was one. After further work up, the service noted a mass in t5 to t7 vertebral bodies and con¬sidered metastatic disease from the breast mass. Patient was advised corpecto- my, fusion using cage and pedicular screws but was not carried out because of financial constraints. The Philippine Orthopedic Association, thru Dra Julyn Aguilar, facilitated the pro- cedure by sponsoring the implants needed. Surgery was done last December 22, 2016 by the two department spine surgeons- Drs. Niccolo Mamba and Anthony Abogado. It was a time when most of us were already on Christmas vacation and government hospi- tal operating rooms were only available for emergency surgeries. Surgery was done with no untoward com- plications. The patient was very thankful on dis¬charged for the surgery and for the more tolerable pain. Unfortunately, patient was eventually lost to follow up. CVMC is the latest institution accredited by the Philippine Board of Orthopedics for orthopedic residency training program. It is now on its 2nd year with two first year and three 2nd year residents on training. Dr Angel A. Cayetano with nine consultant staff with specialization on Spine, Shoulder & Knee arthroscopy, Hip & Knee arthro- plasty, Foot & ankle, Ilizarov, and Tumor surgery, heads the Department of Ortho- pedics.

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