PASIG CITY – The Sarcoma Study Group of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), in cooperation with the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) and The Medical City, successfully organized the 2nd Philippine Sarcoma Consortium Meeting last September 29, 2018 at the Medical City, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City.
The meeting was attended by almost a hundred doctors from various hospitals, institutions, and medical organizations across the Philippines. Some of the organizations and institutions involved include the Philippine Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, the Philippine Society of Pediatric Oncology, the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology, the Philippine Society of Oncology, and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).
The meeting aims to spread awareness and educate both the medical community and the lay people regarding bone sarcoma and soft tissue sarcoma. It also wants to improve existing specialty centers and develop and implement standardized treatment protocols. The discussions centered on the consensus treatment pathway of both bone and soft tissue sarcoma and the diagnosis and management of soft tissue sarcoma, with emphasis on synovial sarcoma. Overall, its long-term goal was to enhance collaboration in order to better manage and understand these difficult diseases.
GONZAGA, CAGAYAN - In celebration of the Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW), the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office II successfully organized the Speakers Bureau on August 15, 2018 at the Riverview Hotel and Resort, Gonzaga, Cagayan.
This activity is a program under the Advisory Function of NAST PHL which aims to bring experts in various fields to the regions to lend their expertise to academic institutions or any interested organizations who are in need of speakers and resource persons on any science-related issues. This project was conceived primarily to serve provincial centers, which have less access to S&T information, through scientific and technological lectures as requested by different regions.
The activity was attended by over eighty (80) researchers and development practitioners, representatives from state universities and colleges, and government offices from all over Cagayan. Experts invited were: Dr. Alonzo A. Gabriel, OYS 2013, professor from UP Diliman, Dr. Angel B. Encarnacion, OYS 2018, officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Dr. Rico C. Ancog, assistant professor V and scientist III from UP Los Baños, and Dr. Laura T. David, OYS 2007, professor VII from UP Diliman.
Four (4) renowned scientists gave their lecture and shared their experiences on their science careers. The lecturers include Dr. Raphael Guerrero, Professor of Ateneo de Manila University (Laser, Holography and a Career in Physics), Dr. Angel Encarnacion, Senior Fishing Regulations Officer of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region II (The Wonders of Seaweed and More), Dr. Dixon Gevaña, Assistant Professor of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (Conserving Mangroves for their Blue Carbon), and Dr. Mudjekeewis D. Santos, Scientist II of the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (#Sayangtist?). The undergraduate and graduate scholarships offered by DOST were also discussed by Mr. Peter Gerry Gavina, Senior Science Research Specialist of DOST – Science Education Institute.
The Philippine Science Heritage Center (PSHC), under the management of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), held its Salinlahi Symposium Series in Gonzaga, Cagayan, last August 16, 2018, as part of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region II’s 2018 Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW). The symposium aims to promote and bring science to the public and to encourage youth to pursue career in science and technology.
Attended by almost one hundred fifty (150) students and teachers, Regional Director Engr. Sancho Mabborang gave his welcome remarks and presented the innovations of the DOST Region II on this year’s RSTW. After the welcome remarks, Ms. Reihvelle Perez, Planning Officer III of NAST PHL, gave a brief background about the Academy and the PSHC.
The undergraduate and graduate scholarships offered by DOST were also discussed by Mr. Peter Gerry Gavina, Senior Science Research Specialist of DOST – Science Education Institute.The participants gave a positive response to all the speakers. A comment from a students stated that the symposium is “natatangi at napapahon” and requested to hold Salinlahi Symposium Series in Gonzaga, Cagayan again in the future.
The Salinlahi Symposium Series was moderated by Ms. Victoria Mabborang of DOST Region II.The Philippine Science Heritage Center is a science center mandated by the Republic Act of 9107 to be the repository of the achievements and outstanding accomplishments and contributions of the Filipino scientific community. It is located at the Science Heritage Building, DOST Complex, General Santos Ave. Bicutan Taguig City.