Wednesday, September 30, 2009

CHAP Promotes Health Awareness in its 51st Annual Convention

The Council of Health Agencies in the Philippines held its 51st Annual Convention at the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) Auditorium last Sept. 30, fueled by its theme “Health Awareness through Our Senses.”

Among the highlights of the program included the awarding of the 2009 CHAP Outstanding Awards, one of which was the Most Outstanding National Health Provider Category, conferred to the Philippine Medical Association.

The event’s keynote speaker was Dr. Jose Asa Sabili, president of the PMA for 2006–2008.

Dr. Nenita Lee Tan, president of CHAP, planned the whole-day conference with different discussions by practitioners with an expertise in specific areas of the senses.

Among the speakers were Dr. Romeo C. dela Cruz, M.D, “Maliwanag ba? Nililinaw ko lang;” Dr. Albert J. de Leon, M.D., “Ang Luga (Otitis Media)… Bow;” Ms. Leah Samaco Paquiz, ED.D., “How the Sense of Touch could Improve Health;” Ms. Felicidad V. Velandria, “Is Food Taste Important in Health?” and Dr. Mercedes O. Osunero, M.D., “The Role of Physicians and Pharmacists in Managing Senses.”


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