The President's Report

This promises to be a busy year for the PSE. We have started with the Echo Workshops for the echosonographers last June 18, 2011 at the Bonaventure building. There will be 10 sessions with topics from the basics to the must-know and common diseases. However, for this year, it will be more frequent, almost weekly to end just in time for our annual convention in September 2011.

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PSE VISION

Quality echocardiography by competent professionals for every patient.

PSE MISSION

We are an organization of dedicated, like-minded professionals with a passion for excellence in the knowledge and the application of quality echocardiography.

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PSE Officers 2010-2012

President: Dr. Eleanor Lopez
Vice President: Dr. Romeo Santos
Secretary: Dr. Leowe Go
Treasurer: Dr. Edwin Tucay

Board of Directors:

Dr. Myla Supe 
Dr. Joyce Jumangit

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PSE Continuing Medical Education - Online CME

Tab 1 President's Report
Eleanor Lopez, MD

Tab 2 Vision & Mission
Our Commitment...

Tab 3 PSE Officers
Officers and Board of Directors

Tab 4 CME
Continuing Medical Education

PSE Member Login

 

PSE Conventions, Symposia, Interhospital meetings

The regular scientific meetings of the PSE affirm its commitment to enhance the knowledge of the members. Looking over the 20-year old files of the Society, I was able to retrieve yellowed yet valuable copies of prior souvenir programs.From simple scientific meetingsattended by a small group of enthusiasts, we began to conduct annual national conventionsto respond to the increasing interest and participation of the members. We were fortunate to have had respected and eminent echocardiographers as guest speakers coming from various countries.

To encourage research, the Adolfo Bellosillo Research Paper Contest was started during the 5th Annual Convention in 1995. In the same conference, the 1st HB Calleja Lecture was started to give tribute to the Founding Father of Philippine Echocardiography, Dr. Homobono B. Calleja.

Below is thechronicle of our scientific journey through the 2 decades of our existence.Some information is missing due to our inability to recover relevant data.

Event

Theme

Dates/Venue

1st Scientific Meeting

Echocardiography and Doppler: Clinical and Therapeutic Implications

Aug. 22-24, 1990

Phil. Heart Center

Special Scientific Meeting

 

Sept. 30, 1990

Guests:

Dr. Nelson B. Schiller

(University of California, USA)

Dr. Lawrence B. Brennan

 (Mountain View California, USA)

“Advances in Echocardiography”including Fetal Echocardiography

 

 

Symposium on Echocardiography

 

Feb. 9, 1991

Sacred Heart Center

Cebu City

2nd Scientific Meeting

 

Feb. 28, 1991

Pacemaker Room

Phil. Heart Center, QC

Basic Echocardiography Workshop

 

April 23, 1991

Westin Phil. Plaza

4th Scientific Meeting

 

Aug. 15, 1991

MAB Penthouse

St. Luke’s Medical Center, QC

Symposium on Basic Echocardiography

 

Feb. 26, 1993

La Italia Resort and Country Club,

Las Pinas, MM

3rdAnnual Scientific Meeting Guests:

Dr. Susan Quek (Singapore)

Dr. Teguh Santoso (Indonesia)

Dr. Junichi Yoshikawa (Japan)

 

March 30-31, 1993

Hotel Nikko Manila

Garden, Makati City

4thAnnual Convention

Guests:

Dr. Chee Tek Siong (Singapore)

Dr. Ding Zee Pin (Singapore)

Dr. Ong Mei Lin (Malaysia)

Dr. Arieska Ann Soenarta (Indonesia)

 

March 2-4, 1994

Nikko Manila Garden Hotel, Makati, MM

 

5thAnnual Convention

Guest:

Dr. Tsuguya Sakamoto (Japan)

“Echocardiography in the SecondDecade-How Will She be a ColorfulAnd Brilliant Bride”

1st HB Calleja Lecture

Dr. Jong Hoa Bae (Korea)

“Dobutamine Stress Echo”

“Treadmill Stress Echo”

Dr. Hamed Oemar (Indonesia)

“LVH: Echo Determinationand Prognostication/Regression”

AB Bellosillo Award- Research Paper Contest

 

March 30-31, 1995

Nikko Manila Garden Hotel, Makati, MM

 

6thAnnual Convention

The Increasing Role of Echo Doppler in Clinical Practice

Mar 15-16, 1996

Phil Heart Center

Guests:

Dr. Navin Nanda (USA)

“Recent Advances in ContrastEnhancement of Color DopplerImages with Special ReferenceTo Detecting Proximal CoronaryStenosis. Use of Harmonic Imaging”

“Transesophageal Echocardiographic

Assessment of Aortic/MitralProsthetic Dysfunction”

“TEE Assessment of Adult Congenital Heart Disease”

“Clinical Usefulness of Quantitative 3 & 4Dimensional Echocardiography

Dr. Chee Tek Siong (Singapore)

“Diastolic Function: AssessmentBy Doppler Examination. Its Evolving

Role in the Understanding andManagement of Cardiovascular Disease”

“Doppler Hemodynamic Assessment: Principles, Analysis, Correlation with

Catheterization Parameters

AB Bellosillo Award- Research Paper Contest

Broadway Extravanganza

 

 

7thAnnual Convention

Mino Zanchi, MD, PhD (Croatia)

“Contrast EchocardiographyNew Agents and Doppler TissueImaging”

“Assessment of Myocardial Viability”

“3D and 4D Reconstructionof Echocardiographic Images”

Echocardiography for Clinicians

Nov. 3-4, 1997

Dusit Hotel Nikko, Makati City

10th Annual Convention

Guest: Lyndal Darkin

Application Specialist

Current Application of Echocardiography and Its Clinical Impact in Clinical Decision Making

Oct 3-4, 2003

Robinson’s Galleria

Suites, Pasig City

11thAnnual Convention

Echocardiographic Updates 2004: What’s New, What’s Relevant?

Oct 7-8, 2004

Holiday Inn Galleria

Manila

12thAnnual Convention

Re-evaluation of Echocardiographic Criteria

Sept 28-29, 2005

Holiday Inn Galleria

Manila

13thAnnual Convention

Clinical Applications of Current Echocardio-graphic Criteria

Sept 19-20, 2006

Holiday Inn Galleria

Manila

14thAnnual Convention

Issues and Controversies in Echocardiography

Oct 18-19, 2007

Crowne Plaza

Galleria Manila

15thAnnual Convention

Newer technologies: Something New for Something Old

Oct 16-17, 2008

Crowne Plaza

Galleria Manila

16thAnnual Convention

Echocardiography in Everyday Clinical Practice: Case-Based Learning

Sept 27-28, 2010

DAPA Hall,

Phil. Heart Center, QC

 

Pre-convention: Enhanced Echocardiographic Evaluation (E3)

Sept 26, 2010

17thAnnual Convention

Something Old, Something New, Something Small, Something Blew

Sept 19-20, 2011

DAPA Hall,

Phil. Heart Center, QC

 

Pre-convention: Enhanced Echocardiographic Evaluation (E3)

Sept 18, 2011

 

 

Inaugural Address

by President-elect Eleonor Lopez
 
My predecessor, Dr. Ning Lopez, has led our Society through busy 2 years. His 7-point plan directed us to definite and doable goals. To reiterate, these plans were:
 
I. Setting of future PSE directions- Mission and Vision
II. Computerization of membership database
III. Improved communications among members
IV. Institutionalization of CME programs
V. Support for research and scholarship
VI. Financial stewardship
VII. PSE support for WCE
 
Let me simplify and reorganize these goals and present to you my plans for the next 2 years.
 
1. Do our strategic planning
July 17, 2010 was another red-letter day for the PSE. That day marked the birth of our Mission and Vision. At this point we need to consider our future course with our Mission and Vision as our guiding principles. We need to know where we really stand and chart the direction where the PSE is going for the next 2 years. We must have feasible, sustainable and realistic plans.
 
For this to materialize I am requesting for Dr. Ning Lopez to find support for this initial project.
 
2. Maximize the potential of our website
This is the age of automation. To be proactive, we will continue to invest in our website and utilize this for the following:
 
a. It will be an active repository of our membership database. This will be constantly updated. From an original list of 1193 members (MD – 482, Echo Sonographers – 711), we were able to communicate with a total of 586 active members (MD – 280, Echo Sonographers – 306). We recently inducted over 200 new members during the annual convention. That should bring our current active members to about 786.
 
b. It will be a constant mode of communication to update our members about current and future activities of the Society. Electronic communication is easier, faster, and more cost-effective
 
c. It will be an alternative newsletter where fresh PSE news will be uploaded as the events occur
 
d.  The website can be a rich source of CME activities for our active members. Cases can be uploaded and simple questions posed. Active members can log in, enroll in the CME program and earn CME units.
 
I am requesting Dr. Peter San Diego and Dr. Myla Supe to work together on our website.
 
3. Institutionalization of CME programs and support for research and scholarship
This is our commitment to our members. For the past 20 years, our activities have revolved around these CME programs. The innovated and improved format of the annual convention, the E3 or enhanced echo evaluation, the technicians’ courses, and the regional CME meetings will be pursued. Dr. Leowe Go and Dr. Edwin Tucay have selflessly spearheaded these programs.
 
For the coming year, we will have our annual convention. The overall chair will be Dr. Romy Santos. In addition to being the scientific chair for the next convention, I am requesting the very accommodating and amiable Dr. Tucay to continue with the technicians’ course, this time to be supported by Dr. Joyce Jumangit.
 
I was a witness to how Dr. Leowe Go singlehandedly managed the E3 course and consistently headed the regional meetings. Such talent and dedication should be envied, emulated and continuously harnessed. I am requesting him to continue with these endeavors.
 
With regards to research, I have forwarded all winning and non-winning papers to the Research Committee of the 18th ASEAN Congress of Cardiology. During our last PSE convention, we pledged to support the author of any paper that will be selected for the contest.
 
4. Review and amend our bylaws
For the past 2 decades of the Society’s existence, we have not reviewed our Constitution and bylaws. Certain provisions have become outdated. The PSE has evolved through the years so it is but fitting that the backbone of the Society, our Constitution and bylaws, be made relevant.
 
5. Implement the Competency Guidelines for Echocardiographers
The guidelines went through a tedious process of discussions and revisions consuming so much resource until the first document was printed and circulated. However, its implementation has been unfortunately delayed. We have to start somewhere. The document containing the implementing rules and regulations was already written by Dr. Tucay when he was still the Chair of the Council of Echo of the PHA. We have to initiate the implementation of these guidelines
 
I am deeply honored by the trust that you have bestowed on me. The PSE has and will always have a special place in my heart. Heading this organization after 20 years has been a dream that has become a reality after a long wait.
 
Confucius wrote, “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop”.