Marie Michelle Simbol-Cloa, MD

I welcome you all to this year’s ENDOSCOPYCON PHILIPPINES 2019 with the theme of Enhancing Endoscopic Outcomes through Tricks, Techniques and Technology. As in previous year, this conference is a three-day event catering to digestive endoscopists, trainees, endoscopy nurses and assistants. Dr. Benjamin Gerardo A. Perez, the conference Chair and also the Scientific Committee Chair, has prepared a very interesting mix of topics covering basic to advanced endoscopy. The postgraduate course has been prepared by Dr. Carlo Lazaro which caters to endoscopists with interest on the use of advanced endoscopic techniques in pancreticobiliary diseases. Dr. Patricia Anne Prodigalidad has created a very useful programme for endoscopic nurses and assistants. The G.I. trainees will have pre-convention inter-hospital scientific activities.

Indeed, PSDE is committed to providing knowledge sharing for the advancement of endoscopic practice. It will continue to lead the way in forwarding the science of endoscopy in the Philippines.

Let us show our appreciation and support to the organizing committee with your attendance to all the scientific sessions and yes please do join us for the fellowship night.
Happy learning!

Vice President

On behalf of the Philippine Society of Digestive Endoscopy, I would like to invite you to this year’s endoscopic convention and live endoscopy workshop. Since its foundation in 1976, the PSDE’s mission has been the continued study and advancement of the science of Digestive Endoscopy in the Philippines. It is for this purpose that the society holds this annual endoscopic convention, which was branded last year as ENDOSCOPYCON Philippines.

This year, with the theme “Enhancing Endoscopic Outcomes Through Tricks, Techniques And Technology”, the ENDOSCOPYCON Philippines 2019 will include topics that will help endoscopists improve their service to their patients and show the future of the science. Among the lecturers are local experts and three leading international experts from the United States and Singapore. The live demonstrations will be transmitted from Osaka, Japan and the Cardinal Santos Medical Center. There will also be a pre-convention postgraduate course focusing on the role of the endoscopist in pancreatic diseases. All in all, the convention will be another milestone in the efforts of the society to fulfill its vision of being the foremost authority in GI endoscopy in the country.

Your presence will go a long way to making this conference a great success. I’m looking forward to seeing you all this October. Mabuhay!

General Instruction

Step 1. Fill up the Online Registration Form
Step 2. Pay Using Paypal
Step 3. Print the Proof of Payment(Paypal) and Present at the registration site.
Step 4. Choose Your Hotel and Book accordingly.

Phone: 989 0921 | 928 3768 | 928 7014 | 0917 670 0921
Location: PSDE, Suite 419, Prince David Condominium, 305 Katipunan Avenue Loyola Heights 1108, Quezon City

Registrations Day 1 | Oct 10, 2019 Postgraduate Course Day 2-3 | Oct 11-12, 2019 Live Endoscopy Workshop
Full PSDE Members 500 100
PSDE Associate Members 750 1500
GI Fellows Training FREE FREE
Non-PSDE Members 1000 3000
Resident Physicians 500 1000
Nurses N/A 3500
Foreign Delegates** N/A USD 250

*Discounted pre-registration fee only for Nurses: 3,000. Pre-reg for nurses is up to September 30, 2019. Maximum of 400 nurses registrants.

Local delegates


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Additional information


Full PSDE Members – Day 1, Full PSDE Members – Day 2-3, Full PSDE Members – Day 1-3, PSDE Associate Members Day 1, PSDE Associate Members Day 2-3, PSDE Associate Members Day 1-3, Non-PSDE Members – Day 1, Non-PSDE Members – Day 2-3, Non-PSDE Members – Day 1-3, Resident Physicians – Day 1, Resident Physicians – Day 2-3, Resident Physicians – Day 1-3, Nurses – Day 2-3





Source: www.temdec.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Osaka International Cancer Institute

King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

Over the years, the emergence of information and communications technology has greatly affected the lives of people in the world crossing borders among countries and bringing access closer to one another. In the same token, the birth of Microelectronics has resulted to progress in the development of smaller, lighter and more efficient electronic devices.

This development has a striking resemblance to the birth of one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). It was in 1987 when President Corazon C. Aquino renamed then National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). As an offshoot of such sequential events, the ASTI was created as a research and development institute of the Department by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

Source: https://www.asti.dost.gov.ph/

Vision: The Information Management Service (IMS) envisions the University of the Philippines Manila as being able to optimize information and communications technology (ICT) in efficiently carrying out its mission towards attaining the vision of being an outstanding and relevant institution of higher learning.

Mission: The IMS serves as the information and communications technology (ICT) arm of the University. It helps the University keep pace with the digital age by innovating and making use of appropriate technology attuned to its funding capacity.

The IMS also serves as the link between the UP system's computerization initiatives, such as the eUP project, and the constituent unit's own endeavor.

Source: http://ims.upm.edu.ph/





  • Marie Michelle Simbol-Cloa, MD

Course Director:


  • Benjamin Gerardo A. Perez, MD
  • Ruter M. Maralit, MD
  • Alvin Brian C. Velasco, MD
  • Vicente C. Porciuncula II, MD
  • Sheena A. Balane, MD
  • Mary Ann S. Uy- Bielgo, MD
  • Franz Christian C. Seidenschwarz, MD
  • Jo- Anne V. Bisnar, MD


  • Ismael A. Lapus Jr., MD
  • Jonathan Vincent S. Paez, MD-Floor Director
  • Celina Celeste H. Adraneda, MD
  • Timothy Bren D. Phoa, MD
  • Raiza Geires G. Bondoc, MD
  • Millicent Grace S. Bombase, MD


  • Maria Isabel V. Tumala-Siapno, MD
  • Kristine Joyce C. Cruz, MD
  • Marienelle B. Longid, MD
  • Veronica Rosa A. Carrasco, MD
  • Denise Francesca C. Esguerra, MD
  • Michael R. Arrosas, MD


  • Eric B. Yasay, MD
  • Jason E. Roque, MD


  • Edward L. Lim, MD
  • Jeffrey James A. Cabaddu, MD
  • Roxanne Mae C. Butal, MD


  • Karl C. Yu Kim Teng, MD
  • Karl C. Yu Kim Teng, MD
  • James Crisfil Fructuoso M. Montesa, MD
  • Rogelio B. Engada Jr., MD
  • Jerome E. Torres, MD
  • Adrian Manuel M. Fausto, MD
  • Jenis Emmanuel L. Camenforte, MD


  • Anna Susanna B. Si, MD
  • Geraldine Claire O. Floro, MD
  • Beverly Lou T. Mamitag, MD
  • Rei Joseph P. Prieto, MD
  • Joy Sheena A. Suñga, MD
  • Mariel Dianne S. Velasco, MD


  • Wilmyr F. Hababag, MD
  • Peter Paul L. Uy, MD
  • Michael Louie O. Lim, MD
  • Maria Pamela C. Zamora, MD
  • Heherson B. Adriano, MD
  • John Paul G. Malenab, MD


  • Arsenio L. Co, MD
  • Clarel Camille B. Ng, MD
  • Peter Andrew C. Reyes, MD
  • Angelito A. Geronimo, MD
  • Erwin G. Dayupay, MD


  • Patricia Anne C. Prodigalidad, MD


  • Ruter M. Maralit, MD
  • Eric B. Yasay, MD
  • Michael Angelo V. Chu, MD
  • Angelo B. Lozada, MD
  • Vicente Porciuncula II, MD
  • Gian Carlo A. Carpio, MD
  • Francis Rodencio B. Mantilla,MD


  • Marie Michelle S. Cloa, MD
  • Elaje C. Barsana, MD
  • Dennis Martin A. Castro, MD
  • Maria Fleurdeliz R. Goco, MD
  • Benjamin T. Castro Jr., MD


  • Karl C. Yu Kim Teng, MD
  • Katrina Jewel S. Cham, MD

MANILA, the capital of the Philippines, is found on the southwestern edge of the largest Philippine island of Luzon. Nestled between Manila Bay in the west and Laguna de Bay in the east, Maynila, as the locals call it, literally translates as “the place where there are mangroves.”  From its origins as a small harbor town founded in 1571 by Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, it has grown to include 17 cities that make up what is now called Metro Manila or the National Capital Region (NCR). 12,877,253 inhabitants call it home.

Manila is host to the central seat of government, historical landmarks, and biggest malls.  Although most of Old Manila was destroyed during World War II, some structures remain.  The Manila Hotel is one of them.  Built in 1909, it is the oldest hotel in the Philippines as part of the American city plan headed by famous American architect Daniel Hudson Burnham.  It has hosted several historical figures:  Ernest Hemingway, James A. Michener, John Wayne, President John F. Kennedy, British Prime Minister Anthony Eden, among a few. At one point, it served as the residence of General Douglas MacArthur from 1935 to 1941 followed by Japanese troops during the Japanese Occupation in WWII.

Intramuros, the walled city established during the Spanish colonial period is just a stone’s throw away from Manila Hotel.    Built as a defense against invaders, it now houses several churches, universities, office buildings.  Amongst those inside is the famed San Agustin Church, a Unesco World Heritage Site landmark and Fort Santiago, the fortress guard.

Also situated nearby is Luneta Park, renamed Rizal Park, and considered one of the largest urban parks in Asia.  It was the site of the execution of the Philippines’ national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.

There is no shortage of air-conditioned malls in Manila.  The nearby mall includes SM City Pasay and Robinsons Malate.  A bit further south along Manila Bay area is the SM Mall of Asia, the high-end S Maison Mall and the City of Dreams complex.  Of course, Manila’s business districts of Makati and Bonifacio Global City are home to countless restaurants and retail shops, easily reached by taxi.  Bargain hunters flock to Greenhills shopping center in San Juan further north.

Transport and Communication

Metro Manila is serviced by numerous modes of transportation, from bicycle drawn sidecars to modern light rail trains.  The iconic jeepney is seen at every corner of the city operates on a set route written on its sides.  Commuter buses are also common.  The light rail transit has 3 lines (with the 4th line under construction): Green, Blue, and Yellow lines.  Taxi cabs are abundant, convenient and reasonably priced for point to point travel.

There are several telecom companies that provide cellular service in the country.  Frontrunners are Globe Telecom and Smart Communications.  A prepaid sim card can be purchased for Php 40 with call rates of Php 6.50 per minute and text message for Php 1 per SMS and various LTE/4G packages.


Manila is classified to have a tropical savannah climate and is warm all year round with temperatures ranging from 21C to 29C. Manila has a distinct dry season from December through May and a relatively lengthy wet season that covers the remaining period.  Based on temperature, the warmest months of the year are March through October; the monsoon brings cooler air from November to February. May is the warmest month, and January, the coolest.  Typhoons usually occur from June to September.

Outside Manila

Tagaytay.  Tagaytay is just two hour’s drive south from Manila.  It offers a scenic view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano.  With a cooler climate, it is a popular weekend getaway with overlooking restaurants and hotels.

Antipolo Antipolo lies an hour’s drive east of Manila, a mountainous area along the slopes of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range.  It is a popular pilgrimage site and due to its high elevation, provides a scenic view of Manila.

The Venue

Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

Holiday Inn

Cardinal Santos Medical Center