Friday, 24 January 2020

Prepared by: Anne Marie Javier

The Philippine Society of Gastroenterology (PSG) scientific committee in coordination with the Ilocos Sur Medical Society organized a Post Graduate Course on July 27, 2019 at Hotel Lapira in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. Themed “Common GI and Liver Diseases In Everyday Practice”, the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity was attended by 72 primary care physicians. The lectures focused on common gastrointestinal diseases and conditions such as GERD, PUD, Hepatitis B, Diarrhea and Elevated Liver Enzymes. The Post Graduate Course also highlighted the PSG’s advocacy on Colorectal Cancer Awareness and discussed the efforts of the National Government and PSG in creating a national screening program to PREVENT, TREAT & BEAT Colorectal Cancer in the Philippines.

The Council on Functional GI Disorders conducted a workshop on high-resolution esophageal manometry and pH impedance testing on September 20-21, 2019 at Novotel, Quezon City. The workshop aimed to impart basic knowledge on esophageal motility and pH impedance testing. The workshop was supported by Laborie Medical Technologies, manufacturer of the Solar GI high-resolution manometry system and its local distributor, Medtronix Medical Supplies and Equipment.

The Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) Committee on Advocacy held a workshop that was attended by representatives of the subspecialty societies and chapters. Conducted on November 9, 2019 at the Discovery Suites, the workshop aimed to give participants a deeper appreciation of the PCP’s advocacy work and help them understand the elements of advocacy and how to effect social change.

PSG Mission & Vision

The Philippine Society of Gastroenterology envisions itself as an organization of competent gastroenterologists, imbued with a high level of moral and ethical values, committed to the practice of the specialty in the Philippines and dedicated to the high standards of learning, training and cure of digestive disorders. 

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