Since last year the organizing committee for the 2016 Asian Congress on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has been busy going around the region and the world promoting the said congress. A lot of enthusiastic participants from around the globe have signified their intention to see our beautiful country and learn updates, trends and technological advancement in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Among the featured lecturers coming to Manila is world renowned author, educator and clinician Prof. Daniel Laskin. Prof Laskin is a honorary fellow of the Philippine College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons who has previously lectured in the country during the 50th anniversary of the college coinciding with the national conference of that year. Dr. Laskin together with other experts will be leading the scientific sessions of the 12th ACOMS. “What the delegates could expect for this congress is the same expertise that all ACOMS congress lecturers have provided but with a touch of Filipino Culture”, Dr. Andy Fernandez the Local Organizing Chair said.
Aside from the three day scientific lectures, a four (4) pre-congress seminar was organized, which features a lecture-workshop on Cranio- maxillofacial trauma management, on research and a session on implant dentistry. “The 12th ACOMS prepared a roster of activities that suit the need of every participant, not only in the pursuit of knowledge but also in building friendship amongst different OMS groups in the Asian region. Aside from the scientific program of the congress the trade exhibits aim to present the latest advances in the field of science and technology” Dr. Mario Esquillo the President of the Asian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
For more information on the congress please visit http://www.12acoms.com or ask a PCOMS fellow.
“Truly ACOMS is more fun in the Philippines”
Unknown to many is the secret life of PCOMS president, Fellow Robert Achilles Quiambao.
Aside from handling the day to day activities and programs of the Philippine College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons he is also a decorated Bowler. In a recent feat he was crowned Champion in the singles category at the recently concluded PDA bowling tournament, he has also been awarded with the most number of strikes and the highest single game.
Other achievements include being a finalist at the Bowling World Cup National Finals in 2014. He also regularly joins stock car racing.
The cool air of Baguio coupled with the warm hospitality of its host made for a conducive day for learning as Benguet Dental Chapter hosted this years PCOMS Midyear Convention at the Newtown Hotel in Baguio City.
The day started early as the packed room listened to the first lecture on the state of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in the country, and as the day continued on with the other 5 scheduled lecture more tables are set up to accommodate the nearly 200 participants who attended the midyear convention.
The fellows of PCOMS together with attendees from dental chapters in northern luzon and some trainees gathered to listen to the lectures given by fellows Dr. Cynthia Del Castillo, Dr. Ida Balanag, Dr. Mariusse Esquillo, Dr. Jay Hansel Tabije, Dr. Eliezer Blanes and Dr. Mendelssohn Manalaysay. The program tailored for the practice in the region was carefully made by PCOMS continuing education chair Fellow Gary Brillo. It was comprised of topics from diagnosing oral lesions to interpreting imaging modalities then surgical approaches and treatment protocols to salivary gland lesions and cleft lip and palate.
The successful midyear convention is the last midyear convention under the term of PCOMS President Fellow Robert Achilles SM Quiambao which started in 2013. Shown here with the plaque of appreciation from the host chapter given to PCOMS.
Kudos to PCOMS and the Benguet Dental Chapter.