FOR THE DEMANDS OF THE 21ST CENTURY
5,6, 12, 13, 19, and 20
The 64th Philippine Urological Association Annual Convention
The Annual Convention is the grandest and most anticipated convention of the PUA. This year’s title is ONE PUA 2021: Urological innovations for the demands of the 21st century.
Once again, the congress will feature renowned local and international speakers who will discuss the most relevant issues facing urologists today.
This is a totally-virtual congress and goes on for three consecutive weekends of November.
Let us all be ONE with the PUA in continuously innovating to meet the demands of the 21st century.
Ernesto Gerial Jr.
PHILIPPINE UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, INC.
Aristotle Bernard Roque
64th PUA Annual Convention
64th PUA Annual Convention
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– Promote the art and science of urology enhance the professional growth of
members and provide wholesome fellowship
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render patients competent, compassionate, and quality care
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– Share time, talent, resources in the service of the community participate in
undergraduate urology education.
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
I am delighted to welcome everyone to the 64th PUA Annual Convention 2021. This year’s Virtual Convention aptly themed “ONE PUA: Urological Innovations to Meet the Demands of the 21st Century” offers a 6-day extensive and exciting scientific program, each day hosted by different subspecialty society of the PUA with both local and foreign speakers, providing the same quality meeting as that of an international convention.
The past and current year has proved to be a challenge and really changed the way we interact radically. However, even if the pandemic has affected us significantly, we did not let it stop us from pursuing our commitment to hold this year’s annual convention. At the early part of this year, we hoped and initially planned to have a hybrid convention. However, in the light of changing events and uncertainty brought about by the Covid pandemic, and for the safety and best interest of all our members, the executive council and the organizing committee decided to make 2021 an all-virtual meeting just as what we did last year.
With this in mind, we adapted to the new norms and learned various forms of format and platforms to make our meeting push through and continue educating in a convenient and safe environment. As part of our goal in ONE PUA, we organized all the urology subspecialties in one annual meeting and allow them to showcase what’s hot, what is cutting-edge and what is it in the future in their respective fields of specialization. With last year’s successful annual meeting, we proved the advantage of keeping all the subspecialty societies under one convention, a one-stop shop venue for continuous education and advanced learning. The over-all chairman of this year’s annual meeting Dr. Aristotle Roque and the over-all Scientific Chairman Dr. Patrick Tuliao and their team has worked hard to prepare and organize for us an interesting virtual meeting format that allows broader participation and global outreach such that interesting and up to date topics as well as numerous groundbreaking discoveries are quickly disseminated to our local delegate members as well as international guests. The remote expert speakers from different time zones will join us during the question-and-answer portions of each session in order to provide a lively and engaging discussion of the topics at hand
With these, I would like to sincerely thank all the members of all our subspecialties for their cooperation in order to bring this scientific meeting to success. Their combined participation had provided us the opportunity to access the full spectrum of Urology in lieu of our travels abroad for continuous education. They kept our society moving forward and progress during one of the greatest challenges of our times.
Aside from the scientific plenaries, masterclass sessions, workshops, video clinics and our annual research fora are other activities to watch out for.
I also recognize the participation, hard work and sacrifice of our partners who made sure that our annual convention pushes through particularly our partner Pharma technical team. Special thanks to Unilab and Ms Melai Zita and her team who patiently worked with us to bring this quality scientific meeting into what it is now. The same appreciation is extended to our ever supportive pharmaceutical and industry partners who participated in this year’s program. We could have not come up with such an exciting scientific educational program during this pandemic without all of you.
Lastly, we did our best to provide a meaningful and exciting meeting this year. I am confident that this conference will provide all our members a great opportunity for learning and exchange of ideas. Your attendance and active participation in the discussions on urologic advancement, issues and related relevant topics will truly make this meeting more interesting. I am looking forward to once more see colleagues and friends, even though just virtually, appreciating this special scientific meeting that we organized. Thank you and I always pray for everyone’s safety.
Ernesto L. Gerial, Jr., MD, FPUA
Philippine Urological Association
MESSAGE FROM THE OVERALL CHAIRMAN
Greetings Fellow PUA members.
Uncertain times such as what we are in, right now places everyone in a survival mode. For us to survive we must learn to do things unconventionally and would lead us to improve on the way we do things to better serve our patients. Being innovative is innate for those who survive any challenges.
The 2021 Scientific Committee led by Dr Patrick Tuliao went through a lot of balancing acts to come up with a relevant, interesting and timely 2021 PUA Virtual Annual Convention with its theme “Urological Innovations for the demands of the 21st Century”. We are all hoping that we learn a lot from this full virtual meeting.
Invited International and local speakers prepared a wide variety of lectures that will help all of us to innovate our practice in Urology.
The Socials Committee prepared as well to give all the attendees an unforgettable post-convention activity. Let us learn and enjoy at the comforts of our safe individual zones.
Aristotle Bernard M. Roque, MD, FPUA
PUA Annual Convention 2021
MESSAGE FROM THE SCIENTIFIC CHAIRMAN
Welcome to the 64th Annual Convention of the Philippine Urological Association (PUA) entitled ONE PUA 2021: Urological innovations for the demands of the 21st century.
For the second consecutive year, the pandemic caused by COVID-19 has affected the manner in which we experience our scientific conventions. This health crisis has again required the PUA to be creative in its approach of delivering the Philippine Urology’s most anticipated congress of the year. This year has proven once more that necessity demands innovations.
The 64th Annual Convention is not only the second totally-virtual congress of the PUA, it is also a testament to the commitment of the PUA to provide a truly world-class gathering of the most innovative minds in urology. It is evidence that not even a pandemic, the large distances that separate countries, nor the differences in time zones can curtail the urologist’s yearning for new knowledge. This year’s convention is once again composed of state-of-the-art plenary sessions and features renowned speakers from all corners of the world. Topics ranging from the latest developments in urological technology to the latest concepts in female and functional urology will be discussed. In addition, there will be a masterclass on reconstructive urology and a workshop on laparoscopy which culminates the PUA’s advocacy for the minimally-invasive approach to surgery.
This scientific convention is the product of the commitment and generosity of fellow urologists who graciously joined me in this year’s scientific committee: Dr. Mark Abalajon, Dr. Juvido Agatep, Jr., Dr. Roderick Arcinas, Dr. Coco Camacho, Dr. Constantino Castillo III, Dr. Rudy de Guzman, Dr. Paolo Fernandez, Dr. Godofredo Gasa, Dr. Mark Gamo, Dr. Neddy Lim, Dr. Ian Lorenzo, Dr. Fidel Manalaysay, Dr. Dave Mesias, Dr. Joseph Ursua, and Dr. Samuel Yrastorza. Likewise, the convention would not have been possible without the unwavering support and guidance from the Overall Chairman of the Annual Convention, Dr. Aristotle Bernard Roque, and PUA’s esteemed President, Dr. Ernesto Gerial, Jr.
Colleagues, in the waning days of 2021, let us be ONE with the PUA in celebrating another year of coming up with innovations to refining our craft. May we all look forward with confident optimism to the rest of the 21st century.
Patrick H. Tuliao, MD, FPUA, FPCS
PUA Annual Convention 2021