PAO at the 37th Singapore- Malaysia Joint Meeting in Ophthalmology highlights

Written by: Dr. Charisse Tanlapco

Academia, Singapore- It was a busy, yet fulfilling time for members and members- in-training of the Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology who attended the 2nd Global Young Ophthalmology Summit and the 37th Singapore- Malaysia Summit held last January 19-21, 2024.


PAO President Mary Ellen Sy delivered a lecture entitled “Evolution of Refractive Surgery in a Philippine Eye Center” on the Joint Singapore Society and ASEAN Ophthalmology Society Symposium Eye Care Delivery- A Holistic Perspective session co-chaired by PAO Past- President Dr. Ruben Lim Bon Siong.
PAO Past- President Dr. Sherman Valero presenting his video entitled “Combined PP + Iris Claw IOL for Management of Aphakia in the Surgical Video Symposium session.
Philippine Network of Young Ophthalmologists Head Dr. Charisse Ann Tanlapco (the author) presented her side at the 2nd YO Global Symposium Oculoplastics Debates Session, with her presentation points winning the audience poll.
Dr. Tonicci Paulino, with Dr. Lana Datuashvili, as expert panelists during the 2nd YO Global Symposium Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Debates Session.
PAO President Dr. Ellen Sy, PAO- Past President Dr. Ruben Lim Bon Siong and PAO Councilor/ PiNoY Head Dr. Charisse Tanlapco sharing insights with other International Leaders at the Faculty Dinner at the SKAI Suites.

PAO Members-in- Training proudly posed with their poster presentations, with all of them inspired to further their research and training by the advancements they witnessed during this convention.

Dr. Ben Aguilar- Northern Mindanao Medical Center
Dr. Maria Kristina Eduardo- Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center
Dr. Ester Ereño- Southern Philippines Medical Center
Dr. Ally Facundo- Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center
Dr. Xavier Martinez- Region 1 Medical Center
Dr. Mafel Montenegro- De La Salle University Medical Center
Dr. Edlyn Naraval with her adviser Dr. Faye Navarette- Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center
Dr. Cyrilla Ulep- Quirino Memorial Medical Center
Dr. Allurie Umel- Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center
Dr. Adriel Vincent Te- Southern Philippines Medical Center
Drs. Jona May Ongkeko (3rd from left top row) and Charisse Ann Tanlapco (middle of photo) with their batchmates after they gave their graduation presentations at the APAO Rising Stars session.
PiNoYs enjoyed some post- symposium cocktails at the YO Fellowship Night at Gold Flamingo with International YOs.
PiNoYs sailed with International YOs at the exclusive YO River Cruise.
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