September 15, 2016
The 54th Philippine Pediatric Society Annual Convention has been slated for April 2-5, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center. Just like the 2016 Annual Convention, attendance to the sessions and CPD units monitoring system using the RFID cards will be in place.
A. For PPS Members with Permanent RFID Cards
Members who attended the 2016 Annual Convention and have their permanent red RFID cards are encouraged to pre-register for the 2017 Annual Convention and pay their annual dues on or before December 15, 2016. The RFID cards will be activated remotely for the 2017 Convention once the technical team received confirmation from the PPS Secretariat of the payment.
B. PPS Members without RFID cards
For the members who did not attend the 2016 Annual Convention and have not received the permanent red RFID cards, please advise them to pre-register for the 2017 Convention and pay their annual dues on or before December 15, 2016. Please indicate the name of the chapter on the date to be transmitted. The RFID cards will be printed and activated once the technical team receives confirmation from the PPS Secretariat of the payment. The RFID cards will be available for pick-up at the PPS chapter office nearest them one month prior to the convention.
C. Members with the temporary blank RFID cards
Please advise the members holding the temporary blank, white cards to email the tech support at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating their full name and PRC number and a picture of the temporary blank white cards. They will be issued the permanent red RFID cards which would then contain the PPS CPD units recorded on the blank temporary cards and will be available for pick-up at the PPS chapter office nearest them one month prior to the convention.
D. Non-members requiring RFID cards
The white, RFID card with printed name is exclusive for non-members for need the PPS CPD units prior to taking the PPS Boards. That said, this white RFID card will only be issued to pediatric residency graduates and cost five hundred fifty pesos (Php 550.00 vat inclusive). It should not be issued to undergraduate pediatric residents. The residency graduate should present a letter from the chair of the HAB hospital to the PPS Secretariat or the PPS Chapter Treasurer stating that graduate indeed completed or will complete the residency training anytime from December 31, 2016 – March 30, 2017 before payment will be accepted and the RFID processed. The will be issued the white non-member RFID cards which would be available for pick-up at the PPS chapter office where payment was made one month prior to the convention.
Please remind your members to bring their RFID cards during the convention days.
Thank you very much.
Judith Fatima E. Garcia, MD, FPPS,
Chair, Child Health Informatics Committee
Alexander O. Tuazon, MD, MDE
Philippine Pediatric Society, Inc.