Knowledge in Action in the Philippines
Ma Norma V. Zamora, MD
President, 2017 – 2018
Pediatric Nephrology Society of the Philippines
Teaching Course Director for 1st IPNA Teaching Course on Fluids and Electrolytes, Philippines
In 2016, I was the Chair of the Cluster on CME for the Pediatric Nephrology Society of the Philippines (PNSP). We requested financial support from IPNA for our 1st Teaching Course on Fluids & Electrolytes. Initially, we thought we would not be given the grant. We could not hold it for 3-5 days, but we presented our plenary lectures, workshop plans and 15 pediatric nephrologists as faculty. We were pleased to be given the go signal to start with the financial support from IPNA!
The Fluids & Electrolytes Teaching Course has grown and has deepened its scope. From November 2016 to November 2018, three modules have been completed and were attended by 1,090 medical interns, pediatric residents, pediatricians, and pediatric subspecialists in the Philippine Islands.
The Modules included:
Module 1: Na & Water, Acid-Base, K Balance
Module 2: Neonatal Fluids & Electrolytes Management and
Module 3: Ca, Mg, K and Phosphorus
The PNSP Cluster on CME will be working on 2 new modules in the coming year with the tentative titles:
Module 4: Selected Subspecialty Fluid & Electrolyte Management
Module 5: Hypertension in Pediatrics
With IPNA support, PNSP has significantly enhanced and augmented our learning activities to impact more children and their families. It is our way of reaching out to trainees and co-fellows, residents and consultants.
We look forward to strengthening our relationship with IPNA in the coming years.
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