The next generation of physician leaders has already been selected for this year’s InterAcademy Partnership's Young Physician Leaders (YPL) Programme. Two Filipino physicians made the cut and will join 20 other outstanding early career physicians in Berlin, Germany on 22-24 October 2019, in conjunction with the leading international forum for global health, the World Health Summit.
Over the past nine years, the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) has been conducting the IAP Young Physician Leaders Programme, which is internationally known for its tailored workshop on leadership that has provided 191 outstanding young health professionals with skills and knowledge they will be needing to promote health and strengthen health systems around the world. The programme is focused on analyzing models of leadership in the hope of developing an individual action plan for personal leadership growth.
The participants of the programme are chosen by a committee of medical and scientific professionals, who reviewed the nominations received by the global network of the IAP that includes 140 national and regional member academies collaborating to provide independent expert advice on scientific, technological and health issues, and the ‘M8 Alliance’, a unique network of 25 leading international academic health centers, universities and research institutions.
For this year, National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), the country’s premiere recognition and advisory body on matters related to science and technology, nominated two outstanding physicians who both made it as official participants of the programme. They are Dr. Jaifred Christian Lopez and Dr. Raymond Francis Sarmiento
SIBALOM, ANTIQUE – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region VI and the University of Antique (UA), conducted the Dialogue with NAST Scientists (Lecture Series) and NAST Symposium for the Youth at the UA-Main Campus on September 24 and 25, 2019, respectively.
The resource speakers for both events were National Scientists (NS) Lourdes J. Cruz and Angel C. Alcala and Academicians (Acd.) Rhodora V. Azanza, Christopher C. Bernido, Aura C. Matias, and Eufemio T. Rasco, Jr.
The Lecture Series aims to promote science and technology, to bring our scientists closer to the grassroots, and to inspire and encourage the researchers and other professionals to conduct more research and to adapt science and technology for development. The activity was attended by 100 participants composed of faculty and officials from various institutions and universities in the area, representatives from the local government unit, and staff of Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) of Antique.
University of Antique President Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr. welcomed the participants of the lecture followed by the message of the PSTC – Antique Director, Engr. Abraham R. Fabila, in behalf of Congresswoman Loren B. Legarda and the DOST VI Regional Director Engr. Rowen R. Gelonga.
ZAMBOANGA CITY – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Office IX, conducted the Speakers’ Bureau Program as part of the 2019 Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) and Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) on September 11, 2019 at Palacio del Sur, Zamboanga City.
The Speakers Bureau is an activity of the NAST PHL, which aims to help academic institutions or any interested organizations by providing speakers and resource persons on science-related issues. This one-day activity was conducted to discuss and formulate relevant solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and encourage students to pursue a career in science and technology.
The experts invited were: Acd. Juan M. Pulhin and Acd. Rex Victor O. Cruz, members of the NAST PHL Social Sciences and Agricultural Sciences Divisions, respectively; Dr. Rico C. Ancog, Asssistant Professor V and UP Scientist III from the School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM)-University of the Philippines Los Baños, and Dr. Marla M. Redillas, Associate Professor from Civil Engineering Department, De La Salle University Manila. The event was attended by 100 students and teachers from different schools in the region. The program was facilitated by Ms. Merly D. Alivio from DOST Regional Office IX.