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It was in early 2009 that the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine and Acute Care (PCEMAC) and the Philippine Society of Emergency Care Physicians (PSECP) began the process of merging into a single national specialty society for Emergency Medicine, with the encouragement and guidance of the Philippine Medical Association. A Steering Committee was organized to work towards the merger of the PCEMAC, and after several meetings, the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine (PCEM) was born.

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MOA for BETTER

Last June 19, 2011, the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine (PCEM) and the Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS) have signed a memorandum of agreement to promote the Basic Evaluation and Training for Trauma and Emergency Response (BETTER). As partners in trauma prevention, the two specialty societies planned to organize several training activities to enhance the capacities of doctores to manage trauma cases.

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We are PCEM Inc.

It was in early 2009 that the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine and Acute Care (PCEMAC) and the Philippine Society of Emergency Care Physicians (PSECP) began the process of merging into a single national specialty society for Emergency Medicine, with the encouragement and guidance of the Philippine Medical Association.

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AREMP

The Asosasyon ng mga Residente ng Emergency Medicine sa Pilipinas (AREMP) is the organization of residents training in emergency medicine and emergency medical services. The group was established in 2003 with only 3 hospital members (Makati Medical Center, Ospital ng Makati and St. Luke’s Medical Center).

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More presentations from the recently concluded Convention are now downloadable! See below for links.

PRESENTATIONS for DOWNLOAD

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Reynante E. Mirano

Dr. Ryan, as he is often called by his colleagues and friends is one of the pioneers of Emergency Medicine in the Philippines ...

Constitution

The national academic body composed of dedicated professional emergency medicine physicians oriented towards quality service ...

Moving to Outcome-Based Learning: Challenge for Educating Future Emergency Physicians

Postgraduate Course in Emergency Medicine: New Directions and Local Applications

PCEM organizes WINFOCUS Basic Ultrasound Life Support Course

The Philippine College of Emergency Medicine (PCEM), in partnership with WINFOCUS - Malaysia has conducted a 2-day basic course on Ultrasound Life Support last April 26-27 at the St. Luke’s Medical Center, QC. The PCEM Academics and Research Committee headed by Dr. Reynante Mirano facilitated the conduct of the course taught by the Malaysian team headed by Dr. Adi Osman, President, WINFOCUS - Malaysia. The course had 29 participants representing emergency physicians from various training and non-training institutions for emergency medicine.

At present, the use of bedside ultrasonography in the ED of tertiary hospitals in the Philippines is still in its infancy. Factors, such as availability of ultrasound machines in the ED and the lack of standard curriculum for EM specialists have contributed to the lack of utilization of bedside ultrasound by EM physicians. With the conduct of this course, PCEM hopes to improve the knowledge and awareness on the clinical utility of the bedside ultrasound during the critical decision-making that an EM physician must perform.

Participants had lectures and hand-on training on Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST), Rapid Ultrasound in Shock (RUSH) and Basic Lung Ultrasound in Emergency (BLUE).

The success of the course has strengthened the partnership of WINFOCUS – Malaysia and the College.

2014 PCEM Annual Convention attendance grows

The 2014 Annual Convention of the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine held last April 6-7, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila had over 700 attendees. Emergency physicians, ED health managers, emergency care nurses and emergency medical technicians gathered for two days to discuss various topics relevant to practice of emergency medicine. Participants had the pleasure of attending any of the three simultaneous lecture sessions/tracks or simultaneous workshops on advanced airway management, lung ultrasound or the team case presentations.


As health care systems in the ASEAN region move towards integration and globalization, it is vital for clinical specialties like emergency medicine to define their role in the future Philippine health care system. This year’s annual convention theme focused on defining the various roles of emergency medicine specialists not only in the emergency department but also in pre-hospital care and disaster medicine.

Dr. Eligio Maghirang, PCEM President opened the convention while Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa, Undersecretary of the Department of Health and one of the founding members of PCEM, discussed in his keynote address the lessons in the health sector response during the super typhoon Yolanda.

The Philippine Board of Emergency Medicine, led by Dr. Eric Macalintal, current chair, inducted fourteen (14) new diplomats. It is also the first time the college has inducted fellows, diplomats who have had two years of clinical practice in emergency medicine.

Sponsors’ booth also offered venues to introduce participants to the latest technology that could improve the practice of emergency medicine. But most importantly, the convention was filled with festive and vibrant spirit of camaraderie and treasured friendships among emergency medicine practitioners.

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