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Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the 36th Annual Chest Convention of the Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP) to be held on March 7-10, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, Pasay City.

This year the convention will be having an international flavor as the PCCP has accepted the invitation of the Philippine Society of Sleep Medicine to co-host the 4th ASEAN Sleep Congress during the same period, thus our theme for this year: “PEP TALKS: Pursuing Excellence in Pulmonology; Trends, Advances & Latest Knowledge in Sleep”.

The scientific program prepared by Organizing Committee headed by Dr. Malbar Ferrer for the Pulmonary Track and Dr. Gina de los Reyes for the Sleep Medicine track features a lot of interesting and relevant topics in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine in the plenary sessions and symposia, with more than a dozen foreign speakers coming from the ASEAN region, USA and Europe.

Like in previous years, there will be non-medical topics, with a plenary session by the renowned inspirational speaker, Francis Kong to talk on “Call to Personal Leadership”, and of course there is still the widely anticipated and lively discussions on current issues of the Fermin Manalo Lectures.

The postgraduate courses on pulmonary imaging and sleep medicine will be of great interest to our trainees and even our practicing clinicians who wish to further hone their clinical knowledge and skills.

Let us all support this international conference through our attendance and active participation.

VINCENT M. BALANAG JR., MD, FPCCP
President, 2016-2017

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the Philippines through the Philippine Society of Sleep Medicine was awarded the privilege of hosting the 4th ASEAN Sleep Congress for the year 2017.

The regional sleep congress of the ASEAN Sleep Federation was envisioned to create opportunities in the development of Sleep Health professionals and public awareness of sleep health in Asia, as well as to promote networking and collaboration between ASEAN countries through academic meetings and discussions in Sleep Medicine.

To ensure the success of this regional conference, we have partnered with the Philippine College of Chest Physicians in organizing and hosting this important regional event.  It is an exciting time for the Philippine Society of Sleep Medicine as we join the Philippine College of Chest Physicians in their 36th Annual Chest Convention, hence the theme: “PEP TALKS: Pursuing Excellence in Pulmonology; Trends, Advances & Latest Knowledge in Sleep.”

We have invited international speakers for the plenary sessions and convention symposia on various topics such as Sleep Forensics, Narcolepsy, Parasomnias, Insomnia and Sleep Disordered Breathing.

The congress venue being situated near the scenic Manila bay and the historic walled city of Intramuros, we hope that you will enjoy listening to the scientific sessions, as you enjoy the unique sights, tastes and sounds of the bustling city of Manila.

VIRGINIA S. DELOS REYES, MD, FPCCP, FPSSM
Chair, 4th ASEAN Sleep Congress of the ASEAN Sleep Federation
President, Philippine Society of Sleep Medicine 2015-2017

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