RITM to hold 11th Postgraduate Course on March 2017

“On behalf of the organizing committee, it is with great pleasure that I welcome all the participants to the 11th Post-graduate course of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine.

Being the research and clinical arm of the Department of Health on infectious and tropical diseases, we aim to provide continuing medical education through this course entitled “Naked Truth in Infectious Diseases.” This course provides a venue to resolve misconceptions, clarify concepts, and update the participants on relevant topics on infectious and tropical diseases.

To all the participants and delegates, I hope that this 2-day course will help enhance your knowledge on infectious and tropical diseases and may your learning be of use in your clinical and laboratory practice.”

Joanne N. de Jesus MD
Overall Chair
11th Postgraduate Course

Preliminary Programme

Raw Bite: from A to Z (Zika Virus)
Hotspot: bust the myths in infection control practices
Scrubs off: recommended vaccination for healthcare workers
Stripped: Japanese encephalitis in the Philippines
Bare Essentials: Updates on the treatment guideline of malaria in the Philippines
Urge to Bite: From dengue vector to vaccine
Full Monty: Multidrug-resident tuberculosis in the Philippines
A Decent Proposal: How to convince a patient to undergo HIV testing
Hotshot: Directions of pneumococcal vaccine in adults
Uncensored: The herpes zoster / HPV-9 vaccine
The Grind: Update on rabies and animal bite management
Lab and Other Bugs: Molecular diagnostics in emerging/re-emerging infectious diseases
Forbidden Exposure: Management of occupational exposure to blood and body fluids
Deviance: The rise of multidrug-resistant organisms
Exposed: Facts and fallacies on vaccination

Click here to download the Scientific Program

CME Units:
PCP – 20
PPS, Inc. – 15.5
PAFP – 16 (Category II)
PMA – 70

Registration Fee
PhP 2,000 – Early Registration (Deadline February 28, 2017)
PhP 2,500 – On-Site Registration (Cheques are not allowed on on-site registration)

Dormitory Room / Room Rates
Air conditioned room
Single room – PhP 850.00
Twin room – PhP 1,100.00
Additional bed – PhP 300.00
Non-air conditioned room
Single room – PhP 600.00
Twin Room – PhP 800.00
Additional bed – PhP 250.00

For more information, please contact
Ms. Aimee M. Villablanca or Mr. George Angelo R. Dela Ysla
Telephone number: Telefax Number:
(63)(2) 807-26-32 local /801 (63)(2) 807-96-03
E-mail Address: ritm_medical@yahoo.com
Website : www.ritm.gov.ph