UP Manila

in cooperation with

College of Medicine | College of Nursing | College of Pharmacy


2nd Patient Safety

28-29 March 2019, Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)

About The Event

Let's All Team Up for Patient Safety

Join Us! This Congress will:
-Showcase best practices, current researches, innovations
-Formulate consensus recommendations
-Form Collaboration
on relevant and urgent patient safery issues


Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Manila, Philippines


Thursday to Friday
28-29 March, 2019

This conference follows the launch three years ago that gave an overview on Patient Safety and posed a challenge to actively start safety initiatives in healthcare institutions and across healthcare professionals and advocates. This conference now aims to present best practices, results of researches and innovation that address, key issues on patient safety, and highlight collaborations across institutions and organizations to promote a national patient safety culture.

The conference format will include several sessions on different areas and issues of patient safety. The sessions will include both expert inputs, case studies with interactive discussions and research presentations including best practices and innovative strategies in different settings. Apart from oral presentations, poster presentations that feature patient safety initiatives will be integrated into the congress.

The convention will have plenary sessions in the morning with 3 tracks in the afternoon composed of (1) Executive Development Track, (2) Clinical Track, and (3) Innovative Track. The sessions under the Executive Development Track will discuss managerial, administrative, & academic issues, the Clinical Track will be on issues related to specific clinical areas and the Innovative Track will tackle translational issues and innovations & practical resolutions that need to be formed by the attendees to move patient safety forward in the Philippine setting.

Event Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Welcome Remarks
Dean Charlotte Chiong


PLENARY 1: Dr. Agnes Mejia

The National Center for Health Quality and Patient Safety


PLENARY 2: KEYNOTE SPEECHES 1 & 2 DOH Secretary Francisco Duque &
Dr. Gundo Aurel Weyler

The National Patient Safety Initiative


PLENARY 3: KEYNOTE SPEECH 3 Sen. Risa Hontiveros

Patient Safety Provisions within the Universal Health Care Bill


PLENARY 4: Dr. Armando Crisostomo (Vice Chancellor for Research)

Start‘em Young!


PLENARY 5: Prof. Jenniffer Paguio (UPCN)

Patient Safety Bootcamp:take off from 2015 Manifesto

Willow Trantow


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Cathay Drug – Meeting Room 1 | Unilab – Meeting Room 11 | MDS – Meeting Room 12

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Hall 1 Executive Track | CS1 Linda Buhat & Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go

Leading Culture Change for Patient Safety (Change Management)


Hall 2 Clinical Track | CS2 Dr. Minerva Calimag (USTH) | Dr. Jorge Concepcion (UP PGH) | Dr. Angela Aguilar

Ensuring Medication and Procedure Safety Part 1: Best Practices

Willow Trantow

Hall 3 Innovative Track | CS3 Panel Discussion

Universal Medical Error & Adverse Event reporting in the Philippine - Crossing the lines between Private & Public Health Care


Hall 1 Executive Development Track | CS4 Dr. Vic Malabonga &
Prof. Rosemary R. Seva, PhD (De La Salle University)

Medico-ergonomics: Human Factors & Systems Engineering for Total System Safety


Hall 2 Clinical Track| CS5 Dr. Mediadora Saniel & Dr. Regina Berba

The Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Program of the Philippines & Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections


Hall 3 Innovative Track | CS6 Dr. Alvin Marcelo, (UPCM) &
Ms Lovereal Ermita, (SLMC Global)

Streamlining Health I.T. for Patient Safety Reporting & Management

Willow Trantow

Hall 1 Executive Development Track | CS7 Annebelle R. Borromeo, PhD, RN & Lynn Panganiban, MD

Building a Strong Team: Teamwork and Communication strategies for Patient Safety


Hall 2 Clinical Track | CS8 Dr. Norma Ona (NKTI) | Dr. Johanna Canal (UP PGH) | Roberto C. Sombillo, RN, PhD (Deputy Director for Nursing Delos Santos Medical Center)

Ensuring Procedure Safety Part 2: Best Practices


Hall 3 Innovative Track | CS9 Dr. Alvin Caballes & Dr-Atty. Ivy Patdu

"Professionalism, Ethics, and Patient Safety and Patient Privacy & Confidentiality in the Philippine Health System


PLENARY 6: Dr. Margarita Lota (UP CPH) & Dr. Marilyn Lorenzo PhD

Ensuring Patient Safety in Mass Vaccinations & Preventive Measures

Hubert Hirthe

PLENARY 7: Dr. Limuel Abrogena (UP PGH) & Prof. Luz Dones (UPCN)

Promoting Safety Culture in Primary Care: enhancing the service delivery network


PLENARY 8: Prof. Jenniffer Paguio

Promoting Healthy Professional Practice Environments


PLENARY 9: Dr. Eduardo Banzon

Building a business case for patient safety

Alejandrin Littel

PLENARY 10 with INTERACTIVE MIXING Dr. Armando Crisostomo &
Prof. Jenniffer Paguio

Developing Partnerships & Networks for Patient Safety

Alejandrin Littel

Inspirational Message and Call to Action

Chancellor Carmencita Padilla




Commercial Sponsor 4, 5 & 6




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Ms. Jo Cariaso (UPCN)

Patient Safety means you have to go beyond “Sorry”


CLINICAL TRACK | CS 11 Dr. Lourdes Ignacio (UP PGH) &
Dr. Benjamin Vista (UP PGH)

Mental Health & Patient Safety


INNOVATIVE TRACK | CS12: Dr. Marieshiel Samonte (UPCM) &
Dr. Michael Lawenko (De La Salle Univ. Med. Center)

Innovations in Patient Safety Education: Best practices


EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT TRACK | CS 13: Dr. Jose Acuin (Medical Director, Asian Hospital & Medical Center) & Dr. Erlinda Oracion, MBAH, FPSA (TMC)

Aiming for Gold in Patient Safety


CLINICAL TRACK| CS 14: Sheila R. Bonito, PhD, RN (Dean, UPCN & PNA Committee on Disaster Preparedness) &
Dr. Sarji Muldong (Int Committee of the Red Cross)

Patient Safety During Disasters


INNOVATIVE TRACK | CS 14: Dr. Iris Tan (UPCM) & Dr. Earl Sempio (USTH)

Making Social & Mass Media Work for Patient Safety


EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT TRACK | CS 15: Dr. Antonia Habana (UP PGH) & Dr. Noel Ligaya, Asian Hospital)

A Blueprint for Success: How to set up a comprehensive patient safety unit/program


CLINICAL TRACK | CS 15: Dr. Vivien Fe Camacho (UP Occup Health & Safety) | Occupational Health and Safety | Organization Representative

Making our Own Work Setting Safe for Us: Safety First for the Providers

Alejandrin Littel

INNOVATIVE TRACK | CS16: Ms. Girlie Lorenzo & Ms. Christy Donato (TMC)

Forging Partnerships with Patient Safety Groups

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Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

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PICC Manila, Philippines

Asia's first international convention center.


  • Healthcare professionals, institutions, trainees and students may submit abstracts for either oral or poster presentation. These may be based on researches, projects or quality improvement initiatives that are original works of the indicated author/s. Abstracts may be on any of the following areas of patient safety science:

    1. Healthy work/practice environment, patient safety culture/climate
    2. Teamwork and communication in healthcare settings
    3. Teaching patient safety
    4. Health human resource management and improvement
    5. Error and adverse event prevention, reporting and management, learning from errors
    6. Continuous quality improvement initiatives and quality assurance
    7. Healthcare interventions that promote patient safety
    8. Establishing patient safety units
    9. Patient and family engagement
    10. Other topics that may be relevant for patient safety as determined by the screening committee

    Abstracts should be submitted through electronic format (.pdf or .docx) to the Scientific Committee via patientsafetyph@gmail.com on the following Important Dates:

  • • First Call for Submission of Abstracts – August 31, 2018
    • Second Call for Submission of Abstracts – November 29, 2018
    • Last Call for Submission of Abstracts – February 15, 2019
    Notification of acceptance and rejection of abstracts – March 15, 2019

  • 1. Submissions should be the original work of the author/authors.
    2. List authors arranged according to ICMJE authorship guidelines (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/archives/2007_urm.pdf). The presenter may only be ONE person whose name is in bold letters on the submission. Institutional affiliation should be indicated. Corresponding author should be indicated.
    3. The 500-word abstract should contain the following: Introduction/background, Methodology, Results, Conclusions/Recommendations
    4. Content should adequately describe implications of the study/project/program to patient safety.
    5. No tables, figures or illustrations.
    6. A maximum of 10 references may be cited.
    7. Multiple submissions by the same author is acceptable. However, submissions should not be a replication or a portion of another study.
    8. Plagiarism and unethical submissions will be rejected.
    9. Submission of abstract indicates that the author/s are declaring that this is their original work. Please indicate any conflict of interests, funding and/or publication.

  • Acceptance and determination of platform of presentation (oral or poster) will be based on the following: (1) Relevance to theme and areas of patient safety, (2) Clarity of presentation, (2) Aims and rationale, (4) Methodological soundness, (5) Presentation of results and discussion, and (6) Implications to practice.

  • Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by March 15, 2019 and must complete their registration by March 20, 2019 to ensure inclusion in the program.

  • 1. Dr. Raymond Oliva
    2. Dr. Faye Cagayan
    3. Dr. Allan Hilario

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Registration & Rates

MDs, Nurses & Healthcare Practitioners

  • Php 4,000 early registration until February 28, 2019
  • Php 5,000 after February 28, 2019
  • Inclusive of materials, meals and certificate

Students, Residents &

  • Php 3,000 early registration until February 28, 2019
  • Php 4,000 after February 28, 2019
  • Inclusive of materials, meals and certificate


  • Accout Name: UP Medical Alumni Foundation (UPMAF), Inc.
  • Account No.: 3283-5519-29 _ Peso Savings Account
  • Bank/Branch: BPI- Ermita Branch

UP Medical Alumni Foundation (UPMAF), Inc. | Address: Midland Plaza Condominium M. Adriatico Street Manila
For check payment the complete account name should be indicated in the check
For payment made thru Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) kindly email or fax a copy of the deposit slip at the number and email address above. Personal and Manager’s check are not accepted.
Deadline of registration and payment for early rate is on Feb 28, 2019 only and for regular rate is on Feb 29, 2019 onwards.
For further questions please contact the Congress Secretariat.

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Phone Number

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