December 1, 2023

The Saint Louis University Sacred Heart Medical Center Department of Pediatrics will hold its 1st Postgraduate Course (9th Scientific Forum) with the theme, “Eat, play, sleep, repeat: Bridging gaps in common childhood issues” on Oct. 15 at the Newtown Plaza Convention Center.

Drs. Clinton Balud, overall chair of the organizing committee, and Analee Manalo, chair of the scientific committee, said the course is open to all healthcare providers like physicians, nurses, midwives, occupational therapists, medical students, nursing students and others.

“This course will be highlighting three of the most common and practical concerns encountered by parents and caregivers, namely feeding issues, the importance of play and sleeping problems among pediatric patients and how these can be addressed,” they said.

The course is in cooperation with the Philippine Pediatric Society-Northern Luzon Chapter and the Baguio-Benguet Medical Society.

Topics and resources persons are as follows:

“Itsy Bitsy: Proper Catch-up Feeding for Preterm and SGA by Dr. Balud; “Eeny Meeny MIny Moe! How to Deal with Picky Eaters” by Dr. Judy Lyn Vitug; “Don’t Indulge and Bulge: Impact of Overeating on Cardiometabolic Health in Children” by Dr. Rogelyn Olais; “To Eat or Leap? Addressing Common Issues on Food Allergy in Children” by Dr. Therese Tolentino; “Play Matters: Effects of Play on Child’s Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiological Functioning” by Dr. Manolo Fernandez;

“The Power of Play: Play on Child’s Behavior and Development” by Dr. Millicent Mae Fronda-De Vera; and “Ready, Steady, Go! Pre-Participation Sports Screening in Children” by Dr. Ma. Rosalinda Tandoc.

Interested parties may contact the hospital’s Facebook page (SLU-SHMC Post Graduate Course) or email [email protected]. – Aileen P. Refuerzo