Dear PUA members,
Our relaxing and exciting midyear convention will be in Paoay Ilocos Norte, on May 1-4, 2014. We are working to arrange this event for everyone’s satisfaction. Hotel rooms are available in Plaza del Norte Hotel and Convention Center, Pamulinawin Hotel and Java. We can travel by air through Laoag airport or we can go by scenic land travel. To ensure that everyone will be accommodated, all hotel reservations have to go through Ms. Miles. Our hotel bookings will have to be finalized before March 8, 2014.
Our scientific theme is: “CSI:Urology”. It means Concepts, Struggles and Interests in Urology. Topics will be all about Small Renal tumor, proximal ureteral stone managements, revisiting TURP, Philhealth, Tax management and Group Practice in Urology. This is an Interactive Case Presentation with panelists to share their opinions and everyone is encouraged to participate. An interactive keypad is also available. The current chairman of our scientific committee is Dr. Jun Gerial.
Our slogan for this year is “idiay Ilocos- Paoay Kumakaway”. This was conceptualized by Northern Luzon Chapter as their invitation for us to see and explore the beautiful sites of Ilocos. On our first day, we will have museum tour of Malacanang of the North to be followed by our first PUA group picture taking and the picturesque Paoay Lake as backdrop. During our free day on May 3, we can go north to experience Pagudpod beaches/zip line, Bangui-Windmills, Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Kaporpuraoan white rock formation, or we can go south to Vigan for a cultural tour. City tours and food trips will be available only to our family and guests during our plenary sessions.
The Northern Luzon Chapter prepare a special number during our fellowship night and the socials committee promise a surprise fun night together with our family. PUA challenge raffle will be also drawn during the fellowship night.
Attached is the schedule of activities and tour packages for everyone’s information. Please feel free to contact the PUA Secretariat anytime for queries or clarifications. You can also e-mail us at
We are looking forward to an exciting and fun-filled midyear meeting and I hope everyone will join.
Rufino T. Agudera, MD
PUA Midyear Overall Chairman
Ulysses T. Quanico, MD
PUA President 2014