The 56th PUA Annual Convention
Nov. 28, 2013 - Nov. 30, 2013
Our annual convention, which by tradition is held at almost year end, also comes at a time when our country is fraught with conflicts and controversies. These events in our history have affected our lives and will affect our lives probably in more ways than one. Though they are an inescapable fact of life and therefore cannot totally be ignored , we cannot as well allow our attention to be diverted because in our hands rests the health of our people. As vanguards of health, we are expected to remain focused amid the distraction and confusion even as we struggle to make sense and find meaning in the aftermath of these occurrences in our country.
The organizing committee has prepared a program of activities that will not only challenge your intellectual capabilities , but will also give you time to relax and enjoy. Special sessions , which are a slight departure from our usual scientific topics, have been devoted to subjects pertaining to the doctor himself. It will be interesting to listen to these topics about ourselves for once.
At a time when man's way of life appears to demonstrate rapid moral decline and with honor fast losing the number one spot in his priority list , may we all remember that as physicians much is expected of us. I have no doubt that we are one in our allegiance to our oath and in our strong belief to imbue our profession with the highest ethical and moral standards . Let it be our fervent prayer that we be blessed with the grace to live it faithfully .
Jose Rufo U. Campaña, M.D.