Warmest greetings to everyone!
In behalf of the Executive Council of the Philippine Urological Association, Inc., it is my pleasure to welcome all the delegates and their families to the 29th midyear convention which we are celebrating in Clark ,Pampanga , April 17-20, 2013
It will be interesting to remember, to mention a bit of history, that our first out of town midyear convention was held in Cebu in 1989 at the Cebu Plaza Hotel, now Marco Polo Hotel. Since then, it has become the practice to hold our mid year convention outside the city as a welcome respite from our busy schedules in an environment that is "not Manila.".
For this year, Pampanga which has been dubbed as the "culinary capital of the Philippines " , has been chosen as our venue with the convention proper to be held at the Widus Hotel.
Our theme for this year 's midyear convention is 'Difficult Decisions in Urology' where there will be cases presented in an interactive fashion. I am certain it will be an exciting exercise of intellectual exchange. I know that it will be another learning experience. I enjoin everyone to attend and participate.
As is the practice in the past, there will be games, sports and other social activities for fun and recreation. The program of activities and their schedules will be made available for everyone to see and use as guide during this 4- day activity.
I would like to express my gratitude and congratulations to this year' s organizing committee chaired by the PUA secretary, Dr. Raffy Agudera and the Central Luzon chapter of the PUA, the host of this year's celebration, thru its president, Dr. Tony Guzman, for putting up a concept that without a doubt will be a guaranteed success. Let us all thank them for their hospitality and their hard work.
Let us also thank our partners and friends in the pharmaceutical industries who have always supported us in all our endeavors.
Congratulations and and good wishes to all!
Jose Rufo U. Campaňa, M.D.
Philippine Urological Association, Inc.