I had a great night earlier with the other speakers and sponsors of the 1st National Symposium on Wound Care Dome Cafe in Makati.
I was able to have a long and fruitful talk with the officers of another professional organization, the Philippine Physical Therapy Association Inc. (PPTA) and discussed several similarities of challenges our professions are going. I was talking with their current National President, Gayline Manalang when we realized we were seat mates during the 1st Senate Hearing on Nursing Volunteerism-for-a-Fee issue.
She spoke there at the Senate Hearing representing the Physical Therapy professionals and aired the same concern as that of the current practice in nursing, volunteerism to gain clinical experience. Our talk deepened and informally discussed our future plans for both our professional organizations. I also met PPTA's past president, Dean Jocelyn Agcaoili of UST and intently listened to me when I was talking about how the nursing issue got the media mileage.
The host of tonight's gathering was no less than Dr. TJ Foronda, the founder and managing director of Wound Care Institute of the Philippines (WCIP) - the main host of this year's national symposium. I am very honored to be one of this years speakers together with other national and international wound care experts and clinicians. Doc TJ also got interviewed by some print media as well.