Message from the President

Dear PSUOG members, OB GYN Ultrasound Subspecialists, it is a privilege to greet you as welaunch our website for 2023.

This year is an important period of transition for PSUOG for a number of reasons. Firstly, it marks the second year of our 2 year curriculum. Our accredited training institutions have been working hard to provide quality education for our future subspecialists in keeping with the changes and updates in our specialty. Our Secretary and Chair of the Committee on Accreditation of Training Institutions, Dr. Rosalie Junio has been working closely with our subcommittees to help in the implementation of the new curriculum in OB Gyn Ultrsound training programs. For the past 2 years and up to now, PSUOG has been striving to provide our members with relevant webinars and CME activities following the new 2 year curriculum. Going through the shift from the 1 year to the 2 year training program, we also saw the need to focus on aligning our curriculum with the 2020 Constitution and Bylaws. The recently concluded Special Meeting of Members for ratification of amendments to the transitory provisions (Article XV, Section 2) last April 14, 2023 was well attended by 700 of our members. Following the meeting, votes of our members showed a majority approval of the amendments which will help us in our transition.

Secondly, as the global situation continues to improve, we transition our activities to in person events this year. Our CME and Social Service Committee, led by our Asst. Secretary, Dr. Ma. Cristina Franada has planned a combination of virtual and face to face events: the Ultrasound fellows’ forum will remain virtual, but we will resume in person events for our regional CME and social service activities. We are excited for the return of our CME Caravans – a combination of CME and Social outreach programs that were suspended during the pandemic. Our Committee on Scientific Works, led by Dr. Rhodora Bustos (PRO) and Dr. Nilo Alcoreza (Auditor) has planned our Research and Interesting case contests as in-person events. We look forward to listening to the presentations of our Fellows In Training during these contests. Not to be missed is the celebration of our Foundation Day on June 15, 2023 to be planned by the Chairs of this activity, Dr. Bustos and Dr. Mary Karen Atanacio (Treasurer). All of these activities are in close coordination with our Accredited Training Institutions and Regional Directors from all over the country.

Lastly, our Annual Convention transitions to a face to face event ---as you all know we have been holding this virtually for the past 3 years due to travel and health restrictions brought about by the COVID 19 pandemic. All of the members of the organizing committee led by our Vice President and Over-all Chair of the Convention, Dr. Maribel Pili Lopez, are working hard to bring an annual convention that you will surely look forward to.

Indeed “transition” marks both an end and a new beginning for all of us. The end may not always be easy or smooth sailing, but as we see what lies ahead, we can embrace the opportunities our new beginning brings us. Through this transition, our society continues to move forward by focusing on education and training of our fellows and members.

All of you are important and vital partners in these activities. Together with the 2023 Board of Trustees, I would like to express my appreciation to each and every one of you for your support and commitment to our society.

Together we can successfully meet the challenges of 2023!