Marie Michelle Simbol-Cloa, MD
Course Director
Vice President, PSDE 2018-2019

The Philippine Society of Digestive Endoscopy (PSDE) has been in the forefront in forwarding the science of endoscopy in the Philippines since 1976. We have been successfully holding annual live endoscopy workshops for the past 10 years.

This year it is with humility that I invite you to join us to this year’s convention named ENDOSCOPYCON Philippines 2018: Beyond the Usual Endoscopy on October 9 11, 2018 at the historic The Manila Hotel in the heart of Manila. Our partner hospital for this year is Manila Doctors Hospital.

ENDOSCOPYCON PHILIPPINES 2018: Beyond the Usual Endoscopy offers the latest innovations in the field of diagnostic and interventional digestive endoscopy.

The Program is a collaborative effort with some of the world’s leading Centers and Experts in order to provide an excellent environment to showcase knowledge and skills-sharing pertaining to the science of digestive endoscopy through two live teleconferencing, scientific lectures and live demos to complete the learning experience.

There will also be a simultaneous conference for endoscopy assistants. The last day is exclusive for endoscopy trainers only and will be handled under the supervision and guidance of World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) under their Program for Endoscopic Teachers (PET). We welcome delegates from regional Asian countries and international delegates as well.

It can be said that the road to ENDOSCOPYCON Philippines 2018: Beyond the Usual Endoscopy has begun. Sakay Na! (Ride with Us!)


General Instruction

Step 1. Fill up the Online Registration Form
Step 2. Pay Using Paypal
Step 3. Print the Proof of Payment and Present at the registration site.
Step 4. Choose Your Hotel and Book accordingly.

*Online registration is for non-members only.

*For AENTOPI members and non-members(nurses, endoscopy assistant, technicians)please contact 09774482082 for your conference details.

Category On site Early Bird*
Full PSDE Members & GI Fellows in Training FREE FREE
Associate Members 1750 1500
Non-PSDE Members 3500 3000
AENTOPI Members 2000 2000
Non AENTOPI Member 2500 2000
Foreign Delegates** USD 250 USD 200

Local delegates


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Associate Members Early Bird*, Non-PSDE Members Early Bird*

*For Manila Hotel reservation, please email us at moc.o1615075123ohay@1615075123taira1615075123terce1615075123sedsp1615075123 to obtain your promo code.
*Hotel H20 website does not have an access to promo codes. Instead, you can do the direct booking. Just tell them that you are attending EndoscopyCon2018. *Reservation process - via phone/ email or online
For reservations, please coordinate directly with:
Angela Marie Gutierrez
M: 0917 5922863
T: 623-3869 or 238-6179 E: moc.o16150751232hlet1615075123oh@ze1615075123rreit1615075123ug.a1615075123/moc.l1615075123iamg@1615075123zerre1615075123itug.1615075123a.o2h1615075123letoh1615075123

Foreign Delegates


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Source: www.temdec.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp


Asian Institute of Gastroenterology was established as a new concept of day care unit where major Endoscopic surgical procedures could be done on an outpatient basis without resorting to hospitalization. Since then the institute has become one of the largest referral centers in Asia for Therapeutic Endoscopy. Patients are referred from not only most cities in India but also from surrounding countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal etc.,

It has the credit of doing the largest number of ERCP procedures in the world. In addition to routine gastrointestinal procedures like Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP (Diagnostic & Therapeutic). Our institute is one of the few centers in the country doing Endoscopic Ultra Sonography, Endoscopic Sewing, Capsule Endoscopy and E S W L (Extra corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy).

Source: http://aigindia.net/

Over the years, the emergence of information and communications technology has greatly affected the lives of people in the world crossing borders among countries and bringing access closer to one another. In the same token, the birth of Microelectronics has resulted to progress in the development of smaller, lighter and more efficient electronic devices.

This development has a striking resemblance to the birth of one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). It was in 1987 when President Corazon C. Aquino renamed then National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). As an offshoot of such sequential events, the ASTI was created as a research and development institute of the Department by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

Source: https://www.asti.dost.gov.ph/

Vision: The Information Management Service (IMS) envisions the University of the Philippines Manila as being able to optimize information and communications technology (ICT) in efficiently carrying out its mission towards attaining the vision of being an outstanding and relevant institution of higher learning.

Mission: The IMS serves as the information and communications technology (ICT) arm of the University. It helps the University keep pace with the digital age by innovating and making use of appropriate technology attuned to its funding capacity.

The IMS also serves as the link between the UP system's computerization initiatives, such as the eUP project, and the constituent unit's own endeavor.

Source: http://ims.upm.edu.ph/


(From left to Right: Dr. Ronald V. Romero (Director), Dr. Ruter M. Maralit (Director), Dr. Josef Carlo N. Lazaro (Director), Dr. Karl C. Yu Kim Teng (P.R.O.), Dr. Julius C. Co Soriano (Treasurer), Dr. Benjamin Gerardo A. Perez (Secretary), Dr. Marie Michelle S. Cloa (Vice-President), Dr. Mark Anthony A. De Lusong (President) Dr. Dennis A. Ona (Immediate Past President) Dr. Robert M. Magsino (Past President/Inducting Officer) Dr. Roberto N. De Guzman Jr. (Director) not in photo



  • Mark Anthony A. De Lusong, MD

Course Director:

  • Marie Michelle S. Cloa, MD


  • Patricia S. Te, MD
  • Guinevere T. Ang, MD
  • Karen Estelle C. De Lunas, MD
  • Michelle C. Ong-Chu, MD
  • Ermil R. Magsino, MD


  • Rafael C. Chan, MD
  • Armando C. Lay, MD
  • Jason E. Roque, MD
  • Ronald V. Romero, MD
  • Ruter M. Maralit, MD
  • Ike T. Minerva, MD
  • Ismael A. Lapus Jr., MD
  • Henson Ryan E. Lim, MD
  • Daniel Benjamin D. Diaz, MD


  • Edward L. Lim, MD
Co Chair:
  • Julius C. Co Soriano, MD
  • Diana A. Payawal, MD
  • Willy S. Alba, MD


  • Maria Isabel Tumala-Siapno, MD
  • Kristine Joyce C. Cruz
  • Marienelle L. Longid
  • Suzette Grace R. Kho-Herman, MD


  • Edward L. Lim, MD


  • Karl C. Yu Kim Teng, MD
  • Ismael A. Lapus Jr., MD
  • Henson Ryan E. Lim, MD
  • Jonathan Vincent S. Paez, MD
  • Jennielyn C. Agcaoili, MD


  • Wilmyr F. Hababag, MD
  • Julius C. Co Soriano, MD
  • Marigil J. Dofiles, MD
  • Ma. Eileen O. Pascua, MD
  • Eda Jo D. Amatong, MD
  • Christopher G. Sampana, MD


  • Sarah D. Preza-Carmona, MD


  • Elaje P. Comeily Birjandi-Barsana, MD
  • Flor M. Maramag, MD


  • Marilyn C. Talingdan-Te, MD
  • Anna Susanna B. Si, MD


  • Jo-Ann Y. Khow, MD
  • Caroline C. Lim, MD

MANILA, the capital of the Philippines, is found on the southwestern edge of the largest Philippine island of Luzon. Nestled between Manila Bay in the west and Laguna de Bay in the east, Maynila, as the locals call it, literally translates as “the place where there are mangroves.”  From its origins as a small harbor town founded in 1571 by Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, it has grown to include 17 cities that make up what is now called Metro Manila or the National Capital Region (NCR). 12,877,253 inhabitants call it home.

Manila is host to the central seat of government, historical landmarks, and biggest malls.  Although most of Old Manila was destroyed during World War II, some structures remain.  The Manila Hotel is one of them.  Built in 1909, it is the oldest hotel in the Philippines as part of the American city plan headed by famous American architect Daniel Hudson Burnham.  It has hosted several historical figures:  Ernest Hemingway, James A. Michener, John Wayne, President John F. Kennedy, British Prime Minister Anthony Eden, among a few. At one point, it served as the residence of General Douglas MacArthur from 1935 to 1941 followed by Japanese troops during the Japanese Occupation in WWII.

Intramuros, the walled city established during the Spanish colonial period is just a stone’s throw away from Manila Hotel.    Built as a defense against invaders, it now houses several churches, universities, office buildings.  Amongst those inside is the famed San Agustin Church, a Unesco World Heritage Site landmark and Fort Santiago, the fortress guard.

Also situated nearby is Luneta Park, renamed Rizal Park, and considered one of the largest urban parks in Asia.  It was the site of the execution of the Philippines’ national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.

There is no shortage of air-conditioned malls in Manila.  The nearby mall includes SM City Pasay and Robinsons Malate.  A bit further south along Manila Bay area is the SM Mall of Asia, the high-end S Maison Mall and the City of Dreams complex.  Of course, Manila’s business districts of Makati and Bonifacio Global City are home to countless restaurants and retail shops, easily reached by taxi.  Bargain hunters flock to Greenhills shopping center in San Juan further north.

Transport and Communication

Metro Manila is serviced by numerous modes of transportation, from bicycle drawn sidecars to modern light rail trains.  The iconic jeepney is seen at every corner of the city operates on a set route written on its sides.  Commuter buses are also common.  The light rail transit has 3 lines (with the 4th line under construction): Green, Blue, and Yellow lines.  Taxi cabs are abundant, convenient and reasonably priced for point to point travel.

There are several telecom companies that provide cellular service in the country.  Frontrunners are Globe Telecom and Smart Communications.  A prepaid sim card can be purchased for Php 40 with call rates of Php 6.50 per minute and text message for Php 1 per SMS and various LTE/4G packages.


Manila is classified to have a tropical savannah climate and is warm all year round with temperatures ranging from 21C to 29C. Manila has a distinct dry season from December through May and a relatively lengthy wet season that covers the remaining period.  Based on temperature, the warmest months of the year are March through October; the monsoon brings cooler air from November to February. May is the warmest month, and January, the coolest.  Typhoons usually occur from June to September.

Outside Manila

Tagaytay.  Tagaytay is just two hour’s drive south from Manila.  It offers a scenic view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano.  With a cooler climate, it is a popular weekend getaway with overlooking restaurants and hotels.

Antipolo Antipolo lies an hour’s drive east of Manila, a mountainous area along the slopes of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range.  It is a popular pilgrimage site and due to its high elevation, provides a scenic view of Manila.

The Venue

ENDOSCOPYCON PHILIPPINES 2018 will be held at The Manila Hotel.
To assist with your Conference accommodation bookings, exclusive rates have been secured at The Manila Hotel (Conference Hotel) and Hotel H20.

The Manila Hotel (Conference Hotel)

Even after more than a hundred years, this beautiful hotel has been witness to many life-changing events and milestones that the world remembers.

Experience treasure and treasure the experience only in the true heart of the Philippines.

Hotel H2O

Hotel H2O offers you the first marine-themed rooms that give you a breathtaking peek of natural underwater beauty.




For more than sixty (60) years, Manila Doctors Hospital has embraced the challenge of providing accessible, world-class, quality healthcare . From a 5-storey building in 1956, it has now grown into a hospital complex providing holistic and globally-competitive healthcare. The opening of the 18-storey Norberto Ty Medical Tower 2 in 2016signals the hospital growth in terms of expansion of the hospital’s bed capacity, increased number of doctors who can now practice their specializations, increased number of medical and diagnostic services , as well as the addition of vascular clinic and radio-oncology center which will house the most advanced cancer treatment equipment , the Linear Accelerator (LINAC) and Brachytherapy.

As one of the top five (5) hospitals in Metro Manila, Manila Doctors Hospital continuously seeks to provide quality and safe patient care recognized by external accreditors. It is the first hospital in Manila to acquire an ISO 9001:2000 certification in 2005, as well as the first hospital in Manila to be ISO 9001:2015 accredited by Anglo – Japanese American Registrars, Inc
The Hospital was also the first in Asia to be accredited (Gold) by Accreditation Canada International (ACI) since 2010.
In 2014, Manila Doctors Hospital became a reporting member of good standing of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) as well as a member of the International Hospital Federation (IHF).
Living up to our mission. Our commitment.

To provide world-class care within your reach.