aim-zsdm-dep-lm-depp-pps-class-picture-20161003-05-aim-lobby-v2     The 1st Leadership and Management Development Executive Program for Pediatricians ( LM-DEPP) was a collaboration between the Asian Institute of Management  and the Philippine Pediatric Society. This was held last October 3-5, 2016 in Makati City.  . In attendance were our National Officers , members of the Board of Trustees and Chapter Presidents. The Presidents also of our different subspecialties as well as PPS Committee chairs were also invited .

    The activity was a 3-day course on leadership and management. The Key topics included Health Economics, Negotiations, Competitive Advantage through Health Operations , Collaborative Strategies for Health Leaders, Health Care Finance, Business and Society .  The Program included lecture – discussions, learning team discussion and workshops , learning team exercises and presentations as well as case method.

     Our PPS President, Alexander Tuazon, had been crafting and working closely with the Program Director, Patricial L. Lontoc for the past few months prior to this reality. The faculty pool consisted of top management leaders such as Federico Macaranas, Rene Domingo, Emmanuel Leyco, Nieves R. Confesor , Francisco Roman and Patricia Lontoc. The Dean was also on deck to welcome the new students of the campus.

     Presentation of capstone team projects culminated the course . These would definitely be beneficial to the society as a whole.  Plans for a second run of this course shortly are on the way. It was a refreshing and energizing three days of being a student once more and learning about things that matter for the present-day pediatrician practicing in the Philippines. This innovative project will have its second run soon. Interested members may coordinate through the PPS office  for slot reservations .

Maria Christina H. Ventura, MD, FPPS . Dr. Ventura is the Editor in Chief of the PPS Newsletter.