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Bacolod’s top medical institutions host international foot and ankle training

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Bacolod’s top medical institutions host international foot and ankle training Orthopedic specialists from six countries gathered in Bacolod recently to take part in the first AO Trauma Foot and Ankle Seminar in the Philippines over the weekend.

Best-in-Class Lectures. Regional faculty from Thailand Tanawat Vaseenon delivers state-of-the-art updates on complications from ankle fractures with fluent exchange of ideas from the participants. Dr. Jean Pierre Leung moderates the academic discussion.
Best-in-Class Lectures. Regional faculty from Thailand Tanawat Vaseenon delivers state-of-the-art updates on complications from ankle fractures with fluent exchange of ideas from the participants. Dr. Jean Pierre Leung moderates the academic discussion.

Dr. Juan Agustin Coruña IV, course chairman said, this is the first time that Bacolod hosted such an important gathering that brought in trauma and orthopaedic experts from Australia, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines.

“What we had was an utter celebration of the best faculty in the world meeting in the City of Smiles for relevant foot and ankle education for specialized learners from around the world,” Coruña said.

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Cadaver Dissection. Course chairman Dr. Coruña guides young orthopedic trainees with personalized teaching in surgical approaches to the foot and ankle.
Cadaver Dissection. Course chairman Dr. Coruña guides young orthopedic trainees with personalized teaching in surgical approaches to the foot and ankle.

“AO is the world’s largest global trauma and orthopedic community fostering excellence in the surgical management of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system,” Coruña said, adding that this bolstered the fact that “Bacolod is fast becoming a rich health teaching venue for allied health practitioners with the collaboration among our biggest local experts in medical education,” he added.

Three medical institutions joined forces to offer the program, Coruña said thanking Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) headed by Dr. Julius Drilon, the University of St. La Salle College of Medicine (USLS COM) led by Dr. Radel Yvonne Cortes, and the CLMMRH Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology with Dr. Franklin Delano Tumaneng, “who all worked in synchrony to offer a robust program with high calibre mentors.”

First AO Trauma Foot and Ankle session in the Philippines held in Bacolod. Esteemed faculty and council members visited the University of St. La Salle College of Medicine for a two-day international foot and ankle course. Seated from left: Juan Agustin Coruña IV, Mandeep Dhillon, Tanawat Vaseenon, Jean Pierre Leung. Standing from left: Nathaniel Orillaza Jr., Maria Adelwisa Belen, Bernardino Alpuerto II, Frederic Diyco, Dilbert Monicit.
First AO Trauma Foot and Ankle session in the Philippines held in Bacolod. Esteemed faculty and council members visited the University of St. La Salle College of Medicine for a two-day international foot and ankle course. Seated from left: Juan Agustin Coruña IV, Mandeep Dhillon, Tanawat Vaseenon, Jean Pierre Leung. Standing from left: Nathaniel Orillaza Jr., Maria Adelwisa Belen, Bernardino Alpuerto II, Frederic Diyco, Dilbert Monicit.

Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Jose Maria Coruña said, “this is among the highlights of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology’s celebration of our 25 years of service in Negros Island and this collaboration with the AO Foundation is a milestone that marks years of realizing our vision of bringing in an AO course in Bacolod.”

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“We have the faculty, an adequate number of cases, and the infrastructure to host this kind of teaching engagement. I am so glad that we have been successful in finally bringing it to our city with the AO country council,” he added.

Faculty and participants in the recent 2-day First AO Trauma Foot and Ankle session in the Philippines that brought in delegates from six nations at the University of St. La Salle College of Medicine, Bacolod City.
Faculty and participants in the recent 2-day First AO Trauma Foot and Ankle session in the Philippines that brought in delegates from six nations at the University of St. La Salle College of Medicine, Bacolod City.

The 2-day training brought in experts in the field of trauma and orthopaedic including Drs. Jean Pierre Leung (Baguio), Maria Adelwisa Belen (Manila), Frederic Diyco (Manila), Jose Antonio San Juan (Cebu), and Nathaniel Orillaza Jr. (Manila).

Drs. Mandeep Dhillon and Tanawat Vaseenon, both accomplished scientific authors, and highly sought clinicians and orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons in their home countries were among the international mentors while the national faculty included Drs. Dilbert Monicit (Cebu) and Bernardino Alpuerto II (Laguna).

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The course was designed together with the Philippine Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society marshalled by Dr. Carlo Borbon, bringing in prominent names that are known in shaping relevant orthopaedic education and research in Asia Pacific and the Philippines.

Among the highlights of the course was a hands-on lower limb cadaver dissection at the USLS COM, allowing for greater learning by translating classroom principles into tactile skillful incisions the surgeon can further develop.

The younger Coruña said that while they have yet to know where the next foot and ankle course will be, the recent training showed, “we in Bacolod is very much ready to host another training and we look forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise to a global audience.”

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.
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