Pediatric Infectious Diseases of the Philippines, IncDriven forward by the ultimate goal of leading the fight against childhood infectious diseases, the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDSP), a subspecialty organization of the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) was founded in September 1993. The brainchild of its Founding president, Dr. Rosalinda B. Soriano, the group consisted of 16 board-certified pediatricians trained in the field of infectious diseases: Drs. Rosemarie Santana-Arciaga, Lulu C. Bravo, Enrique H. Carandang, Celia C. Carlos, Josefina Cadorna-Carlos, Antonio E. Chan, Rosalinda D. de Monteverde, Lester A. Deniega, Margaret Lu-Fong, Salvacion R. Gatchalian, Ma. Lourdes G. Gozali, May B. Montellano, Beatriz P. Quiambao, Jaime A. Santos & Estrella Paje-Villar.The past 17 years have seen the Society achieve numerous milestones as it presses on with its mission to combat disease.The Society’s first Annual Convention was held in February 1994 at Shangri-La, Makati, graced by the presence of esteemed foreign speaker, Drs. Sheldon Kaplan and Chongsuphajaisiddhi Tan. Succeeding annual conventions were held every February.The first issue of the PIDSP Journal was published in 1996 with Dr. Lulu Bravo as the editor in chief. In August of the same year, PIDSP, together with the Philippine Coalition against Tuberculosis (PHILCAT), hosted the PHILCAT convention with the theme “Childhood Tuberculosis: A Concern of All” at the Manila Midtown Hotel. The following year, the National Consensus on Childhood Tuberculosis, in collaboration with the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS), was launched. After only four years, on September 23, 1997 the Society inaugrated a 3-storey condominium in Quezon City as its official home.
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