Calendar of Events

Event Title: 11th Congress of the Federation of the Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies (FAOPS)
02-Oct-2000 to 06-Oct-2000 Past Event
Venue: Manila, Philippine

Perinatal Association of the Philippines, Inc.

POGS Bldg., 56 Malakas St. Diliman,

Quezon City 1104 Philippines

Tel. No. +632-925-3538 • +632-927-1035


Philippines Congress Organizing Committee

2/F Physician's Tower, 533 United Nation Avenue

P.O. Box 4486, Ermita, Manila, Philippines

Fax No. +632-522-1090 • +632-521-2831



11th Congress of the Federation of the Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies (FAOPS)

Table of Contents

  1. Invitation
  2. Plenary Session Topics
  3. Parallel Session Topics
  4. Executive Committee
  5. Country Representatives
  6. Organizing Committee
  7. Preliminary List of Invited Speakers
  8. Registration Information
  9. General Information
  10. Contacts


Date:  October 2-6, 2000
Venue: Manila, Philippine

The 11th Congress of the Federation of the Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies (FAOPS) is fast approaching. To be hosted ny the Perinatal Association of the Philippines, Inc., it is scheduled to be held on October 2-6, in the year 2000 in Manila. It is our great pleasure to have you all with us during this memorable occasion.

The theme of the Congress is "Meeting the Challenges of Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine in the New Millennium". The Organizing Committee has invited prominent speakers from all over the world to share their expertise to meet the needs of perinatal and neonatal practitioners in both developing and developed settings. Rest assured of our very colorful and warm socio-cultural activities rich in fellowship and noted Filipino hospitality. With keen anticipation for your favorable response to our invitation, we eagerly look forward to enjoy your company in the year 2000 in Manila.



Joint Chair

Joint Chair

Plenary Session Topics
  • Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Perinatal Care
    · Family and Community Support in Perinatal Care
    · Perinatal Challenges in the ASEAN
    · Reasons for Low Perinatal Mortality Rates in Japan
    · Perinatal Care in the 21st Century

  • Teratology, Development, Genetics
    · New Genetics
    · Environmental Toxins and the Unborn Child
    · Newborn Screening: Worldwide Perspective and the Phil. Experience
    · Newborn Hearing: Universal vs. Selective Hearing Screen

  • Perinatal Asphyxia
    · Nuances in Antepartal and Intrapartal Electronic Fetal Monitoring
    · New Trends in Neonatal Resuscitation
    · Research on Neonatal Brain Injury and its Prevention
    · Decision-Making: Initiation of and Withdrawing Life Support in the Asphyxiated Infant

  • Evidence Based Medicine and Perinatology
    · Applications and Limitations of Evidence-Based Medicine
    · Evidence Based Studies in Perinatal Health
    · Indomethacin and Nifedipine: Are they safe and effective Tocolytic Agent?
    · Neonatal flyperbilirubinemia

  • Regional Concerns and Priorities
    · Cost Effective Perinatal Care
    · Ethics and Perinatal Health-. The Asian Perspective
    · Effect of Planned Parenthood on Perinatal Outcome
    · Cost Effective Care of the Very Low Birthweight Infant: Pakistan Model

  • Preterm Labor & Prematurity
    · Can We Prevent Preterm Birth?
    · Social Aspects of Reducing Preterm Delivery
    · Steroids in Preterm Labor: Risks and Benefits
    · Long Term Follow-up of Preterm Neonates

  • Perinatal Infections
    · The Role of the Obstetrician in Preventing Neonatal Infection
    · Hepatitis: Diagnosis and Prevention of Transmission to Fetus
    · Perinatal Tuberculosis
    · Neonatal Immunotherapy

  • Continuing Concerns
    · Conducting Multinational Clinical Trials
    · Perinatal Audit
    · Training Goals in Perinatology
    · Integrated Management of Pregnancy and Childbirth

Simultaneous Symposia
  • Fetal Pathology
    · Fetal Surgery: Recent Developments
    · Fetal and Neonatal Echocardiography
    · Fetal Hydrops: Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment
    · Neonatal Hydrops: Etiology and Management
  • Abnormal Labor Patterns and Cesarean Section
    · What is Active Management of Labor?
    · Can We Stabilize the Cesarean Section Rate'?
    · Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section
    · The WHO Partogram
  • Perinatal Nursing and Midwifery
    · Doula Method in Labor
    · Post Partum Depression
    · Roles of Midwives in Developing Countries
    · Transport Stabilization of Sick Neonates (STABLE)
    · Kangaroo Care
  • IUGR
    · Pathophysiology of Intra-Uterine Growth Restriction
    · Pitfalls in the Ultrasound Diagnosis of Growth Restricted Fetus
    · Monitoring the Growth Restricted Fetus
    · Problems of the Growth Restricted Neonate
  • Semi-invasive Procedures in Perinatology
    · Intrapartal Fetal Monitoring and Timing of Intervention
    · Fetal Oxygen Saturation Measurements During Labor
    · Amnioinfusion: Indications and Current Trends
    · Intrapartal Oximetry
  • Hypertension in Pregnancy
    · New Concepts in Eclampsia and Pre-eclampsia
    · HELP Syndrome
    · Medical Management of Pre-eclampsia
    · Effects of Maternal Anti-hypertensive Medications on the Neonate
  • Perinatal Infections
    · Nosocomial Infection Control in the DR and NICU
    · Maternal HIV Infections and Prevention of Transmission to Neonates
    · International Policies Regarding Perinatal HIV
    · Racial Differences in Perinatal HIV Infections
  • Maternal Nutrition and Breastfeeding
    · Periconceptional Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation
    · Mother-Infant DHA Supplementation
    · Global Programs for Breastfeeding
    · Effects of Breast Milk Storage and Heat Treatment
  • Fetal and Placental Pathology, Continued
    · Twin Pregnancy with Discordance: Management Options
    · Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Causes and Work-up
    · Placental Pathology and Perinatal Outcome
    · Advances in Down Syndrome Screening
  • Maternal Medical Diseases in Pregnancy
    · Chronic Renal Disease in Pregnancy
    · Diabetes in Asia
    · Universal Screening for Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy
    · Antiphosphollpid Antibody Syndrome in Pregnancy: Diagnosis, Management and Outcome
  • High Technology in Perinatology
    · Analysis of Results in Cordocentesis
    · Sonography and Color Doppler: Non-Cardiac Fetal Applications
    · 3 Dimensional Ultrasonography: Current Status in the Clinics
    · Measurement of Pulmonary Mechanics in the Newborn
  • Unresolved Issues in Perinatology
    · Oligohydramnios: An Indication for Cesarean Delivery?
    · Meconium Staining
    · The Breech Debate
    · Very Low Birthweight Neonates: Who to treat ?
            In Developed Countries
            In Developing Countries
  • Perinatal Pharmacology: New Modalities
    · Pharmacology of Pulmonary Hypertension
    · Pharmacologic Agents for Reducing Brain Injury
    · Pharmacological Approaches to the Prevention of Pre-eclampsia: Updates
    · Drug Toxicity and Drug Interaction in the Pretei-m Infant
  • Luncheon Symposia
       New Technology in Ventilatory Support in the Neonatal with Pulmonary Problems


TITLES: a. The Abnormal Fetus: Options in the Region
b. Maternal Infant Bonding and Emotional A wakening : What do we know ?
DATE: October 2, 2000
VENUE: Westin Philippine Plaza
TIME:    7:45 - 4:00 P.M.


  1. To identify the screening techniques for congenital anomalies that are available in the region.
  2. To enumerate the scope and limitations of these screening techniques,
  3. To be made aware of appropriate methods of antenatal and postnatal counseling of couples with babies with congenital anomalies.
  4. To be attuned to the psycho-emotional changes of motherhood, pregnancy and delivery.
  5. To be knowledgeable on techniques of infant stimulation to enhance growth and development.
  6. To be cognizant of the approach to diagnosis and management of pregnant patients with G6PD deficiency, diabetes mellitus and fetus with congenital anomalies.
7:45 - 8:00 Opening Ceremonies
  • Opening Remarks - Emilio A. Hernandez, Jr., MD
  • Invocation - Carmelita B. Cuyugan, MD
  • National Anthem
  • Orientation - Virginia de Jesus, MD
8:00 - 10:00

Session I

The Abnormal Fetus : Options in the Region
Chair              - Natividad L. Puertollano, MD
Rapporteur    - Ma. Lourdes Coloma, MD

Topics :

  • Scope and Limitations of Available Screening Techniques for Congenital Anomalies
    Speaker: Prof. Mathews Mathai
  • Antenatal and Postnatal Counseling
    Speaker: Carmencita Padilla, MD

Session 2

Maternal Infant Bonding and Emotional Awakening : What do we know ?
    Chair              - Socorro deleon-Meiidoza, MD
    Rapporteur    - Ma. Lourdes Cruz-Mai-tinez, MD

Topics :

  • Research to Practice: Emotional Development and Maternal Infant Attachment
    Speaker: L.A. Levitt, MD
  • Motherhood: The Emotional Awakening
    Speaker: N. B. Stem, MD


Topic     : Infant Stimulation
Speaker : Susan Ludington, CNM, PH.D.



Chair              - Amelia Fernandez, MD
Rapporteur    - Ma. Lourdes Ku-Otayza, MD

Cases :

  • G6PD
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Diabetes Mellitus


Honolina Gomez, MD
Eva Marie Cutiongco, M.D
Ma. Asuncion Silvestre, MD
Lyn Cabrera, MD
Alice P. de la Gente, R.M.
- Endocritiologist
- Genetecist
- Neoiiatologist
- Perinatologist
- Midwife


Executive Committee
President ___ Victor Yu, MD
President Elect ___

Yunosuke Ogawa, M.D

Secretary General ___ T'sang T'ang Hsieh, MD
Deputy Secretary General:
Eastern ___ Do-Whan Bae, MD
Western ___ Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, MD
Central ___ Gulardi H. Wiknjosastro, MD
Treasurer ___ Kamheng Chaturachinda, MD
Immediate Past President ___ Yoshihiko Takeda, MD
Ex-Officio ___ Natividad L. Puertollano, MD
Carmelita B. Cuyugan, MD


Country Representatives
Australia & New Zealand Helen Chambers, MD
Bangladesh TA Chowdhury, MD
India Gita Ganguly Mukherjee, MD
Indonesia Prof Ariawan Soejonoes, MD
Japan Prof Hiroshi Nishida
Malaysia Dr Ravichandsai
Korea Hong Kyoon Lee, MD
Nepal D DS Manandhar, MD
Pakistan Zu Higar Bhutta, MD
Philipines Aretas P Singson-Alday, MD
Singapore Ann Tan, MD
Taiwan Chang-Sheng Yin, MD

Organizing Committee
Joint-Chair Natividad L. Puerttollano, MD
Carmelita R. Belmonte-Cuyugan, MD
Vice-Chair Nelia Sison Salvacion, MD
Dlores Belmonte-Sy, MD
Joint-Secretary Rebecca M. Ramos, MD
Socorro De Leon-Mendoza, MD
Joint-Treasurer Sylvia de las Alas-Carnero, MD
Josefina C. Resureccion, MD
Sub-Committee Chairs:
Scientific Program Ernesto S. Uichanco, MD
Gloria Baens-Ramirez, MD
Ways & Means Zaida Noblejas-Ramirez, MD
Jocelyn Yambao-Franco, MD
Registration Zenaida L. Antonio, MD
Caridad E. Molino, MD
Cleotilde Babas-Elmedolan, R.M.
Pre-Congress Seminar Coor. Amelia R. Fernandez, MD
Virginia R. De jesus, MD
Scientific Exhibit Eduardo C. Firmalo, MD
Lester A. Deniega, MD
Commercial Exhibit Aretas P. Singson-Alday, MD
Diosdado V. Mariano, MD
Program & Invitation Aurora Salegumba Genuino, MD
Mario A. Bernadino, MD
Hospitality Lyra Ruth Clemente-Teodore, MD
Ma. Luisa Uson-Peralta, MD
Publicity Nena Eng-Tan, MD
Concepcion P. Argonza, MD
Alice dela Gente, R.M.
Arrangement Ernesto G. Moreno, MD
Ditas Christina Decena, MD
Documentation Bernardita B. Javier, MD
Remedios Dee-Chan, MD
Socials Evelyn Parcero-Palaypayon, MD
Gener T. Becina, MD
Souvenir Program Benjamin G. Co, MD
Pura R. Caisip Philomena Gabriel-Lopez, MD
Awards Guillerma Naval-Sahagun, MD

Preliminary List of Invited Speakers
Jacob  Aranda U.S.A.
Jatinder Bhatie USA
Vinod Bhutani USA
Zulfiqar  Bhutta Pakistan
Anna Madamba-Burgos Philippines
Helen Chambers Australia
Kamheang Chaturachinda Thailand
Antonio Dans Philippines
Coralie Dimacali Philippines
Phillip Darney USA
Jonas Del Rosario Philippines
Gian Carlo Di Renzo Italy
Mark I. Evans USA
Amelia Fernandez Philippines
Eduardo Firmalo Philippines
Howard Han Korea
Jane Harding New Zealand
Emilio  Hernandez, Jr Philipines
Nai Kiong Ho Singapore
T'sang T'ang Hsieh Taiwan
Kris A. Karlsen USA
Michael Katz USA
Martin Keszler USA
James King Australia
Miriam Labbok U.S.A
Andreas Lee Australia
Susan Ludington U.S.A
Jacinta Blas Mantaring, III Philippines
Ma.Lourdes Cruz-Martinez Philippines
Mathews Mathai India
Sue McDonald Australia
Max Mongelli Singapore
William Tarnow-Mordi Australia
Hitoo Nakano Japan
Nik Ismael Nasri Malaysia
Hiroshi Nishida Japan
Yunosuke Ogawa Japan
Enrique Ostrea, Jr. USA
Carmencita Padilla Philippines
Emile Papiernik France
Jeffrey Phelan USA
Gilles Poumerol WHO
Gloria Baens-Ramirez Philippines
Ma. Asuncion Silvestre Philippines
Tae Bok Song Korea
Peter Stone New Zealand
E. Malcolm Symonds U.K.
Yoshihiko Takeda Japan
Ranjit L. Tambyraja Singapore
Ann Tan Singapore
K. H. Tan Singapore
Ernesto S. Uichanco Philippines
Susan Cu-Uvin Philippines
Dharmapuri Vidjasagar USA
Gulardi H. Wiknjosastro Indonesia
George Yeo Singapore
Victor Yu Australia


Registration Information

Registration is required for all participants. The registration fee and the payment schedule are as follows: Please make your registration early.

  Before July 31, 2000 On-Site
Consultant US$ 400.00 US$ 450.00
Nurses/Midwives US$ 300.00 US$ 350.00
* Residents/Fellows US$ 300.00 US$ 350.00
Accompanying Person US$ 200.00 US$ 250.00

Pre Congress Seminar

Congress Registrants - US$ 50.00
Non-Congress Registrants - US$ 100.00

* Fellow/Resudents need to submit a letter form his/her institution as proof of status


  All payment should be sent in US dollars by telegraphic transfer remittance or credit card

  • Bank charges shall be on the account of the registrant
  • Telegraphic Transfer Remittance :

            Account Name      :  FAOPS-MANILA
            Account Number  :  2362-00111-3
            Bank Address      :   Equitable PCI Bank, Kamias Branch
                                           88 Kamias Rd. cor. K-J St., Quezon City

  • Please indicate Registrant's Name in the "application for remittance" form and send a copy of the bank receipt confirming your remittance along with the registration form to the Secretariat
  • Credit Card
    Only Visa and Master Cards will be accepted 


Cancellation of registration should be in writing.
Cancellation postmarked on or before August 31, 2000. 50% refund to be given after the Congress.
Cancellation postmarked after August 31, 2000 : no refund.

Registration Forms

Registration forms are available here for printing.

  1. Registration Form & Procedures
  2. Hotel & Tours Booking Form


General Information


Located in Southeast Asia, the Philippines is bordered by the South China Sea in the west, while the Pacific Ocean washes its eastern shores. Stretching 1,839 kms from north to south, the archipelago is comprised of more than 7,100 islands, the biggest being Luzon, followed by Mindanao in the south. In between these two big islands is the Visayas, a group of islands scattered among small inland bodies of water. The country has up to 334,539 kilometers of beautiful beaches, inland coves and natural harbors. Its capital, Manila, is only an hour and a half away from Hong Kong and about 12 hours from the cities of Europe.


March to May is hot and dry whilst June to October is rainy. November to February however, is cool with an average temperature of 25'C to 33'C and average humidity of 77%.


Filipino is the national language. However, the Philippines is the third largest English-speaking country in the World. English is widely spoken and extensively used in business and government.


The predominant religion is Roman Catholic, although the number of Protestant religions is increasing. The smallest group are Moslems and the Iglesia ni Kristo (Church of Christ) .

Communication Facilities

The Philippines has modem and efficient communication services from international direct dialing and facsimile to worldwide express delivery services, extensive postal service and telegram system.

Business and Banking Hours

Private and government offices are open from 08:00 to 17:00 hours. Some private companies are open on Saturdays from 09:00 to 12:00 hours. Most shopping centers, department stores and supermarket are open from 10:00 to 20:00 hours daily. Banks are open from 09:00 to 15:00 hours Mondays to Fridays.


The unit of currency is the Philippine Peso = 100 centavos. Bank notes come in denominations of P1,000, P500, P100, P50, P20 and P10. The coins are in 1 c, 25c, 50c, P1.00, P2.00 and P5.00. Most foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and authorized foreign exchange dealers. Outside of Manila, the use of the Philippine Peso for payment is preferred, Credit cards are accepted at major hotels, resorts, shops, and restaurants.

Credit Cards

International credit cards such as Visa. Diners Club, MasterCard and American Express are accepted in major establishments both inside and outside of Manila.

Duty Free Shopping

Duty Free Shops are located at the departure and transit areas of the NAIA in Manila and the MIA in Cebu. Just across from the NAIA is the Duty Free Fiesta Shopping Center. This is the largest Duty Free outlet which carries quality items from intamational imports and selected export products

Time Zone

Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) plus 8 hours.

Entry Regulations

Visitors with valid passports may enter the country and stay for a maximum of 21 days without  visas provided they have tickets for their onward journey. Stateless persons, nationals of the People's Republic of China, Cambodia, North Korea, Tonga, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, Palestinians, and holders of Belize passports need to secure appropriate visas.


The FAOPS and the Congress Organizing Cornmittee shall not be held liable for any injury, damage or cancellation delay, accident loss, hostilities, political unrest or force majeure which may occur to either person or property for whatever cause arising out of act or default of a principal. The Society and Committee also cannot be held responsible for extra cost or expense due to unforeseen delays, strikes, civil riots, accidents and inoperable weather conditions. It will, however, do everything possible to protect delegates interests


Delegates are advised to take out their own insurance for travel, personal property and health.

MANILA : The Convention City

Metropolitan Manila is the geographic, commercial, social and political center of the Philippines. Eight million, out of the colintry's forty-eight million people, live in this metropolis, only a small numbei- of whom are native to the area. The largest number are from other places, both in the Philippines and elsewhere, who have brought with them different languages, cultures, backgrounds and dreams.

For this reason, Manilans know how to live with other people, to learn from them and to be with them in their common search for a better life.

Manila, therefore, is a natural melting pot, which makes it ideal for its new role as an international convention city. Language is no problem either, with almost everybody speaking English.

The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), with its modem facilities and convenient location (less than 10 kilometers away from the international airport), five-star hotels, first class entertainment and business center, is the perfect venue for the 11th FAOPS Congress.


Contact Information



Perinatal Association of the Philippines, Inc.
POGS Bldg., 56 Malakas St. Diliman,
Quezon City 1104 Philippines
Tel. No. +632-925-3538 • +632-927-1035



Philippines Congress Organizing Committee
2/F Physician's Tower, 533 United Nation Avenue
P.O. Box 4486, Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Fax No. +632-522-1090 • +632-521-2831