59th Annual Convention | Medicine in Puerto Rico: Challenges Against Adversity | 31.08.18

59th Annual Convention
59th Annual Convention
Medicine in Puerto Rico: Challenges Against Adversity

August 31 to September 2, 2018

San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

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FACULTY
Ana Medina, MD ‘75
Antonio del Valle, MD ‘92
Belinda Beauchamp, MD ‘86
Brenda Mirabal, MD ‘77
Carlos Portocarrero, MD ‘80
Carmen González-Keelan, MD ‘79
Carmen Zorrilla, MD ‘78
Eduardo E. Santiago-Delpín, MD ‘65
Eneida De La Torre, MD ‘08
Esther A. Torres, MD ‘72
Gladys González-Navarrette, MD ‘79
Grissel Ríos, MD ‘96
Iris Cardona, MD ‘87
JOSÉ RAÚL MONTES, MD ‘89
Karen G. Martínez, MD ‘01
Linda Laras, MD
Linka Matos, MD ‘00
Luis E. Cummings, MD ‘79
Milagros Martin de Pumarejo, MD ‘78
Myrna Quiñones-Feliciano, MD ‘80
Natalia S. Fernández, MD ‘17
Pablo Rodríguez-Ortíz, MD ‘83
Pedro E. Vargas, MD ‘09
Rafael Burgos-Calderón, MD ‘65
Rosa Ileana Cruz-Burgos, MD ‘80
Vilma McCarthy, MD ‘95

 

MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT
Rosa Ileana Cruz Burgos, MD’80
President 2017-2018

Greetings from Sunny Downtown Puerto Rico! What an eventful year, one which will not be forgotten.

Hurricane Irma hit Puerto Rico a few days after our last medical convention; María came exactly two weeks later. This tragic series of events expanded the mission of the Society of Alumni to not only offer one of the most academically challenging conventions, provide a forum where classmates can meet and socialize but also direct their attention to help our medical students and our school cope with the challenges that these tragic events caused.

Although all of us have experienced serious difficulties, we are proud of the fact that we are able to celebrate our 59th Annual Convention, to be held August 31 thru September 3, 2018, at the San Juan Marriott & Stellaris Casino.

We are dedicating our Annual Convention to a very special colleague, Dr. Myrna Quiñones Feliciano, Class of 1980. Myrnita, as we like to call her, has dedicated all her life to the pediatric community, medical students and residents. She has demonstrated that with dedication, passion and empathy, we can make a difference. Dr. Quiñones has been the Medical Director for the Pediatric Hospital since February, 2011. During all these years she has been a key figure in making the Pediatric Hospital achieve the highest academic standards.

Starting this year, we are establishing a Special Recognition Award. This year the award is being presented to Dr. Milagros Martin de Pumarejo, Class of 1978, for her outstanding work and dedication to Puerto Rico’s children. Her work in the Emergency Care Unit of the Pediatric Hospital in the aftermath of hurricane María demonstrated her devotion to the wellbeing of our children.

I want to take this opportunity also to invite our colleagues from the mainland United States, especially those who are celebrating their Class Anniversaries to join our Convention. We promise it will be a very special weekend that includes an outstanding educational program and provides a social agenda that will give you the opportunity to share experiences with your fellow classmates.

Sincerely
Rosa Ileana Cruz Burgos, MD ‘80

 

PROGRAM

DAY 1: SATURDAY September 1, 2018
7:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 am
Opening Messages
Alumni President: Rosa Ileana Cruz-Burgos, MD ‘80
Chancellor MSC: Segundo Rodríguez-Quilichini, MD
Dean of Medicine: Edgar Colón-Negrón, MD ‘84

Plenary Session 1- Bioethics & Professionalism
(Required topics for the 2019 license and recertification)
A TRIBUTE TO MYRNA QUIÑONES-FELICIANO, MD ‘80
Presented by: Gladys González Navarrette, MD ‘79

8:30 am
Myrna Quiñones-Feliciano, MD ‘80
Pediatric Bioethics in the Hospital Scenario

9:30 am
Eduardo A. Santiago Delpín, MD ‘65
Why is Society Attacking Healthcare and What Can We Do About It?

10:30 am
Coffee Break & Exhibits

11:00 am
Rafael Burgos-Calderón, MD ‘65
The Medical Profession & the Bioethics at the End of Life

12:00 pm
Linda Laras, MD
Sexual Violence: Ethical Considerations Toward Healing or Revictimizing

1:00 pm
Pablo Rodríguez-Ortíz MD ‘83
Hurricane María: Reflections and Proposal for the Medical Community

2:00 pm
Lunch

Plenary Session 2
SPECIAL RECOGNTITION AWARD:
MILAGROS MARTIN DE PUMAREJO, MD ‘78
Presented by: Belinda Beauchamp, MD ‘86

3:00 pm
Milagros Martin de Pumarejo, MD ‘78
Disaster Preparedness for the Pediatric Population

4:00 pm
Brenda Mirabal, MD ‘77
Child Abuse: When to Worry and What to do?

5:00 pm
Coffee Break & Exhibits

5:30 pm
Eneida De La Torre, MD ‘08
Dermatologic Manifestations: Experiences During Hurricane María Crisis

6:30 pm
Karen Martínez, MD ‘01
Suicide: Our Role Helping Kids at Risk

DAY 2: SUNDAY – September 2, 2018
SESSION ON GENERAL MEDICINE

8:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am
Antonio del Valle, MD ‘92
Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children and Beyond

10:00 am
Carlos Portocarrero, MD ‘80
Gynecomastia: Surgical Indications

11:00 am
Coffee Break & Exhibits

11:30 am
JOSÉ RÁUL MONTES, MD ‘89
Facial Shaping With Injectables

12:30 pm
Vilma McCarthy, MD ‘95
ADHD in Adults, Is It Real?

1:30 pm
Rosa Ileana Cruz-Burgos, MD ‘80
An In-Vitro Laboratory in Survival Mode

2:30 pm
Lunch

SESSION ON CURRENT INTEREST
(Required Topics for the 2019 License and Recertification)

3:00 pm
Carmen Zorrilla, MD ‘78
Hurricane María; From Emergency to Catastrophe Impact on Puerto Rican’s Life, Health and Economy

4:00 pm
Iris Cardona, MD ‘87
Inmunization in the Adult and Pediatric Patient

5:00 pm
Ana Medina, MD ‘75
Diagnosis and Treatment of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika

DAY 3: MONDAY September 3, 2018
Administration, Management and Control of Medications for Pain & Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension

8:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 am
Linka Matos, MD ‘00
Modalities in Pain Management: What’s New?

10:30 am
Luis E. Cummings, MD ‘79
Kyphoplasty for Management of Painful Compression Fractures

11:30 am
Coffee Break & Exhibits

12:00 pm
Grissel Ríos, MD ‘96
Fibromyalgia: The Invisible Disease

1:00 pm
Pedro E. Vargas, MD ‘09
Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension

2:00 pm
Lunch

3:00 pm
Assembly