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Isang masigabong ANYAYA sa inyong lahat na pumunta at makilahok sa Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) Region 10 Northern Mindanao Chapter 2023 National Midyear Convention sa Cagayan De Oro City itong Mayo 17-19, 2023.

Ang mga makislap na 182 Obstetrician-Gynecologists na mula sa Cagayan De Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Camiguin, Butuan, East Surigao, Iligan, Marawi, West Surigao ay taos-pusong nagsikap na maisakatuparan ang 2023 Midyear Convention ng POGS.

Sa tema ng “Soar High Sarimanok: Empowered Women at the Forefront”, ito ay bumubungad sa mahusay na kilos patungo sa kalusugan at karapatan ng kababaihan. Binigyan ng mahusay na paglahok ng mga matalino at expert sa OB-GYN topics sa mga scientific sessions. Makulay at masaya din ang mga hinanda na Social -Cultural Fellowship events upang maging malusog ang samahan at pakikipag kaibigan sa lahat ng mga dadalo.

Congratulations, Pasasalamat sa lahat ng bumubuo ng POGS Region 10, Northern Mindanao Chapter at sa lahat ng mga sponsors galling sa pharmaceutical at sa iba pang sectors ng donors. Malaking pasasalamat kay Dr. Ma Melissa F. Diawatan, Overall Chair, MYC 2023; Dr. Maria Imelda Carbajal, POGS 10 Regional Director; Dr. Quennie Quinio, POGS 10 Chapter President.

Mag rehistro na at maging maayos, matiwasay, maka-Diyos at masaya tayo sa Midyear Convention 2023! Mabuhay and POGS at Maging Matayog tayong lahat!

Dear Friends

The call of MINDANAO beckons as we host the 2023 POGS Midyear Convention here in Cagayan de Oro. It is with enthusiasm and gladness in our hearts that we warmly welcome you to this celebration of women empowerment.

Team  MYC POGS 10 has been unceasingly working to ensure a convention that showcases Mindanao culture at its best, through the captivating and exciting social events, and at the same time, offering a conglomerate of topics and issues that will stimulate discussion of the full spectrum of the physical, social, and environmental factors that a woman  goes through in her journey from adolescence to her golden years.

Time and again, POGS 10 has faced challenges and difficulties even embarking on the preparation of a midyear convention on two occasions, which were derailed by the Marawi siege and the Pandemic. Yet true grit and resiliency, as well as with the protection, guidance, and grace from God, we are now in the throes of a face to face convention

So come and be with us! Enjoy the many attractions of the City of Golden Friendship and Northern Mindanao, and be ready to break boundaries and unite diverse cultures through a gathering that goes beyond the medical frontier. 

See you at the 2023 POGS MYC!  See you in Cagayan de Oro!

Bolos ka!

Warm greetings, dear friends!

2023 is the year to beat for the POGS Northern Mindanao Chapter as the members promised to lead the first face-to-face midyear event of our society, the 2023 POGS Midyear Convention on May 17-19, at the Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental with the theme, Soar High, Sarimanok – Empowered Women at the Forefront.

Finally, after three years of waiting and as we emerged stronger from the pandemic, we, in Sarimanok spirit, are honored to welcome you to soar high with us!

With the painstaking efforts by the members of the executive committee and the various subcommittee, the convention will surely be a memorable experience for all. The inspirational keynote speaker, a fashion designer from Iligan City who created the famous Filip + Inna contemporary labels, down to the energizing, invigorating, and refreshing water sports amazing race – a sports and wellness event in the largest pirate-themed waterpark in the country, to the enriching and relevant pieces of information on POGS-related advocacies and women’s healthcare during the plenary sessions, to the captivating and harmonious voices of our featured national and local artists through music and dance, and to the exciting Regional Art Song Competition by our talented POGS members during the fellowship night are programs and events one will forever treasure. Also, do not miss the turnover ceremony and acceptance of the next MYC, which will be hosted by Region 8, Eastern Visayas Chapter, as we conclude the midyear convention during the closing ceremony. We also invite you to visit the exhibit and be engaged with our supportive and generous industry partners who showcase facts about their products and services.

Register now and join us! I look forward to seeing you in CDO!

Gyoto dén i kiyapakauna akén rekano ko bariboribo a salamat (Thank you so much in advance)!

Maria Imelda L. Paz-Carbajal, MD
Regional Director
POGS Region 10, Northern Mindanao Chapter

Bolos kano!!!

Dayon kamo!!!

To all our colleagues from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao!!!

We welcome you to the City of Golden Friendship, Cagayan de Oro City which is the official venue of the much awaited face to face 2023 POGS Midyear Convention happening this May 17-19,2023.It is with great pride that we share to you a 3- day event that starts off with physically challenging sports activities “Bulhot Higala”, to the heartwarming opening ceremony “Kalilang Mindanao”, to well thought of topics in the scientific lectures “Kastulen”, to an upbeat mindanaon fellowship celebration “Hudyaka Mindanao” and ending it off with a grateful closing ceremony “Imbulog Mindanao”.

We will finally see the fruits of labor by the Midyear Convention Committee led by the chair, Dr Melissa F. Diawatan and the Midyear Convention Organizing Committee who all tirelessly exerted great effort to create a memorable 2023 POGS Midyear Convention.

Furthermore, you will finally witness how the 181 strong members of POGS 10 come together and work harmoniously sharing their talents, time and utmost service, dedication and commitment to POGS.

So come and experience the best of region 10!

And most importantly, experience it with your best buddies,your colleagues and your family here in Northern Mindanao.

So come one! Come all!

Hali namo sa Cagayan de Oro!!

Kay tsada sa Cagayan de Oro!!

Quennie Salcedo-Quino, MD.
Chapter President
POGS Northern Mindanao Chapter

Frequently Asked Questions

Early Bird (On or before March 31) Regular Rates/Onsite Registration (After March 31) Senior citizen discount rate Remarks
Early Bird Regular
POGS Member ₱3000 ₱3500 ₱2400 ₱2800
Non-POGS Members (MD) General Practitioners and other specialties ₱3500 ₱4000 ₱2800 ₱3200
Residents/PGIs Fellows in training ₱2000 ₱2500 Must submit certificate from hospital
Midwives and Allied Professionals ₱2000 ₱2500 ₱1600 ₱2000
Medical Students ₱1000 ₱1000 Must submit certificate of endorsement from the dean
Accompanying person/s ₱1500 ₱2000 Can attend all major events except plenary lectures
Foreign delegates $100 $100
****Senior Citizen discount will be applied accordingly, except for accompanying persons

You can deposit your registration fee through the following payment channels:

  • BPI
    • Account Name: Phil Obstetrical & Gynecological Society Northern Mindanao Region X Chapter
    • Account no: 9333-0700-62
  • GCash
    • Abegail Lamayra – POGS X Registration Committee
    • GCash Number: 0966 335 0593
  • Foreign Currency for International Attendees
    • You can wire transfer through the BPI account with the following SWIFT Code: BOPIPHMMXXX

Right after payment, you have to make sure you take a photo of your deposit slip or a screenshot of your online transaction as you will need this during the registration process.

You will receive a copy of your registration through the email you have provided and our registration committee will verify your payment.

As soon as your transaction has been verified, you will immediately receive a copy of the official invitation along with your personalized QR Code that you will present during the Midyear Convention for convenience.

Cancellation of registration on or before 2 weeks prior to the convention is allowed with a valid reason.

Full amount will be refunded if cancellation is made at least 2 weeks prior to the convention, otherwise, payment is forfeited.

Personal attendance and answering of the pre-test and post-test questionnaires are needed to receive the Certificate of Attendance.

No, registration is not transferrable.

For booking of hotel, full payment and confirmation of registration is needed.

Please contact Hotel and Accommodations Committee:

Dr. Sarah B. Pingol
0917 794 3790

Dr. Joan R. Baloncio
0919 000 7696

Please contact the transportation committee through the following contact information:

Dr. Cielito D. Esperon
Globe: 0917 717 0741

Contact Us

For Inquiries and Concerns:

Dr. Atilyn S. Pareja
Phone: 0917 321 6753

Dr. Grystel G. Gadian
Globe: 0927 640 0954