OFFICERS

Darwin A. Dasig, MD
President

Jacqueline C. Dominguez, MD
Vice President

Encarnita Raya-Ampil, MD
Secretary

Ma. Lourdes Corrales-Joson, MD
Assistant Secretary

Venus Serra-Arain, MD
Treasurer

Joseree Ann S. Catindig, MD
Assistant Treasurer

Maurice Sanosa, MD
PRO External

Jardine S. Sta. Ana, MD
PRO Internal

Richtofen de Jesus
PRO Allied Specialists

Venus Serra-Arain,MD
Immediate Past President

Simeon M. Marasigan, MD
Founding President

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Socorro Sarfati, MD
Fe Costales, MD
Eva Angel, MD
Limuel Anthony Abrogena, MD
Primitivo Mactal, PhD

 

 
Speakers Profile
DSP RESEARCH UNDERTAKINGS IN ASIA: THE PRESENT STATE: Jacqueline Dominguez, MD, FPNA

     Dr. Jacqueline Dominguez is a neurologist with special interest in aging and cognitive impairment. She works at the Institute for Neuroscience of St. Luke’s Medical Center as a private practitioner and researcher. She heads the Memory Center. Her researches are related to adapting and validating instruments for the assessment of cognitive impairment for use in the Philippines, non-pharmacological interventions such as ballroom dancing, counseling and lip reading program for hearing impairment, and genotyping of early onset dementia in Filipinos.

     Dr. Dominguez leads the Philippines in collaboratiive studies with ASIAN society Against Dementia (ASAD). As a student in anthropology, she headed the team in the development of quality of life instruments apropos to the cultural setting of the Filipino elderly. She is presently conducting research on the cultural ecology of dementia care.

LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM : Simeon S. Marasigan, MD, FPNA

     Dr. Simeon S. Marasigan, is the Founding President of the Dementia Society of the Philippines and its Allied Specialist Group. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Santo Tomas. He is affiliated with the National Center for Geriatric Health and the University of the Santos Tomas Medical Center. He is an active member of the Executive Committee of the Asian Society Against Dementia.

BPSD ACROSS STAGES OF AD: Marie Cecilia Tan, MD, FPPA

     Dr. Marie Cecilia Tan is a geriatric psychiatrist who obtained her Bachelor of Science, Major in Biology, from University of the Philippines, Manila and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (UERMMMC). She took her General Psychiatry Residency at the Makati Medical Center (MMC). In 2005, she trained in Geriatric Psychiatry at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, with rotation at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

     Currently, she practices as a general and geriatric psychiatrist at the Makati Medical Center (MMC) and St. Luke’s Medical Center, Global City. She is the officer-in-charge of the Adult Activity Center of the Optimal Aging Center (Geriatric Center) of MMC and is the geriatric psychiatrist of the Mood and Anxiety Research and Resource Center (MARRC) of the same institution. She is a member the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and the International Psychogeriatric Association.

TOWARDS A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO COMMON SYMPTOMS IN DEMENTIA: Jennifer Rose Soriano, RP, MSPSYC

     Licensed Psychologist and Psychometrician. Consultant/Clinical Psychologist specializing in neuropsychological assessment and evaluation as well as in cognitive-rehabilitation at the Institute For Neurosciences (Memory Center) and Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (CARMI) at St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City and Quezon City. Currently completing her Doctorate Degree in Counseling Psychology at De La Salle University Manila. Organizational involvement/s include: affiliation and/or membership to the Dementia Society of the Philippines (DSP) and the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP); also a regular volunteer to the Health Professional Volunteers (HPV) plus the Youth and Kids’ Ministry of Victory Christian Fellowship.

     Research Interests/Expertise: Intervention-Outcome Researches, Neuropsychological Tests’ Adaptation and Development.

PHARMACOLOGIC TREATMENT OF BPSD IN AD : Joel G. Eleazar, MD, FPPA, FPSGM

     Dr. Joel Eleazar obtained his medical training from the University of Santo Tomas – Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He finished his residency training in General Psychiatry at the University of the Philippines -Philippine General Hospital. After that, he had Clinical and Research Fellowship in Psychogeriatrics at the Bankstown - Lidcombe Hospital, Lidcombe , New South Wales, Australia. He was also a graduate of the “Psychiatry of Old Age Course” at the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia. He also had a special fellowship training at the North Carolina Hospital Consortium involving: US Veteran’s Affair Medical Centre, Salisbury, North Carolina, USA, Wake Forrest University, Winston- Salem, North Carolina, USA and Brian Brain Centre, Durham University, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

     He is the director of the Aged Care Extended Services (ACES) and Co- Director of the Antipolo Geriatric Centre. He is an active consultant at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Geriatric Centre, Quezon City and in Global City and a visiting consultant at University of Santo Tomas, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry.

INTRODUCTION TO GROUP THERAPY IN DEMENTIA CARE : Richthofen C. De Jeses, MA, RP, RPM, CDR

     Richthofen C. De Jesus earned his Undergraduate degree (Magna cum Laude) and Master’s degree (Cum Laude) from the University of Santo Tomas. He became a registered Psychometrician in 2014, a registered Psychologist in 2015, and is one of the Certified practitioners for assessing Clinical Dementia in the Philippines.

     Mr. De Jesus is an Instructor of Psychology at the University of Santo Tomas and a clinical psychologist at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital and the St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City. Furthermore, he works as a volunteer psychologist at the UST Graduate School Psychotrauma Clinic which provides psychological aid to people suffering from psychological trauma.

     Since 2010, he has been an active member in the Dementia Society of the Philippines, the Psychological Association of the Philippines, and recently, with the Asian Society Against Dementia. At the present time, Mr. De Jesus’ research interests include improving cognitive abilities through Cognitive Stimulation, alleviating the burden of caregiver stress among families with dementia patients, and improving the neuropsychological assessment of both Alzheimer and Non-Alzheimer cases.

DEMENTIA SCREENING AND MANAGEMENT IN THE PRIMARY CARE SETTING : Eva Irene Yu-Maglonzo, MD, FPAFP, MHPed

     Dr. Eva Irene Yu-Maglonzo, is the current National Vice-President of the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP). Dr. Maglonzo is a diplomate and fellow of the PAFP. She is a Professor at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a Clinical Associate Professor of the UP-Philippine General Hospital. She has published several books including The Filipino Physician Today and Geriatric Medicine: Principles and Concepts. She also served as President of the Philippine Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (2002-2004) and the Philippine College of Gerontology and Geriatrics (2007-2009).

NEURAL CORRELATES OF DYSFUNCTION IN FTD : Joseree- Ann Catindig, MD, FPNA

     Dr. Joseree-Ann Catindig is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She finished her residency in the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital. She continued her training as a Fellow in Clinical Research Dementia at the National University Hospital of Singapore. She went on to become a Visiting Scholar at the University of California San Francisco under Behavioral Neurology.

     Her hospital affiliations include the Veteran’s Memorial Medical Hospital, University of Santo Tomas, St. Luke’s Hospital Memory Center- QC, Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Hospital, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Bulacan Polymedic Hospital, and Apalit Hospital.

     Her field of interest includes dementia, clinical neuropsychology, neuroanatomy, behavioral neurology, and geriatric psychiatry.

PSYCHOEDUCATION IN DEMENTIA : Precy S. Cruz, RN, COHN

     Ms. Precy Cruz took up her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at De Ocampo Memorial College and is taking up her Master of Arts in Nursing at the Arellano University. She is presently the section manager of the Memory Center at the Institute for Neurosciences in St. Luke’s Medical Center, where she participates in the development of investigator initiated researches, assists in recruitment of subjects, and is actively involved in data collection and management. Ms. Precy Cruz mainly invests her time and passion in providing caregiver education to the families of patients with dementia.

PSYCHOEDUCATION IN DEMENTIA : Jardine S. Sta. Ana, MD, FPAFP

     Dr. Jardine Sta. Ana is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He had his residency training at the Department of Family and Community Medicine of the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital. He is presently a Clinical Associate Professor at the UP College of Medicine and is part of the CME Committee of the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians where he channels his advocacy of empowering family physicians in the management of patients with dementia.

NON-MOTOR SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE : Donna Mae Lyn V. Buhat, PTRP, MD, FPNA

     Dr. Donna Buhat earned her medical degree at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She had her residency training in the Department of Neurology & Psychiatry at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital and took her Fellowship in Movement Disorder at the National Neuroscience Institute of the Singapore General Hospital. As a young consultant and researcher, Dr. Buhat has already participated in a number of clinical trials involving pharmacotherapy on advanced idiopathic Parkinson’s disease and idiopathic cervical dystonia. Her hospital affiliations include St. Victoria Hospital and St. Anthony Medical Center in Marikina, H Vill Hospital in Rizal Province, and Salve Regina General Hospital in Pasig City.