The APSC Congress

About the APSC Congress

The Congress in 2019
The APSC hosts its main Congress every year. APSC 2019, the next main Congress of APSC, will be held in Manila, Philippines from May 22-26, 2019 with the theme "Unity in Diversity: Setting Global Standards in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management." The Organizing Team is spearheaded the President of the Philippine Heart Association, Dr. Nannette Rey. The regional meeting will coincide with the PHA 50th Annual Convention & Scientific Meeting.
Congress Objectives

  • Review and discuss the gaps and opportunities in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease across the different countries in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Discuss different strategies in translating clinical trial evidence and clinical guidelines into patient care
  • Present updates in risk factor assessment and management and provide most recent innovations in disease diagnosis and intervention
Target Audience
Cardiologists, internists, primary care physicians, healthcare providers either local, regional or international with interest in cardiovascular disease prevention and management.

APSC 2019 Organizers

Honorary Over all Chair

Dr. Joel M. Abanilla

Over all Chair, APSC 

Dr. Nannette Rey

Scientific Chair, APSC

Dr. Eugenio Reyes

Scientific Co-Chair, APSC

Dr. Alisa Bernan

Secretary General, 2019

Dr. Raul Lapitan

Over all Chair, PHA

Dr. Orlando Bugarin

Co-Chair, PHA

Dr. Aurelia Leus

Scientific Chair, PHA

Dr. Gilbert Vilela

Research, PHA

Dr. Liberty Yaneza

Scientific Committee

APSC and APSC Council Members

Sessions Coordinator

Dr. Ronald Cuyco


Dr. Aurelia Leus

Ways & Means Chair

Dr. Gilbert Vilela

Housing Committee

Dr. Raul Lapitan and Dr. Jude Erric Cinco

Website Chair

Dr. Jose Donato Magno

IT Consultant

Dr. Peter San Diego


Dr. Don Robespierre Reyes

Lay Participation

Atty. Darlene Marie Berberabe

Fellows Debate

Dr. Ronald Cuyco 


Dr. Jude Erric Cinco

Schedule of Activities

May 22, 2019 (Wed)

PHA 50th Annual Convocation & Opening Ceremonies

May 22, 2019 (Wed)

May 23, 2019 (Thurs)

APSC Opening Ceremony
APSC Fellowship Night

May 23-26, 2019 (Wed-Sun)  

Scientific Sessions

May 23-26, 2019 (Wed-Sun)  

May 26, 2019 (Sun) 

APSC Closing Ceremonies
PHA Business Meeting
PHA Fellowship Night

Registration Rates

Foreign Delegates : US$ 650.00
APSC Fellows : US$ 325.00
Foreign Fellows-in-Training / Allied Health Professional: US$ 500.00
Local Delegates (PHA Members) : ₱ 12,500.00
Local Fellows-in-Training / Allied Professional (Members) : ₱ 10,000.00
Physicians (non-members) : ₱ 14,000.00
Allied Professionals (non-members) : ₱ 6,500.00

Foreign Delegates : US$ 750.00
APSC Fellows : US$ 375.00
Foreign Fellows-in-Training / Allied Health Professional: US$ 550.00
Foreign Delegate - Day Rate : US$ 200.00
Local Delegates (PHA Members) : ₱ 15,000.00
Local Fellows-in-Training / Allied Professional (Members) : ₱ 12,000.00
Physicians (non-members) : ₱ 16,000.00
Allied Professionals (non-members) : ₱ 7,500.00
Local Delegate - Day Rate : ₱ 3,500.00


SMX Convention Center & Conrad Hotel

About SMX Convention Center

Ideal for international exhibitions, large-scale trade events, industry conventions, and corporate and social functions, SMX Manila offers 4 exhibition halls, 5 function rooms and 15 meeting rooms, totaling 17,480 square meters of leasable space that can accommodate anything from an audience of 18,000 to an exclusive conference for 10.

About Conrad Hotel

Positioned atop S Maison, a high-end retail complex on the edge of Manila Bay, the visually striking Conrad Manila offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of Makati; but is also just 15 minutes away from the airport via the NAIA expressway. You will enjoy easy access to a variety of shopping, dining, recreation and local attractions. The hotel has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as LEED gold-certified and is a proud recipient of the 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.

Inspired by the impressive vessels that traverse the bay, Conrad Manila's stunning architecture makes strong connections to the immediate waters in front, and the skyline of Makati's Central Business District behind the hotel.

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