The Philippine Orthopedic Association South Mindanao Chapter is inviting every practicing orthopedic surgeons, especially those in Mindanao to the upcoming Third POA-AOA Mindanao Summit on March 15-16, 2013 at Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City. Philippine Orthopedic Association (POA) is the specialty umbrella organization of Filipino orthopedic surgeons recognized by both the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS). South Mindanao Chapter is the one of the two Mindanao chapters of POA and is currently the host of this event.
The Mindanao Summit is an biennial event, unique to the Mindanao based fellows of POA, that discusses orthopedic knowledge and updates relevant to the Mindanao community. The summit also foster camaraderie among the Mindanao based fellows of the POA. The scientific program is created by the host chapter in line with these objectives. They invite local and foreign experts to discuss on these topics. Hosting of this summit is rotated every two years to the two chapters of POA in Mindanao- the South Mindanao and North Mindanao chapters. The first Mindanao was hosted by POA-South Mindanao and this year, it’s coming back to Davao City.
The Third POA Mindanao Summit will for the first time, partner with the AOA Outreach Committee to bring in foreign faculty and experts to talk on this years topic. This year’s theme is “Locally Relevant Minimally Invasive Osteosynthesis” and the organizing committee prepared a very interesting scientific program for the benefit of the Mindanao fellows. This year’s summit is also synchronized with the Araw ng Dabaw celebrations, giving the participants time to witness its celebrations, savor Davao’s delectable fruits, enjoy its world class beaches, golf courses and other tourists attractions.