[OCTOBER 8, 2013]
The Philippine Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics has released a position statement on stem cell therapy for neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders.
The statement reads:
“The society acknowledges the potential of using stem cell therapy as a treatment option for developmental disabilities. However, there is currently no strong scientific evidence to recommend the use of stem cells as treatment for neurodevelopmental disorders, developmental disabilities and central nervous system disorders including but not limited to autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, global developmental delay and intellectual disability. Since the long term safety and effectiveness of the use of stem cells in humans have not been established at this time, its use for these conditions should be confined to well-designed clinical trials that include the necessary ethical, scientific and regulatory controls.
At present, the society strongly encourages the use of evidence-based interventions for developmental and behavioral conditions, under the guidance and recommendation of a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician or Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician duly board certified to practice in the Philippines.”
This position statement was made after careful study by the PSDBP Research Commitee Task Force for Stem Cell Therapy Position Statement, whose members include:
Maria Michiko C. Baloca, MD
Francis Xavier Daniel M. Dimalanta, MD
Annah Rebecca V. Doroja, MD
Cindy C. Llego, MD
Jacqueline O. Navarro, MD
Maria Isabel Osabel-Quilendrino, MD
Jan Harold D. Sia, MD
Lourdes Bernadette S. Tanchanco, MD
The deadline for entries to the 1st Dr. Perla D. Santos Ocampo Research Award for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics has been extended to July 12, 2013.
If you are a Resident- or Postgraduate Fellow-in-Training with research focusing on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Filipino children, please submit your abstract and the accomplished application form to Dr. Jackie O. Navarro at email@example.com.
Chosen entries will be announced during the second week of August and will participate in a Poster Competition during the 7th Biennial Convention.
Please e-mail entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 7th Biennial Committee is offering the following sponsorship options:
- Full Page P10,000
- Half Page P5,000
- Quarter Page P2,500
- Line P1,000
For more details, please contact the PSDBP secretariat at + 632 434-3946, +63 922 801-9057 or at email@example.com.
Deadline for submissions is July 19, 2013. You may download the sponsorship reply slip here.
Please find below a list of some of the topics to be presented at the 7th Biennial this September.
- Changing landscape of Child Development and Behavior
- Epigenetics: Impact on Health and Disability
- Raising Resilient Children
- Discipline: Then and Now
- Digital Media: Friend or Foe
- The Importance of Sleep in Pediatric Practice
- Sleep in Special Needs Children
- Caring for the Chronically Ill Child
- Developmental Interventions: Sifting Through the Evidence
- Enabling the Differently Abled
You may PRE-REGISTER for the Biennial up to July 1, 2013.
Pre-Registration Fee: P3,000
Onsite Registration Fee: P3,500
FOR INQUIRIES, please call the PSDBP secretariat
+ 63 2 434-3946
+ 63 922 801-9057