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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chosen entries will be announced during the second week of August and will participate in a Poster Competition during the 7th Biennial Convention.
The original post may be found here.
Guidelines for the PSO Research Award Poster Competition may be found here.
Application Forms for interested parties may be downloaded here.
The Philippine Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (PSDBP) is proud to announce the launch of the Dr. Perla D. Santos Ocampo Research Award for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in honor of our founding President, Dr. Perla D. Santos Ocampo. Said launch will be held this September during the Society’s 7th Biennial Convention.
The 7th Biennial Committee on Scientific Exhibits would like to ask for entries for the poster competition for the first PSO Research Award. Qualified to enter are Postgraduate Fellows-in-Training (Developmental/Behavioral or Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics Programs) and Residents-in-Training (Pediatrics) from all PPS accredited hospitals, with research studies focusing on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Filipino children. Entries from fellowship and residency training graduates from within the last twelve months will be accepted.