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  1. The contest is open to physician trainees, early career practicing physicians (first 3 years), nurses, physical therapists, and nutritionists, medical technologists  and medical students especially interns and clerks.  Local and foreign citizens are welcome.
  2. There will be 3 categories instead of two and prizes shall be awarded accordingly for the top 3 places:
    1. Case Studies/ Case Report
    2. Systematic Review/ Meta analysis
    3. Descriptive
  3. Research Process :
    1. The deadline of submission of entries will be on  June 30, 2024 and should contain a structured abstract (Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusion) limited to 300 words only.
    2. The first page shall contain the name of the primary author and co authors as well as the university, hospital, or medical center where the author is connected.
    3. Entries will be prejudged by the panel research committee members and clinical epidemiologists.
    4. Finalists shall be announced on July 26,2024 and will be required to submit full paper prior to the contest for the evaluation of board of judges
    5. Prejudging score will consists of 70% of total score and the remainder is based on actual oral presentation.
  1. Finalists are required to comply with the following guidelines:
    1. The paper must be typewritten, double spaced using the Calibri font.
    2. The structured abstract (Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusion) should be submitted, apart from the full manuscript.
    3. There should be no mention of identity of the author and institution anywhere in the paper.
    4. All finalists must send their accomplished research papers on or before July 26, 2024, 4:00pm .
    5. Venue and delivery of oral research presentation shall be announced 2 weeks before the scheduled date.
    6. Further instructions regarding oral presentation shall be forwarded to the finalists to facilitate smooth flow during the actual event.
SSP World Stroke Day Lay Forum
October 29, 2021
The Stroke Society of the Philippines celebrated World Stroke Day on October 29, 2021 with a Lay Forum via ZOOM Webinar and live streaming on SSP Facebook page.  These were the topics discussed:
  1. Caregiver Strategies in Bed Positioning and Transfers of Stroke Survivors: Ms. Ma. Veronica Faith Punzalan, PTRP, DO-MTP (Speaker)
  1. Myths, Facts and Healthy Eating Habits for Stroke Patients: Ms. Juvy Martillos-Sy, RND, RDN, LD (Speaker)
Dr. Anne Marie Joyce Tenorio-Javier, Board Member of SSP moderated the webinar and entertained questions from the participants.
The response of the webinar was very encouraging and a sequel might be in the offing.
The Stroke Society of the Philippines has just concluded The Stroke Nursing Symposium 2021, October 27, 2021 via ZOOM.  This is in celebration of World Stroke Day 2021.
The Symposium entitled, “Stroke Nursing Care: Empowering Nurses and Strengthening Nurse’s Roles in Stroke Management” was attended by almost 1000 participants nationwide.
The topics ably discussed by our panel of experts were:
  1. The Nurse in the Stroke Team and Nurse’s Role in Thrombolysis by Dr. Johnny Lokin, MD
  2. NIHSS: What, Why, How? By Dr. Hazel Gaile Barrozo-Laguadia, MD
  3. Nurse’s Role in Pre-Hospital, Acute and Post-Acute Stroke by Ms. Diana Jean Serondo, RN
  4. BEFAST for Stroke Detection, FESS Protocol for Post Stroke Care by Ms. Joanne Tumapang, RN
CPD units were applied and attendees will be given their Certificates via email.
The 22nd Annual Convention entitled, STROKE: Revisiting the Basics, Unlocking New Strategies was successfully attended by over a thousand doctors, nurses, physical therapists and lay people from August 18-20, 2021 through Docquity.
SSP streamed live its first ZUMBLAST, Zumba Laban Sa Stroke On August 21, 2021, at 9:00 am over at the Stroke Society of the Philippines and Stroke Manila Facebook pages.  Watch out for more Zumblast sessions.
SSP launched its first “BTS, #SanaOlwagMaStroke” Lay Forum on Stroke, Hypertension and Diabetes. This was streamed live over at the Facebook Pages of Stroke Society of the Philippines and Stroke Manila.
More lay fora will be lined up to provide and disseminate information to the general public on Stroke Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Stroke Care.
This was brought in cooperation with Angels.
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