Convention Program - September 9-11, 2015


19th DSAP National Convention

September 9-11, 2015, Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City

September 9, Wednesday

Attire:  DSAP T-Shirt

7:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration of Delegates

Opening of Exhibits-   Invited Guest of Honor:  Gov. Jonvic C. Remulla

Exhibit Activities

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

DSAP Membership Meeting(Venue :Ballroom 3)Presentation of DSAP Board Candidates

Group Photo of DSAP Chapters with National Board


Welcome Cocktails

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Chapter Presidents’ Rehearsals for Opening Ceremonies

Grand Ballroom

September 10, Thursday

Attire: Business / Dark Suit

8:00 a.m.

Eucharistic Celebration

Officiating Priest:

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Opening Ceremonies

Parade of Chapter Presidents & Sponsors

Official Opening of the Convention – Ms. Gloria N. De Chavez, DSAP Chairperson, & Convention Chairperson

Opening Message – Mr. Rolando A. Rey, DSAP President

Welcome Remarks  - Invited:  Mayor Agnes D. Tolentino D.M.D.


Keynote Address

10:00 – 10:20 a.m.

10:20 – 10:40

Snack Break

Sponsor’s Portion– CEELIN

10:40 – 11:15

Plenary 1:Drug Regulation, Ethical Standards and Compliance

Speaker: Ms. Ma. Lourdes C. Santiago, MSc, MM

Deputy Director General for Regulatory Operations, FDA

Synopsis:  An update on the implementation of the  New Licensing Regulation; discussion on License To Operate/FDA related concerns of Drugstore owners such as AO 34; Drugstore Circular


Sponsor’s Portion

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

12:30 – 1:00


Sponsor’s Portion - TAISHO

1:00 – 1:20

Sponsor’s Portion – GETZ BROS.

1:20 – 2:00 p.m.

Plenary Session 2:

Achieving the Right Balance: 
Science vs. Practice, Standard vs. Evidence

Speaker:  Mrs. Leonila M. Ocampo, RPh, MS

President, Asia Pacific Institute for Medication Management Inc

Immediate Past President, Philippine Pharmacist  Association

Synopsis:  A discussion on the initiatives to ensure the sustainability of improved community pharmacy services; highlighting the protocols in dispensing of Antibiotics; the threat of resistance to antimicrobials and the critical role of the drugstores in its implementation.

2:00 – 2:20

Sponsor’s Portion – Colgate Palmolive

2:20 – 3:00 p.m.

Plenary Session 3:

Avenue Towards Staff Competency

Speaker:  Ms. Maria Susan P. Dela Rama

Exec Director – Certification Office; Project Manager, eTesda



Enhance the capabilities of your drugstore personnel through   TESDA’s program for Certification of Pharmacy Service Assistants;  Encourage competitiveness and morale through employee advancement via the prospect of a  Ladderized Program for pharmacy assistants.

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Open Forum



3:15– 6:30 p.m.

Exhibit Activities

7:30 – 10:30 p.m.


Attire:  Great Gatsby / Roaring 20’s

Awards Night– Sponsored by Drugmaker’s Laboratories, Inc.


September 11, Friday

Attire : Business

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Elections Booths Open                                             


Session Chair: 

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Plenary Session 4: Succession in Family Business

Speaker:  Prof. Enrique M. Soriano

Chairman, Marketing Cluster, Ateneo Graduate School

Family Business Coach


Create a viable succession plan for your business.  Learn more about succession strategy, transition planning, conflict resolution and shared values.  Discuss suitability of diversification as a key to health and longevity of the family business.

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

President’s Report 

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Snack Break

Sponsor’s Portion–P& G

10:30 – 11:10 a.m.

Plenary Session 5:

ePrescribing:  Toward the Connected Pharmacy


Ramon G. Duremdes, Jr.

Senior Strategy and Innovation Consultant


This session will  build on previous sessions on staff competency and  on succession in the family business.  Mr. Duremdes will give an overview and updates on PhilHealth'sTsekAp  program  with its ePrescription, eDispensing and eClaims  requirements.  The program represents an opportunity for the Filipino drugstore to leapfrog into the "connected pharmacy",  interacting more closely with doctors and patients.  

Mr. Duremdes will also attempt to provoke the convention participants into  thinking some more about their possible "connected future".  Could DSAP-member drugstores take advantage of this stimulus to transform themselves?   Could their future include a greater role in improving health outcomes through prescription adherence?  

11:10 – 11:25 a.m.

Open Forum

11:25 – 11:45 a.m.

Sponsor’s Portion– PLDT

11:45 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 – 1:20

Sponsor’s Portion - UNILEVER

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Plenary 6:  A Story Designed for Success

Arch.Redentor ‘Reggie’ D. Ragojos

Managing Partner, Reggie Ragojos Architectural Design

and Ragojos Heritage Construction Corp.


Let Arch. Reggie Ragojos take you through his story of perseverance, transformation, resiliency and faith amidst economic challenges and obstacles.  He shares life and business lessons learned during his journey from his humble beginnings to the successful entrepreneur that he is today.

2:15-  3:00 p.m.

Sponsors & Exhibitors’ Hour


3:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Exhibit Activities

7:30 – 11:00 p.m.


Attire:  Bohemian Chic

Proclamation of Election Winners

Chapter Presentations

Fellowship Night - Sponsored by Pharex


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