CONVERGED – Uplifting the Nation’s Health Care Through Emergency Medicine Advocacies

At the end of April, the CareJet Team attended the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine 2019 Annual Convention held at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel. The convention is the country’s largest and most prestigious Emergency Medicine scientific assembly attracting emergency healthcare providers and specialists from the Philippines and across the region.

PCEM Annual Convention 2019 – Main Session Hall

PCEM Annual Convention 2019 – Main Session Hall

The theme of this year’s convention was “Uplifting the Nation’s Health Care Through Emergency Medicine Advocacies” and the program of events, workshops and meetings were stacked full of leading speakers and facilitators from their specialist healthcare fields.

The Philippine College of Emergency Medicine (PCEM), which was founded over a decade ago, is very highly regarded and has been instrumental in supporting and promoting the highest standards of emergency care in the Philippines, with the annual convention being a significant force behind the delivery of its aims. The convention program contained some wonderfully supportive messages from both the President and the Vice President of the Philippines, reinforcing the importance of these events as the country moves towards a universal healthcare system.

The topics that were covered over the two days were specifically chosen, and the program purposely designed, to further strengthen the national healthcare system through sustainable emergency medicine advocacies, collaborations, research and technological advancements.

As PCEM’s Preferred Emergency Medical Assistance and Air Ambulance Partner, CareJet was proud to be exhibiting at the convention for the third year in a row. In addition, CareJet’s Case Specialists and Quality Assurance Officers were on-site to provide operational and administrative support to the organizers and delegates. For this year’s conference, we collaborated with the Registration Committee, creating the processes and providing the manpower for the registration of 750+ delegates from online registration to providing co-branded conference IDs.

CareJet Exhibition Booth

CareJet Exhibition Booth – PCEM’s Preferred Emergency Medical Assistance and Air Ambulance Partner

CareJet Services
Mini CJ the Bear

CareJet’s Services and a Miniature Version of CJ The Bear!

PCEM Annual Convention 2019 – Main Session Hall

CareJet’s Case Specialists and Quality Management and Process Improvement Team Providing Registration Support for Conference Delegates

Our CareJet team of doctors and nurses also attended the event along with President & CEO Anthony Decoste, the operations team and our support staff. With such a sizeable contingent of CareJet staff it enabled us to get good coverage of many of the convention events and workshops as well as manning the CareJet booth where we distributed an assortment of branded merchandise from pens and t-shirts to CareJet stuffed bears and we also had a great competition to win a designer watch.

CareJet Fan and Supporter

CareJet Fan and Supporter Dr. Donna De Padua, Medical Affairs Supervisor Karl Velhagen, Jr., Medical Director Dr. Mike Medina, Senior Case Specialist Ronna Marie Sanchez, CJ The Bear, and Operations Supervisor Maria Floresca

Certificate of Appreciation

CareJet President & CEO Anthony Decoste receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from PCEM President Dr. Martin Luna

A significant event at the convention is the election of the new Board of Directors. This year our CareJet team worked alongside the Election Committee in formulating the election process itself, creating the manual and online voting ballots and tallying the election results. Part of the closing ceremony at the convention was the oath taking of the newly elected Board of Directors – many congratulations to the newly elected Board members.

PCEM Convention Organizing Committee Meeting

CareJet’s Senior Director of Operations Marvin Tan and Quality and Process Improvement Manager Christian Baking meeting with the PCEM Convention Organizing Committee

At the end of another superbly organized and engaging convention, we would just like to extend out thanks to everyone involved at the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine, all of the speakers and facilitators, and of course the excellent staff at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel.

Finally, a huge thank you to everyone in the CareJet team for your efforts and enthusiasm in helping to make the conference such a success for everyone involved – looking forward to the 2020 event already.

About CareJet: CareJet, a division of Global Virtuoso, is the leading medical assistance and air ambulance provider in the Philippines. Managing cases for over 65 travel insurance and medical assistance companies worldwide, CareJet’s case specialists work around the clock to assist travelers with doctors’ appointments and medical evacuations in remote locations and large cities alike. CareJet is the International Assistance Group’s exclusive Assistance Partner in the Philippines and the preferred air ambulance and medical assistance partner of the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine. Assistance and air ambulance inquiries can be sent to and case specialists can be reached 24/7 on +63 2 491 8000.