As the Christmas Season rolled in last 2018, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE-PC) celebrated by way of gift giving and outreach in Kamuning, Quezon City at the Sacred Heart Parish multi- purpose hall on December 8. To kick-off the activity, a lay fora about Diabetes and Hypothyroidism was conducted by Dr. Flora Mae Jacobo and Dr. Glenn Michael Ramos respectively. This was followed by gift giving consisting of food items and toys to select 50 indigent families. The Parish Priest Fr. Randolf C. Flores, SVD gave an inspirational and thanks-giving message afterwards. A Zumba session was conducted to conclude the activity, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the families, as well as the AACE PC members. The Christmas outreach activity was coordinated by Dr. Maellen Grace Alferos and Dr. Raymond Oribio.
After spreading Christmas love and generosity, the members proceeded to the Makati Diamond Residences to attend a non CME lecture on: “Call to Greatness and the Ministry of Touching Hearts” by Bro. Narcisco Erguiza, FSC. He reminded that Every leader should be great, every doctor should be great. Greatness (Childlikeness) means Obedience to the will of God and Humility. And he emphasized the “LAW” in life: Love tenderly, Act justly, Walk humbly with your God. It was a timely topic for the yuletide season.
This was followed by two CME lectures titled: “Simple Choice for Type 2 Diabetes Management “ by Dr. Rey Rosales and “Patient Cases: Linagliptin for a Broad Range of Patients with Cardiovascular Disease, Patients with Renal Impairment, Patients with Normal Kidney Function and No Cardiovascular disease” by Dr. Theresa Marie Faller. This was made possible with the CME grant of Boehringer Ingelheim.
In the evening, AACE PC held its 2nd General Assembly for 2018-19 and proceeded with the annual Christmas Party. The theme for the event was “ All Star K Pop” where members dressed up imitating their favorite K Pop celebrity. As always, the members enjoyed the camaraderie and fellowship, good food, as well as the fun games, like Family Feud AACE version, exchange gifts, and the exciting raffle prizes. The party was organized by Dr. Jubi De Guzman, Dr. Francis Ho, and Dr. Jimmy Aragon