UP Visayas and PSBMB make Contract Signing Official: 45th PSBMB Annual Convention and 18th RevUp Plans in Iloilo now in Motion
On April 30, 2018, the PSBMB Board of Directors and Officials of UP Visayas Chemistry Department conducted a meeting discussing the Terms of Reference in hosting the 45th PSBMB Annual Convention and the 18th RevUp in Iloilo City.
The 18th RevUp TOR was presented by Dr. Gracia Fe Yu, Past President of PSBMB and RevUp Chair. UP Visayas, represented by Dr. Rolly G. Fuentes, agreed with the terms and will be hosting the 18th Reviews and Updates in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology late September. This seminar workshop will be available to teachers in Iloilo, Visayas and nearby regions. Speakers will be from the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (NIMBB) in UP Diliman and PSBMB BOD to discuss updates in BMB subjects and Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) on Biotechnology. This will be a great opportunity for teachers to improve their understanding and update their information in the said field. RevUp is one of the advocacies of PSBMB in coordination with NIMBB to upgrade knowledge in biochemistry by encouraging research and education and by establishing communication and exchange of professional knowledge.
The upcoming 45th Annual Convention TOR between PSBMB and UP Visayas as the Local Organizing Committee was presented by Dr. Leslie Dalmacio, PSBMB Vice President and National Organizing Chair. It was agreed upon that the convention will be held in Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, Iloilo City late November 2018.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Francisco Heralde III, PSBMB President, Dr. Leslie Michelle Dalmacio, PSBMB Vice President, Mrs. Gladys Bathan, PSBMB Secretary, Dr. Marcos Valdez, Jr., PSBMB PRO, Dr. Ian Fontanilla, PSBMB BOD Member, Dr. Gracia Fe Yu and Dr. Apolinario Yambot, PSBMB Past Presidents, and Christiane Helene Comique, PSBMB Secretariat Assistant. The UP Visayas Team was attended by Dr. Rolly Fuentes, Steve Janagap, Mary Jane Aman, Pip Padilla, Sharon Nunal, Danillo Ortillo, and Dr. Vivian Topor.
Both TORs are agreed upon by both parties. The preparations for the 18th RevUp in September and 45th Annual Convention in November are now in motion.