I received a lot of responses after sharing about the RITM HIV Training I attended last 2016. Here’s a list of seminars for the coming months that can help you become proficient in our filed of work. Before proceeding to payment, make sure to contact the NRL and verify the requirements and payment needed for each workshop.

Disclaimer: The establishment of CPD Units in regards to our profession was totally abrupt. As of now, the only governing body that is capable to provide CPD units for medical technologists is the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET). However, local government institutions, which are also the national reference laboratories in the Philippines, has applied to PAMET to also become a CPD units provider.

  1. HIV and Other Transfusion Transmissible Infections Proficiency Training Workshop for Blood Service Facilities (Full Course)

It’s a 6-day-workshop/training in Research Institute for Tropical Medicine that allows medical technologists to become proficient in testing HIV and other transfusion transmissible infection. In case you’ve already participated on the full course, you have to attend the refresher’s course in order to renew your proficiency certificate.

–  Accomplished Online Registration Form (Online)
– Photocopy of latest PRC Identification Card
– Endorsement Letter from the Pathologist or Head of the Agency certifying that the applicant is a practicing Medical Technologist in the laboratory for at least 6 months. Letter must be address to: CATHERINE B. MASANGKAY, MD, DPSP, Head of Transfusion Transmissible Infections – National Reference Laboratory. Submit all documents via e-mail to tti.nrl@gmail.com or fax to +632 808 2552

Training fee: PhP 20,000/participant

Schedule of Training:
– April 24 to 29, 2017
– June 05 to 10, 2017
– October 23 to 28, 2017

Contact Person: Ms. Iza Mae S. Chamen, RMT, MPH at +632 808 2552 or +632 807 2628 local 229

Website: http://tti-nrl.com

2. Group Training Course in the Laboratory Diagnosis of Medically Important Bacterial Pathogens

Another workshop held in RITM, it’s a 10-day-training that enhances the knowledge and skills of medical technologists regarding proper isolation and identification of clinically important bacterial pathogens.

– Accomplished Form
Submit all documents via e-mail to microbiologyritm.training@gmail.com

Training fee: PhP 25,000.00/participant

Schedule of Training:
– February 13-24, 2017
– June 19-30, 2017
– August 7-18, 2017
– October 9-20, 2017

Contact Person: Gloria R. Reclusado, RMT (Training Officer) e-mail at: reclusadogr@yahoo.com


3. Training on Microbiological Analysis of Water

I would have written about the training for Drug Testing, but apparently, the registration for all workshops are full. The good thing is, East Avenue Medical Center conducts other seminars or training such as this. This workshop will equip medical technologists, chemists, pharmacists, and chemical engineers about the standard operations for water testing laboratories.

–  Accomplished Online Pre-Registration Form (Online) 

Training fee: PhP 6,500

Schedule of Training:
– April 24 – 27, 2017 Baguio City (Hosted by PAMET Baguio City )
– May 9 – 12, 2017 Quezon City
– June 19 – 22, 2017 Davao City (Hosted by PAMET Davao City )
– August 8 – 11, 2017 Quezon City
– October 10-13, 2017 Quezon City
– October 23 – 26, 2017 General Santos City (Hosted by PAMET General Santos City)

The seminar/workshop will run from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Contact Person:
Baguio City /  Diego Ofiaza (0925 774 0215)
Davao City  / Zenaida Banzon (0922 737 2328) or Larry Langgaman (0932 873 2349)
General Santos City / Mae Cheung (0918 941 6589)
Quezon City / +6324357136, +6324330673
For inquiries: contact@nrleamcdoh.org

Website:  www.nrleamcdoh.org or visit Facebook fanpage

4. Blood Banking Procedures

Arranged by the Philippine Blood Coordinating Council, an intensive 3-day seminar which aims to impart correct information about blood products, and improve the procedures in blood collection and processing.

– Accomplished application form
Application form and payment receipt must be emailed at: pbccsecretariat@yahoo.com or faxed at: (632)4235443

Training fee: Php 8,000.00 / participant

Schedule of Training:
April 7-9, 2017
July 7-9, 2017

Contact Details:  (632)4235443  or (0917)887 6015
For inquiries: pbccsecretariat@yahoo.com

Website:  http://pbcc.ph/

5. HIV Proficiency Training – SACCL

This proficiency training held in San Lazaro Hospital allows medical technologists to have proper training in regards to testing HIV. Unlike the HIV Training organized by the TTI-NRL of RITM, this focuses on testing patients’ samples instead of blood bags of donors.

– Accomplished application form provided by the NRL-SACCL/SLH
– Letter of endorsement from pathologist or head of the agency certifying that he/she is a practicing medical technologist in the laboratory for at least 6 months
– Photocopy of renewed license (or its receipt) to operate a clinical laboratory and/or Blood Bank

Training fee: Php 18 ,000/ participant

Schedule of Training: April 17-25, 2017
NRL-SLH/SACCL hasn’t updated their website nor their Facebook fan page as of the moment. Details written above are based from my colleague’s application for the upcoming training.

Contact Details:  309-9528 / 309-9529 / 732-3776 loc 207
For inquiries: nrlslhsaccl_training@yahoo.com

Website:  www.nrlslhsaccl.com.ph or visit Facebook fan page

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