Message from the Section Chief – UERMMMCI Section of Urology

It is with great pleasure to invite you to Percutaneous and Endoscopic Renal surgery Course (PERC 2019) which will be held on Oct. 11-12, 2019 at the Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Philippines. This is in collaboration with the Philippine Urological Association (PUA) and the Philippine Endourological Society (PES). This is indeed, a momentous event for us as we celebrate our 50th year as a Section of Urology in the Department of Surgery in the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center.

This course brings together the world-renowned international experts in the field of renal stone disease treatment using PCNL and RIRS namely Prof. Olivier Traxer (France), Prof. Mahesh Desai (India) and Prof. Abdul Rana (Pakistan) and our local urologist Dr. Jose Benito Abraham. The meeting will have plenary lectures on interesting situations on renal stones and their management using either RIRS or PCNL, tips and tricks, patient position and complications, point-counterpoint discussions and a hands-on workshop which will benefit the participants in the use of state-of-the-art equipment from flexible ureteropyeloscopes to the new laser machines used for eradication of stones.

This will also be an opportunity for you to explore our beautiful city of Manila which is very rich in culture and heritage. Your stay in Manila will not be complete without you tasting the various delicious Filipino food that will definitely satisfy your palates. Additionally, the nightlife is very alive and exciting and we also can offer venues like world-class golf courses and sports venues for those who would like to play golf and other sports respectively. For those who love nature, there are a lot of places to see both inside and outside of Manila. From mountains, volcanoes to pristine white sand beaches, these you can all enjoy while in the Philippines.

Welcome to PERC 2019 and see you all in Manila!


Paul Anthony L. Sunga, MD
A/Prof, Chief, Section of Urology
Department of Surgery