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Dr Pauline Convocar

Philippine College of Emergency Medicine

Chair, Specialty Implementation Committee

Dr Pauline Convocar is the Immediate Past President of the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine (PCEM). She now leads PCEM’s Section on Advocacy in addressing national and global emergency care disparity issues and developing inclusive health systems for the disadvantaged. She is instrumental to the organization of PCEM’s Section on Gender Equity and Empowerment to ensure inclusivity and diversity in the field of emergency medicine. She is currently the President-Elect of the Asian Society of Emergency Medicine and the Chair of the Specialty Implementation Committee of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine.

As a diplomate of the Philippines College of Occupational Medicine, her other advocacies include promotion of occupational safety and health among emergency healthcare workers.

She finished her post-graduate studies on Magistratum Sanitatis Communitatis Administrationis (Masters in Community Healthcare Management) with honor distinction and proceeded to finish her training in emergency medicine specialty from the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Public Heath – Health Promotion and Education from the University of the Philippines – Manila.

She is an active clinician and is currently Chair of the Emergency Department Services and Head of the Resuscitation Section of its Occupational Safety and Health Committee of the Manila Doctors Hospital. Her other affiliations include being the Vice-Chair and Training Program Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Medical Hospital (CLMMRH) and Vice-Chair for Patient Services and Coordinator for Telemedicine of the Department of Emergency Medicine of Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC). She has established these pioneering emergency medicine residency programs for both CLMMRH and SPMC where both institutions remained to be the first and the only current residency training programs in their regions.