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Mabuhay! Welcome to the Philippines!

The Philippines is an archipelago of more than seven thousand islands of bliss that lies right in the heart of the cerulean seas of Southeast Asia and nestled in the western Pacific Ocean. Its splendor is a reflection of the exceptional amalgamation of cultures and adventures, traditions and ambitions, history and mystery. The warmth of its people exudes national heritage of honor, pride and courage.


The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) is an architectural landmark that is strategically located in the heart of the capital city of Manila. Designed by Filipino National Artist in Architecture Leandro V. Locsin, the PICC made history as Asia’s first international convention center and has steered other countries in the region to build their own. It has more than 70,000 square meters of floor area that houses a wide range of advanced conference equipment and modern facilities that can accommodate congregations of any size. The PICC is known for being a versatile and successful host of numerous local and international social gatherings, meetings and conventions.


In perfect view of the captivating Manila Bay sunsets is Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, an iconic 5-star luxury resort hotel conveniently located near the Philippine International Convention Center. Its luxurious landscaped gardens, magnificent accommodations, rich selection of cuisines and spectacular entertainment offerings reflect the French joie de vivre. The hotel attracts local and international travelers alike with its refined French art de recevoir blended with the signature gracious and heartfelt warmth of the Filipino hospitality.

Our information desk will be available throughout the Congress dates for all participants. Please visit the Information Counter located at the PICC Lobby.
The official language during the Congress is English.
The Organizers and the Congress Secretariat are not responsible for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are strongly advised to make their own arrangements to secure their own insurance to cover loss incurred in case of cancellation, medical expenses, damage or loss of personal properties and other personal insurance necessary.
To facilitate registrants’ participation and travel, registrants may make a request for a letter of invitation to attend the Congress from the Congress Secretariat. Email us at

February 20, 2019:  Online Registration Opens
May 3, 2019:  Last day for Abstract Submission
September 30, 2019:  Last Day for Regular Fee Registration