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PSM 42

The Philippines is in the verge of revolutionizing education as various reforms were being developed. Innovative pedagogies, fostering a culture of research milieu, and educational reforms such as the K-12 programs are at the helm with one primordial purpose….to bring the much needed societal transformations.

With these tenets, The Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc. will convene microbiology educators, scientists, researchers, and experts in their respective fields for its 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting and Convention in Tagaytay City on April 18-19, 2013 at the Summit Ridge Hotel.  This year’s theme “FOSTERING SOCIETAL TRANSFORMATIONS THROUGH INNOVATIVE MICROBIOLOGY EDUCATION AND RESEARCH” highlights the vital role of novel pedagogies and research in changing our society to a better one.  Experts from all over the world as well as Filipino microbiologist and educators have been invited to share how their researches are contributing towards societal transformations.  The Convention also provides a venue for local experts to disseminate their most recent breakthroughs in microbiology, biotechnology and education through poster and oral technical paper sessions as well as renew ties with colleagues from the academe and industry.


The Congress will provide an opportunity for formal interaction through Plenary Lectures, Lead Papers, Concurrent Scientific and Technical Paper and Poster Paper presentations.  During the 42nd Annual Convention of the PSM, the General Assembly and Business Meeting of the Society will also be held.

summitridge_mapCONVENTION VENUE

The venue of the Convention is the Summit Ridge Hotel in Tagaytay City, Cavite.

Please see below for the map of the convention proper:


Please visit this website for the list of hotels in Tagaytay.Please take note that PSM doesn’t guarantee any discounts or preference towards the hotels listed here in this document. This is only to inform our participants what Hotels could be chosen based on their distance to the Convention venue. Participants who are attending to the Convention should be responsible for contacting any reservations and/or bookings to any of the hotels listed here.


184129_10150242678556360_2383204_nThe Congress offers excellent opportunities for companies  to exhibit and introduce their products and for participants to keep abreast with new technologies and innovations.  Limited slots for product presentations during the convention are available.  Sponsorships and Advertisement to be published in the souvenir program are welcome. Click here for packages and exhibitors booth layout.

For further details and arrangements, please contact:

Chair, Exhibition Committee
Mapua Institute of Technology
SECURA International Corporation
Cityland Shaw Tower Mandaluyong
Mobile No.: (+63927) 4602372
Email: [email protected]


Participation in the Congress is open to all persons interested in microbiology and biotechnology. All persons planning to attend the Congress must register.

Registration rates for members as indicated are SUBSIDIZED. ONLY PSM Regular Members as of January 28, 2013 can avail of the SUBSIDIZED registration rates

Full registration fee entitlements:

  • Attendance to all sessions
  • Convention kit
  • All Meals during the convention
  • Raffle tickets and Freebies
  • Fellowship night dinner

Accompanying persons are entitled to meals and fellowship night dinner onlyDay Rates registrants are not guaranteed of convention kitSenior Citizens are entitled to 20% discount


Submit completed Pre-registration Form together with your payment (either in cash, manager’s cheque, telegraphic transfer or money order, made payable to thePhilippine Society for Microbiology, Inc.) on or before Feb. 28, 2013 to:

Museum of Natural History, U.P. Los Banos
College, Laguna 4031, Philippines
Tel. No.: (+63) 49 536 2864  / Mobile: (+63) 917 871 9264
email: [email protected]  / [email protected]

Registration fee may also be deposited to the PSM Account at Bank of the Philippine Islands (Los Baños Branch), Account No. 0913242548. Kindly fax deposit slip with your name legibly written to Dr. Marian Pulido-De Leon (+63) 49 536 5794 or email details to [email protected]


The Congress Secretariat must be notified in writing. A refund of the registration fee, less 20% administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received on or beforeAPRIL 15, 2013. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.


Participants who wish to receive an official letter of invitation from the Society may request the Congress Secretariat. Such invitation, however, does not imply commitment on the part of the Organizing Committee to provide any financial support. Please contact:

Prof. Thaddeus M. Carvajal
Chair Secretariat
De La Salle University, Manila
2401 Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines
Tel No: (+62) 2 536 0228  /  Mobile (+63) 928 506 9483
Email: [email protected]


The registration fee does not include insurance of any kind. It is recommended that you purchase an insurance policy of your choice for the Congress.


 General Guidelines for Submission of Abstract for Oral Paper and Poster Presentations

The main focus of the paper is microbiology. It should not have been published nor presented in other national or international meetings. Abstracts must clearly describe the paper’s purpose, methods, and conclusions. There are no restrictions on the number of abstracts a participant may submit, but all abstracts must be submitted by electronic mail as a Microsoft Word attachment and must have a maximum of 250 words. Abstracts will be accepted until February 15, 2013. For more information and abstract submission, please contact:

Chair, Technical Sessions Committee 
Institute of Biology, UP Diliman
Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Tel. No.: (+63) 2 920 5471 / Mobile: (+63) 905 207 7933
Email: [email protected]


One of the highlights of the PSM Convention is the Best Paper Competition which aims to recognize excellence in microbiological research. PSM cordially invites the submission of research papers to compete for the Best Paper Awards. There will be two categories for the Best Paper Competition, Professional and Undergraduate Student. The paper must be original. Part of the research study must have been done in the Philippines. Review papers and progress reports will not be accepted. The submitted paper must conform with the general guidelines for submission of papers for oral presentation as previously stated. One of the co-authors must be a PSM member

The deadline for the Submission of FULL PAPER for the best paper competition is on FEBRUARY 15, 2013For more information and submission of papers please contact:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Edison E. Dela Cruz, FPAM
Chair, Best Paper Committee
Department of Biological Sciences, UST
Manila 1015 Philippines
Tel. No.: (+632) 731 4031/ Mobile: (+632) 916 742 0682
Email: [email protected][email protected]


The Poster Paper Session will showcase current research endeavors in microbiology and biotechnology.  The presenting author should indicate upon submission if the paper is for competition, and in such case, one of the co-authors must be a PSM member.

General Guidelines for the submission of Poster Papers Presentation

The main focus of the paper is microbiology.  It should not have been published nor presented in other national or international meetings. A condensed abstract (without figures/tables) with a maximum of 250 words is required for non-competing posters. Competing posters should submit a 2-3 pages Extended Abstract.

The deadline for  the Submission of Poster Abstracts is on Feb. 15, 2013. For more information and submission of papers, please contact:

Chair, Poster Paper Committee
Science Department, Miriam College, Quezon City
Tel. No.: (+63-2) 5805400 / Mobile: (+63-917) 5389512
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]


The Outstanding Microbiologist (OM), William L. Fernandez Excellence in Teaching Microbiology Awards (WLF-ETMA), Institutional and Individual Service Awards will be given to deserving PSM members and institutions. Members of the Board of Directors are disqualified from participating in the competition. The deadline for nominations is on Feb 15, 2013.

For more information and submission of nominations please contact:

Chair, Awards Committee
University of Santo Tomas
Telefax: (+63-2) 4061611 loc 4054
Cellphone: (+63-917) 5752156
Email: [email protected]


As an early treat for for Members and Participants of the 42nd Annual Convention of the PSM at Tagaytay City, Philippines, Pearson has presented that the following books could be ordered at a very much discounted rate.

  • Additionally, for teachers who are interested to have access to the online content which features animations, presentations, graphics, quizzes and others through the ff facilities –
    • MasteringMicrobiology
    • MasteringBiology
  • Please contact Pearson for free access. Note access is given after filling adoption form.
  • For those ordering three or more books, additional discounts may possibly be given.

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Quezon City , 1100
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