PSM 48

Promoting One Health through Microbiology Education, Research and Practice

Promoting One Health through Microbiology Education, Research and Practice

18-19 July 2019

Clark Marriott Hotel, Mabalacat, Pampanga

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Naturally, humans and animals co-exist in the same environment.  This has been used by microbes to their advantage as a big opportunity by infecting both, making the efforts to control and eradicate them harder. The One Health approach is defined by the CDC as a collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach — working at the local, regional, national, and global levels — with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.  Professionals from different fields of expertise have been working hand in hand to achieve the objectives of the One Health approach. They have seen its importance in food safety, control of different zoonoses and most especially, to address the current war regarding antibiotic resistance.  As microbes are very much coordinated, antibiotic resistance can be transmitted from humans to animals and back and forth, making it harder, as mentioned earlier, to control and completely eradicate them.
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Important Dates

April 30, 2019

Deadline for Abstact Submissions

April 30, 2019

Deadline of Nominations

May 31, 2019

Deadline Online Pre-Registration

April 30, 2019

Deadline For Sponsors

Event Features

  • µ TALK on Microbiology Updates
  • YRG Session
  • Outstanding Microbiologist Lecture


Clark Marriott Hotel, Mabalacat, Pampanga


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Below are the list of options on how can you travel going to Clark Marriott Hotel.

By Air:

From Cebu:
  1. Cebu Pacific
  2. Philippine Airlines
  3. Philippine Airlines operated by PAL Express
  4. AirAsia
Source: Google flight directions From IloIlo:
  1. Cebu Pacific
  2. Philippine Airlines operated by PAL Express
Source:*CRK.ILO.2019-07-20;c:PHP;e:1;sd:1;t:f From Davao:
  1. Cebu Pacific
  2. Philippine Airlines
  3. Philippine Airlines operated by PAL Express
Source:*CRK.DVO.2019-07-20;c:PHP;e:1;sd:1;t:f From the Clark International Airport: Exit the airport and head north for 270 meters. At the roundabout take the 1st exit and head southwest on Andres Bonifacio Ave. After 350 meters, turn right onto Claro M. Recto Highway. Continue straight for 2.4km then turn left onto L. Rivera St. After 140 meters, turn right into the hotel complex. Source:  

By Land:

From Quezon City, Metro Manila (Private Vehicle):
  1. Get on NLEx/E1/R-8 in Balintawak: 3 min (1.3 km)
  2. Follow NLEx/E1/R-8 to Prince Balagtas Ave in Clark Freeport, Mabalacat. Take exit 91-Clark from N Luzon W Expy/SCTEx/Subic – Clark – Tarlac Expy/R-8: 1 h 2 min (82.9 km)
  3. Follow Prince Balagtas Ave, Panday Pira Ave and Creekside Rd to your destination
Source: From Pasay, Metro Manila (Public Transport) Bus Companies HM Transport Inc – (02) 541 4409 Genesis Transport Service – (02) 709 0545 Metro Rail Transit Corporation – (02) 638 1753   P2P BUS CLARK & MANILA: Schedule, Stops & Fares   Bus Stops in Manila Here are the exact locations of the pick-up and drop-off spots of P2P buses n Manila. NOTE that the NAIA 2 and NAIA 1 stops are for DROP-OFF ONLY. You can’t board the bus from there. If you’re coming from NAIA Terminals 1, 2, or 4, you will have to take a cab or Uber to Terminal 3 (Bay 14).
  • NAIA 3. Bay 14 at the Arrival area. PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF. Bus Terminal contact numbers: +63 933 852 7687, +63 933 852 7669.
  • NAIA 2. Bay 20 at the Arrival area. DROP-OFF ONLY!
  • NAIA 1. At the Departure Curbside. DROP-OFF ONLY!
  • Robinsons Galleria (Ortigas). At the driveway EDSA side. PICK UP AND DROP OFF.
  • Trinoma. P2P Terminal along EDSA, close to MRT North Station. PICK UP AND DROP OFF. Contact numbers: +63 933 852 6813, +63 933 852 7675.
  P2P Bus Stops in Clark
  • SM Clark Transport Hub. PICK UP AND DROP OFF. Contact numbers: +63 933 852 6762, +63 933 852 6771.
  • DOTR Office & Clark Center
  • Clark International Airport. Contact numbers: +63 933 852 7677, +63 933 852 6812


Day 1 – July 18 , 2019

0700 – 0830 Registration
0830 – 0945 Opening Ceremonies
0945 – 1000 Opening of Trade Exhibits and Poster Presentation
1020 – 1100 Plenary Lecture 1
1100 – 1140 Plenary Lecture 2
1140 – 1200 PSM Awards
1200 – 1230 Outstanding Microbiologist Lecture
1230 – 1330 Lunch / Poster Session
1330 – 1400 PAM Ceremonies
1400 – 1640 Best Paper Competition
1640 – 1740 Business Meeting and General Assembly
1830 – Fellowship Night

Day 2 – July 19 , 2019

0700 – 0800 Registration
0830 – 0920 Director’s Cut Institutional Researches in Microbiology
0920 – 0940 µ Talk
0940 – 1000 Snacks and Poster Session
1000 – 1140 Technical Sessions
1140 – 1200 Sponsor’s Lecture
1200 – 1300 Lunch/Poster Session
1300 – 1320 PSL Publication Launching
1320 – 1400 Plenary Lecture 3
1400 – 1440 Plenary Lecture 4
1440 – 1520 Plenary Lecture 5
1520 – 1700 Snacks / Closing Ceremonies


Convention Rates

Category Pre-registration On-site registration
Undergraduate studentsPh₱ 5,000Ph₱ 5,500
MembersPh₱ 6,000Ph₱ 7,000
Non-MembersPh₱ 7,000Ph₱ 8,000
Foreign ParticipantUS$ 200US$ 300
Accompanying PersonPh₱ 5,000Ph₱ 6,000


  1. Participants are required to create or update their PSM Account.Register @:
  2. For Accompanying person: Includes AM/PM snacks, lunch and cocktails; non-attendance to plenary/parallel session and no kits will be provided

Payment Methods


Steps on How to Register

  • 1Login/Create a Philsocmicro Online account @
  • 2Choose which Payment Channel you Prefer
  • 3Settle the Amount on which Payment channel you chose
  • 4You will recieve a Confirmation email about your transaction
  • 5Done. See you on PSM 48

On-site Registration

Pre-registration will close at midnight May 31, 2019. Thereafter the pre-registration will not be applicable for any registrations online. Any delegates wishing to register after pre-registration has closed can register upon arrival at the registration desk on July 19 or 20, 2019 at the even venue. On-site registrations will be accepted, but Congress materials may be limited. Delegates planning to register on-site are advised to arrive early. On-site registration will proceed on a first-come, first-served manner. Please see the time schedule for registration hours.


  1. Early registrations fees are only available for those who register and make full payment before May 31, 2019. If you register and do not make payment by the said date, you should make payment for the on-site registration fees.
  2. Attendees are required to create or update their PSM Account to register. Visit PSM registration
  3. By signing up on the registration domain of PSM will give you your new PSM ID, access to our payment channels , exclusive downloads and will give you the capability to submit abstracts for the PSM convention
  4. For Accompanying person: Includes AM/PM snacks, lunch and cocktails; non-attendance to plenary/parallel session and no kits will be provided
  5. Accompanying persons are not required to have a PSM Online account instead should be registered by a Participant/Event Attendee via their PSM online Account


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Standard Registration Fees
May 31, 2019

Deadline Online Pre-Registration



  • !to ensure that we can communicate/contact you. Pleas UPDATE the extended credentials on your user profile on the dashboard. specifically a working email address and mobile number
  • 1Prepare a copy of your abstract. Make sure to follow this format click here to see abstract sample
  • 2Sign-up/Login to
  • 3Find and Click the word Abstract on the dashboard sidebar menu and click it
  • 4Once on the Abstract Submission page fill up the necessary fields according to which category your paper is being submitted into
  • 5Upload a copy of your Abstract (only .doc or docx files will be accepted)
April 30, 2019

Deadline for Abstract Submissions

All Papers submitted will be evaluated by a screening committee led by :
Best Paper
Dr. Lucille C. Villegas
Institute of Biological Sciences UP Los Banos
[email protected]
Techinical Sessions
Marilen P. Balolong, DRPH, DPAM
Dept of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Manila
[email protected]
Poster Paper
Christian Jordan O. Dela Rosa, MSc
Dept of Biology, De La Salle University
[email protected]

Call for Papers

Esco-PSM Research Grants New!
Reinlab-PSM Scholarship to EmploymentNew!


Aside from lower rates for PSM events, Members of the society have access to scholarship grants given by the society yearly. Thesis/Dissertation Reproduction Grant (TRG) Thesis/Dissertation Subsidy Grant (TSG) Young Researchers Grant (YRG)

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For Members


As a national society of microbiologists, the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc. (PSM, Inc.) endeavors to enrich and make vibrant and productive the science of microbiology. The Society honors the microbiologist and give recognition for his/her body of works in microbiology so that in some way, others may gain inspiration and the proper motivation to discover, refine and disseminate new scientific information in microbiology.

To learn more about the various awards given by PSM:


Nominations must be submiited via mail to
Veronica P. Migo, PhD, DPAM
Ex-offico PSN
EMAIL: [email protected]
with the Subject : PSM AWARDS 2019 : ( Category of Award)

PSM Awards


Interested in becoming one of the sponsors for PSM 48? Download the form below to see the available packages for sponors/exhibitors for the event.

For more information contact:
Gil M. Penuliar, PhD
Business Manager, Philippine Society for Microbiology FY 2018-2019
Institute of Biology UP Diliman
Email: [email protected]
April 30, 2019

Deadline For Sponsors

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