First Organizational and Strategic Planning Meeting last January 08, 2020. Dr. Herbosa giving a brief introduction about the Commission
On May 18, 2019, a workshop was conducted to formalize the proposed Trauma, Injury, and Burn Care Commission (TIBCC) forming the five (5) clusters: Injury Prevention, Trauma System, Hospital Care, Rehabilitation, and Disaster Risk Reduction. Each stakeholder is to represent the cluster and the Surgeon General of AFP was assigned to lead the Rehabilitation Cluster.
Furthermore, a soft launching of the Commission was held last September 12, 2019 during the PCS Foundation Day and a formal inaugural launching last December 02, 2019 during the 2019 PCS Annual Clinical Congress.
Hence, the Commission is a quasi-independent body within the PCS, whose mission is “to propose policies, guidelines and standards on prevention, trauma system, hospital, rehabilitation care and MCIs, engaging all stakeholders in all efforts that will help save the lives and benefit the Filipino people” and whose vision is being a “Transdisciplinary collaboration of stakeholders that leads in all aspects of care for the injured.”
Standing from left to right: Dr. Jeremy Cordero, Dr. Betina Marie Gatmaitan, Dr. Glenn Angelo Genuino, Dr. Charlie Primero Gundran, Ms. Maria Belinda Evangelista, Dr. Arthur Catli, Dr. Rolando Gerardo Dela Cruz, Dr. Michaelangelo De Veyra, and Ms. Michelle Cusi. Seated from left to right: Dr. Alejandro Tan, Dr. Jose Antonio Salud, and Dr. Teodoro Herbosa
The Trauma, Injury and Burn Care Commission is composed of eight (8) directors, three (3) of whom are PCS Fellows: Dr. Jose Antonio Salud is the Director for Resource Generation Cluster; Dr. Dures Fe Tagayuna is the Director of the Communications Cluster; and Drs. Joel Macalino and Herbosa are co-Directors of the Legislative Cluster.
The other five directors and their respective clusters are as follows:
- Dr. Arthur Catli from the PRC: Injury-Prevention Cluster
- Dr. Alejandro Tan of PMA and Dr. Pauline Convocar of PCEM: Trauma Cluster
- Dr. Rolando Gerardo De la Cruz of PSST: Hospital Care Cluster
- AFP Representative: Rehabilitation Cluster
- Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay of the UP- Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards: Disaster Risk Reduction Cluster