By Zenaida M. Mariano, MD, FPSA, FPSO, DPBPM, MHSA, MSc

Let me tell you of what is currently happening in our society in terms of the plan for adding another educational activity and government issues on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units, the Philippine National Drug Formulary (PNDF) and Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) of the Department of Health (DOH).


The search for an educational activity that is accessible round-the-clock which will not affect the practice of our profession and the bonding with our family is over. For our residents-in-training, the need to strengthen the basic foundation of anesthesiology and research is now possible.

The Education Online.Net (EON) is the latest addition to our educational armamentarium. The chair is Dr. Ernesto Dela Cerna. Together with him are: Dr. Corazon Arcangel, Dr. Mary Ann Marcelo, Dr. Maria Minerva Calimag and I. During our focus group discussions and exploratory talks, the EON's design and its manner of delivery have been finalized.

The EON is an online course. The first course is the. PSA EON Anesthesia Basic Course (ABC) I and the EON Research Course.