Call for Abstracts Has Closed

The call for abstracts has closed. Our Education Committee is currently reviewing the abstracts and will email the results soon. 

Hotel Information & Rates

The conference will be held at the Manila Hotel, in collaboration with our colleagues in the Philippines Society of Pediatric Surgery.

Book your hotel room through the conference registration portal. Please do not book directly. The discounted room rate is only available through the Conference registration portal. 

Individual rooms will be at the rate of $140 per night. Shared rooms will be $70 per person per night. 

Conference Registration Rates

Rates for both in-person and hybrid registration will go up after 15 January 2024.

Visa Information

For the conference, you will need to obtain a9(a) Temporary Visitors Visa – for visitors coming for business, pleasure, medical treatment, training, attendance in conferences, meetings, and workshops/seminars.

To obtain a 9a visitor’s visa for the conference, you will need the following minimum requirements:

  • Passport/Travel Document Valid for at least six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines
  • Duly Accomplished Visa application form
  • Proof of bona fide status as a tourist or businessperson. If you need a letter to submit with your visa, please email us here
  • Confirmed tickets for return or onward journey to the next port of destination  

Submit your initial application here: https://www.visa.gov.ph

Once submitted, you must contact your local Embassy or Consulate for instructions on how to submit your application officially. Use this link to find an embassy or consulate near you. Request a letter of invitation here

 

Session Information

Please find the draft program information below. You can also download the full two-day agenda here.

Low-Cost Surgical Simulator Competition

We are excited to host a low-cost surgical simulator competition that will occur during the GICS V Conference. The submission date for entries has now closed. We look forward to hearing from our presenters in Manila. 

Ground Transportation

We recommend you use Grab to get a ride from the airport. Grab is similar to Uber. You can find more information about it here




Manila Sightseeing Information

Local GICS members in Manila recommend these sights if you have time to enjoy the city.

INTRAMUROS BAMBIKE TOUR
BALUARTE DE SAN DIEGO TOUR
CASA MANILA Museum
FORT SANTIAGO
MANILA OCEAN PARK
STAR CITY
The DESSERT MUSEUM
ART IN ISLAND:
SAN AGUSTIN CHURCH

Manila residents have kindly recommended all of these locations . GICS does not endorse any of these sights. They are provided for your convenience.

Weather

The average temperature is 77F/25C, with highs of 85F/28C and lows of 73F/22C. The average rainfall is less than 6 days for the month. Check the current forecast here.

Timezone

The timezone is Philippine Standard Time. Time zone in Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines (GMT+8)

To convert Philippine Standard Time to your time zone, we recommend using World Time Buddy.

Currency

The Philippine peso (PHP), or ‘piso’ in Filipino, is the official currency of the Philippines. It’s subdivided into 100 centavos, or ‘sentimos’ in Filipino. The symbol of the Philippine peso is ₱ Exchange Rate (estimate) 1 USD = 55.4314 PHP 1 EUR = 60.5785 PHP Find current rates here.

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