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.
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.
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.
Manila Sightseeing Information
Local GICS members in Manila recommend these sights if you have time to enjoy the city.
Manila residents have kindly recommended all of these locations . GICS does not endorse any of these sights. They are provided for your convenience.
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.