Dear Colleagues and Friends,
In behalf of the members and the Board of Directors of the Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (PAPRAS), I take pride in welcoming you to our new website, the home of the Philippines fully-trained, fully-qualified, and board-certified PLASTIC SURGEONS. This website promises have a more complete, informative, and eventually interactive format with contents made more suitable for both professional and lay public viewing. One of its highlights is a Directory or a complete listing of the contact details of our societys members. This directory will serve to aid our colleagues in the medical field and in various medical societies, our patients, our friends in the pharmaceutical industry, and the population at large, in locating and gaining easier access to the Fellows, board-eligible graduates, and residents of the PAPRAS. Also highlighted in this website would be accurate information on todays most common aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures as well as updates on the societys current thrust in advancing the practice of Plastic Surgery in the country, made possible thru its various committees, namely, Residency Training and Research, Scientific, Outreach, Membership, Legal, Ethics, and Public Relations Committees.
Going thru this website will most definitely be a worthwhile experience and a pleasant introduction to our society, the PAPRAS, which is the only society in the country duly-recognized as the specialty society for Plastic Surgery by both the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and the Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS).
I certainly wish you would find great use for this website!
FRANCISCO C. MANALO, M.D.