On Saturday, March 25, 2017 a collaborative workshop between the Belau Medical Society (BMS) and the MedPharm Group of Companies was held at the Waves Restaurant of the Palau Royal Resort (PRR).  The theme of the workshop was “Bridging Medical Supplies & Products to Providers & Suppliers” and it focused on providing local medical providers & suppliers with up-to-date information about medical equipment & supplies.  The workshop featured continuing medical education lectures that raised awareness regarding alternative products and the latest management strategies relevant to medical topics. [

The following topics were discussed in detail by respective medical equipment & supplies company representatives and medical professionals:

  1. “The Role of Laboratory in Sepsis Management”

by Mr. William Michard
BIOMERIEUX Business Manager

  1. “Hemodialysis: Vascular Access Care”

by Mr. Eric Kapitbahay
Registered Nurse & US Certified Renal Nurse at the Belau National Hospital

  1. “The Neuroprotective Benefits of Tocotrienols in Stroke Management”

by Mr. Nick Pallingayan

HOVID International Business Manager

  1. “PHILIPS Innovations”

by Mr. Jose Mari De Guzman

Business Development Manager for PHILIPS

  1. “Overview of MedPharm Group of Companies”

by Mr. Rene Ramos

President/General Manger of MedPharm Group of Companies

The workshop was made possible by the concerted efforts of the Executive Committee of the Belau Medical Society and the generous support of MedPharm President/General Manager Mr. Rene Ramos, MedPharm Sales Manager Ms. Ruth Feril, and MedPharm Procurement Manager Mr. Jose Pocholo Marimla.

MedPharm is an innovation-driven pharmaceutical development company committed to the identification, creation, and development of unique therapeutic systems for transdermal & topical use.

The Belau Medical Society is a non-profit organization comprised entirely of current & retired doctors, dentists, physician assistants, and other allied medical professionals in Palau.  Its vision is to improve the profession of medicine within the community.  Current BMS Officers are Dr. Sylvia Wally (President), Dr. Myra Adelbai (Vice President), and Dr. Glenda Santos-Aguaras (Secretary/Treasurer).  BMS is also an affiliate member of the Pacific Basin Medical Association (PBMS)—an association of medical practitioners, researchers, educators, allied medical professionals, and medical experts from all over the Pacific region. [/restrict]