TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Over a hundred Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, Inc. (PAMET)–Northern Luzon Chapter members, and more than 4 hundred more watching live online, attended the 16th “TATAK TINDIG” Regional Press Conference, hosted by the PAMET- Kalinga-Apayao Chapter this August 18-21 in this city.
In his statement, PAMET Northern Luzon Regional Director Edison Ramos stated that the event’s subject highlights the critical role that medical technology will play in determining the future of healthcare.
“T for technologically inclined, A for accurate, T for tenacious, A for adaptable, K for kind, T for triumphant, I for inspired, N for noble, D for dignified, I for illustrious, and G for glorious,” he said.
A platform for lifelong learning, career progress, and friendship, he added their organization serves as a beacon of commitment, creativity, and expertise.
Ramos went on to say that PAMET has served over the years as a crucial link between medical technologists, educators, researchers, and healthcare practitioners and helped to shape the healthcare landscape by promoting the highest standards of practice and fighting for the recognition of their profession.
PAMET National President Luella Vertucio also graced the event and said that she stands before all of them to celebrate their remarkable contributions embodying excellence in medical technology.
“In a world where medical advances are happening at an unprecedented pace, we play a vital role in ensuring an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. We are extraordinary professionals with an unwavering commitment to using cutting edge technology and scientific expertise to improve patient outcome and save lives,” she said.
Vertucio added that it is not just their technical acumen that should set them apart but that they should be tenacious in pursuing knowledge and continuous improvement, possess a curiosity that drives them to explore new frontiers, embrace emerging technologies and stay abreast of the latest researches and developments.
In her keynote speech, Lubuagan Municipal Health Officer Carolyn Batalao Agyao said that during the last 60 years of PAMET, their core values “Integrity, Professionalism, Commitment, Excellence, and Unity” continue to inspire members to enhance and enrich medical laboratory science.
“You are the backbone of modern medicine, utilizing your expertise to analyse and interpret complex data that drives medical decisions,” she said.