UP Manila Prof to keynote speech for APAME 2019


Dr. Jose Florencio F. Lapeña, Jr., Professor of Otolaryngology and former Vice Chancellor of UP Manila, is off to China this September as one of the eight Keynote Speakers for the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) Convention of 2019. The event will be held at Jianguo Hotel in the City of Xi’an from 3-5 September 2019.


He will also represent the Philippines in the Regional Journal Selection Committee Meeting of the Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM) and Joint Meeting with APAME and the Index Medicus of the South East Asia Region (IMSEAR) of the World Health Organization. 


APAME 2019 is an open convention for all editors, authors, researchers, librarians, and publishers of medical journals. The theme for this year is “Open, Ethic, Evaluation, and Integration.”


Dr. Lapeña will speak on "Open Access: Perceptions and Misconceptions" on Sept. 4. He will be sharing the stage with other heavy weights in the research publication field, including Laureate Professor Dr. Nicholas Talley, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Newcastle and Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal of Australia, and Dr. Trevor Lane of the Edanz Group and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Aside from being a faculty and administrator, Dr. Lapeña is also an Attending Otolaryngologist, Philippine General Hospital; University Scientist III, and One UP Professorial Chair in Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (Craniomaxillofacial Surgery) for Outstanding Teaching and Research in UP Manila.


As an editor, he is the Chair of the Philippine National Journal Selection Committee, Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Charter President of the Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors, Past President of the Asia-Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors, and Director of the World Association of Medical Editors. He is a member of the Health Information for All (HIFA) Access to Health Research Working Group.


For more information on APAME 2019, please visit its website on apame2019.whocc.org.cn. For the program, please see this link: http://apame2019.whocc.org.cn/program/. For information on the convention speakers: http://apame2019.whocc.org.cn/speakers/

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Text by: FMJemena/IPPAO