APPO Annual CME & Sampaguita Ball 2015

Posted by on March 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Association of Philippine-American Physicians of Ohio (APPO) Foundation will hold the Annual Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program and Sampaguita Ball at the The Westlake Inn/Doubletree Hotel (former Holiday Inn) in Westlake, Ohio on Saturday, May 9th, 2015.

We would like to invite you to join us and enjoy the festivities. The theme this year is a�?Flores de Mayoa�? which is Flowers of May, a Catholic and Aglipayan festival held in the Philippines in the month of May. It is one of the May devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary and lasts for the entire month. The party will be featuring DJ Alexicon. The ticket prices are $70 for adults and $30 for children under 12.

Win an iPad Mini!


We’ll be raffling a 16 GB iPad Mini with Wi-Fi (valued at $299)
Tickets are $5 (purchase below, winner does not have to be present to win). A Chinese raffle will also be held.

The CME registration cost is $50 for attending physicians and $35 for residents, fellows, nurses and allied health professionals. The CME features a variety of topics. Schedule is as follows:

7:15 – Registration/Breakfast and Viewing of Exhibits
7:45 – Opening Remarks, Rumilia Tolentino, MD
7:50 – Welcome Address, Jessica Strasburg, MD
8:00 – Low Back Pain: What You Need to Know, Augusto Hsia, MD
9:00 – Update and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes, Jane Cases, MD
10:00 – Coffee break & viewing of exhibits
10:30 – Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Transformation Journey, Mariquita Tolentino-Belen, MD
11:30 – Kidney Disease in Primary Care, Ronnie Ligon, MD
12:30 – Vaccine Update 2015, Michelle Medina, MD (lunch included)
1:45 – Adjourn

Please consider attending the CME in the morning and the Sampaguita Ball in the evening. Placing an advertisement in the Souvenir Program will be greatly appreciated.

Purchase Tickets

If you’d like to add more than one selections, you’ll have to return to this page to add to your selection. Please enter the names of guests in space provided. You will need a PayPal account to use this option.

Purchase Sampaguita Ball and CME tickets

Or send payments/checks/registration to:
Jessica Strasburg
23919 Shelburne Road
Shaker Heights, OH

Questions? Call Jessica at 216 287 7965 or email

Thank you for your support.

Ferdinand Apolonio MD
Chairperson, Sampaguita Ball
Jessica Strasburg, MD
CME Director
Rumilia C. Tolentino-Nogueira, MD
President APPO

Download a PDF of the Sampaguita Ball 2015 Flyer

Download CME Brochure

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