Dr. Felipe S. Templo Jr.

Dr. Felipe S. Templo Jr. is a board-certified physician specialist in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with sub specialty training in Cardiovascular Pathology and  is a Fellow member of the Philippine Society of Pathologists

He is currently a staff pathologist and program director of the Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Training Program at the Philippine Heart Center and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of the City of Manila College of Medicine. He is also a peer reviewer of the Philippine Journal of Pathology

He obtained his training experiences in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology and Cardiovascular Pathology at the Philippine Heart Center and subsequently at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore followed by a stint as a research pathologist in Singapore General Hospital.

He has authored and co-authored several peer reviewed papers in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine published in the proceedings of several international journals and presented in scientific conferences held in Australia, Europe and the Asia-Pacific. He is currently an active member of the Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology and Australasian Immunohistochemistry Society and has gained memberships as an international fellow of the College of American Pathologists and American Society for Clinical Pathology

His interests are in surgical pathology, cardiovascular pathology, digital pathology, academic medicine and research.

Title: Short Presentation: The Practical Utility of Social Media Platforms in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Education


Social media has changed the way we communicate as well as how we obtain information during the past decades. Its influence is increasingly recognized by academic institutions. Its practical utility in medical education and training is gaining more impact because it is innovative, accessible and interactive. The different platforms are becoming more relevant as sources of supplementary learning materials for pathology trainees and as opportunities for continuing medical education among practicing pathologists. As this trend continues, social media is viewed as paving the way for wider acceptance of digital pathology and discussions in establishing standards and good clinical practice for online images.

This talk will present experiences of the speaker on how engagement with social media can significantly support pathology and laboratory medicine education, training and even clinical practices.

Major developments in pathology raise many questions. Be part of the discussion on the way forward.

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