6th NADA PHILIPPINES ANNUAL FORUM – “Facing the Challenges by Using Ear Acupuncture in the Philippine Drug War”

Every year since 2010, NADA Philippines has held a regular forum where Acudetox Specialists (ADSes) join hands and share their different experiences from all over the Philippines.

For this year’s activity, NADA Philippines is inviting NADA Acudetox Specialists from other countries to join us and be part of this yearly celebration of sharing and networking.

NADA Philippines will be holding its 6th National Annual Forum on February 25, 2017 (Saturday), at the Quezon City Sports Club, E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City, with the theme  Facing the Challenges by Using Ear Acudetox in the Philippine Drug War.”


The 6th NADA Philippines Annual Forum will highlight the contribution of NADA Protocol (Ear Acupuncture) in addressing the growing problem of substance abuse in the country. It will feature international speakers who will discuss holistic interventions and approaches that addressed social issues and challenges in drug addiction and other crises.  Experts from academic and clinical practices will provide background knowledge in the areas of research, addiction medicine and family counseling. Local speakers are invited to share meaningful insights and lessons in using ear acudetox amid the Philippine drug war.

The forum is open to ADSes, their families, friends, and supporters of NADA Philippines. We are looking forward to your attendance/participation in this annual activity.

Registration rates are as follows:

ADS rate:

Early Bird – 800 PHP
On Site – 1,000 PHP

Non-ADS rate:

Early Bird – 1,000 PHP
On Site – 1, 200 PHP

All early bird registration fees should be deposited on or before February 15, 2017 (Wednesday) to our NADA BPI account with the following details:

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Account Name: NADA PHILS
Account Number: 3081-1171-78

Kindly e-mail a copy of your deposit slip to nadaphilippines@gmail.com and present the original copy at the forum registration for verification. For questions and clarifications, you may reach us at 0917-7305964, or email us at at the abovementioned address.

Thank you and we are looking forward to your attendance/participation in this annual activity!

Sixth National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
(NADA) Philippines Annual Forum

NADA Philippines:
Facing the Challenges by Using Ear Acupuncture in the Philippine Drug War

 Morning Program

7:30 – 8:30 Registration and ‘Feel the Qi’  
8:30 – 8:45 National Anthem and Invocation  

8:45 –  9:00



9:00 – 9:20




9:20 – 9:35



9:35 – 9:50


9:50 – 10:00



Opening Remarks

Janet Pimentel-Paredes, Board President , NADA Philippines



Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial, MPH, CESOII, Secretary, Department of Health



Dr. Francis Ras, OIC Director-General, PITAHC DOH


The Role of LGU in the  Battle Against Substance Abuse

Hon. Josefina ‘Joy’ G. Belmonte-Alimurung, Vice Mayor , Quezon City


Inspirational Message

          Dr. Michael O. Smith,  Founder, National Acupuncture Detoxification Association

10:00 – 10:15


10:15 – 10:35



10:35 – 11:00



Weaving the Threads of Hope

Trisha Janine Sanijon , ADS and Trainer, NADA Philippines


Cordillera Community Based Drug Rehabilitation

Dr. Vicky Ducat, Vice President, NADA Philippines


11:00 – 11:15


 Open Forum  
11:15 – 11:45



11:45 – 12:15



 Research Designs in Traditional Medicine: Issues and Perspectives

Dr. Gemiliano Aligui

         Board Member, NADA Philippines
         Vice President for Academic Affairs
         University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center Inc.

Open Forum




Afternoon Program

1:15 – 1:30



1:30 – 2:00








Kim Madridejos and Company


Bio-Psychosocial Perspective on the Problem of Addiction and Impact on Families

Dr. Allan Dionisio

Department of Family and Community Medicine

National Poison Management and Control Center

Philippine General Hospital


2:00 – 2:15


2:15 – 3:00




3:00 – 3:15


3:15 – 3:45




Open Forum

 NADA Training and Practice in North America: The Spirit of NADA Strengthens

Sara Bursac, Executive Director , NADA United States of America




 Acupuncture in Post Disaster Missions and Refugees

Sylvia Kohn Pandey
        TCM Social Forum President
        Germany and Chinese Medicine Across Borders

3:45 – 4:15



4:15- 4:30


4:30 – 4:45

NADA Philippines’ Work with Drug Surrenderees

Maria Amparo Peralta, ADS, NADA Philippines



John Joseph Posadas, ADS and Trainer, NADA Philippines


Invitation to ADSes and Program Closing

Mac Gerald Cueto, Board Member, NADA Philippines


Dorothy May Nubla and George Facsoy

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