Dear Professor Shiina,
It has been a very fruitful one week full of intensive discussions and live demonstration of Radiofrequency Ablation procedures. Treating a total 15 patients and 24 tumors was definitely the highlight of the week. This international program has been one of the best experience I have ever had in my career so far. I am honored to have been part of this program together with some of the best doctors from Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, China and Japan.
Understanding how the Covidien cool-tip RFA work is essential. But it is equally important to deeply understand why we do, to whom we do, and when should we do RFA. All the discussions went smoothly and each concept and technique were expounded very well. I believe this time, I am more equipped and will be more efficient to do cases together with the RFA doctors I work with.
Congratulations, Professor Shiina! For a successful international program. I am a very lucky student having you as a Professor even just for a short course. Thank you very much for arranging this program and for sharing your expertise. And also, for being very welcoming and kind to me and to all of us.
Again, domo arigato gozaimasu, Professor! (Maraming salamat po! –in tagalog).
Karen Lopena Clinical Specialist for Covidien Cool-tip RFA Transmedic Philippines Inc.