Monday, April 30, 2012

Cebu's first look at the Sony Xperia S

Cebu MD was there during the launching of Sony's latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia S (not anymore Sony Ericsson but just Sony) at the Radisson Blu hotel last April 26, 2012. It was revealed there that Sony would have a special exhibition.

The exhibit is currently at the 2/F of Cyberzone at SM Cebu until May 2, 2012. In the exhibit, visitors will be able to experience the stunning hi-defininition (HD) experience from the Xperia S, an Android smartphone with a 4.3-inch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA engine.

Features you may be interested in:

  • 12-megapixel camera with Sony Exmor R - can take pictures in just 1,5 seconds from standby mode for the fastest capture of any scene. Ensures you won't miss a moment.
  • HD (120x720) resolution screen, as well as front (720p) and back (1080p) cameras for HD recording. I can imagine how clear it will be in Skype.
  • Capability to play games and share content from smartphone to a Sony TV, laptop or tablet. Isn't that amazing?
  • HD sharing through a WIRELESS DDLNA connection or HDMI cable to link Xperia S to the TV so you can watch right away any videos in the smartphone.
  • Bravia Sync to control Xperia S with the TV remote control.
  • NFC-enabled (near field communication) with 2 Xperia SmartTags. This allows consumers to load pre-set profiles or tasks for their Xperia S onto a tag which can be personalized easily. When a SmartTag is swiped, the phone switches to the pre-designated commands. For example, when you are inside your car, you can swipe your smartphone on an Xperia SmartTag to turn off the phone's WiFi, launch the GPS app or switch to silent mode.

Over the next two months, expect the release of the other Sony Xperia phones  from the Xperia NXT series. They are the Xperia U, Xperia P and the Xperia sola.

I am sure doctors will surely love these upcoming smartphones along with the Xperia S especially that many of them love photography, music and travel.

Other Xperia S exhibits all over the country include:
  • April 19-24 at the SM Megamall Bldg B upper ground floor
  • May 3-8 at SM Mall of Asia Main Mall (fronting Giordano)
  • May 10-15 at SM North Edsa 4th Floor Cyberzone
  • May 17-23 at SM Pampanga Cyberzone exhibit area.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Pfizer and CIM partner to form Philippine Clinical Mycology Network

A group of health professionals, mostly medical technologists, gathered together for the first meeting of the Philippine Clinical Mycology Network which aims to promote the best practice in the fight against fungal infections. The event which started on this evening, April 20, at the Cebu Parklane Hotel, will continue tomorrow, April 21, 2012 at the Cebu Institute of Medicine.

Welcoming the delegates (which came from various parts of the country) in behalf of Dr. Josefina Poblete, President and Chair of the Board of Cebu Institute of Medicine (CIM) was CIM's College Secretary, Dr. Corazon Meneses.

Dr. Virginia Mesola, one of the primemovers of this collaborative CME Project of CIM and Pfizer, gave the course overview. Prior to the overview, she discussed the vision of the network which was to advocate "the best management practices in invasive fungal infections especially in the resource-limited setting". She likewise shared the group's history, mission and action plan.

Dr. Mitzi Marie Montebon Chua, the other thinktank of this undertaking gave a short lecture on the Epidemiology and Early Recognition of Candida Infections.

Mr. Jimson Pantojan was the Master of Ceremonies.

The project is set to continue tomorrow with introductory lectures on fungi, identification of mold and yeast colonies as well as sensitivity testing.

Awaiting the delegates also are laboratory sessions demonstrating mold colonies and slide culture as well as the identification of Candida species and Antifungal Susceptibility Tests.

The activity will be capped tomorrow with a lecture on the management of invasive fungal infections.

The other lecturers are: Dr. Narciso Tapia and Ms. Myldred Completo, RMT.

Assisting the delegates in the laboratory sessions are RMTs Lorenzo Lozano, Reynaldo Manzanares, Rachel Yu, Regie Sayson and the CIM Laboratory Staff and Faculty.

This scientific meeting is being made possible by Pfizer, makers of Diflucan (Fluconazole), Vfend (Voriconazole) and Eraxis (Anidulafungin) and the Cebu Institute of Medicine.