Romerico Torres will be the new ASPIRE correspondent from the Philippines succeeding Dr Virgilio Novero.
He is Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Far Eastern University Institute of Medicine, a specialist in reproductive medicine and minimally invasive gynaecological surgery at the Veterans’ Memorial Medical Centre in Quezon City, and a visiting consultant at the Centre for Advanced Reproductive Medicine and Infertility in Bonifacio Global City.
Assistant Professor Torres is Vice-President of the Philippine Society for Reproductive Medicine, an Editorial Board Member of the Philippine Journal of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and an international reviewer for ASPIRE’s official journal Fertility and Reproduction.
He has been extensively published in academic research and is widely acclaimed as a lecturer and speaker in major medical forums in the Philippines and internationally.
Despite his busy professional life, Assistant Professor Torres also enjoys competitive athletics – particularly iron man events – and he is an accomplished singing and stage performer.
“It is an exciting time to be appointed as country representative for ASPIRE, and I look forward to making regular reports to members as the Philippines gears up to host the ASPIRE Congress in 2024,” Assistant Professor Torres said.
“I was part of the team actively promoting the 2024 Congress as far back as our meeting in Hong Kong in 2019, and it will place a very strong focus on professional achievements in assisted reproduction in the Philippines.
“Importantly, the 2024 Congress will also feature an exciting social program as we welcome delegates to enjoy the renowned hospitality of our people.”
“Philippines report” on ASPIRE newsletter Volume 7, Issue 3 (August 2022). Read more here.