Date: Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 3 pm (Manila Time)


Electronic medical records and genomics offer tantalizing insights and discoveries in human disease. However, some issues need to be addressed before their full utilization and benefits. I will demonstrate diagnosis of genetic diseases utilizing the EMR and prognosis in cancer with the analysis of genomic data, as examples of only the beginning of this transformative age in medicine. I will also discuss some considerations in incorporating genomic data into the medical record.


Romulo de Castro, PhD

3R Biosystems

About the Speaker

Jong has a PhD in Biochemistry and Genetics (University of Texas Medical Branch), but also trained in the Neurosciences (California Institute of Technology, The Burnham Institute). His current work and interests lie in Cancer Immunology (3R Biosystems), and an advocacy for equitable access to health technologies (UnEMR). He is a Biomedical Informatics consultant of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and a Balik Scientist under a joint research informatics project between UP Manila and UPLB. He has an B.S. MBB degree from UP Diliman.

Dr. Romulo de Castro during his talk at PGC.
PGC seminar: “Medical Records in the Genomic Era”