JAFES holds Day 2 of its first Online Visual Abstract Workshop facilitated by JAFES Visual Abstract Lead, Dr. Jerico Gutierrez and Science Communicators, Dr. Ma. Cecille Anonuevo-Cruz and Dr. Carmen Carina Cabrera.

During the breakout session, each participant from AFES member countries was asked to present his/her visual abstract to the group. A member of the group interpreted the visual abstract. The moderator provided feedback on the presented visual abstract.



JAFES holds Day 1 of its first Online Visual Abstract Workshop facilitated by Health Informatics expert, Dr. Iris Thiele Isip-Tan and JAFES Visual Abstract lead, Dr. Jerico Gutierrez. Twenty participants from AFES member countries: Indonesia (ISE), Malaysia (MEMS), Myanmar (MSEM), Philippines (PCEDM), Thailand (EST) and Vietnam (VADE), attended the workshop.



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29 October 2021 - JAFES Editorial Board Meeting via Zoom


JAFES Editorial Board members from the ASEAN countries hold a productive virtual editorial board meeting to finalize its second issue, provide updates on editorial policies and discuss operational concerns.

    --- (L-R: 1st row top row: Dr. Made Ratna Saraswati, JAFES Secretariat, Prof. Nguyen Van Tuan, Prof. Norlaila Mustafa, Dr. Elizabeth Paz-Pacheco, Dr. Cecilia Jimeno 2nd row from top: Prof. Kyu Kyu Maung, Dr. Nurain Mohd Noor, Prof. Nguyen Thy Khue, Dr. Roberto Mirasol, Dr. Chng Chiaw Ling, Dr. Jerico Gutierrez 3rd row: Dr. Michael Villa, Dr. Patricia Gatbonton, Dr. Amado Tandoc III, Dr. Rogelio Tangco, Dr. Gabriel Jasul Jr., Dr. Aimee Andag-Silva Last row: Dr. Marissa Alejandria, Dr. Elaine Cunanan, Dr. Nathaniel Orillaza Jr., Assoc. Prof. Nattapol Sathavarodom, Assoc. Prof. Sarat Sunthorynyothin)

Tribute to Dr. Jose Ma. Avila


It is a sad day for the JAFES as Dr. Jose Ma. C. Avila, or Dr. Joey, joined our Creator today.   Dr. Avila has served as one of the consultant advisers of JAFES from its revival in 2010 to present, providing sound guidance to the editorial board in the operations and management of the journal, based on his years of experience as the editor-in-Chief of the Acta Medica Philippina and as one of the pioneers of the Western Pacific Region Index Medicus and Asia-Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors.   Dr. Avila is an anatomic and clinical pathologist, an expert in childhood neoplasms and cytology, as well as a faculty of the University of the Philippines College of Pathology.   JAFES condoles with his family for his passing.

Congratulations to Dr. Cecilia Jimeno, JAFES Vice Editor-in-Chief, UPMAS Awardee 2020 as Outstanding Educator


This year's recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award of the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society (UPMAS) is none other than JAFES Vice Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Cecilia Jimeno, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine (UPCM).

Dr. Jimeno has been awarded multiple times as Most OutstandingTeacher at the UPCM. Her excellence in teaching is matched by her first-rate skills as a clinician, researcher and leader, even early in her career. She has received numerous awards as well for her research work.*


*written by Dr. Gabriel Jasul Jr., JAFES Associate Editor



While the whole world is grappling with the COVID-19 public health threat, we at the JAFES hope to contribute by providing a platform to discuss these relevant issues from our regional perspective in Southeast Asia. 

We all hope to better understand how COVID-19 is affecting the clinical picture, diagnosis, and subsequent management of our patients, particularly its impact on diabetes and other endocrine disorders.

We welcome case reports, observational studies, diagnostic and management challenges, of endocrine patients suffering from COVID-19, which we shall incorporate in the upcoming May and November 2020 issue. We will be working on shorter timelines as we consider these reports urgent, to inform and assist others in dealing with this unknown enemy as soon as possible.

Praying that we are able to work together as one, to overcome these critical times. Please stay healthy and always keep safe.

Thank you.



JAFES Editor-in-Chief

5th Healthcare and Social Media Summit


In an age of information overload, the attention economy, and the popularity of social media, how can a medical journal effectively disseminate research findings?

At the 5th Healthcare and Social Media Summit in Cebu, JAFES Editorial Coordinator, Dr. Amado Tandoc III, discussed the experience of the Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies as it took on the challenge of improving visibility and reach through an innovation - the VISUAL ABSTRACT.

Many thanks Dr. Iris Thiele Isip-Tan and the JAFES VA Team!


Slideshare: Visual Abstracts as Innovation for Research Dissemination




Congratulations to our Editorial Board Members, Prof. Pia Bagamasbad and Dr. Nathaniel Orillaza Jr., who were awarded by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) as 2019 Outstanding Young Scientists (OYS).





Congratulations to JAFES Editorial Board Adviser, Prof. Benito Pacheco, PhD, who was conferred the title Academician (Acad) by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) for his works in disaster risk management.


Introducing JAFES Visual Abstract


As part of the journal's efforts to further expand the way we communicate research findings and improve the visibility and reach of our original articles in various social media platforms, we have conducted a half-day Visual Abstract Workshop last 15 January 2019 at the PSEDM Office. The workshop was facilitated by Health Informatics Expert and Endocrinologist, Dr. Iris Thiele Isip-Tan. 

The actual visual abstracts were officially launched before the Interhospital grandrounds at the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center last 25 January 2019.

Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Paz-Pacheco, JAFES Editor-in-Chief, UPMAS Awardee 2016 as Outstanding Researcher


Dr. Elizabeth Paz-Pacheco has demonstrated exemplary qualities of a Filipino researcher, mentor and clinician. Her original researches funded by the International Diabetes Federation/Bridges, the Philippine Council for Health R&D, and the University of the Philippines, apply to diabetes education, prevention and management. Her collaborations include research on the genetics of diabetes. She continues to be principal investigator in major international drug trials.

In both Philippine and Asian scene, she has been part of the technical working group for the National Nutrition and Health Survey, national guidelines and Asian guideline on diabetes, lipids, obesity and thyroid conditions.

She initiated and mentored researches at the Section of Endocrinology to encourage fellows and young graduates, and in national specialty organizations: Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity; and Philippine Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society.

As the editor-in-chief of the Journal of ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies for the recent five years she has led the Asian editorial team in reinvigorating JAFES into an indexed per-reviewed journal.

She previously trained in advanced research institutions such as the University of Tokyo in Japan, the Joslin Diabetes Center and Brigham and Women’s, Harvard Medical School in Boston, and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City before returning to the Philippines in 1994.

Full Migration to Public Knowledge Project


We are glad to announce our full migration to hosting under the Public Knowledge Project, the original creator of Open Journal Systems, beginning November 2016. Check out the new look of our website aligned with the journal's new brand and optimized for better article visualization.

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