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Alumni of the Thomasian medical students’ fraternity, Tau Mu Sigma Phi (Tau Mu), in the United States conducted their annual fall meeting last September 23 to 25 at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel and Suites in Jersey City, New Jersey.

This year’s event was hosted by Dr. Ricardo Q. Binsol and Dr. Francis Bernard D. Ponce, their spouses and the entire Tau Mu alumni members in the east coast.

Tau Mu is the pioneer and premier medical fraternity of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. This year’s meeting coincides with the celebration of the 70th founding anniversary of the fraternity.

The annual meetings of the Tau MU-USA and Taun Alumni Organization (TAO) aim to provide an avenue for alumni members to be aware of the fraternity’s status and how it can help the students, the faculty and University as well.

The event started with a three-hour lecture on emerging viral epidemics such as Zika, Chikungunya, Ebola, updates on Hepatitis C and stem cell therapy, which was presented by Dr. Marianito O. Asperilla.

Outgoing Tau Mu-USA President Dr. Ramon R. Contreras discussed the status of the Tau Mu Sigma Phi Foundation, while incumbent TAO President Dr. Rollo C. Milante reported about the status of their alumni brothers in the Philippines.

An open forum also ensued wherein Dr. Primo A. Andres Jr., former Tau Mu-USA President and incumbent UST Medical Alumni Association in America stalwart, reiterated the need for the fraternity to be more proactive than reactionary.

The new officers of the Tau Mu-USA, Dr. Remel Buslig (President) Dr. Ferdinand Christopher Lyndon Q. Magno (Secretary), and Dr. Nemesio Emilio S. Gutierrez (Treasurer), were also inducted during the event.

The meeting concluded with an anticipated mass led by Fr. Marcelino Miranda, who is also a Thomasian.

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