Our speaker(s) will be from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya (BHP) on two topics. Dr. Borwonkhun Tontivuthikul, MD, from the Endocrine & Diabetes Center will talk about Diabetes - How to avoid it, How to handle it, and How to tell if you're 'pre-diabetic.' Followed by Vaccines for adults. Dr. Ploykarn Kiatiwat, MD, from the Internal Medicine Center will talk about Adult Vaccines.
The first topic will be about what you need to know about diabetes, treatments of diabetes, diabetes technology. As the general population continues to age, the number of adults 65 years or older affected by diabetes is also increasing. This population is more at risk of developing diabetes-related complications like hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), kidney failure, and heart disease than younger people living with diabetes.
There are special considerations involving diabetes that you may need to address to support overall health and quality of life. Click here for information about BHP's Endocrine and Diabetes center.
The second, will cover preventable infectious diseases found more commonly with age. The speaker will include discussion about which vaccines you need for preventing and reducing complications of disease that helps the older person keep healthy and independent. Click here for a list of adult immunization vaccine packages at BHP.
Dr. Borwonkhun received his Medical degree with honors (2014) and Master of Science degree (2020) from Chulalongkorn University. He received his higher graduate Diploma in Clinical Medical Sciences (2017) and his Diploma of the Thai Board of Internal Medicine from Khon Kaen University.
He obtained additional medical training in Gastroenterology & Critical (2013) care at the University of Liverpool, UK, and in Endocrinology (2014) at the University of Southern California, USA.
Dr. Ploykarn received her Medical degree (2011) from Mahidol University.
She received her Thai Board of Internal Medicine Diplomate (2017) and Thai Board of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (2021) from Mahidol University.
She was on the staff at Lat Krabang Hospital from 2012 to 2023.
When we have a guest speaker(s) from BHP, there are usually nurses available to offer health screening tests as well as a lucky draw giving free voucher(s) for some diagnostic tests at BHP.
29 November - Holiday Inn
Workshop Meeting Rooms on the 4th Floor
SUBJECT TO CHANGE so check back on day before meeting for the latest information.
Click here for meeting information and location map.
The Meeting Program starts at 10:30am in either the Holiday Inn's Executive or Bay Tower.
Buffet Breakfast is available from 8am to 10:30am in the Executive Tower's 6th floor East Coast Kitchen restaurant OR in the Bay Tower's 4th floor Cafe G restaurant. Advise the restaurant cashier that you are attending the PCEC meeting to get the breakfast for the reduced price of 250 baht.
Entry is free for members, be sure to bring your membership card for entry.
Membership or renewal is available at the membership desk on the Mezzanine floor - it is only 500 baht for one year membership.
Entry is also free for those accompanying the member if they are their family members or guests visiting Thailand.
If a Non Member and you purchase a breakfast at Holiday Inn's restaurant [East Coast Kitchen on the 6th floor of the Executive Tower or Cafe G on 4th floor of the Bay Tower], the entry fee is 100 baht upon presentation of your restaurant receipt. Tell the cashier you are attending the PCEC meeting to receive special price of 250 baht on the morning of the meeting and collect your receipt to present for entry to the meeting.
Otherwise, the entry fee for Non Members is 200 baht.
If you are a visitor and not sure if you wish to become a member, hold on to your receipt (s) for the non-member entry fee.
You can apply it toward the 500 baht annual dues if you decide you want to become a member - at either of the next two meetings.
Living in a foreign country is definitely not the same as visiting it on holiday. There are many things you need to consider.
Using the cumulative experience of the Pattaya expat community, we
have endeavored to provide information on many topics that should be beneficial for Expats living in Pattaya or considering doing so.
Select a general topic from the listing at the top of this page, which will also have a drop down menu for specific areas.
During the Open Forum at the Club meeting, which follows the speaker presentation, members and guests can make announcements or ask questions and receive answers about Expat living in Thailand, Pattaya in particular.
If you are planning on moving to or visiting Thailand, we suggest you use the topics at the top of this page. For
the webpages most frequently used by our members and expats living
here, you can click on the button below to go direct to the web page on
addition to the weekly Meeting, the Club helps facilitate
various member organized activities such as special interest groups and
excursions that take place outside of the regular meetings offering the
opportunity to socialize and make friends with others that share a
common interest. [NOTE: Special Interest Groups are currently not active during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Click this button for more information: Activities
The Meeting Room is on the Mezzanine Floor and opens at 9am. The Meeting Program begins at 10:30am.
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