The Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium thru the Research Utilization Committee (RUC) will be holding the annual R1HRDC Regional Research Conference on May 16, 2019, at Northwestern University Laoag City, wherein researchers, clinicians, educators, and students convene to share knowledge and experiences in the field of health research. With this year's theme


all health researchers (students and professionals) can now submit their abstract of the completed research paper in line with the priority health research agenda (NUHRA and RUHRA). Deadline of submission will be on April 5, 2019, which includes the following:



1.1 Title, Authors, Methodology, Results and Discussion, and Recommendations.

1.2 Research authorization/clearance/permit.

  • Ethics clearance for studies involving human participants
  • Gratuitous permit from the Protected Areas and Wildfire Resource Division of DENR for studies involving the collection of wildlife
  • Biosafety clearance for studies involving genetic engineering and pathogenic organisms
  • National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)Clearance for studies involving indigenous people


Promising researches will be given the chance to showcase their work thru poster and oral presentation and shall have the chance to win prizes and represent the consortium in the Philippine National Health Research System Conference this year.


Interested parties may submit their completed research paper to Ms. Ana Gay Ranga at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..