Resource Speakers and Participants in Region 1

According to a study, the Philippines is among countries with most at risk of disasters. Yet only few researches regarding disaster is being done. In order to fulfill the year’s goals, the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) with the assistance of Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC), started its Capacity building on health research in disaster Phase 1: Orientation to Concepts and Principles on January 23-24, 2018 at the Northview Hotel, Laoag City. This activity aims to equip the young researchers in Region 1 with the basic foundation in the field of disaster research.

To make them knowledgeable on the principles to disaster risk reduction (DRR) it is essential that the participants understand what a “disaster” actually means, define the concepts of disaster risk, hazard, vulnerability and capacity.  It is important also to differentiate hazard from disaster because it often causes confusion and has been the subject of debates. It is also essential to researchers to understand of disaster in both social and natural science perspectives.

This initial stage of training was imparted by the strongly able speakers: Dr. Miguel Manuel Dorotan, Dr. Ofelia Saniel, and Dr. Ophelia Mendoza. The Phase II and Phase III of the training is scheduled on March 6-8 and April 3-4, 2018, respectively, by the same participants who attended the Phase I. At the end of the three trainings, the participants will be able to communicate knowledge and understanding on mitigation techniques and procedures, disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

The Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) thru the Research Utilization Committee (RUC) will be holding the 2018 R1HRDC Regional Research Conference to be held at Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation, San Carlos City, Pangasinan on March 23, 2018, 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM.  The theme of the conference is “R1HRDC Moving Forward In Improving People’s Quality of Life Through Health Research” which aims to:

(1) provide platform for professional and student researches for health research utilization and dissemination

(2) strengthen collaboration between researchers and institutions

(3) support, encourage and nurture scholarly work of student and professional researchers.


This research conference is open to all interested participants either student or professional health researcher (Oral and Poster Presentation)

Category I.  Interdisciplinary Medical & Health Researches

Category II. Herbal Medicine Researches


Registration Fee:

Professional    -           Php 100.00

Student           -           Php 50.00  


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