While COVID-19 pandemic reshaped the way we do things, it did not stop us from celebrating our achievements. In fact, it helped us become more resilient than ever. After two years of virtual gatherings, the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week celebrated its 15th annual convention on August 8-12, 2022 through a hybrid format of virtual conference and face-to-face gathering at Marriot Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone, Mabalacat City, Pampanga with the theme “Health Research: Responding to Challenges towards National Recovery and Resiliency”. It was hosted by the Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC) and the Department of Science and Technology-Region III (DOST III).
With that, the R1HRDC has again proven its legacy of creating quality health researches by bagging awards and recognitions during the 5-day event as follows:
The Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) spearheaded by the Research Utilization Committee (RUC), successfully conducted the 2022 R1HRDC Research Conference with the theme “People-Centered Health Research Towards National Recovery and Resiliency” last June 24, 2022, via Zoom Platform, despite challenges. The activity aimed in providing a platform for students and professionals to disseminate the results of their research as well as to recognize and give awards for their work. The online event was attended by more than 100 participants from the different member institutions of R1HRDC.
The highlight of the conference is the oral competition under the professional and student category. Prior to the said event, a call for the submission of finished research papers by the member institutions was conducted. The submitted research entries were thoroughly reviewed and shortlisted based on the criteria set by RUC.
The Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE) Inc. with support from the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) is organizing the 18th National Medical Writing Workshop on 08-12 August 2022 via Zoom. The workshop aims to help young investigators in health and health social sciences acquire practical knowledge and skills in preparing a scientific article for publication in a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. Successful applicants will be granted free workshop registration and post-workshop mentoring sessions with an assigned mentor-facilitator who will guide them in preparing their articles for submission to peer-reviewed journals.
The application period is extended until 8 JULY 2022. Here's how to join:
The Gelia Castillo Award for Research on Social Innovations in Health (GCARSIH) aims to recognize the outstanding social innovations that address persistent, societal and health systems challenges. Through the innovators’ experience, we can better understand why and how social innovations create impact, and discover the keys to scale up or integrate these effective interventions into the larger health system.
This Award is open to ongoing social innovations in health developed by Filipinos for the Filipinos. The entry must be implemented in the Philippines.
For the purposes of this Award, social innovations in health (SIH) are defined as new solutions (product, services, models, market mechanisms, processes) created by multi-sectoral health system actors. The solutions must address a health need more effectively than existing approaches, and have the ability to enhance people’s capacity to act and take ownership of their own health. Social innovations have health-system changing potential as it changes and strengthens relationships between people and results in a more effective use of available resources.