About the conference

In these trying times, the work of our researchers became more important. With the theme “Mobilizing Quality Health Researches Amidst the Challenges of COVID19”, R1HRDC will hold its first virtual Regional Health Research Conference to convene professional and student researchers in the region to learn from each other’s work, to further strengthen the health research community. This conference also aims to recognize and give awards to researchers and their works with potential to address current and pressing health concerns locally and nationally.

Spearheaded by the Research Utilization Committee (RUC) of the Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office 1 as the online host, the initiative was made to reach the consortium’s stakeholders during this time of global pandemic without compromising each other’s health condition.



Who Can Submit and Entry?

The conference is open to both professionals and students who have successfully developed and implemented health research in the country, especially in Region 1. Participants must be affiliated to R1HRDC’s member institution.


How to Submit an Entry?

Interested individuals must complete the application form and submit the abstract of completed research via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject R1HRDC-RRC2020-<Research Title>/<Name of researcher>. The file must be in word or pdf format.

Research abstract must include the following:

   1. Title

   2. Authors/ Investigators

   3. Methodology

   4. Results and discussion

   5. Recommendations

   6. Appropriate clearance/ permit:

       *Ethics clearance for studies involving human participants

       *Gratuitous permit from the protected areas and wildlife resource division of DENR for studies involving collection of wildlife

       *Biosafety clearance for studies involving genetic engineering and pathogenic organisms

       *National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Clearance for studies involving IP.


Shortlisting of applications

The shortlisted, eligible entries will be reviewed by the R1HRDC Technical Review Board and Ethics Review Committee. Unqualified applications will be notified accordingly.

Qualified applications shall be categorized as follows:
     Professional Level
          1. Oral Presentation
               1.1 Category 1. Medical/Health Research
               1.2 Category 2. Herbal Medicine Researches
          2. Poster Presentation

     Student Level
          1. Oral Presentation
          2. Poster Presentation


Winners will receive cash prize, certificate, and shall be posted at the R1HRDC official website and Facebook page.


Deadline for Abstract Submission

NOVEMBER 9, 2020

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