PCHRD turns 32, theme connects R &D with Emergency Health Management

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) will celebrate its 32nd Anniversary on 14 March 2014, at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City.

With the theme, “The Filipino Resilience in Crisis: Connecting Health R&D and Emergency Health Management,” the forum will focus on how health R&D can help in improving the country’s capacity to manage health situations in times of crises.

Champions of health and health research will grace the event including Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique T. Ona, Department of Science and Technology Secretary (DOST) Mario G. Montejo and DOH Undersecretary Teodoro J. Herbosa. Albay Governor Jose Clemente S. Salceda will be the anniversary keynote speaker.

One of the event highlights is the signing of the Forum Agreement for the 2015 Global Health Forum for Health Research.

The parallel sessions, in the afternoon, will include topics on DNA forensic identification, environmental health and HIV and the diseases of the elderly. Afterwards, the PCHRD Scholars’ Society, the Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE) and Philippine Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (PhilCRINET) will have their respective forums.

PCHRD, one of the three sectoral councils of the Department of Science and Technology (PCHRD-DOST), is the lead national agency responsible for coordination and monitoring of health research initiatives in the country. Through the years, PCHRD has advocated for a strong health research culture and mobilized resources to generate knowledge, technology and innovations to uplift the Philippine health care.

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