Thirty five researches were presented during the 6th Health Research and Development Expo last September 22-23 at the Grand Men Seng Hotel. With the theme “Research and Innovations for Better Health Outcomes”, the expo provides opportunities to the researchers to showcase their health research results and a venue for educating the public on the completed health researches.
Prominent individuals in the field of medicine and research were present to share their insights and expertise during the plenary sessions. Dr. Isidro C. Sia, Director General of the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alterative Health Care (PITAHC), discussed Herbal Drug Development, while Dr. Cristina Torres, Professor at National Institute of Health- University of the Philippines and Thammasat University-Thailand, talked about Research Ethics.
Dr. Warlito C. Vicente, Regional Health Research and Development Consortium XI (RHRDC XI) Chairman, thanked the audience for doing and accepting the challenge to provide health-related researches.
“Kaya sa national level, talagang hindi tayo nabibitin. Palaging merong Region 11,” Dr. Vicente added.
Winners of Oral Research Presentation: Undergraduate Category
In the end, the University of the Immaculate Conception dominated the competition and bagged seven awards. The Davao Medical School Foundation garnered three awards, while the University of the Philippines Mindanao got two. The winners will then represent Davao Region in the 11thPhilippine National Health Research System Week celebration slated in 2017.
-DOST XI S&T Promotion (http://region11.dost.gov.ph/234-promoting-better-health-outcomes-with-new-and-innovative-researches)
List of winners can be downloaded in the download section