Aimed to hone the skills of researchers on technical writing and presentation, a two-day Technical Writing Workshop for Scientific Publication was conducted by the ARMM Health Research Consortium (AHRC), in coordination with the Philippine Council for Health Research (PCHRD-DOST), on June 17-18, 2013 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The workshop was intended for researchers of the 2012 Pfizer PEER Health-funded program entitled “Assessment of Maternal and Child Health Care Services Delivery to Internally Displaced Persons in ARMM” namely  Dr. Carmelita G. Hansel, Ms. Husna Dimapalao, and Mr. Camar Ameril of MSU-Marawi, and Ms. Rowena Caro-Benavides of MSU-Maguindanao, in preparation for their impending presentation to the Pfizer Board  as well as a their plans of getting published in a scientific journal. The researchers gained further knowledge on the basic elements of scientific writing and the protocols and procedures of scientific publication as they were closely mentored by Dr. Cecilia C. Santos-Acuin of UP Manila, PCHRD Consultant. Also present during the workshop was RHRDC XII proponent Dr. Andrea V. Campado of MSU-Gensan.

The workshop ended with the proponents and PCHRD representatives coming up with a list of next steps including the Pfizer Board meeting tentatively scheduled on the second week of July 2013.

Dr. Acuin and the proponents in a teleconference with PCHRD Consultant Prof. Marilyn E. Crisostomo.

(See more photos HERE.)


The ARMM Health Consortium recently called for entries to the Oral Research Presentation and Poster Exhibit, Professional and Student Categories, in support to the upcoming 7th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week Celebration on August 7-9, 2013, with the theme, “People at the Center of Health and Health Research”.

Both categories are open to all the member-institutions of the Regional Health Research and Development Consortium (RHRDC), with the inclusion of studies that are aligned with the National and/or Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA/RUHRA) and funded by PNHRS (PCHRD-DOST, DOH, CHED, and UP Manila), the member institution itself, as well as other local and international funding agencies.

Aspiring participants were required to submit a copy of their completed papers including abstracts to the Consortium. Entries passing the AHRC review/evaluation shall be endorsed to PCHRD within June 2013. Those that do not qualify for the Oral Research Presentation may be considered for the Poster Exhibit Contest. The winners for both categories will be announced during the celebration.

(For more details on and guidelines of the said contests, you may click on this link.)

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