The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST – PCHRD) will conduct the 14th Philippine National Health Research System Visual Abstract Poster Competition (Student Category and Professional Category) on 11 August 2021 via PNHRS virtual platform and Zoom.

Research has significant implications for the community, particularly in health. A successfully completed health research study, especially with substantial results, must be communicated to key stakeholders to empower decision making. In this light, it is important for researchers to know how to communicate research findings to inform and share evidence to the general public. This activity aims to exercise and cultivate researchers’ academic, presentation, and research communication skill.


Chair, Zamboanga Consortium for Health Research
and Development

It is an honor and pleasure for Zamboanga Consortium for Health Research and Development (ZCHRD), together with the Department of Science and Technology Region 9, to co-host and welcome all the attendees of this 14th PNHRS Conference.

Following its yearly tradition, this year 2021- 14th PNHRS Conference Week is the first virtual conference with the theme “Health R and D in the New Normal: Moving Towards Universal Health Care''. This experience of a virtual conference offers a broad range of sessions on the COVID-19 Pandemic and its challenges will pull together researches and sharing of experiences among experts on the latest knowledge in their presentations. The comprehensive presentations have been assembled from well-selected experts devoted to cover a wide spectrum on COVID-19 topics from various regional experiences nationwide.

The conference will include scientific and technical sessions on universal healthcare as a unique rostrum to bring together clinicians, physicians, educators, and researchers from all over the country serving as a platform to report, share and discuss issues and scientific achievements relative to the COVID 19 Pandemic and other pressing challenges in the aim to achieve universal health care.

We invite you all to join this 14th PNHRS virtual conference as we enjoin students and other stakeholders all over the country on the various research-based presentations for the whole PNHRS week celebration starting with satellite sessions from August 3-6,2012 followed by three days of pre-conference sessions on August 9-11, 2021, and main conference sessions on August 12-13, 2021.

The four days satellite conference will be full of inspiration to openly present and discuss their work offering opportunities through the clustering of region presentation from a broad range of experiences. This will be an excellent opportunity to update attendees on research and presentations relative to health care challenges that will drive a future direction for basic, clinical, and translational investigations.  Experience generates use and wisdom compels attention.  

We enjoin you all to attend all the conference sessions.  Evidence deserves to be reviewed on needs relevant to vaccines, healthcare, pandemic management to promote wellness,  the key to address equal opportunities to achieve healthy communities.

We look forward to your attendance and share the excitement with us!

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the celebration will stream a combination of live and pre-recorded material through various media platforms on August 3-13, 2021. To join the event, please visit our registration portal through this link:

You may register by clicking the session/s you wish to attend. Please note that you are free to register for multiple sessions. Zoom webinar and session details will be sent upon receipt of the accomplished registration form/s.

For more information, you may contact Ms. Daphne Joyce Maza or Mr. Ricardo J. Apolinario III at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lead Coordinator, Philippine National Health
Research System
Executive Director, Philippine Council for Health
Research and Development
Greetings to all of our partners in health!

For the 14th year celebration of the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS), we banner the theme: “Health R&D in the New Normal: Moving Towards Universal Health Care” in recognition of the role that the System plays in facilitating the successful implementation of the Universal Healthcare Law (UHC).
Even before its institutionalization in 2013, the System has already provided significant inputs and contributions to the landscape of healthcare in the country from generating evidence-informed solutions and innovations to supporting landmark legislations such as the UHC.

The strength of the PNHRS lies in its diverse yet interconnected network, as we are always able to build on partnerships in R&D to help address the country’s most pressing health concerns and achieve our overall goals in health. As we move forward to the implementation of the UHC, we bank on the System's diverse expertise and strong network once again to ensure that our communities will have access to better healthcare.

Although we are only meeting virtually this year, we hope that through the sessions, we can reiterate how nurturing partnerships will help in generating solutions that account for the healthcare needs of every Filipino across the country.

On behalf of the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD), I would like to thank the whole health research community, all of our partners and researchers in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and even those based abroad who worked tirelessly to make lives better for the Filipino, especially in the past year.
May we continue to build on solidarity to advance science, technology and innovation for better healthcare systems.

Maraming salamat po at mabuhay ang PNHRS!