The Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC) is now accepting papers that are aligned with the following research areas namely:  Health Technology Development, Health Financing, Health Service Delivery and Socio-Environmental Health Concerns.

The Oral Research Presentation and Poster Presentation are divided into two categories:

1) Professional

2) Student



The paper to be submitted for the Professional Category should be completed at least the year 2016; and 2017 for the student category.

Submit an extended abstract (1000 words) divided into five parts:

1) Introduction (including a brief and concise abstract

2) Objective

3) Methodology

4) Results and discussion

5) Conclusion

**Please include the title, headings and key words on the topic investigated


Also, if applicable, please attach research authorization/clearance/permit

-For studies which involved humans:

ü  Ethics clearance

ü  National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) permit, if applicable

-For studies which used biological materials where genetic manipulation is involved or introduction of exotic or imported plants, microorganisms or animals:

ü  Biosafety permit

-For studies conducted on animals:

ü  Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) authorization

-For studies which covered the protected areas of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR):

ü  Gratuitous permit



Note: ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE IN PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT (PDF) AND SEND TO: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Deadline of submission of extended abstracts

Feb. 15, 2018


Screening of submitted abstracts

Feb. 22, 2018


Announcement of selected entries

March 7, 2018


Contest Proper

To be announced


Announcement of winners

To be announced




1.       A selection committee specific to professional and student researches will be formed to evaluate submissions.

2.       In consideration of the maximum number of researches that can participate in the oral research presentation, the committee will select from among the submissions the researches for the poster exhibit contest.


3.       The selected participants of the oral research presentation and poster exhibit contest will be informed after the screening.

The Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium- Capacity Building Committee recently conducted  a “Training Workshop on Animal Handling and Laboratory Facility Registration and Accreditation” to promote ethical and proper care and use of experimental animals for scientific research and testing. This is in line with the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act of 1998 and its corresponding implementing rules and regulations on the conduct of scientific procedures using quality laboratory animals (DA-AO No. 40). It is also intended to assist CLHRDC research institutions to establish their respective Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC).


The lectures were held at the Imerex Plaza Hotel, Angeles City, Pampanga while the workshop was held at Holy Angel University- Laboratory last October 26-27, 2017. It was attended by 30 participants from 13 member-institutions of CLHRDC. Dr. Maria Amelita C. Estacio and Dr. Melissa Marie R. Rondina, President and Secretary of the Philippine Association for Animal Laboratory Science (PALAS) were the key resource persons during the 2-day activity.


The training provided the participants the basics on the proper handling and care of laboratory animals, most commonly, mice, by following the standards designed to ensure comfort and safety of laboratory animals.  Through the actual demonstration and hands-on training, the participants were able to perform some laboratory techniques such as drug administration, blood collection via different routes (intracardiac and intraorbital) and euthanasia.



Also part of the training workshop was an orientation on the requirements of IACUC accreditation, qualifications and responsibilities of its members and the process of protocol review before conducting researches involving animals.  



The participants and CBC members together with Dr. Estacio and Dr. Rondina 


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