ILOILO CITY - The Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (WVHRDC) in partnership with the Western Visayas Consortium for Energy, Industry and Emerging Technology Research and Development (WVCIEERD) conducted the Training on Basic Ethics last June 18-19, 2018 at The Medical City, Iloilo. It was participated by a total of 16 participants from member institutions of both WVHRDC and WVCIEERD.
Day 1 of the activity started with an opening message by the WVHRDC-REC Chair, Prof. Ma. Pilar S. Malata. Thereafter, the lecture proper began. The first lecture series was conducted by Dr. Ricardo M. Manalastas from the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB) and each lecture topic discussed was followed by a workshop. Included topics in his lecture were the Introduction to Ethics in Research and Scientific Soundness. Following the lecture of Dr. Manalastas, Dr. Angelica D. Francisco also from PHREB started with her set of topic discussions and workshops. Among the topics discussed were Principle of Beneficence and Non-Maleficence, Principle of Respect for Person: Informed Consent and Principle of Justice.
On the 2nd day, Dr. Manalastas discussed about Social and Behavioral research, International Controls, National Controls and The Ethical Researcher whereas Dr. Francisco lectured on Conflict of Interest, Institutional Controls and the Review Process.
The WVHRDC Executive Director, Dr. Alice Joan G. Ferrer awarded the certificates to the resource persons and facilitator and subsequently closed the activity with a message.
BACOLOD CITY - In support of the rising number of health technologies being developed and health researches conducted in the region, the Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (WVHRDC) conducted two orientation-seminars on Intellectual Property Rights in Bacolod City in partnership with University of St. La Salle (USLS) and Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH). These were held on April 19-20, 2018 at theUSLS and at the Metro Inn, respectively.
The first orientation-seminar was opened with a welcome message from the USLS’ Vice President for Research, Dr. Romeo G. Teruel. A total of 57 participants composed of researchers, graduate school students and faculty of the USLS, and representatives from other WVHRDC member institutions in Negros Occidental listened to the presentation of the resource speaker, Ms. Marianne Tajanlangit-Bebit—an IP Field Operations Specialist from the Intellectual Property Satellite Office (IPSO) – Iloilo. The presentation focused on the importance of IPs, differences between industrial right and copyright, and the process flow of filing and applying for patents, copyright, trademark and other related rights. The second orientation seminar was attended by 29 staff of CLMMRH, the same topics were shared by Ms. Bebit . The two seminars ended with an open forum, where most questions from the participants centered on the of the importance of Intellectual Property in the area of health.
Written by: Gladys Mae C. Jimenez
The requirements must be submitted in a sealed envelope, by registered mail, with delivery confirmation or by private courier service or hand-delivered to:
ALICE JOAN G. FERRER, Ph. D.
Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium
Department of Science and Technology VI
Magsaysay Village, La Paz, Iloilo City
Deadline of Submission for the 3rd Call is 5:00PM on June 11, 2018.
The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) celebrated its 36th year with the theme “Research on Social Innovations in Health” last March 16, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City. It was attended by an array of individuals coming from the different regions and institutions in the country. The Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (WVHRDC) was represented by Research Utilization Committee (RUC) Chair Prof. Lerma L. Paris and one secretariat, Gladys Mae C. Jimenez.
The program started with welcoming remarks from the PCHRD Executive Director Jaime C. Montoya followed by a message by Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Bernadette Ramirez from the World Health Organization-Tropical Disease Research where she discussed the importance of innovations in health regardless the magnitude. These innovations should be disseminated and implemented to the people especially those living in the countryside and remote areas. She highlighted that no matter what the extent of these innovations, it will have a huge impact on the community.
During the morning program, newly accredited Research Ethics Committees were awarded. University of San Agustin (USA) from Region 6 was renewed for another two (2) years of their PHREB Accreditation and Dr. Jonel P. Saludes represented the university and received the certificate.
In the afternoon, Prof. Paris and Ms. Jimenez attended the parallel session “Engaged: Communicating Health Research in Everyday Language” wherein resource persons talked about content management, managing social media accounts effectively and the dos and donts in developing and implementing an effective communication plan. The lectures were helpful and will be of great use in the management of WVHRDC website and other social media accounts.