Results of the 8th Regional Health Conference

  • by Jake Olsim
  • May 20, 2019
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BAGUIO CITY – Carrying the theme “Achieving health-related SDGs thru research and innovation”, the 8th Regional Health Research Conference was conducted on May 18, 2019 at the Fr. Francis Gevers Hall, Saint Louis University.

This conference primarily aimed to bring together professional and student health researchers as well as stakeholders in the region for appropriate dissemination of completed health research studies.

The Keynote Speaker Dr. Amelita Pangilinan, the OIC-Regional Director of the Department of Health – CAR and Co-Chair of the Cordillera Regional Health Research Consortium (CRHRDC), stressed on the importance of disseminating the results of our innovations to effect change in the community

The activity was mainly highlighted by the poster and podium presentation competition as well as dissemination of researches aligned with the Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA) and the conference theme.

A total of twenty-five (25) papers were presented, ten (10) of which were presented in the oral form and fifteen (15) were in the poster format.

The results of the podium and poster competition are as follows:

Podium – Student Category

RankResearch Paper TitlePresenterInstitution
1stOccupational health practices among garbage collectorsStephen Jerri A. BalbalinPines City Colleges
2ndTraditional medicinal knowledge of vendors and their contribution towards community healthcare in Baguio City, PhilippinesJustin Dave P. ValmojaSaint Louis University
3rdQuality of life experiences from the perspectives of adults undergoing hemodialysis in Baguio CityMeralda P. Chinalpam
May-Ann P. Tandagen
Easter College

Podium – Professional Category

RankResearch Paper TitlePresenterInstitution
1stEffectiveness of complementary medicine, quercetin, combined with standard of care in the treatment of patient with acute dengue fever: an open label randomized controlled trialMarian Grace Obrera-BetonioBaguio General Hospital and Medical Center
2ndCase-control study of gastrointestinal anthrax, Cayapa Village, Lagangilang, Abra, Philippines, March 2017Karen B. LonoganDepartment of Health – CAR
3rdInhibition of quorum sensing in methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-susceptible staphylococcus aureus, and pseudomonas aeruginosa by calvatia ssp. ethanolic extractAudrey Glenn L. CulliaoSaint Louis University

Poster – Student Category

RankResearch Paper TitlePresenterInstitution
1stIsometric strength manual measuring deviceIan P. GeliPines City Colleges
2ndTooth Buddy Mobile Application as means of promoting oral health education to children three to six years oldAbigail B. De Jesus
Carren Joy A. Bugtong

University of Baguio
3rdAngiosuppressive activity of citrofortunella microcarpa (calamansi), citrus limon (lemon), and citrus aurantiifolia (lime) rind extracts on duck chorioallantoic membraneBrylle Domerson M. TuralbaSaint Louis University

Poster – Professional Category

RankResearch Paper TitlePresenterInstitution
1stThe efficacy of Isosorbide Mononitrate as a cervical ripening agent in the management of early pregnancy loss: A single blind randomized controlled trialAileen Marie P. Caluza – BuliyatBaguio General Hospital and Medical Center
2ndThe effect of music therapy on breastmilk secretion of mothers of newborns admitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A randomized controlled studyMarla Aurora D. Jacoba
Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center
3rdDisease knowledge and medication adherence among hypertensive geriatrics in Baguio City: A correlationAldrex B. DacaweSaint Louis University

Best Qualitative Research Paper

Research Paper TitleInstitution
Quality of life experiences from the perspectives of adults undergoing hemodialysis in Baguio CityEaster College

The CRHRDC is still yet to identify among the winners who will represent the consortium in the upcoming 13th Philippine National Health Research System Week which will be held on 13-16 August , 2019 in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao.



Jake Olsim