The Caraga Health Research and Development Consortium (CHRDC) in collaboration with the Department of Health- Caraga held the 1st Caraga Health Research Forum (CHRF) at the VCDU Grand Convention, Butuan City. Eighty (80) participants from the academe, government workers involved in health including medical practitioners and researchers attended the forum.
With the theme “Strengthening Research and Innovation for a better Caraga,” the 1st CHRF highlighted this year’s health research activities of the students and researchers of state universities, colleges and national government agencies and bring awareness of the health research outputs generated by the funded projects.
The forum was packed with informative and interactive discussions during the plenary sessions on health research and bio-statistics were presented by Dr. Joycelyn C. Jumawan and Ms. Karen B. Burdeos, respectively. Three oral presenters from different categories won an award as follows: Proximate Composition and Cytoxicity of Selected Sea Cucumbers found in Gosoon-Vinapor, Carmen, Agusan del Norte, Philippines: Potential Functional Food by Archie G. Layaog (Professional Category), Prevalence of Parasitic Helminths between Edible and Invasive Species of Anurans from selected agricultural areas in Caraga Region, Philippines by Tracy Coeen L. Tioaquen (Undergraduate Category) and Reverse and Forward Translation Medicine: Near Infrared Light
Photobiomodulation and B-Glucan Based Dual Therapeutics for Attenuating Chemotheraphy-Associated Neurotoxicity Symptoms by Kenneth Michael Angelo Antonio (Secondary Category).
CHRDC is committed for collaboration, resource sharing and partnerships among stakeholders through research and development and ensures that its research outputs contribute to policy decision making and health related actions.