The Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PhilAAST) is inviting participants to attend their upcoming 65th Annual Convention on 22-23 September 2016 in Manila, Philippines.   

The said Convention will be held in conjunction with the 8th Asian Heads of Research Councils (ASIAHORCs) Joint Symposium to provide a platform for discussion and interaction among PhilAAST members and co-workers and science experts in Asia on the most recent findings and developments related to the impact of the changing environment on global health in order to promote and strengthen scientific and technological collaboration among Asian countries.

With the theme, “Impact of Changing Regional Environment on Global Health”, presentations will comprise topics on strengthening health resilience to climate change, increased focus on health disaster risk management, vector-borne diseases and climate change, environmental stressors in diseases and implications for human health during disasters, and promoting health while mitigating climate change.

Expected participants include PhilAAST members, ASIAHORCs delegates, educators, researchers in the academe and government, industry representatives, and other S&T practitioners.

For more information, you may download the copy of 65th Annual Convention of PhilAAST and 8th ASIAHORCs Joint Symposium brochure at


8th Asian Heads of Research Councils (ASIAHORCs) Joint Symposium

22-23 September 2016 in Manila


Theme: “Impact of Changing Regional Environment to Global Health”


  • Health Resilience to Climate Change
  • Health in Disaster Risk Management
  • Vector Borne Diseases and Climate Change
  • Environmental Stressors in Disease and Implications on Human Health
  • Promoting Health while Mitigating Climate Change

The call is open to young researches whose major field is health sciences preferably graduate students, PhD degree holders, or post doctoral fellows who are under 35 years of age as of 22 September 2016.

Requirements for application:

  • Endorsement Letter from the head of agency
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificate of Employment
  • Copy of Transcript of Records
  • Abstract of Presentation Paper
  • Accomplished Application Form


Deadline for submission: July 25, 2016



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