Greetings for the New Year!
The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) in partnership with the Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University (IPC, ADMU) is currently developing an online research community under the e-Health Philippines portal with special focus on the PCHRD?s Drug Discovery and Development Program.
The e-Health Philippine (Philippine Electronic Health Information Village) was designed to be an internet-linked community where people can interact with each other on specific health issues, topics and at the same time having access to the specialty database, journal articles, advisories and directory type information.
One of the activities of the project is the conduct of public forums on current and emerging health issues. This coming 22 January 2013 from 9:00 am- 1:00 pm , we will be holding a public forum entitled, ?Ang Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) at Tawa-Tawa sa Programa ng Halamang Gamot sa Pilipinas?. The forum will be held at the Audio Visual Room (AVR), Social Development Complex, Ateneo De Manila University, Quezon City. Virgin Coconut Oil and Tawa-Tawa plant (Euphorbia hirta l.) were recent topics in eHealth Philippines online conferences. These online conferences were hosted at http://ehealth.ph.
The invited forum participants are eHealth Philippines stakeholders and participants of previous online conferences. They are already part of the eHealth Philippines community and the forum will be one of the community-building activities of eHealth Philippines. Additional information on the eHealth Philippines project can be found in the attached article about the project which was published in the 2012 Quarter 4 issue of ?S&T Post?, the science magazine of the DOST.
In this connection, we would like to invite you to be one of the participants on the said forum. Former Senator and Philippine Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Hon. Orlando S. Mercado, Ph.D. will be our keynote speaker. He is currently the Secretary General of the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) and a faculty member at the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG).
We are hoping for your favourable response. Thank you very much!
Rose Ann Camille Caliso
Project Research Assistant
Dennis Batangan, M.D.,M.Sc.
Project Research Director
Using the e-Health Platform for Stakeholder Convergence and Public Advocacy in Support of the Drug Discovery and Development Program (DDDP)
Institute of Philippine Culture
Ateneo de Manila University