37th PCHRD Anniversary Fetes Health Research in Industry 4.0

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In conjunction with its 37th year anniversary, the Philippines Council for Health Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology holds the International Conference on Health Research and Industry 4.0 on 15 March 2019 at the Philippine International Conventional Center (PICC), Pasay City.

Bannered by the theme, “Health Research and Industry 4.0”, the event will tackle issues and the opportunities that confronts the health research landscape in the face of Industry 4.0. It will bring international experts to showcase what others are doing under Industry 4.0, particularly for the health field. Expected participants include the academe, policymakers, private sector and civil society representatives will have opportunity for conversation on how we can take advantage of the opportunities and manage the risks emerging from fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe).

To deliver the keynote address is Dr. Michael Braun, Program Manager from the Vietnam Climate Innovation Center. He has over 25 years of professional experience in the management of innovation, knowledge, academic education, technology and R&D in leading nations as well as in developing countries. Other international speakers are Dr. Junjie Chong from Newcastle University Singapore, Ms. Tala de los Santos from PATH, USA, and Dr. Russell Walker from Swinburne University.

Highlight of the Program is a panel discussion on the readiness of the health research sector in the coming of the fourth industrial revolution with the resource speakers Dr. Junjie Chong from Newcastle University and Dr, Rowena Cristina Guevara, Undersecretary for research and development of the Department of Science and Technology.

In the afternoon, five parallel sessions are organized as follows: Development a Research-based Biomedical Device and Diagnostics Industry, Academe and Industry Stakeholders’ Forum on Technology Commercialization, 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers, PAMJE Annual Educational Sessions and 7th General Assembly, and PCHRD Scholars Society General Assembly.

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