Paper and Poster Presentation

  1. Students, staff, and faculty of Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium (MMHRDC) member institutions can submit a maximum of two (2) entries as lead authors.
  2. Studies presented in other fora may be presented at the conference.
  3. Published papers are not eligible for submission.
  4. Plagiarism is a ground for disqualification.

Interested parties can submit their papers at (UST or MMHRDC platform) by 5 PM on September 5, 2022.


CATEGORY 1 – Professional Category

CATEGORY 2 – Undergraduate Category

Dates to Remember: Deadline for submission of research papers – October 12, 2022

Notification of accepted papers either for oral or poster presentation – November 4, 2022

Symposium Proper – November 24-25, 2022


The general categories for submitted abstracts are:

  1. Clinical Studies
  2. Hospital Equipment and Biomedical Devices/Innovations
  3. Technologies for Health: Information and Communication Technology for Health
  4. Malignancy
  5. Pain Management
    • Acute pain
    • Chronic pain
  6. Biomechanics and Kinesiology
  7. Phenomenological and Philosophical Aspects
  8. Drug discovery and development
  9. Diagnostics
    • Molecular diagnostics and therapeutics
    • Assessment methods
  10. Functional foods, Nutrition and Food Safety
  11. Infectious Diseases
  12. Environment and Health
    • Disaster Risk Reduction – Health
    • Climate Change Adaptation – Health
  13. Mental Health
  14. Novel Techniques
  15. Others

Submission Guidelines

  1. The author who submits the abstract online will be the contact person for any correspondence. The first-named author listed in the abstract need not be the presenting author.
  2. The online submission form will provide restricted space for data entry, the available word count is stated below, and the system will impose the limit.
  3. Submissions should include:
    • Title of the abstract
    • Names of presenter and co-authors
    • Contact details of all authors to include:
      • Full name, work, or school affiliation
      • Email address of the submitting author
  1. Identification of the conference topic area(s).
    • Clinical Studies
    • Hospital Equipment and Biomedical Devices/Innovations
    • Technologies for Health: Information and Communication Technology for Health
    • Malignancy
    • Pain Management
      • Acute pain
      • Chronic pain
    • Biomechanics and Kinesiology
    • Phenomenological and Philosophical Aspects
    • Drug discovery and development
    • Diagnostics
      • Molecular diagnostics and therapeutics
      • Assessment methods
    • Functional foods, Nutrition and Food Safety
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Environment and Health
      • Disaster Risk Reduction – Health
      • Climate Change Adaptation – Health
    • Mental Health
    • Novel techniques
    • Others
  2. The completed abstract [maximum 500 words cover items 3-8 below]. Abstracts will be included in the convention proceedings and must be structured using the headings below.
  3. Formatting
    • For the publication of abstracts on the conference website, the formatting will be retained as submitted, with fewer editing adjustments. Significant divergence from the specified standard will cause author amendment. Submissions not adhering to the standard abstract format risk being rejected without review.
    • Each abstract must include the purpose of the study, a concise description of the methods employed, a summary of the data collected, and a statement of the conclusions. Abstracts must be self-contained summaries of the project. It cannot state, “The results will be discussed.” The significance of results and general principles should be highlighted in presentations.
    • When using animals in experiments, the species and, if applicable, sex should be specified. Utilize conventional acronyms for units of measurement and avoid alternative abbreviations. Other abbreviations should be stated the first time they are used, followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis.
  1. Title: Clearly describes the abstract.
  2. Author(s)
  3. Background: What was the gap in the literature? Why was it essential to undertake this project?
  4. Purpose: What was the primary reason for undertaking the project? (A project may be a research study, developing a new or adapted program, method, theory, or resource.) Report the primary or the secondary objectives.
  5. Methods: What principles, methods/methodological approaches, and materials did the project involve?
  6. Results: Summarize the main findings from the analysis.
  7. Conclusion(s): What are the study’s implications for practice? What is the study’s impact on research?
  8. Keywords: Use up to three words to describe your work. You may automatically generate keywords by pasting your abstract in this link:
  9. Please acknowledge all funding sources that supported your work. If the work was unfunded, please state this.
  10. We do not allow images, tables, or graphs in the abstract.
  11. We require ethics approval for all primary studies (i.e., randomized controlled studies, observational studies, case series). Provide the ethical approval number or state why ethics approval was not required. When submitting your abstract, you will be asked, “Did this work require ethics approval?” If no, you are then asked for the institution and ethics committee that advised you that ethics approval was not required and the reason. Ethical approval is unlikely to have been required if your work is a systematic, narrative review or clinical practice guidelines.
  12. Author’s short biography [200 words]
  13. Information about any presentations or publications of the work made before the MMHRDC convention [maximum 50 words]
  14. Disclosures (When Applicable). The authors should disclose potential conflicts of interest resulting from financial grants or possible financial advantages from publishing the work. Authors must disclose their funding sources if any.
  1. All research presentations must be made in English.
  2. An author should submit a written abstract of each presentation.
  3. The author should correct any spelling, grammar, or scientific fact errors in the submitted abstract.
  4. An author may only present a maximum of two abstracts. They may be listed as the presenting author on multiple submissions, but they can only be confirmed as the presenting author on two accepted abstracts. The confirmation system will permit a change of presenting author on accepted abstracts. They may be co-authors in other abstracts.
  5. There can be only one presenting author per paper. Abstracts without presenting authors will be withdrawn. DOST-MMHRDC RPPCC must be notified directly of any changes to the author. Changes will be done into the final program if there is enough time for revision.
  6. An email will be sent to the submitter informing them of the outcome. Only the person who submits the abstract online will receive an email containing the abstract status. The submitter should inform the other authors of the results of the application.
  7. The authors selected to present the research orally should provide the full-text manuscripts.
  8. All presentations must describe an original work to which all the authors listed have contributed. Any reference to personal experience should be labeled as such.
  9. All proposals and presentations must adhere to using “people-first” language. A person must not be referred to by disability or condition, and terms that could be considered biasing or discriminatory in any way should be removed (e.g., “person with a stroke” instead of “stroke patients”).
  10. Any source of funding or support for the presented work should be acknowledged.
  11. All research, including humans or animals, should have ethical approval.
  12. Abstracts for published or presented work will be considered only if the authors take responsibility for providing any copyright clearance needed to include in the convention’s proceedings.
  13. Speakers provide all copyright permissions for material in their abstracts and presentations.
  14. The author presenting the paper must register to attend the convention and be available to participate in the program at the time scheduled.
  15. The conference’s program committee will determine the scheduling of all presentations to ensure the best fit with the general convention’s program. Any requests for specific dates and times will not be considered. Similar abstracts in related topic areas will be grouped for presentation.
  16. All posters provided online will be in PDF format. Consent will be sought before any publication.
  17. Participants should not use these sessions to market new products, equipment, or organizations and should not criticize or challenge a competitor’s products during their presentation.
  18. Presenters are asked to disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest on the first slide. In this way, the audience can assess the objectivity of the presentation by considering potential conflicts of interest.
  19. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings and the Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences. DOST-MMHRDC receives the copyright of each abstract from the authors to publish it electronically.
  20. DOST-MMHRDC assumes no responsibility for the publication of any submitted abstracts. The author(s) can freely pursue additional publishing outputs, such as articles in peer-reviewed or professional journals or via other media outputs.
  21. The author(s) retains the right, after presentation at the convention, to include the work in articles, books, or derivative works they author or edit, provided said use does not imply the endorsement of DOST-MMHRDC.
  22. Presenting authors only will receive a certificate of presentation.
  23. All presentations during the convention must include the same content and follow the same outline as described in the submitted and accepted abstract. Exceptions will be allowed only with the written permission of the chair of the conference’s program committee.
  24. Honorarium, fee, or payment of expenses will not be provided for presentations.
  25. All decisions of the conference’s program committee are final.
  1. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the abstract is accurate. The content cannot be modified or corrected after submission and will appear exactly as submitted.
  2. All co-authors know and agree with the content of the abstract and the data presented.
  3. The submitter is responsible for all correspondence regarding the abstract and for sharing information about its status with all authors.
  4. It is the author’s responsibility to secure all required copyright/permission clearances related to any previous presentations, equipment, or other material to include in the DOST-MMHRDC conference 2022, its proceedings, or publication in the Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences.
  5. All individuals whose names appear in the abstract and presentation have consented.
  6. Work is original, except for excerpts from copyrighted works incorporated with permission from the original owners. The work does not infringe upon any copyright, proprietary, or personal rights of third parties.
  7. The author identifies any potential conflicts of interest, such as financial interest in products or processes described in the abstract, stock ownership, membership on an advisory board or board of directors, or other substantive relationships.

On behalf of all authors, the submitter will confirm:

  1. a copyright release for the abstracts presented at DOST-MMHRDC 2022 to be published electronically and in other formats (for example, the conference website, program, and Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences)
  2. agreement to have their names, affiliations, and biographical information used in the publication

The submitter will be requested to certify that the presenting author has read and understands the basic information and the standards they must meet when completing the online submission procedure.

Scientific Review Process

The Scientific Review Committee comprises scientists with formal research training and expertise in relevant fields. The panel has been chosen to represent a variety of clinical and scientific disciplines.

Two members of the review panel will evaluate each abstract. Abstracts must be sufficiently understandable.

The selection will be based on scientific relevance, supported clinical or laboratory evidence, hypothesis relevance, implications for applied methods, and relevance to practice.

If an abstract is accepted, the Scientific Review Committee will decide whether it will be presented orally or as a poster. Accepted abstracts will be published on the conference website and in the Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences conference proceedings.

The updated guideline was adapted from the DOST-MMHRDC and World Physiotherapy research oral and poster presentation guidelines.


For questions, please contact:

UST Office of the Vice Rector for Research and Innovation
Phone: +63-2-8740-9731 / +63-2-3406-1611 local 4039

Phone: (02) 8352 3832

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