The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) will conduct its 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) on 13-15 July 2021. In preparation for ASM, NAST PHL, in cooperation with the MindaDOST Cluster led by DOST-Caraga, will conduct the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao Regional Scientific Meeting (RSM). The #MindanaoRSM2021 is set on 27-28 April 2021 via Zoom and Facebook Live. 

This year’s Mindanao Regional Scientific Meeting (RSM) theme anchors on: “COVID-19 Pandemic: Learning from the Past, Coping with the Present, Moving to the Next”.

Topics to be discussed during the 2-day virtual #MindanaoRSM2021 include: 

  • Impact of COVID-19 in the Mindanao Regional Food System;
  • Nexus of Health Risk – Natural Resources Degradation;
  • Biosystems Modeling of Hazard and Risks; 
  • Biology and Evolution of Viruses like SARS-COV2; 
  • Supply Chain of Healthcare Resources; 
  • Balanced Regional Development: Planning Components to Support New Growth Areas; 
  • Work-from-home Arrangements; 
  • COVID-19 Impact on Basic and Higher Education; 
  • Health vs. Economy: How to Strike the Balance; 
  • Learning Challenges; 
  • Vaccine Hesitancy; 
  • Addressing the COVID-19 Problem in the Region; and 
  • Preparing for Future Pandemics

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Entries for the #MindanaoRSM2021 Scientific Poster Session are now up for public viewing via NAST-PHL’s Facebook Page at Learn about the studies of our Mindanao researchers and vote for your favorite poster. Follow the Facebook Pages of NAST-PH and DOST-Caraga for more updates.