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MANILA HOTEL - Acd. Guillermo Q. Tabios III receiving tokens of appreciation from Mr. Gerry Sanvictores, PAPRB President, and Arch. Robert S. Sac, PAPRB Executive Vice-president. (Source: PAPRB Secretariat)
Against Pandemic Threat: NAST PHL Conducts Policy Forum on Avian Influenza
AASSA-NAST PHL International Symposium
Winner of the AASSA President Best Poster Award
AASSA-NAST PHL International Symposium
Signing of the AASSA Resolutions
AASSA-NAST PHL International Symposium
Prof. Yoo Hang Kim, awards the first AASSA President Best Poster Award to the Poster Presenter
AASSA-NAST PHL International Symposium
Prof. Yoo Hang Kim delivers his Message in the Opening Ceremony
AASSA-NAST PHL International Symposium
Prof. Yoo Hang Kim awards Prof. Michael Barber
AASSA-NAST PHL International Symposium
Prof. Michael Barber delivers the Keynote Address on From Bench to Community The Policy Pathway
AASSA-NAST PHL International Symposium
Prof. Krishan Lal delivers his Congratulatory Message
AASSA-NAST PHL International Symposium
NAST PHL President, Acd. William G. Padolina, signs the AASSA Resolutions
AASSA-NAST PHL International Symposium
International Delegates and NAST PHL Members present at the Symposium
AASSA-NAST PHL International Symposium
DOST Secretary, Hon. Fortunato T. de la Peña delivers his response to the AASSA Resolutions
AASSA-NAST PHL International Symposium
AASSA President, Prof. Yoo Hang Kim, signs the AASSA Resolutions
AASSA-NAST PHL International Symposium
AASSA President, Prof. Yoo Hang Kim, delivers his response to the AASSA Resolutions
AASSA-NAST PHL International Symposium
AASSA President welcomes the guest at the dinner hosted by AASSA
 
The Roundtable Discussion (RTD) on Health Beyond Health Care: Role of Social Science was held last November 25, 2014 at Hotel Jen, Manila. The RTD was organized by the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines through its Social Sciences Division (SSD).
 
This RTD was conducted in preparation for the upcoming Annual Scientific meeting (ASM) in July next year, which will focus on non-communicable diseases. Academician Michael L. Tan, focal person of the RTD and chancellor of the University of the Philippines Diliman, explained the involvement of Social Sciences in health care and the topic of the RTD, which is on behavior change theories in relation to women’s health and with focus on tobacco use.
 
Dr. Clarissa C. David, assistant professor at the Department of Communications Research, College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines Diliman, discussed Behavior Change Theories in Relation to Women’s Health. According to her, when it comes to behavior change, beliefs matter more than knowledge, specifically beliefs about the behavior and about normative pressures. Women in particular, are affected by normative constraints in a culture or society. Self-efficacy is also an important factor in changing behavior, and women serve as conduits to children’s health because they take charge of their family, specifically their children. Further, she added that data collection is a significant step to get the messages on health across their audiences.
 
Academician Tan talked about “Fear Tactics, Threats and Nagging: Behavior Change Theories with Focus on Tobacco Use”. He presented psychological models on behavior change, with reference to foreign studies. According to him, there is a need to nag but psychology models show that it cannot be overdone because it gives a feeling of disempowerment to the individual.
Acd. Antonio Miguel L. Dans, member of the Health Sciences Division, and focal person of the 37th ASM, gave comments on the discussions of Dr. David and Academician Tan. He said that lifestyle is an adaptation to the society that we built. Acd. Dans stated the need to quantify local problems and effectiveness of local interventions for policy recommendations and for research proposals on health.
 
National Scientist Gelia T. Castillo, member of the SSD, delivered a synthesis of the discussions. National Scientist Mercedes B. Concepcion, chair of the SSD, formally closed the RTD by echoing Acd. Dans’ statement about the significance of local studies in the formulation of policy recommendations and thanking all the resource persons and participants. (Aislynn Fabiola G. Manuel)
 

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