Bicutan, Taguig City – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) will be holding a virtual Science Policy and Information Forum on Bird Flu on 18 May 2022, 9:00 – 11:00 AM via Zoom and Facebook Live.
The virtual forum will focus on bird flu, also known as avian flu or avian influenza, is a viral respiratory disease that naturally spreads among wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect mainly poultry and certain other avian species.
The recent outbreak of Avian Influenza in some provinces of the Philippines directly affected poultry farms and posed public health risks. The first outbreaks of H5N6 Avian Influenza or bird flu were detected from April to September 2017 in the municipalities of San Luis, Pampanga and Jaen and San Isidro in Nueva Ecija. Unfortunately, on March 8, 2022, eight (8) confirmed new bird flu outbreaks have been recorded from the southern part of Luzon involving 2,000 quails and ducks. In addition to this, bird flu outbreaks have been confirmed in Pampanga, Bulacan, and Laguna.
Two renowned scientists are invited to the forum as resource speakers: Dr. Dennis V. Umali, a leading veterinarian specializing in the Molecular Epidemiology of Poultry and Livestock Diseases and Dr. Nathaniel Tablante, an expert field veterinarian in the Philippines, Canada, and the United States and has more than 30 years of experience in poultry health management, epidemiology, and biosecurity.
This forum aims to (1) determine the status of the confirmed bird flu outbreaks in the Philippines; (2) find out the preventive measures that have already been undertaken here and abroad to control the spread and recurrence of avian influenza; and (3) collate inputs to create a NAST Science Advisory that will complement the efforts made by government and other sectors to contain the spread of the outbreak.
Policymakers, veterinarians from the Bureau of Animal Industry, students, and educators from Private and government owned institutions were invited to attend the virtual forum (Janpherson Lapuz/NAST PHL).
BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) conducted the Grand Launching of PAGTANAW 2050: The Philippine Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Foresight on 1 April 2022. The event was held physically at Casino Español de Manila and virtually via Zoom platform.
The grand launching was physically attended by DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña, National Scientist (NS) Dolores A. Ramirez, NS Lourdes J. Cruz, NS Emil Q. Javier and other key DOST officials. The event was also attended by representatives from private and public institutions, LGUs, SUCs and HEIs, and other partners attended the event virtually.
CAPIZ –The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Office VI and PSTC Capiz, and the Department of Education Region ___, will conduct the second episode for this year’s ScienTeach: A Virtual Symposium for the Youth in Capiz on April 27, 2022, at 9:00 AM via Zoom with a live broadcast on the NAST PHL social media accounts. This webinar is open to all junior and senior high school students from Region VI.
Three (3) distinguished scientists are invited to the event as resource speakers to share their knowledge and experiences in their respective fields of expertise. They are Academician Carmencita D. Padilla, an expert in human genetics; Dr. Jomar P. Rabajante, 2021 Outstanding Young Scientist awardee, and Dr. Krista Danielle S. Yu, 2017 Outstanding Young Scientist awardee. The symposium will be moderated by Dr. Jolleen Natalie I. Balitaan, an alumna of the 2021 Future Science Leader Forum.
The ScienTeach or virtual Symposium for the Youth started in the year 2020 in partnership with the DOST Regional Offices. ScienTeach is a collection of episodes that highlights varying topics featuring National Scientists, NAST Members, and its awardees who are accomplished in their respective fields. Its objectives are to promote science and technology, bring our scientists closer to the youth, and inspire and encourage the students to pursue a career in science.
The event will also be participated by NAST PHL President Rhodora V. Azanza, NAST PHL Vice President Fabian M, Dayrit, Schools Division Superintendent of Capiz Dr. Salvador O. Ochavo, Jr., and DOST VI Regional Director Rowen R. Gelonga.
April 27, 2022 (Wednesday) | 9:00 AM | via ZOOM and Facebook Live. Interested participants may register through this link: https://bit.ly/ScienteachCapiz