Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination

Government of Pakistan

Pakistan Health Research Council (PHRC)

1st Annual Health Research Conference “Health Research- A Step Towards Attaining SDGs 2030”

Thematic Areas

  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Biosafety
  • Bio-security
  • MNCH
  • Nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Health Surveillance & Systems Research
  • Drug Research

Who Should Attend

  • Physicians
  • Health Scientists & Researchers
  • Public Health Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Biochemists
  • Microbiologists
  • Biotechnologists
  • Students
  • Opinion & Policy Makers


Pakistan Health Research Council (PHRC) after attaining the autonomous status has stepped into a new era wherein the State has entrusted the Council with enhanced mandate to promote, organize, coordinate, and conduct scientific research in the fields of health within the framework of national, legal, socioeconomic development of the country.

In pursuance of its mandate to “facilitate utilization of results of the research” this 1st National Health Research Conference is planned with the objectives to bring together delegates from across the country to share their research findings, gain insights from inspirational keynote speakers and promote the culture of research within the country.

The Council has recently carried out a research priority setting exercise to enlist the priority areas of research according to our local needs to strategically allocate the limited resources. To have the information as to how much work has already been carried out calling out such congress serves as a platform for the quickest analysis. Therefore, the first National Health Research Conference is planned by PHRC in September, 2018.


Sharing the research findings, networking among stakeholders and providing objective input for appropriate policy formulation for health research in the country.

Note: Any original research related to public health, clinical research, epidemiology, microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology of the above mentioned thematic areas will be acceptable




  • Abstracts may be submitted on any topic mentioned in thematic areas (Non-Communicable Diseases, Communicable Diseases, Bio safety and Bio-security, Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health, Health Surveillance & systems Research, Nutrition, Genetics, Drug Research)
  • Abstracts must be sent Online.
  • Abstracts must contain original material.
  • Abstracts shall be accompanied with a title page including Title of the article, Name of Author(s), Institution, Telephone and E-mail address.
  • Abstracts shall be structured by using the following sub-headings: Background, Objectives, Methodology, Results, Conclusions & Recommendations.
  • Word limit for abstracts is 250 words.



Oral Presentation

  • Authors shall prepare the oral presentation in such manner that it takes 8-10 minutes maximum with 05 minutes for question answers sessions for each oral presenter.





  • Each poster presenter will be allocated display board.
  • Poster should be visible from a distance of 1 meter; therefore appropriate font size should be used for the title and text.
  • Use of colors is recommended.
  • The poster should be organized in sections: Background, Objectives, Methodology, Results and Conclusion & Recommendations.
  • Author (preferably first) should be present during the poster presentation.



Expected Outcomes


The event is expected to;

  • bring out substantive exchange of knowledge central for addressing both challenges and opportunities in the health research
  • serve as a direct channel to disseminate research findings to guide evidence-based policy making
  • address growing need for multi sectoral partnerships in research and bring them under a single platform. Researchers and organizations working in apparently isolated corners, will be able to partner and engage themselves to promote mutual understanding of convergent issues
  • offer direct communication of the findings to our policy makers will be the prime objective to translate knowledge into action to attain the Sustainable Development Goals vision 2030





  • All abstracts will be reviewed.
  • Last date for submission of abstracts is August 20, 2018 (12:00 pm).
  • Abstracts & Registration should be submitted Online on prescribed form.
  • Acceptance notification or otherwise will be communicated by September 10, 2018.


Hotel Booking

  • Participants should pay their own cost for accommodation and transport.
  • Participants from outside the Islamabad  may book their hotel from following available options.









Abstracts shall be submitted Online


For further information/queries please call PHRC Conference Secretariat



Where is venue of the conference located?

Please click here for Google map of the venue.


How can I register? What are the registration rates?

Online registration form is available at our website. Kindly fill that form completely and submit Online. There is no registration fee for the conference.


I only want to attend one day of the conference, is that possible?

Yes, as there is no conference registration fee but Online registration is mandatory and conference participant’s cards will be actively checked throughout the conference for security reasons.


Is the conference schedule available?

Details will be posted on our website as soon as finalized. A full conference schedule, including conference sessions, will be available on our website in start of September.


When will the exhibit hall be available for display of posters?

Exhibit hall will be available for display of posters at 7:30 am sharp.


How can my organization become a conference sponsor?

Sponsorship opportunities are highly welcomed, so kindly contact PHRC Conference Secretariat at earliest possible.


How can I receive a list of participants or attendees?

The participant list will be sent to registered participants/attendees once finalized.  A full participants list will also be available at our website by 15th September.


I just want to attend one session.  Is that possible to do without registering for the conference?

Yes, but Online registration is mandatory in all cases.


If we don’t have authors available to present the study, can any other representative from organization present it?

Principal author and Co-authors are required to present the scientific content.


Who are the expected target audience of the conference?

Kindly check “Who should attend” section of the conference advertisement at our website.



I am an oral presenter - Is there a Power Point template and presentation guidelines I should be using?

Power Point template and presentation guidelines will be shared with the presenters after acceptance of Abstracts. The same will also be uploaded on our website by 1st September.


I am a poster presenter - Is there any guidelines for poster preparation I should be using?

Guidelines regarding poster preparation will be shared with the presenters after acceptance of Abstracts. The same will also be uploaded on our website by 1st September.


Is there funding available to help with travel and accommodation?

PHRC is unable to assist with travel and accommodation costs.


Will I receive a certificate of attendance?

A certificate of attendance will be given to all attendees.


My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?

Please contact for assistance.




Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2

Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel: 00-92-51-9216793, 00-92-51-9207386

Fax: 00-92-51-9216774