The Pacific Islands Health Research Symposium (PIHRS) is an annual conference of Pacific health researchers researching Pacific health issues and challenges. It was first launched in 2011 with the objective to provide a platform where staff and students could be given the opportunity to showcase their research. Today, the PIHRS has become an annual event for the College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS), Fiji National University (FNU).
The FNU has continued to embark on efforts and strategies to strengthen the research capacity and profile of its academic staff and students at all the Colleges. Examples of such strategies are the creation of research portfolios as the Pro-Vice Chancellor Research (PVCR), and the College Associate Deans of Research (ADRs). Research is increasingly becoming an important aspect of the University and events such as the PIHRS are encouraging our staff and students to engage in research and present their research findings in a larger forum.
Aim of PIHRS
The aim of the PIHRS is to offer a platform for presenting research, research ideas, and methodologies and sharing of knowledge. It is hoped that some of these will provide critical challenges, and open new spaces, for further research that can impact aspects of health care and health services delivery.
PIHRS 2023 Conference Announcement
The 2023 Pacific Islands Health Research Symposium (PIHRS) – Save the Date Flyer is in circulation and the dates 4-6th September 2023.
The theme is “Bridging the Policy Gaps: Pacific Health Evidence to inform Pacific Health Decisions”, and it provides an opportunity to review current and future policies (and their implementation) which are integral in improving health service delivery and wellbeing of the people in the Pacific Island countries. We intend that this conference will attract researchers, academics, policy makers, practitioners and anyone who has interest in governance, health service management and politics.
We look forward to receiving your abstract(s) if you have something to share at PIHRS 2023!
This year’s symposium theme is “Bridging the Policy Gaps: Pacific Health Evidence to inform Pacific Health Decisions”
1) Communicable Disease
2) Non-Communicable Diseases
3) Health Systems & Policies
4) Climate Change & Health
Symposium Date & Time
4th September,2023 |Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm FJT
5th September, 2023 |Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm FJT
6th September, 2023 |Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm FJT
Call for Abstract:
Closing date: 21st July 2023
OPEN NOW and closes on 18th August 2023
PIHRS 2023 brings you a unique experience with the speeches from renowned speakers, best presentations, roundtable discussions, networking opportunities and many more.
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PACIFIC ISLANDS HEALTH RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION 2023
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PIHRS INFORMATION PACKAGE 2023
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PIHRS ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 2023
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PIHRS ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM 2023
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To facilitate the submission process and the subsequent follow-up process, please consider the following guidelines, information, tips, terms, and deadlines mentioned.
Abstract Guidelines Structure
Steps to follow for your Abstract Submission
Once you prepared your abstract according to the above guidelines,
Abstract Submission Deadline
Double Blind Peer Reviewing Process
2023 PIHRS Abstract Template for Oral Presentations
Authors listing: (Presenting Author in bold)
Institutional Affiliation and email address (es)
Introduction: Previous research and/or rationale for performing the study. Include aim and Objective of the study if applicable.
Method: Adequate description of the type of study, study sample and statistical methods used.
Results: Summary of findings, description of analysis, and interpretation of findings.
Discussion: Limitations of the study, implications of the results, and further work.
Word Count: (indicate number of words: should not Exceed 250 words)
Instructions: (Delete this section before submission)
The PIHRS will be held: 4-6 September 2023, Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa
Thanks for your interest in our conference, please refer to the abstract submission guidelines and complete the required information and click on submit. You will receive an email notification with an acknowledgment of receipt of submission.
If your question is not answered below, please contact the PIHRS Secretariat on PIHRS@fnu.ac.fj.
1. What is a conference?
A conference is a meeting, often lasting for a few days, which is organized on a particular subject or to bring together participants who have a common interest. Participants will participate or attend the PIHRS conference face-to-face and use this platform for presenting research, research ideas, and methodologies and sharing of knowledge. It is hoped that some of these will provide critical challenges, and open new spaces, for further research that can impact aspects of health care and health services delivery.
2. When is PIHRS 2023?
The PIHRS Conference will be held from the 04th – 06th September 2023. All conference sessions will be based on Fiji Time. There will be recorded presentations for speakers and a zoom organized for speakers who cannot attend physically.
3. Who should attend?
The conference is open to local and international academics, donors, government ministries, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), technical agencies, the Private Sector, students, and others who might be interested.
4. What are the technical requirements needed to participate?
To participate, you will need a reliable Internet connection and a laptop.
5. How do I register for PIHRS 2023?
Registration for 2023 PIHRS Conference has opened. For online registration, please click on: https://www.fnu.ac.fj/college-of-medicine/research-cmnhs/pihrs/pihrs-registration-2023/
6. What happens once I register?
Once you registered online, you will receive an email confirmation with detailed instructions on payment of the registration fee with the invoice generated and sent to your email.
7. How much do I need to pay to register for the conference?
The conference registration fee is in Fiji Dollars and can be viewed here: https://www.fnu.ac.fj/college-of-medicine/research-cmnhs/pihrs/pihrs-information-package/
8. Is there funding available to participate in the conference?
Funding is not available for this conference.
9. Where/How can I claim Continuing Professional Development (CDP) credit points?
Registrants can claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, participation certificates, and provide feedback by email to Secretariat here PIHRS@fnu.ac.fj
Click here to view past event (2021) program