PSSN Northern Luzon 11th Annual Scientific Conference

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The Philippine Society for the Study of Nature, Inc. (PSSN) – Northern Luzon Chapter, in cooperation with Central Luzon State University (CLSU) cordially invites you to its 11th Annual Scientific Conference to be held at Central Luzon State University, Nueva Ecija on November 26-28, 2017. The 11th conference will focus on the theme: “Community Empowerment for Climate Change and Nutrient-Sensitive Agroecosystem”. To be featured in this year’s conference are interesting keynote and plenary topics to be presented by multiawarded experts Dr. Khin Mar Cho (Cornell University), Dr. Emmanuel Hugh F. Velasco, Dr. Dionisio G. Alvindia and Dr. Marlowe Aquino. Moreover, the 1st International Mushroom Symposium will feature the talks of Dr. Chris Wright of Michigan State University and other mushroomologists from Korea, Japan and the United Kingdom. Best paper and poster competitions by students and professionals will also be showcased.


We encourage presentation of experimental findings in the form of scientific papers and posters. Papers or posters should focus on an ongoing or recently completed research work that is within the scope of this year’s conference theme. Topics may include agriculture, fisheries, environmental concerns, biodiversity, climate change adaptations and mitigations, disaster risk reduction management, technological innovations, industrial ecology, mathematics and modeling, social/gender and economic development, and others related to the theme. Deadline of submission of research abstracts and full papers for competing entries and abstract of regular paper entries is on or before October 31, 2016, preferably by email and send to the paper and poster screening committee c/o and


26 November 2017

      PM Registration and Ingress of Posters BOT Meeting

27 November 2017

        AM Opening Program

        Keynote Speech and 1st and 2nd Plenary Talk Paper

        Presentations General        

        Assembly and BOT Elections

        Cultural Fellowship

28 November 2017

        AM 3rd Plenary Talk

        Best Paper and Poster Competition

        PM International Mushroom          

        Symposium Oath Taking and Awarding Ceremony


Abstract Guidelines. Prospective authors are invited to submit their abstracts in Microsoft word format (.doc). with a maximum number of 250 words. The abstract should contain a title, name of the author/s, affiliation of the author/s, highlight of the conceptual framework of the research or paper, methods, and major findings, and list of keywords.

Poster Guidelines. The Poster Paper must at least possess the following components: Title, Authors, Author Affiliation, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Literature Cited, and Acknowledgement (if any). The whole poster should fit into a 30″ by 40″ (76 cm x 102 cm) sheet or board, laid in portrait. The title of poster should be in all caps and centered, except for scientific names that should be written in italics. Use letters equivalent to 72 points (about 2 cm) for the main title and 40 points (less than 1 cm) for the subtitle. On the main title a footnote must indicate that the poster is competing during a particular PSSN Conference, venue and date. For example” Poster presented during the 11th PSSN-NL Scientific Conference held at Central Luzon State University on November 26–28, 2017”. The size of the footnote should be legible within 1-meter distance. Author’s or authors’ name/s should be in full, all caps and centered. Use 40 points. Affiliation/address should be written in caps and lower case, italics and centered. For the text, type letters that are legible within two-meter distance should be used. Simple typeface, upper and lower case standard letters, in no more than two colors should also be used. Good color combination is a dark type on a light background because it is easier to read. Illustrations, tables, graphs, & photographs should be 5″ x 7″ (12.5 cm x 18 cm). Labels and captions on illustrations should be readable within two meters.


Participant Categories                                                                          Registration Fee

Life Members & Early Birds (on or before October 31, 2017)              Php 2,700.00

Onsite (after October 31, 2017)                                                                   Php 3,200.00

The registration fee entitles participants to November 26 pm snack and dinner, November 27  lunch, dinner, AM & PM snacks, November 28  AM & PM snack, and lunch, attendance to the conference, symposium, certificates, and kit.

Early registrants can deposit their payments not later than October 31, 2017 to any branch of Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI): 

  • Checking Account Number 000570-0126-65 (BPIBaguio Session Road Branch)
  •  Accnt Name: Romeo Dizon & Jacqueline Lampac Scanned copy of the deposit slip should be sent to Dr. Romeo Dizon (, including the depositor’s name and affiliation.


Participants needing accommodation are encouraged to contact directly the following lodging facilities for reservation:

1. CLSU Lodging Facilities Contact Person: Prof. MC Vera Cruz (044-456-0013/09157084468) Confirmation or cancellation of reservation must be done 3 days before the activity

2. CLSU Alumni Hostel Contact Number: (044)-940-7504

3. Farm House Contact Number: 0923-684-9985/044-806-1167 www.farmhouse

4. PCC Hostel Contact Number: 044-456-0731 to 33 local 491/492

5. Angeles Estate Contact Number: 0906-888-8017/0906-405-7673 0927-928-6960/0906-873-0158 6. 1875 Rice Hotel Abar 1st, San Jose City Contact Number: 044-9588863/0925-4403893


The Central Luzon State University is one of the premier state universities in the country that was named as the Agri-tourism site in Luzon due to its beautiful, green campus with a number of research institutes/centers within the Science City of Munoz. Guests can enjoy the nature’s walk in the morning and will have the chance to visit the different research facilities.


Participants coming from Manila can take Baliwag Transit (via SCTEX) bound for San Jose City, Nueva Ecija.


For more information, please contact the following from Central Luzon State University and UP Baguio: Anna Maria Lourdes Latonio (09053211837,, or Liezel M. Magtoto, (09167572326,


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