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ASEAN Letter Writing Competition
September 25, 2014
ASEAN Letter Writing Competition

Topic: How can ASEAN Community be more disaster Resilient?

Organized by: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Deadline: October 3, 2014

Write a compelling letter to ASEAN Secretary-General and you may receive his reply! If you are under 12 years old or between 13 and 18 years old, you have a chance to receive a response letter from ASEAN SG and certificate of award by submitting your letter to “ASEAN Letter Writing Competition” with the topic “How can the ASEAN Community be more disaster resilient”. Start writing now as the deadline for submission is 3 October 2014.

Eligible Participants:

Category 1: Children under 12 years old

Category 2: Young adolescents from 13-18 years old

Entries must include:

  • Letter to Secretary General of ASEAN

The letter should contain more or less 350 words. It must explain your motivation to write the letter, insightful aspirations and thought- provoking elements that have valuable inputs to enhance community resilient community disaster resilience. Letters must be original and passion driven.

  • Copy of ID card or student card

Send your entries to: [email protected]

One winner for each category will be selected from each ASEAN Member state.

Winning letters will be published regionally, and the winners will receive:

  • Response letter from the Secretary General of ASEAN
  • Certificate of Award
Last Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Research Regional Conference
IRES Inc logo

The International Research Enthusiast Society Inc. organizes interdisciplinary Research Regional Conference. IRRC will serve as a platform for regional exchange of ideas, collaborations and cooperation among academicians, educators, industry researchers and other practitioners. English and Tagalog Translated researches are accepted in this conference. We welcome paper submissions on a vast topics on education, psychology, social science, business, economics, sciences, environment, health, physics, mathematics, language, criminology, law, culture, history, technology, engineering, mass communication, tourism and others. Prospective authors are invited to submit abstract or full papers electronically through the submission form page or as an email attachment to [email protected]. Students of graduate programs and undergraduate programs are also encouraged to present their papers in the conference.

All submissions to the regional conference will be reviewed by at least two independent peers for technical merit and content. It is anticipated that a broad range of research and applied topics will be covered during the conference.

Important Dates:

EXTENDED Abstract Submission Deadline: Sept. 30, 2014

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection for
Oral and Poster Presentation:              1 week after submission
Submission of Full Paper:                     September 30, 2014
Registration Deadline:                           October 15, 2014
Conference Date:                                    November 21-22, 2014

Registration Fees:

Early Registration

(On or before August 20, 2014)

Regular Registration

(After August 20, 2014)

Academic/Industry Researcher



Student Researcher



With Journal Publication




Each complete registration fee includes:

One Paper Presentation

Admission to all oral sessions

Admission to all poster sessions

Soft copy of On Line conference proceedings with ISSN

Certificate of Presentation

Conference bag

Conference gift

Refreshment breaks

Conference lunch buffet

Participants will be responsible for their transportation and accommodation expenses. To save for transportation expenses of participants, a recorded virtual presentation option will be given for presenters who will not be able to attend the even


Please note:

1. No refunds will be issued by IRES for any reason after August 20, 2014.

2. The calculation of registration fee is according to piece of paper per single presenter.

3. The receipt as a proof of payment will be issued at the registration desk on the conference day.

4. Payment scheme will be sent to authors upon receiving the acceptance letter.



1. All papers should be in MSWORD or PAGE format.  DO NOT SUBMIT PDF file.

2. Use ARIAL FONT STYLE in all parts.

3. Use 14 Font Size for TITLE; 12 Font Size for AUTHOR(S), AFFILIATION, and SUBTITLES; and 10 Font Size all throughout the text.

4. Research Title is capitalised, bold, and center aligned.

5. Subtitles are capitalised, bold, and left aligned.

6. The rest of the papers should be justify aligned.

7. Abstract is accepted on INITIAL SUBMISSION.

8. For FULL PAPERS, the minimum parts are as follows:







-Statement of Objectives/Problems


-Results and Discussion




-Researchers’ Profile with Picture

9. Maximum of 8 PAGES only, including abstract, tables, figures and references. Any excess will be charged accordingly.

10. Use APA Format for references.


For more information, please email the Secretariat at [email protected] or visit their website at www.irrc.webs.com

The Psychological First Aid Guide During Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks
September 16, 2014

The Psychological First Aid Guide during Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks is now available online. You can find more information, updates and resources related to the Ebola crisis on the Ebola, West Africa 2014 group on mhpss.net.

Mohamed Elshazly, the New Regional Host for MENA
September 16, 2014
Mohamed Elshazly

Mohamed Elshazly, based in Turkey, is the new Regional Host for Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Mohamed is a qualified medical doctor and psychiatrist from Egypt with more than a decade of experience in clinical mental health services, training and MHPSS services in emergencies. He is working now as a psychiatrist trainer at International Medical Corps in Turkey for the project on Syrian refugees. Contact Mohamed at [email protected] for support in getting the most out of this network in relation to Middle East and North Africa.