4º Congresso Nacional de Medicina Tropical (CNMT) e 1º Encontro Lusófono de Sida, Tuberculose e Doenças Oportunistas

Translated title of the contribution: 4th National Congress of Tropical Medicine and 1st Lusophone Meeting on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Opportunistic Diseases

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Abstract

The Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Lisbon (IHMT) and the Association for the Development of Tropical Medicine (ADMT) organized the 4th National Congress of Tropical Medicine (CNMT) on April 19-21, 2017 in Lisbon in tandem with the 1st Lusophone Meeting on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Opportunistic Diseases, integrating the 115th anniversary of the IHMT. This biennial event brought toge-ther scientists and experts from CPLP member states, from Europe and all over the world, being the most important congress on global health and tropical medicine in Portugal. The main objective of the 2017’s edition was to establish a platform to discuss cosmopolitan themes and diseases with their own specificities in tropical countries, such as AIDS, Tuberculosis and Opportunistic Diseases, extending the interventions to the most traditional topics in tropical health like ma-laria, bilharziosis, leishmaniasis, trypanosomes, Zika virus disease and dengue, among others. This paper summarizes the main conclusions of this meeting where the state of the art was reviewed in terms of current knowledge and control strategies, covering aspects from basic research to issues related to implementation and health systems.

O Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical em Lisboa (IHMT) e a Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Medicina Tropical (ADMT) organizaram entre 19 e 21 de abril de 2017, em Lisboa, o 4º Congresso Nacional de Medicina Tropical (CNMT) associado ao 1º Encontro Lusófono de Sida, Tuberculose e Doenças Oportunistas, integrando as comemorações dos 115 anos do IHMT. Este evento bienal, reuniu cientistas e especialistas dos estados-membros da CPLP, da Europa e de todo o mundo, sendo o mais importante congresso sobre saúde global e medicina tropical em Portugal. O principal objetivo da edição de 2017 foi o de estabelecer uma plataforma para debater temas e doenças cosmopolitas com especificidades próprias em países tropicais, nomeadamente a Sida, a Tuberculose e as Doenças Oportunistas, alargando as intervenções ao conjunto dos temas mais tradicionais na saúde tropical como a malária, bilharziose, leishmanioses, tripanossomoses, Zica e dengue, entre outros. Neste trabalho resumem-se as principias conclusões deste encontro onde se reviu o estado da arte em termos de conhecimentos atuais e de estratégias de controlo, cobrindo aspetos desde a investigação básica às questões relacionadas com a implementação e sistemas de saúde
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)7-14
Number of pages8
JournalAnais Do Instituto De Higiene E Medicina Tropical
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • National Congress of Tropical Medicine
  • AIDS
  • Tuberculosis
  • Opportunistic diseases
  • Congresso Nacional de Medicina Tropical
  • SIDA
  • Tuberculose
  • Doenças oportunistas

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

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