Heart and Brain: From Prevention to Treatment

This Roundtable seeks to trace the path from prevention, in primary health care, to the most recent advances in treatment, in specialized health care, that cerebrovascular and cardiovascular health have achieved over time. With this purpose, it will count with Dra. Sara Alves, MD of General and Family Medicine, Professor Dr. Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho, specialist in Cardiology at Centro Hospitalar de Gaia, and Dr. Denis Gabriel, specialist in Neurology at Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto.

Doctor's role in social networks: "Doctor Google: my head hurts"

We live in a world that revolves around social networks, platforms that facilitate the sharing of content and contact with other people. In addition to all the advantages they can bring, they are often a source of false information that people have easy access to. What will be our role, as doctors, on social media? How can we contribute to people's health literacy and combat misinformation? In this roundtable you can clarify all your doubts and learn from the doctors Dra Margarida Santos, resident of General and Family Medicine and author of the podcast “A Curiosidade Salvou o Gato” and Dr Hugo Rodrigues, pediatrician and author of the website “Pediatria para Todos” and books“ O Livro do seu Bebé” and "O Livro Mágico do Avô João".


Looking through the world of paliative care

Euthanasia has become a topic of public discussion, creating a duality in relation to palliative care. But does it really exist? What do we need to know about palliative care and the work that teams of healthcare professionals do? In order to answer these questions and more, this roundtable is here! We will have guests from different areas of health, who will address issues such as the concept of palliative care, its role and how it is organized in Portugal. Therefore, this roundtable will also address its effect on the capacity and quality of palliative care provision. We will count on Drª. Teresa SarmentoDrª. Edna Gonçalves and nurse Margarida Alvarenga.

Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health in Health Professionals

365 days after the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal, COVID-19 has implemented a paradigm shift in our whole society, especially among health professionals. The roundtable “Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health in Health Professionals”will talk about the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic on health provider’s mental health and will  be addressed by Dr. Teresa Caldas Almeida, specialized in Public Health and member of Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Dr. Fátima Urzal, Psychiatry and Mental Health resident at Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental and also Dr. António Marques, Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Director at Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto.


Obesity in Childhood: Medium to Long Term Consequences

Childhood obesity: a reality that looms over the years. Are we, the future generation of health professionals, prepared to face this situation? What weapons do we have at our disposal? Considering the three pillars of the approach to the child with obesity, that is, medical care, nutritional assistance and incentive to practice physical exercise, what is the current scenario and what will be the future? How to intervene? These and many more questions will be answered in these Roundtable so don't miss out!
Our speakers: Drª. Sara Mosca, Prof. José Ribeiro Maia/ Drª. Sara Pereira and Dr. Pedro Graça

Medical Career: The Journey Beyond Being a Clinician

Have you ever asked yourself what a doctor can do besides consultations and surgeries? What are the alternative medical careers to the most obvious route? This roundtable is the right opportunity to learn more and clarify all your doubts with our speakers: Dr Artur Águas, full professor at ICBAS, Dr Diogo Magalhães, Global Medical Manager for Parkinson's Disease in Bial and Dr Fernando Araújo, President of the Board of Administration at CHUSJ and Professor at FMUP.


HIV and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: past, present and future

It was around the middle of the last century that the eyes of science and health turned to a new agent and pathology. Its history was astonishing, the health professionals felt very limited in their action. But science does not give up, and over the decades they have been progressing more and more. Although the struggle for a vaccine has not yet been won, we have much better therapeutic forms, which allow patients to have an average life expectancy similar to the remaining population. Pre-exposure prophylaxis also emerged. Does this prophylaxis only have advantages? What are the differences between the pre and post prophylaxis period? What to expect in the future? Don't miss this opportunity to clarify many of your curiosities on this issue!
Our speakers: Dr. Luís Miguel Duque and Dr. Miguel Abreu

Mental Health: Myths and Facts

One of the most talked about subjects during this pandemic was and continues to be mental health. But where is the border between having or not having good mental health? Do we really take care of it? In this roundtable, we will be able to discuss the myths and facts associated with mental health and address them according different perspectives of health professionals from different areas. We will have with us Dr. Gustavo Jesus, psychiatrist, clinical director of PIN, psychologist Maria Paula Mena de Matos, and nurse José João Silva, nurse manager and functional manager of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Service of Hospital de Magalhães Lemos.


New challenges in Humanitarian Medicine

The year 2020 has shaken society and redefined priorities, bringing us a new look at the world. We have been rethinking personal and professional projects and, above all, to deepen our sense of social responsibility and our sensitivity to the health and socioeconomic needs of others. The expression "humanization of care" that, today, enters our homes daily, has been the paradigm of many health professionals in their daily lives in Portugal and abroad. This roundtable appears as an opportunity to get to know the work developed by three doctors, who abdicated from the comfort of their homes and the certainties of life in their country, set out on humanitarian missions with the aim of to help those most in need. Thus, it will be attended by Dr. Gustavo Carona, from Drª. Ana Paula Cruz and Drª Andreia Castro.

Geriatrics: A Clinical and Social Approach

Over the past few decades, the increase in average life expectancy and the fall in the birth rate led to an increasingly aging population. Thus, in the doctor's office or in a hospital context, patients are increasingly older. This roundtable brings to the debate the characteristics of the older population that the health professional should have in mind in addition to the disease, what special care they should have and what limitations they face. For that we will count on Drª. Diana Soares, specialist in General and Family Medicine and Postgraduate in Geriatrics, a nurse Bárbara Eira, who contacts this reality daily, and we will still have the opportunity to hear the testimony of a caregiver, Ms. Paula Carvalho.


Ethical Dilemmas in a Pandemic Era

Ethical challenges are part of human action, which is why this value has been discussed for so many centuries, in so many different areas. As future health professionals, we have already come across concepts such as "Bioethics" and its fundamental values, such as "beneficence", "non-maleficence", "justice", "autonomy", among others. But, what about during this pandemic whirlwind? Have you ever stopped to think about how ethics was or was not present in the different socio-economic, public administration and health decisions? How important is it to society? What implications do they have today and will they have in the future? This Roundtable aims to be a real space for exhibition and sharing of ideas and experiences. So, if this topic is of interest to you and you like a good argument, join us!
Our speakers: Dr. António Sarmento e Felismina Teixeira

Domestic Violence: a doctor’s duty in family issues 

In 2020, the Public Security Police recorded an increase of 1.12% in the number of cases of domestic violence, corresponding to a total of 23,293 reports. Given this growing reality, the involvement of civil society and the strong articulation between health professionals and entities that provide social support becomes essential. Issues such as how to approach cases of domestic violence, from the point of view of communication techniques and the legal level, as well as the existing institutional support will be the themes of this roundtable.
Our speakres: Prof.ª Drª. Teresa Magalhães, Profª. Drª. Celina Manita Santos and Dr. Daniel Cotrim