The University of Porto hosted between 5 and 8 September the most important scientific event in Iberian epidemiology, Portuguese and Spanish Epidemiology Conference.
This important scientific meeting, organized by the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP), in collaboration with the Portuguese Association of Epidemiology (APE) and the Spanish Society of Epidemiology (SEE), began on the afternoon of 5 September, with a panel discussion. An open session for all citizens on the contribution of epidemiology to the decentralization of health decisions.
Under the slogan “Bringing people closer to health: citizen science and epidemiology to inform local decisions”, the inaugural event of the Portuguese and Spanish Epidemiology Congress brought together a panel of guests linked to health, municipal authority and civil society, moderated by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ISPUP, Henrique Barros.
This session also set the tone for the remaining days of the event we sought Laying the foundations for building future epidemiology in Portugal and Spain. The future of the profession of epidemiology, the tools that epidemiology has at its disposal and its contribution to the design of public health policies, were among the topics (see program) discussion At the complex of the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Faculty of Pharmacy (ICBAS/FFUP), driven by the presentation of more than 1,000 theses.