This year, the Center for Health Technology and Services Research will present three oral communications and about ten scientific posters. The speakers are Inês Dutra (CINTESIS/Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto), José Miguel Padilha (CINTESIS/Nursing School of Porto) and Paulo Santos (CINTESIS/Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto).
Inês Dutra will talk about artificial intelligence. The researcher will show how her group has applied artificial intelligence in the health area, with benefits for patients and health professionals / care providers.
José Miguel Padilha will present Ecare-COPD, an innovative programme for Nursing education that aims to provide better quality of life to people who live with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This respiratory disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide.
In his turn Paulo Santos will address the importance of health literacy and the result of health interventions, particularly at the prevention level. The researcher has been working in this field for some time, supervising and coordinating the web platform METIS that is freely available to the whole population.
On the other hand, the scientific posters, will cover several areas of research developed by CINTESIS researchers. These are some of the topics: results of recent work in Microbiology, the psychologist’s role in early death, clinical supervision in Nursing, agitation in the elderly, ethics teaching and the moral competence of students, the reproductive concerns of young women with cancer or the management of postoperative pain.
With the UK as a guest country, the Ciência 2019 aims to promote the broad debate of the main issues and challenges of the scientific agenda beyond the research universe. According to Commissioner Zita Martins, the objective is to stimulate not only the participation but also the interaction between researchers, the business sector and the general public.
Ciência 2019 is promoted by the Portuguese Fooundation for Science and Technology, in collaboration with Ciência Viva – Agency for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Culture in Portugal and the Parliamentary Committee for Education and Science, with the institutional support of the government through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education.