Hospital da Luz Presents Innovating Medical Training Solutions at AIMS Meeting

Hospital da Luz Learning Health was the scientific sponsor and developed several initiatives at the AIMS Meeting 2019, the major congress in biomedical area organized by Medicine students, which took place between 14 and 17 March at Aula Magna, in Lisbon.

With over 900 participants, this was the 10th edition of the Annual International (bio)Medical Students Meeting (AIMS), which is promoted every year, mostly by the Students Association of Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, with the purpose of highlighting the importance of medical training for all students in health sciences.

Hospital da Luz Learning Health organized two workshops of medical simulation: one dedicated to “Echography in critical care context” and the other to “Ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization”, ensured by André Casado and André Alexandre, internists from Hospital da Luz Lisboa.

Hospital da Luz Learning Health was also responsible for the organization and supervision of the great finale of AIMS clinical competition, under the coordination of Cátia Costa, who is in charge of the Centre of Simulation from Hospital da Luz Learning Health, and André Casado.



Besides knowledge transmitted in these three educational activities, Hospital da Luz Learning Health was also present in the AIMS exhibition space, with simulators of medical procedure and high-fidelity that are commonly used in the training courses of its Centre of Simulation, and which captivated the attention of all participants.

Throughout three intensive days, the participants had the opportunity to see and try the simulator for laparoscopic practice in Gynaecology, Paediatric Hal (the world’s most advanced paediatric patient simulator), Premature Anne (a 25-week premature simulator) and the childbirth simulator PROMPT.

In the clinical competition, SimMan 3G was at the stage, a simulator that mimics realistically an adult patient, and a scenery of emergency was recreated, where, in face of the “patient’s” clinical manifestations, two student teams had to act on the case resolution as they would on a real situation.

These initiatives by Hospital da Luz Learning Health – Grupo Luz Saúde company dedicated to training, research and innovation – were very well received at AIMS, with the future doctors showing great interest in continuing to develop this experience of differentiating learning.