Internal Medicine participates in national and international events

Hospital da Luz internal medicine team, coordinated by physician João Sá, maintains intensive educational and scientific activity, participating in major clinical national and international events of its area of specialty.

The more recent one was 1º Curso de Atualização em Medicina Interna (1st Updating Course on Internal Medicine), occurred on October 30 and 31 at Hospital da Luz and directed by Sérgio Batista, internal physician at this hospital, and which counted with the participation of about 150 specialists and interns. The event’s sessions were mainly presented by Hospital da Luz Internal Medicine team, joined by invited physicians of other specialities, with the purpose of discussing themes such as «Diagnostic and therapy start in HIV infection», «Inflammatory bowel disease», «Emergencies in oncology» and «Symptomatic control in advanced disease».

Previously, the coordinator of the Internal Medicine Department was chairman of the first day of work at the 6th Annual Excellence in Hospital Management, in October, in Vienna, Austria, where he presented a paper on medicament circuit and medical prescription errors and their prevention. Additionally, he presided over the 1º Congresso Nacional de Urgência (1st Emergency National Congress) of Sociedade Portuguesa de Medicina Interna (Portuguese Society of Internal Medicine), held on October 24 and 25 in Funchal, Madeira, where several members of Hospital da Luz team presented communications.