The Trust for Science, Technology and Research announces its first Health and Research Congress in Puerto Rico

He Trust for Science, Technology and Research of Puerto Rico (FCTIPR) invites those interested in public health and research to participate in the first Health and Research Congress, an innovative event presented by three of the organization’s featured programs: the Public Health Trust (PRPHT), the Vector Control Unit (PRVCU) and the Puerto Rico Clinical Consortium for Investigations (PRCCI). The activity will take place on October 26 in the Ballroom of the Caribe Hilton Hotel, in San Juan, the institution announces in a press release.

According to the information, the objective is to bring together medical groups, health professionals, scientists and the general public in the same place to promote knowledge exchange, collaboration and innovation. The agenda will include informative presentations, panel discussions and continuing education sessions designed to showcase the latest advances in the field.

Among the topics that will be explored are the following: “Introduction to mosquito-transmitted arboviruses in Puerto Rico”, “Mental health in Puerto Rico and the role of public health”, “Advances in precision medicine”, “Insecticide resistance management”, “Strengthening clinical research ” and “Obesity research from the researcher’s perspective”, among others.

Likewise, experts in their respective fields will participate as panelists in plenary sessions and concurrent segments. Among them, heThe doctors Kenneth Ramos, Glorisa Canino, Paloma Alejandro, Oscar Soto Raices, Maribel Campos, Carmen Albizu, Ibis Carrion, Nayda Roman, Mirelsa Modesti, the psychologist Johnny Fritz and Dennis Romero (SAMHSA),

“The time has come to hold a massive Health and Research Congress that serves as a bridge for all the topics of our programs and brings access to the knowledge acquired to interested audiences in the disciplines that are practiced. The intention is to connect and grow, sharing practices and promoting collaborations that contribute to a healthier Puerto Rico every day,” said engineer Lucy Crespo, chief executive officer of the FCTIPR, in the statement.

According to the statement, each Trust program will present different content, adapted to their respective audiences.

The Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI), for example, will offer information and continuing education in the field of clinical research, with a focus on precision medicine and obesity management. “This forum provides a valuable source of information and continuing education in the field of clinical research for health professionals, academics, students, patients and all those in this area,” Amarilys Silva, executive director of PRCCI, said in the statement. . “We will be sharing information and experiences that expand knowledge and help save lives, while we continue to develop more alliances inside and outside of Puerto Rico,” she added.

It is also reported that doctors who attend the event will be able to obtain up to 4 hours of continuing medical education (CME) credits through the Ponce Medical School Foundation.

The Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit (PRVCU) and the Puerto Rico Vector Management Association have developed unique training sessions together with experts from the Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Disease (SECVBD). ). (Supplied)

The Public Health Trust (PRPHT) will serve as a platform to address mental health issues in Puerto Rico, from a sensitive, honest and necessary framework. “Topics related to antisocial behavior, depression and isolation, burn-out and compassion fatigue in health professionals, as well as substance use and abuse will be presented, with evidence-based data from extraordinary experts. in the countryside. The conferences and panels will present opportunities and best practices to work towards the recovery of an entire country,” explained Dr. Marianyoly Ortiz, executive director of the PRPHT.

While The Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit (PRVCU) and the Puerto Rico Vector Management Association have developed unique training sessions together with experts from the Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Disease (SECVBD). )specialized in the biology and ecology of mosquitoes, the use and application of larvicides and insecticide resistance.

“Dengue cases in the archipelago are on the rise and our goal is that all municipal employees and other professionals who work in vector control are prepared to inform and help their communities protect themselves,” the doctor explained in the statement. Grayson Brown, entomologist and executive director of the Vector Control Unit.

The Congress will have suppliers of products and equipment so that participants can establish contacts and learn about the new things that have arrived on the market. There will also be calibration of spray equipment. The event will also include the presentation of the Alfredo Casta Award to recognize outstanding contributions in vector management.

The first Health and Research Congress is expected to attract approximately 500 participants, including scientists, entrepreneurs, community leaders, health professionals, executives, municipal employees, students and academics, as well as locally and internationally recognized speakers. “We recommend purchasing your ticket on time and if you wish to be a sponsor, connect through our page or communicate via email: It is a one-of-a-kind event and no one should miss it,” added engineer Lucy Crespo.

More details

The Health and Research Congress will take place on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at the Caribe Hilton Hotel from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm The cost per ticket for the general public is $49.00 and includes breakfast , lunch, snacks, raffle and cocktail. Tickets that include continuing education for physicians (offered through PRCCI) are $85.00. While students with a valid ID can purchase a ticket at a special price of $30.00 (limited spaces). To register:

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