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Italian and Portuguese specialists discuss aging and psychiatry

International event was promoted by PUCRS' Institute of Geriatrics and Gerontology

21/09/2017 - 08h57

PUCRS’ Institute of Geriatrics and Gerontology (IGG) promoted the 17th International Symposium of Geriatrics and Gerontology and the 8th Symposium of Geriatric Research from Sept 13-15. Italian, Portuguese and Brazilian guests addressed topics of relevance for quality aging for the aged population.

Flavia Caretta, from the Department of Geriatrics, Neuroscience and Orthopaedics of the School of Medicine and Surgery of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy), discussed the challenges for geriatrics in an aging world and the identities of Alzheimer’s patients. Maurizio Popoli, Associate professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, Università Degli Studi di Milano (Italy), discussed neuroplasticity in psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases related to stress and new paths for neuropsychopharmacology.

Carlos Vaz, Universidade do Porto

Carlos Vaz
Photo: Camila Cunha

Ovidio Costa, Universidade do Porto‘s School of Medicine professor talked about how to keep a healthy heart in aging and dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis in the elderly. Carlos Vaz, another Universidade do Porto (Portugal) professor, discussed sarcopenia, aging and pathology of rheumatic  disorders.

The event, which was oriented to professors, geriatricians, gerontologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, physical education professionals, biologists, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language pathologists, nutritionists, biomedical professionals, social workers, pharmacists and students from several areas, fostered scientific exchanges of experiences and professional training for the audience.

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