Family Physician Lisbon, Portugal
Attended Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
High Level Listserver-based Virtual Conferences for Family Medicine Residents and Young Family Physicians: the Portuguese Experience
In Portugal, there is a “Yahoo Groups” based listserver aimed at Portuguese Family medicine residents and young Family physicians called “MGFXXI”, which currently has about 1016 members, mostly from Portugal, but also from Brazil, Spain, UK and USA. Electronic discussion lists (listservers) are important tools for professional development in Primary Care/Family Medicine, as Family Physicians usually face higher levels of professional isolation than Hospital Physicians. The listserver ...
Medicine 2.0'12 (Boston, USA)
Development of a Personal Health Record with a Diabetes Self-Management Tool for Portuguese-Speaking Patients
Health information technology has been experiencing significant developments in Portuguese primary health care centers and hospitals. However, electronic health records (EHRs), are usually only available to health care professionals. Patients, the co-owners of that health information, seldom have access to their own data. This can hamper the promotion of health literacy, patient empowerment and, consequently, the process of collaborative management. Additionally, patients’ health informatio...
Medicine 2.0'13 (London, UK)
Employing Social Media to Encourage Active Participation of the Members of a Junior GP Association: The Vasco Da Gama Movement Paradigm
Introduction The name of the great Portuguese explorer, who discovered the sea route towards India almost five hundred years ago, has been employed by the Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM), the working network within WONCA Europe (World Organization of Family Doctors - Europe), dedicated to trainees and junior General Practitioners / Family Physicians (GPs/FPs). As they set out for their own exploratory voyage in the discipline of General Practice / Family Medicine in Europe, the movement functi...
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