First National Quaternary Prevention Course in Perú / June 2018

Bilingual post / Nota en dos lenguas

EN

More is not always better / Less is more

FIRST NATIONAL COURSE OF QUATERNARY PREVENTION IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE / PERÚ

On June 1st and 2nd, the Family and Community Medicine Society of Perú (SOPEMFYC) organized the First national Course on Quaternary Prevention (P4). Sponsored by the WONCA SIG on Quaternary Prevention and Overmedicalization, it was held in the city of Lima. Dr. Miguel Pizzanelli, family and community doctor (GP) in Uruguay and international leader, conducted four workshops and accompanied us throughout the event.

It was attended by several national speakers such as Víctor Manchego and Sofía Cuba, current President and Past-President of the Peruvian Society of Family and Community Medicine. They spoke about Screening and Overdiagnosis in Prostate Cancer and Quaternary Prevention in Women’s Health, respectively.

A roundtable about experiences in research with quaternary focus was integrated by Dr. German Málaga (Internal Medicine Specialist) who gave a lectured on Quaternary Prevention in a hospital environment and Cinthya Vásquez Velásquez (Biologist researcher) presented her research results about anemia in children and pregnant women who living at high altitudes overdiagnosis. This activity is a clear example of how essential is to join efforts with different health professionals to carried out quaternary prevention perspective.

Thirty-one participants attended the event during the meetings and 15 in virtual mode. At the end of the event, the SOPEMFYC Quaternary Prevention working group was officially established. We assume the challenge of communicating through our social networks and propose activities to perform in our academic events like the Peruvian Congress of Family and Community Medicine to be held from November 29th to 1st December 2018.

Rosa Villanueva
Secretary of Scientific Action
SOPEMFYC

Interesting and stimulant to see so many young general practitioners motivated to improve critical thinking to provide better healthcare. We will wait with expectation for more activities like this one.

Miguel Pizzanelli

 

ESP

Mas no siempre es mejor

El 1 y 2 de Junio se realizó el Primer Curso sobre Prevención Cuaternaria (P4) en la Ciudad de Lima, Perú. Contamos con la presencia del Dr. Miguel Pizzanelli, médico de familia de Uruguay y referente internacional quien realizo 4 talleres y nos acompañó durante todo el evento. Conto con el auspicio del Grupo de interés en Prevención Cuaternaria y Sobremedicalización de WONCA y la organización del SOPEMFYC, Sociedad Peruana de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria.

Se contó con la presencia de varios ponentes nacionales como Víctor Manchego y Sofía Cuba, actual Presidente y Past- Presidente de la SOPEMFYC; quienes nos disertaron sobre Tamizaje y Sobrediagnóstico en Cáncer de Próstata y Prevención Cuaternaria en la Salud de la Mujer, respectivamente.

Tuvimos una mesa de disertación sobre experiencias en investigación en P4 donde expuso el Dr. German Málaga Médico Internista, sobre P4 en ambiente hospitalario y la Licenciada en Biología Cinthya Vásquez Velásquez, quien nos presentó su investigación: ¿Existe un sobre diagnóstico de anemia en niños y gestantes que viven a grandes alturas? Estas ponencias son un claro ejemplo de que el quehacer de la prevención cuaternaria esta en muchos territorios y los realizan diferentes profesionales de Salud así que debemos mancomunar esfuerzos para este fin común.

Contamos con 31 inscritos al evento presencial y 15 inscritos a distancia. Al final del encuentro se conformó un grupo de trabajo de la SOPEMFYC sobre Prevención Cuaternaria quienes asumen el reto de seguir coordinando a través de Redes Sociales con miras de actividades en posteriores eventos como el Congreso Peruano de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria a realizarse el 29 y 30 de Noviembre y el 1 de Diciembre del 2018.

Rosa Villanueva
Secretaria de Acción Científica
SOPEMFYC

Interesante y estimulante ver tantas y tantos jóvenes medicos de familia y comunidad motivados en desarrollar su pensamiento de un modo crítico para brindar mejores cuidados de salud. Esperamos muchas actividades mas como esta.

Miguel Pizzanelli

Quaternary Prevention activity, Lecce, Italy September 2017 / Reports available

 

Overmedicalization and Quaternary Prevention

Lecce (Italy) – September 28th – 30th 2017

From the home page http://www.coordinamentowoncaitalia.it/, you can have access to an Italian or English version of a brief report and to all presentations in PDF.

Please follow the links:

http://www.coordinamentowoncaitalia.it/prevenire-leccesso-di-cure-ascolto-e-condivisione-in-medicina-di-famiglia/ 

http://www.coordinamentowoncaitalia.it/preventing-over-medicalization-listening-and-sharing-in-family-medicine/

We thank Ernesto Mola for sharing the conference reports.

 

WONCA SIG QP&O Coordination

Related post: https://prevencioncuaternaria.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/quaternary-prevention-activity-lecce-italy-september-28th-30th-2017/

Primer Foro Europeo sobre Prevención y Atención Primaria/First European Forum Prevention and Primary Care/ Premier forum européen prévention et soins primaires

See the program: http://www.mgfamiliar.net/EUROPREV/program

Quaternary Prevention agenda

Marc Jamoulle: From the clinical practice to the concept of Quaternary prevention

John Brodersen: Quarternary prevention – a new definition proposal

Leo Pas: Mental health – a rational strategy to avoid underdiagnosis and overtreatment

Carlos Martins: Possible strategies to reduce unnecessary tests

Bruno Heleno: Overdiagnosis in cancer screening with a focus on lung cancer screening with low dose CT-scans

Maciek Godycki-Cwirko: Prevention: regulated or recommended?

Mateja Bulc: strategies in DEPRESCRIBING

Jasna Vucak: OTC self prescribing medication: more good or harm?