4 January 2017

UPMC: workshop on personalized medicine and prevention

UPMC: workshop on personalized medicine and prevention

UPMC Institute for Health organized a workshop on personalized medicine and prevention, valid for CME credits

The workshop “Personalized Medicine and Prevention: Risk Reduction as a Clinical and Societal Goal” took place at the UPMC Institute for Health Chianciano Terme on Saturday February 18, 2017.

The event was endorsed by the Municipality of Chianciano Terme, Coop Medici 2000Ordine dei Medici Chirurghi e degli Odontoiatri di Siena, and Terme di Chianciano. It was a unique opportunity to discuss primary and secondary prevention from a clinical and social standpoint. The workshop on personalized medicine and prevention welcomed a total of 80 participants including speakers, moderators. It was addressed to:

  • surgeons (all specialties)
  • nurses
  • physical therapists
  • dietitians
  • psychologists
  • radiology technicians

The importance of preventive medicine

Despite the improved quality of patient care and the introduction of new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, heart and liver diseases and metabolic disorders in general, continue to have a considerable negative impact on the health of patients. Prevention is a key weapon in the battle to sustain and improve overall health and quality of life. A strategy of combined primary and secondary prevention, with close collaboration between the patient population and health care networks can help to achieve tangible and important goals. Prevention involves diagnostic tests to assess our health, and adopting a healthy lifestyle, a correct diet and physical activity. Part of the workshop in fact focused on the crucial role and benefits of exercise for body and mind. The objectives of this event were:

  • highlight the importance of both primary and secondary prevention
  • identify organizational models that can support the individual in his/her prevention process,
  • encourage a close relationship between professionals and the health care network supporting the patient

The workshop presentations were in italian and they are available upon request: segreteriaorganizzativa@upmc.it

Download the preliminary program of the Workshop.