The Match…

June 29, 2010

FIFA World CupI am anxiously waiting for the match between Portugal and Spain, today.

I don’t even dare asking for 7 goals, but I believe we will find it within ourselves to score enough to go through to the quarter finals!

Update: It was a disappointing match for me… We came home earlier! Congratulations to the Spanish team, they done it better!

11.ª Corrida Festas da Cidade do Porto

June 22, 2010

Foi atingido um recorde. Mais de 1600 pessoas conseguiram chegar ao fim dos 15 km da 11ª edição da EDP Gás Corrida Festas da Cidade do Porto, disputada no último domingo de manhã. Com muito orgulho, fui uma delas!

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

June 16, 2010

In time of FIFA World Cup it’s impossible to me not comment the games, specially the performance of the Portuguese team.

We played yesterday against Ivory Coast (0 – 0). It was the opening match of G group, the so-called group of death, and it wasn’t as I expected, at all! However, as everything in my life I still believe that better can be done, and Portugal will go into their final group game with four points… Inspiration will come and as Cristiano Ronaldo said:

“Goals are like ketchup, you keep on forcing it, then it comes all at once”

Anything is possible!

Spanish Dental Association’s General Assembly

June 13, 2010

The Spanish Dental Association, in its General Assembly, marked the Oral Cancer European day. Last 11th June I was in Santiago Compostela with our colleagues from Spain where we approach some of the aspects concerning oral cancer: prevention and treatments.

Spanish Dental Association’s General Assembly

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Conference: «Patient safety versus system’s sustainability»

June 5, 2010

Last 2 June, in Lisbon, the Presidents of the four Portuguese Health Professional Regulators (Dentists, Physicians, Pharmacists and Nurses) made a joint organization of a Conference dedicated to the subject «Patient safety versus system’s sustainability». The Health Minister was present at the conference opening.

Patient safety conference

Patient Safety was one of the important issues approached. I stated that one of the prerequisites for «Patient Safety» is the notion of quality at the service of patient safety. There has been a «simplification» of the definition of quality in Health, focused exclusively in the outcomes and neglecting the «structures and processes».

Patient expectations and behaviours are very important aspects that should be taken into account. Healthcare should be centred on the patients and the strengthening of this empowering is a key aspect in a modern health system. Read the rest of this entry »

“A ADSE não actualiza as tabelas há 19 anos”

June 1, 2010

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Alguns destaques da entrevista que o Jornal i publicou hoje comigo, sobre a medicina dentária em Portugal:

“Está desde 2001 à frente da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas, área que entrou tarde no comboio na saúde, mas – diz – de forma inteligente. Vai propor num encontro das Ordens de saúde esta quarta-feira em Lisboa que se altere a Constituição: o Serviço Nacional de Saúde não pode ser tendencialmente gratuito, como está escrito, e a auto-responsabilização dos doentes é essencial. Reduzir os numerus clausus das faculdades de Medicina Dentária é outro objectivo. Mas também há seguros e convenções como a ADSE a estrangular a classe.

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