The Toxicological Information and Assistance Center of Bahia (CIATox-BA) carried out, in Salvador, Training in Identification, Control and Management of Scorpions of Interest in Health, from September 25th to 29th with activities developed at the Research and Innovation Center ( NUPI) from Bahiana on September 27th and 28th. The training was given by technicians from CIATox-BA and consultants from the Ministry of Health.
The result of integrated planning between CIATox-BA, the General Coordination of Surveillance of Zoonoses and Vector-Transmitted Diseases of the Ministry of Health (CGZV/MS) and the Directorate of Epidemiological Surveillance of Bahia (DIVEP/SESAB), with the support of Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública (EBMSP), the course with a workload of 40 hours, aimed to train health professionals from Regional Health Centers and Municipal Health Departments, aiming to implement actions to control and manage scorpions (environmental management) in the state of Bahia and, consequently, a reduction in the number of accidents and their morbidity and mortality.
The theoretical-practical classes covered topics such as systematics and taxonomy of scorpion species of medical importance in Brazil and Bahia and monitoring of risk factors for contact between the human population and the agent of the accident. In addition, aspects of the natural history, morphology, ecology and behavior together with the techniques for collecting, packaging, handling and flow of these animals. Part of the classes had the participation of students from the 6th semester of the Biomedicine course. "As Biomedicine is a very diverse area to work in, I believe it was an important moment to improve knowledge, as well as enhance opportunities through relationships", highlighted biologist and NUPI supervisor, Jéssica Mirella.
Jaqueline Goes was awarded in the Women in Science category.
The event marked the opening of the VIII Biomedicine Symposium.
The event featured a vast program over three days of meetings.