Interrupted by the pandemic, the HTLV Center's annual get-together took place again, bringing together patients, students, the outpatient's multidisciplinary team and employees of the Bahiana, on the morning of November 21st, on Campus Brotas. The opening was held by choir sings Bahiana.
Dr. Bernardo Galvão Castro Filho, coordinator of the Neuroscience Center, opened the gathering by highlighting that, far beyond a meeting to celebrate life, C-HTLV celebrates the congregation of students. “These are professionals in training who are already immersed in this universe of integrated care, uniting future nurses, physiotherapists, doctors and psychologists, through scientific initiation (IC), curricular internship, Nursing Extensions Cuidar Faz Bem and Physiotherapy in Infectious Diseases ”, highlighted the teacher. The Nursing course professor and coordinator of Cuidar Faz Bem, Aidê Nunes, highlighted the importance of experiences at C-HTLV. “We understand the importance of integrated team care, recognizing the uniqueness of each patient.” During the meeting, users of the center who live with HTLV expressed, in their speeches, the importance of this moment of fraternization.
The meeting was attended by the president of the HTLVida Association, Márcia Carneiro, the representative of SESAB, Dr. Eleuzina Falcão, the vice-rector and coordinator of the Medicine course at Bahiana, Dr. Humberto de Castro Lima Filho, the dean of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education, Dr. Maria de Lourdes de Freitas Gomes and the professors Dr. Maria Fernanda Grassi (EBMSP and Fiocruz) and Milena Lisboa (Psychology), member of the Health Mentors Extension Management Group in Bahiana. The program also included raffles of gifts for those present and a coffee break, in an atmosphere of celebration of life!
The entourage came to learn about the experiences of the HTLV/Neurosciences Center, a reference in care, teaching and research aimed at caring for citizens with HTLV.
The initiative is the result of a partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC), in Canada.
Activity celebrated D-Day of Struggle and Confrontation of HTLV.