The VII Session of the Advisory Committee (AC) of the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME) took place on November 7 and 8, 2018. The main role of the AC is to make recommendations to the PAHO/WHO Director on BIREME’s programmatic functions. The AC is currently composed of representatives from Brazil and PAHO (permanent members), Argentina (2016-2018), Jamaica (2016-2018), Peru (2016-2018), Barbados (2018-2020) and El Salvador (2018-2020).
CRICS 10 is supported by different Committees constituted by representatives of national and international institutions, in the definition of the Thematic Areas and the Scientific Program, as well as for the indication of experts from Brazil and abroad that will address Keynote Speeches, participate at panels and moderate sessions.
The 10th edition of the Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information (CRICS10) develops under the theme “Advancing towards the 2030 Agenda: Contributions of evidence and knowledge”. CRICS10 is held by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) through the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information – BIREME, one of the Organization’s Specialized Centers.
Epistemonikos – a collaborative and multilingual database that gathers relevant evidence for health decision-making – will be integrated into the Virtual Health Library (VHL), a database of the Latin American and Caribbean Center for Health Sciences Information (BIREME) which will expand existing resources for health decision making.
In World Diabetes Day 2018, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) unites with partners around the world to highlight the impact of diabetes in families and the role of family members in supporting prevention, early diagnosis and correct management of diabetes. BIREME supports locally developed intersectoral actions and supports, stimulates and promotes the practice of physical activities and healthy lifestyles among its collaborators through awareness campaigns, seminars with health professionals, nutritionists and physical educators.
The work performed by the team of the Executive Secretariat of the Nursing Virtual Health Library (VHL) received first prize at the “Concurso de poster de redes e innovaciones en el cuidado” held by the XVI Coloquio Panamericano de Investigación en Enfermería. This year, the central topic was “The Contribution of Nursing in Primary Health Care for Universal Health” and relied on the support of the Pan American Health Organization and the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Obstetrics.