Hello! My name is Paula Vaz Marques. I am an Internist and I work at the Autoimmune Disease Clinic in Centro Hospitalar S. João in Oporto, Portugal. I am a former fellow of the Louise Coote Lupus Unit in St. Thomas’ Hospital in London (2001), as well as of the Department of Autoimmune Diseases of the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona where I performed the Masters on Autoimmune Diseases of the University of Barcelona (2010).
Currently, I am the Scientific Coordinator of the 13th Medinterna International Meeting that will take place in Oporto from 12th to 14th February 2015, under the direction of Dr. Carlos Dias, Head of the Department of Internal Medicine of the Centro Hospitalar S. João. This year, we will discuss hot topics like Neuroimmunology, Autoinflammatory Syndromes and Pulmonary Hypertension associated with systemic autoimmune diseases, and update on SLE, APS and pregnancy, IgG4-related diseases and many other topics.
I would liketo invite you all toattend thisevent that, for the 13th consecutiveyear, brings togethernational and internationalexpertsin the field ofautoimmunity such as Yehuda Shoenfeld, Jan Damoiseaux, Jan Willen Cohen Tervaert, David Isenberg, David D´Cruz, Cees Kallenberg, Christopher Denton, Gerry Coghlan, as well as many of the Professors of the Masters on Autoimmune Diseases of the University of Barcelona, such as Ricard Cervera, Gerard Espinosa, José Hernández-Rodríguez, Jordi Yagüe and Juan I. Aróstegui, among many others.
During your stay you can enjoy the wonderful city of Oporto, one of the best European tourism destinations.