The I Luso-Brazilian Meeting of Physiology took place between 2 and 8 October of this year, an event that intended to mark a fraternal, cultural and scientific relationship between these two sister societies, until now never achieved.

Considering also the pandemic context in which this achievement took place, the historical and civilizational significance embedded in this message is even greater. The determination to bring together knowledge in Physiology in these two extremes of the Atlantic, sharing the same language, the same culture, the same objectives. It will certainly be the first of many achievements.

The realization of this event involved partners of extraordinary relevance in the world of Physiology, in addition to the broad government support (federal and state) received .

The opening session of the I Luso-Brazilian Physiology Meeting (on the 2nd) as well as the 55th Annual Congress (on the 4th) were attended by our Chairman Luis Monteiro Rodrigues who reiterated our thanks to the organization, especially the SBFis Management, and to everyone who made this enormous achievement possible.

The 55th Annual SBFis Congress had more than 900 participants and about three hundred paper submissions. Portuguese Physiology had a dignified representation, involving plenary sessions and two workshops, as follows :

 

 

Lecture 1

Mismatch novelty exploration training shaping of hippocampal synaptic plasticity and cognition and the role of disinhibition and VIP expressing interneurons.

Diana Cunha-Reis1,2.

1Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, and 2Biosystems & Integrative Sciences Institute (BioISI), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Lecture 2

 

Autism - a disorder of motor coordination and sensory integration

Carlos Nuno Filipe, NOVA Medical School, Dep Physaiology. Lisboa Portugal

 

Lecture 3

Invisibles – A New Frontier in Biomedical Sensing

Hugo Plácido da Silva, IST U Lisboa           

 

Lecture 4

Physiological Computing - Using Biosignals in a Different Way

Hugo Alexandre Ferreira , IBEB FCUL, U Lisboa

Lecture 5

Neuromodulating metabolic diseases: the carotid body magic circuit!

Silvia V. Conde

CEDOC, NOVA Medical School, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

 

WorkShop 1 (8h)        Physiological Computing

Workshop 2 (8h)         Looking “to&through” the skin window – new insights into human physiology

Several communications were also presented in the form of a Poster, providing more detailed information on the focus of the physiology groups represented here.

Proceedings for this meeting will be published in the journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research 17.2_2020. 

 

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