In an interview to Controllab, Dr. Nairo Sumita, emphasizes the importance of congresses and explains ways to minimize pre-analytical interferences in fasting.
Professor at USP Medical School and Medical Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry at Fleury Medicina e Saúde, Dr. Nairo Sumita is also Director for Latin America at WASPaLM – World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He coordinated a panel on the promotion of scientific knowledge and concepts of good practice in laboratory medicine in this year’s edition of the congress, which took place between 09/29 and 10/02, in Punta del Este – Uruguay.
The pathologist gave an activity on the Recommendations Project of the Brazilian Society of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and highlighted the importance of the initiative in discussing the challenges encountered in the laboratory routine, gathering the content in publications to promote knowledge in the area:
“This project started in 2009 and its main idea was to discuss routine laboratory problems that were not always easily found in laboratory medicine and clinical pathology treatises. Since 2009 we have already published 10 books with the participation of more than 100 authors with free distribution to congressmen and members. It has been a great success, we have received a lot of positive feedback about this project.” – he declared.
Besides WASPaLM, the specialist was also present at the 54th CBPC/ML, which took place between October 4th and 7th, in Florianópolis – SC. At this congress, Dr. Nairo participated in several activities, such as, for example, a round table where the pre-analytical interferences of fasting were addressed. For him, the meeting was a valuable opportunity to discuss important issues and meet friends again:
“It is interesting that we thought that with the arrival of videoconferencing, face-to-face congresses would disappear. Quite the contrary, people like to be present. It is impressive because it is the opportunity to see friends and catch up.” – he said.
Controllab, which was present at both congresses, identified the importance and opportunity of bringing relevant information to the clinical pathology and laboratory medicine public. For that purpose, Dr. José Antônio Tesser Poloni, educational manager at Controllab, interviewed Dr. Nairo Sumita. He commented on his participation in the events and explained ways to minimize preanalytical interferences in fasting.
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