Canadian Speaker to Address Metabolic Disease Challenges at SOCESP Conference

05/22/2023 at 9:29 a.m. – Updated on 05/22/2023 at 8:01 p.m.

The prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases require an increasingly integrated multidisciplinary approach

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Metabolic diseases are a diverse group of conditions that affect human metabolism, including diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia, and metabolic syndrome, among others. They compromise the cardiovascular system and cause events such as heart attacks and strokes, leading causes of death in Brazil. The incidence of these diseases has increased significantly in recent years in the country, following the global trend. In 2022, approximately 15.7 million adult Brazilians were diagnosed with diabetes, representing 7% of the population, making the country the sixth highest incidence, behind only China, India, Pakistan, the United States and Indonesia.
Obesity affects more than 20% of the Brazilian population and dyslipidemia, like hypercholesterolemia, is diagnosed in approximately 40% of adults. “The prevention and adequate treatment of metabolic diseases are essential to promote health and reduce the risk of serious complications, and multidisciplinary work with nurses, nutritionists, physiotherapists and physical educators, for example, is essential,” says Fernanda Colombo, President of the Congress. of the Cardiology Society of the State of São Paulo, which takes place on June 8, 9 and 10 in Transamerica Expo Centerin the capital of São Paulo.
During the Cardiology nursing course, as part of the SOCESP congress, an international speaker will discuss the fundamental role that a specialized nurse can play in the care of people with metabolic diseases. The speaker is Émilie Vigneault-Simard from the Institut québécois de cardiologie et de pneumologie, a reference in nursing care in Canada. A graduate of Laval University, in the same city, she has a specialization in cardiac nursing, is recognized for her ability to provide humane and empathetic care to patients, in addition to working in collaboration with other health professionals. . Émilie Vigneault-Simard is also involved in social and community projects by participating in health and wellness awareness campaigns.
“For me, the importance of participating in the SOCESP Congress lies in the incredible opportunity to create an international network among professionals involved in the treatment of metabolic diseases. This networking has the potential to provide creative and innovative approaches to address the significant burden that metabolic diseases represent for any health system worldwide,” said the expert.

43rd SOCESP Cardiology Congress
Event date : June 8, 9 and 10, 2023
Local: Transamerica Exhibition Center, Sao Paulo/SP

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