More than 300 doctors participate in the XXXIV Aragonese Congress of Primary Care, which will be held from Thursday the 11th to Saturday the 13th at the Hotel Zentro in Zaragoza. Dr. Antonio Gómez, president of the congress, stressed that the meeting has three main purposes: to share experiences of good clinical practice and to reflect on current challenges; second, improve skills to offer better quality care in daily practice; and finally to recognize both the work of doctors during the pandemic and retirees. The Minister of Health of the Government of Aragon, Sira Repollés, will participate tomorrow Thursday in the official opening of the Congress, at 8:00 p.m.
The Primary Care Congress, organized by the Aragon Primary Care Physicians unions (Fasamet and CESM Aragón), is the most veteran and prestigious event in the specialty. He returns in person after last year’s break due to covid-19. In this edition the motto is “Primary Care: a humanistic and quality medicine”, with which Antonio Gómez has emphasized that it seeks to highlight these two principles in the exercise of the profession. “The care of patients in all their dignity as people, claiming values such as empathy, trust, respect, secrecy … and quality as a continuous challenge and a professional engine”.
The three objectives of the Congress are evident in the program of the first day, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the conference “The humanism of Primary Care in the era of Big Data and Machine Learning” by Julio Mayol, medical director of the Hospital Clínico San Carlos de Madrid. At 7:30 p.m., the tribute to the professional performance of doctors in the pandemic will be celebrated, with a special memory of their victims, with the collaboration of the cello teacher Laura Lafuente, At 8:00 p.m., the institutional inauguration will take place , with the presence of the Minister of Health.
Until Saturday there will be a total of 20 activities, with seven training classrooms, two discussion tables, five workshops and four sessions for MIR, which can be followed in person or also online. The director stressed that it is “the reunion congress after two very difficult years, so sharing this meeting was a necessity.”