ciTechCare researchers participate in the 54th Scientific Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Pharmacology

Research fellows Sara Pimenta and Marlene Lages and the ciTechCare coordinator Maria Guarino were at NOVA Medical School | Faculty of Medical Sciences, whose Pharmacology Department hosted the 54th Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Pharmacology, the 42nd Meeting of Clinical Pharmacology and the 23rd Meeting of Toxicology, which took place between the 7th and 9th of February 2024.

Each research fellow presented a oral communication of work carried out within the scope of ForPharmacy research project. Sara Pimenta highlighted the importance of the role of community pharmacies in the management and identification of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, through the presentation of interventions with positive results in the current scientific literature. Also, Marlene Lages presented a review of the risks and evidence associated with interactions between herbs and drugs, according to the information currently available in the scientific literature and related to studies in humans.

ciTechCare was also represented through the participation of Professor Maria Guarino as moderator of one of the oral presentation sessions.

These meetings, organized by the Portuguese Society of Pharmacology, were preceded by a pre-meeting dedicated to Clinical Pharmacology, which brought together several international guests to discuss the theme “Fostering a research Culture in Clinical Pharmacology Services”, on the morning of 7 February.

In this edition, the Portuguese Society of Pharmacology meeting maintained the usual format of oral communications, mostly presented by young pharmacologists.


This work was funded by Portuguese national funds provided by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. FCT/UI/05704/2020