RUI GOMES DE MELO

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PERSONAL DETAILS

First Name: RUI

Surname: GOMES DE MELO

DateofBirth: August 15, 1966

Marital Status:Divorced

Nationality: Portuguese

Birth Place: São Paulo, Brasil

Occupation: Physician

Speciality: Rheumatology

Address: Rua dos Heróis Lusitanos Lote A 2.º Direito, 3510-233, Viseu, Portugal

Private Phones: 351232449332 and 351936668024 (mobile phone)

E-mail: reumaviseu@gmail.com

Professional Registration: Portuguese Medical Association – Number: 37791 and member of the College of Speciality in Rheumatology (Portuguese Medical Asociation) and of the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology

Company: Instituto de Reumatologia Dr. Rui Melo Unipessoal LDA

Business Address: Largo Major Teles n. º 3, 1. º Frente Esquerdo, 3500-212, Viseu, Portugal

Business Phones: 351 232412158 and 351 931783392

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. TEACHINGFIRST GRADE:Centro Educacional SESI 166, December 1980, Santo André SP, Brasil,

  2. TEACHINGSECOND GRADE: Instituto Coração de Jesus,December 1983, Santo André SP, Brasil,

  1. UNIVERSITY STUDIES:Degree in Medicine, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, December 1990, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil,

ACADEMIC DEGREE

 

 

  1. Tecnical Course in “Clinical Laboratory Assistant”, during the Teaching Second Grade, Instituto Coração de Jesus, Santo André SP, Brasil, December1982.
  2. Title of “Degree in Medicine”,Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil, December 1990.
  3. Title of: “Licenciado en Medicina y Cirurgia” by the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain”, June 1993, Madrid, Spain. (equivalent title of the Brazilian Degree in Medicine)
  4. Title of “Specialist in Internal Medicine” by the BrazilianNational Program of Medical Residency – The Brazilian Ministry of Health – medical trainingduring 24 monthsin the Hospital de Ipanema, Rio de JaneiroRJ, Brasil, April 1995.
  5. Title of “Specialist in Rheumatology”by The Brazilian Society of Rheumatology after of competitive examination and full approval, Porto Alegre RS, Brasil, September 1996.
  6. Title of “Licenciado em Medicina” by the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto after the public exams with a final score of 15 over 20 values, Porto, Portugal, January 1997. (equivalent title of the Brazilian Degree in Medicine)
  7. Title of “Specialist in Rheumatology” by the BrazilianNational Program of Medical Residency – The Brazilian Ministry of Health – medical training during 24 monthsin the Hospital Geral de Bonsucesso, Rio de Janeiro RJ, April 1997.
  8. Title of “Internato Geral”by order of the Portuguese Ministry of Health, Lisboa, Portugal, March 1999. (Equivalent title of the Brazilian Medical Compulsory Internalship).
  9. Fellowship in Rheumatology (probation of twelve months in Rheumatology, six months in Orthopaedics, three months in Neurology and three months in Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy), September 2001 to October 2003, Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra and Hospital de São Teotônio, Viseu, Portugal.
  10. Title of “Specialist in Rheumatology” by The Portuguese Medical Association after of the public exams and full approval in the Board Competitive Exams of the College of Specialist in Rheumatology, Almada, Portugal, June 2004.

ACHIEVEMENT DURING THE UNIVERSITY STUDIES

 

 

  1. “AssistantStudent” of the cardiovascular physiology systemin the Departamento de Ciências Fisiológicas do Instituto de Biologia da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, during the academic year of 1987, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.
  2. “AssistantStudent” of the Gastrointestinal and the EndocrinePhysiologySystemin the Departamento de Ciências Fisiológicas do Instituto de Biologia da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, during the academic year of 1987, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.
  3. “Training Course” in Pediatric Emergency in the Hospital do Andaraí -The Brazilian Ministry of Health -with a week work-load of 24 hours, during 12 months, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil, 1989
  4. “Training Course” in Internal Hospital Emergency in the Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto – Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro-with a fortnigthtly work-load of 24 hours, during January to December of 1990, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.
  5. “Training Course” in Internal Medicine Ambulatory” in the Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto – Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – with a work-load of 4 hours,per.week, from September 1989 to August 1990, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.
  6. ” The Brazilian Medical Compulsory Internalship” in the Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto-Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – during 15 months, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil, December 1990.

This Medical Compulsory Internalship was done in the last three semestersof the medical school and divided into the following basic medical works:Internal Medicine – 9 months, Pediatrics – 2 months, General Surgery – 2 months and Obstetrics and Gynaecology – 2 months.

The practical activities were developed in the sickrooms, surgery rooms and in the ambulatory clinics of the Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto – Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. The academic activities were done during the roundtables in the sickrooms, clinical sessions with a discussion of cases reports and review medical articles from the “New England Medical Journal”, the “Annals of Internal Medicine”, the “North America Clinics” and the “Chest”.

PARTICIPATION IN COURSES, MEETINGS AND CONGRESS

 

  1. Participationat the”IV Simpósio Internacional sobre Vitaminas” (International Symposium of Vitamins), August 1985, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.
  2. Participationat the “XXVIII Curso de Introdução à Clínica Obstétrica” (Introduction to Obstetrician Clinical), from 16 to 26 March 1987in the Centro de Estudos da 33ª Enfermaria da Santa Casa de Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.
  3. Full course of “Basic Course of English”in the BRASAS ENGLISH COURSE, 1988, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
  4. Participationat the Course “Introdução à Reumatologia” (Introduction to Rheumatology)in the Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto, from 26 to 31 August 1991, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.
  5. Full course of “Curso Regular de Língua Espanhola“(Spanish Course)in the INSTITUTO BRASILEIRO DE CULTURA HISPÂNICA, 1992, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.
  6. Participation at the “XXII Jornadas Científicas do Hospital de Ipanema” (Ipanema’s Hospital Scientific Meeting), the Hospital de Ipanema -The Brazilian Ministry of Health – from7 to 10 November 1994, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.
  7. Participation in theFirstCourse:“Diagnóstico por Imagem em Reumatologia“(FirstCourse in ImagiologicDiagnosis in Rheumatology),bythe Sociedade de Reumatologia do Rio de Janeiro, from 8 May to 8 June 1995, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.
  8. Participationin the “3º Congresso Brasileiro de Reumatologia Pediátrica” (Third Brazilian Congress of Pediatrics Rheumatology),from 22 to 24 June 1995, São Paulo SP, Brasil.
  9. Participationin the Courses: “Análise Crítica dos Auto-anticorpos” (Critical Assessment of Autoantibodies) and “Artropatias Seronegativas” (Seronegative Arthropaties)during the 3º Congresso Brasileiro de Reumatologia Pediátrica (Third Brazilian Congress of Pediatrics Rheumatology), São Paulo SP, Brasil, 1995.
  10. Participationin the”Simpósio Internacional do Comité Ibero-americano de Reumatologia – CIAR 95” (International Meeting of the Ibero-american Committee of Rheumatology 95), from 28 to 29 August 1995, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil
  11. Participationin the “XXI Congresso Brasileiro de Reumatologia” (XXI Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology), from 22 to 24 September 1996, Curitiba, PR, Brasil.
  12. Participationin the Course: “Acção de Controlo de Hanseníase” (Action to Leprosy Control), from 15 to 16 May 1997, at Município Central de Minas/DRS Governador Valadares, MG, Brasil.
  13. Participationin the “41º Encontro de Divulgação de Medicina Termal” (41.º Meeting about Thermal Medicine), at Estância Termal das Caldas das Felgueiras, from 20 to 22 November 1998, Nelas, Portugal.
  14. Participation in the “3º Simpósio Internacional sobre Osteoporose” (Third International Symposium onOsteoporosis), on 5 December 1998, Cascais, Portugal.
  15. Participationin the”X Congresso Português de Reumatologia“(PortugueseCongress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia,from 27 to 29 May 1999, Coimbra, Portugal.
  16. Participation in the “XIV EULAR – European League against Rheumatism“, from 6 to 11 de June 1999, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
  17. Participation in the “International Symposium Therapeutics Update for the New Millenium“, from 5 to 7 November 1999, Barcelona, Spain.
  18. Participation in the “2º Simpósio Internacional sobre Doenças Músculo-Esqueléticas” (Second International Symposium on Musculoskeletal Diseases),on3 June 2000, Cascais, Portugal.
  19. Participation in the “World Congress on Osteoporosis of the International Osteoporosis Foundation“, from 15 to 18 June 2000, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  20. Participation in the”XXI Congresso Brasileiro de Reumatologia” (The Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology), from 16 to 20 September 2000, São Paulo SP, Brasil.
  21. Participation in the Symposium: “Nova Era no Tratamento da Dor e Inflamação” (New Era in the Treatment of Pain and Inflamation), on 14 October 2000, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
  22. Participation in the “64th Annual Scientific Meeting ofthe American College of Rheumatology”,from 29 Octoberto 2 November 2000, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  23. Participation in the Workshops: “Pathology of Synovial Diseases” and “Histologic Diagnosis of Muscle Disorders” andin theMeeting with Professor: “The antiphospholipid/cofactor syndromes: clinical aspects“; duringthe “64thAnnual Scientific Meeting ofthe American College of Rheumatology”, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2000.
  24. Participation in the “Sixth International Lupus Conference“, from 24 to 28 March 2001, Barcelona, Spain.
  25. Participation in the”XXXVIII European Renal Association and European Dialysis and Transplant Association“, from 24 to 27 June 2001, Vienna, Austria.
  26. Participation in theCourse: “XXII Curso de Reumatologia” (Course of Rheumatology) organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia/Medicina III dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, from 19 to 20 October 2001, Coimbra, Portugal.
  27. Participation in theCourse:”14.º Curso de Doenças Hepatobiliares” (Course of the Hepatobiliary Diseases)organized by the Serviço de Medicina III dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra”, from 16 to 17 November 2001, Coimbra, Portugal.
  28. Participation in the “XI Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (PortugueseCongress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia,from 20 to 23March2002, Lisboa, Portugal.
  29. Participation in the Course: 1. º Curso Livre:”Estudo do Líquido Sinovial” (First course: Synovial Fluid Study) with scheduleof 6 hoursin the Hospital Egas Moniz on 23 March 2002, Lisboa, Portugal.
  30. Participation in the”1.º Workshop de Reumatologia de Coimbra” (First Workshop of Coimbra’s Rheumatology Service) organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, from 20 to 21 April 2002, Coimbra, Portugal.
  31. Participation in the “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2002“, from 12 to 15 June 2002, Stockholm, Sweden.
  32. Participation in the “10th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies“, from 29 Septemberto 3 October 2002, Taormina, Sicily, Italy.
  33. Participation in the “XXIII Curso de Reumatologia” (Rheumatology Course) organizedby the Serviço de Reumatologia/Medicina III dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, from 18 to 19 October 2002, Coimbra, Portugal.
  34. Participationin the “66th Annual Scientific Meeting of theAmerican College of Rheumatology”, from 25 to 29 October 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  35. Participation in the Course: “X Jornadas Internacionais do Instituto Português de Reumatologia” (International Meeting of the Portuguese Institute of Rheumatology), from 5 to 7 December 2002, Lisboa, Portugal.
  36. Participation in the Course30th European Symposium on Calcified Tissues“, from 8 to 12 May 2003, Rome, Italy.
  37. Participation in theSymposium:”Entering a New Era in the Management of Ankylosing Spondylitis: The Role of Infliximab“, from 23 to 25 May 2003, Barcelona, Spain.
  38. Participation in the “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2003“, from 18to21June 2003, Lisboa, Portugal
  39. Participation in the Workshop: “Detection and identification of crystals in synovial fluid. An introductory course“, duringthe “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2003”, on19June 2003, Lisboa, Portugal.
  40. Participation in the Workshop:Capillaroscopy“, duringthe “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2003”, on 20June 2003, Lisboa, Portugal.
  41. Participation in the Symposium: “Advancing RA Control: Is the Remission a Therapeutic Goal Today? Strategies and Practices to improve Disease Management“, from 25 to 27 September 2003, Cannes, France.
  42. Participation in the Symposium: “Osteoporosis: Excellence Meeting”, from 17 to 20 de October 2003, Montreal, Canada.
  43. Participation in the “67th Annual Scientific Meeting ofthe American College of Rheumatology“, from 24 to 28 October, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  44. Participation in the Session: “Meeting with Professor: Musculoskeletal Complications of Hemodialysis and Organ Transplantation”, duringthe “67th Annual Scientific Meeting of American College of Rheumatology”, on 26 October 2003, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  45. Participation in the “XXIV Course of Rheumatology” (Rheumatology Course) organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia/Medicina III dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, from 21 to 22 October 2003, Coimbra, Portugal.
  46. Participation in the Course: “XI Jornadas Internacionais do Instituto Português de Reumatologia” (International Meeting of the Portuguese Institute of Rheumatology), from 4 to 6 December 2003, Lisbon, Portugal.
  47. Participation in the “XII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (PortugueseCongress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia,from31 March to3April2004, Estoril, Portugal.
  48. Participation in the “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2004“, from 9to12June 2004, Berlin, Germany.
  49. Participation in the “Lilly Global Medical Conference“, from 29 to 30 September 2004, Indianápolis, Indiana, USA.
  50. Participation in the “26th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research“, from 1 to 5 October 2004, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  51. Participation in the “Jornadas de Outono e Reunião de Abertura do Ano Académico 2004/2005” (Opening Meeting of the Academic Year 2004/2005 of the Portuguese Rheumatology Society) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia, from 8 to 10 October 2004, Santarém, Portugal.
  52. Participation in the“68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology”, from 17 to 21 October 2004, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  53. Participation in the SymposiumAn evidence-based approach to treatment of psoriatic arthritis with Leflunomide“, on November 6, 2004, Naples, Italy.
  54. Participation in the“17è Congrès Français de Rhumatologie”(French Rheumatology Congress),from 15 to 17 November 2004, Paris, France.
  55. Participation in the “XXV Course of Rheumatology” (Rheumatology Course) organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia/Medicina III dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, from 19 to 20November 2004, Coimbra, Portugal.
  56. Participation in the Meeting: “2.ª Reunião de Doenças Inflamatórias Imunomediadas” (Second Meeting of Immune Inflammatory Diseases), onApril 30, 2005, Lisboa, Portugal.
  57. Participation in the “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2005“, from 8 to 11 June 2005, Vienna, Austria.
  58. Participation in the Meeting of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Cirurgia“Um dia, um tema sobre infecção do local cirúrgico”(“One day, an issue on the surgical site infection”), on June 4, 2005, Seia, Portugal.
  59. Participation in the “Lilly Global Medical Conference“, from 24 to 25 June 2005, Geneva, Switzerland.
  60. Participation in the“Second Joint Meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society and the International Bone and Mineral Society”, from 25 to 29 June 2005, Geneva, Switzerland.
  61. Participation in the“27 th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research”,from 23 to 27 September 2005, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
  62. Participation in the “Jornadas de Outono e Reunião de Abertura do Ano Académico 2004/2005” (Opening Meeting of the Academic Year 2005/2006 of the Portuguese Rheumatology Society) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia, from 7to9 October 2005, Óbidos, Portugal.
  63. Participation in the “69 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology”, from 13 to 17 of October 2005, San Diego, California, USA.
  64. Participation in the MeetingSetting New Boundaries – Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Spondyloarthropathies“, from 24 to 25 February 2006, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
  65. Participation in the MeetingProgress & Promisse 2006: Setting and Achieving Higher Treatment in Rheumatic Disease“, from 24 to 26 March 2006, Barcelona, Spain.
  66. Participation in the Meeting”II Jornadas dos Serviços de Reumatologia do Hospital de São João e da Faculdade de Medicina do Porto”(Meeting of Rheumatology Service of the São João Hospital and Faculty of Medicine of Porto),from 31 March to 1 April 2006, Porto, Portugal.
  67. Participation in the “XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (PortugueseCongress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia,from27 to29April2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.
    1. Participation in the” Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2006″, from 21to 24 June 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    2. Participation in the “12th Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress APLAR 2006″, from 1 to 5 August 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    3. Participation in the Meeting”Entering The Era of Annual Bone Health Management”, from 20 to 21 October 2006, Budapest, Hungary
    4. Participation in the “XXVII Curso de Reumatologia do Serviço de Reumatologia dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra“(Rheumatology Course organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra)from 17 to 18 November 2006, Coimbra, Portugal.
    5. Participation in the “19è Congrès Français de Rhumatologie” (French Rheumatology Congress) from 3 to 6 December 2006, Paris, France.
    6. Attended in the Courseof Deloitte ®: “Presentation Skills”from 17 to 18 March 2007, Lisboa, Portugal.
    7. Participation in the “Seventh European Congress on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis“, from 28 to 31 March 2007, Porto, Portugal.
    8. Participation in the “VII Jornadas da Associação Nacional dos Doentes com Artrite Reumatóide”(AnnualMeeting of the Portuguese League ofPatients with Rheumatoid Arthritis)on April11 2007, Lisboa, Portugal.
    9. Participation in the“34 th European Symposium on Calcified Tissues”, from 5 to 9 May 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    10. Participation in the “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2007″, from 13 to 16 June 2006, Barcelona, Spain.
    11. Participation in the “29 the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research“, from16 to 19 of September 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
    12. Participation in theCourse”1. º Curso de Técnicas Reumatológicas” (First Course of Rheumatologic Techniquesof the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology), from 22 to 23 September 2007, Óbidos, Portugal.
    13. Participation in the“XXVIII Curso de Reumatologia do Serviço de Reumatologia dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra”(Rheumatology Course organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra),from 18 to 20 October 2007, Coimbra, Portugal.
    14. Participation in theCourse:25.º Curso de Reumatologia para Pós-Graduados inserido nas Vigésimas Jornadas Reumatológicas de Lisboa subordinado ao tema: Doenças da Coluna Vertebral: uma visão multi e Interdisciplinar” (Course, about Spinal Diseases with many specialities in relationship to treat this theme), from 28 to 29 February 2008, Lisboa, Portugal.
    15. Participation in the Meeting: III Jornadas dos Serviços de Reumatologia do Hospital de São João e da Faculdade de Medicina do Porto” ((Meeting of Rheumatology Service of the São João Hospital and Faculty of Medicine of Porto),from 14 to 15 March 2008, Porto, Portugal.
    16. Participation in the “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2008″, from 11to 14 June 2008, Paris, France.
    17. Participation in the “VI Congresso Português de Osteoporose e 1.ª Reunião Conjunta das Sociedades de Osteoporose Luso e Sérvia” (Sixth Portuguese Congress of Osteoporosis and the First Meeting between “thePortuguese Society of Osteporosis and Bone Metabolic Diseases” and the “Servian Society of Osteoporosis”), from 16 to 18 October 2008, Tomar, Portugal.
    18. Participation in the”Annual Scientific Meeting of The American College of Rheumatology“, from 25 to 29 October 2008, San Francisco, California, USA
    19. Participation in the Course: “XVI Jornadas Internacionais do Instituto Português de Reumatologia” (International Meeting of the Portuguese Institute of Rheumatology), from 11 to 12 December 2008, Lisbon, Portugal.
    20. Participation in the “21è Congrès Français de Rhumatologie“(French Rheumatology Congress), from14 to 17 December 2008, Paris, France.
    21. Participation in the Workshop: “Nova Terapêutica da Osteoartrose” Workshop: (“New Therapeutics in Osteoartthritis”) on 31 January 2009, Lisboa, Portugal.
    22. Participation in the Symposium: “Dor no Aparelho Locomotor” da Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia (Symposium: “Pain in the Locomotor System” organized by the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology), from 3 to 4 April 2009, Porto, Portugal.
    23. Participation in the “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2009″, from 10to 13 June 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    24. Participation in the “31st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research“, from 11 to 15 September 2009, Denver, Colorado, USA.
    25. Participation in the”AnnualScientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology“, from 17 to 21 October 2009, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
    26. Participation in the “22è Congrès Français de Rhumatologie“(French Rheumatology Congress), from 29 November to 2 December 2009, Paris, France.
    27. Participation in the”Seminar in Advanced Rheumatology” The NYU Post- Graduate Medical School, on March 11 to March 13, 2010, New York City, NY, USA.
    28. Participation in the “XV Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (PortugueseCongress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia,from07 to10April2010, Funchal, Portugal.
    29. Participation in the “IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis & 10 th European Congress on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoartrhritis“, from 05 to 08 May 2010, Florence, Italy.
    30. Participation in the “2010Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research“,from15to19October 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    31. Participation in the”AnnualScientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology“, from7to11November 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
    32. Participation in the “23è Congrès Français de Rhumatologie“(French Rheumatology Congress), from 28 November to 1 December 2010, Paris, France.
    33. Participation in the “International Immunology MasterClass – New EULAR Guidance for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Synthetic and Biologial Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs“, from 10 to 11 December 2010, Marseille, France.
    34. Participation in the “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2011″, from 25 to 28 May 2011, London, UK
    35. Participation in the “2011Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research“,from16to20October 2011, San Diego, California, USA.
    36. Participation in the”AnnualScientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology“, from5to9November 2011, Chicago, USA.
    37. Participation in the “24è Congrès Français de Rhumatologie“(French Rheumatology Congress), from 11December to 14 December 2011, Paris, France.

PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

  1. Author of the following clinical cases presented during the medical sessions in the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program – The Brazilian Ministry of Health – medical trainingduring 24 months (from April 2003 to March 2005 in the Hospital de Ipanema, Rio de JaneiroRJ, Brasil,
  • Sclerosing Cholangitis in a patient with AIDS
  • Rhabdomyolysis induced by cocaine
  • Purulent Pericarditis
  • Alcohol and Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Miliary Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis Pleural effusion: complications.
  • Crohn’s disease and extraintestinal manifestations
  • Reactive Arthritis: etiological challenge
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: neurological manifestations and its difficulties diagnosis and therapeutics
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum in relapsing inflammatory bowel disease: therapeutic challlenge
  • Hyperthyroidism with Atrial Fibrillation.
  • Diabetes mellitus: clinical complications
  • Entesopathies.
  • Acute Failure in a patient withSIDA.
  • Cerebral Toxoplasmosis in a patient with SIDA.
  • Lung Neoplasm in a patient with SIDA.
  • Lung Neoplasm and chemotherapy
  • Autoimmune Hypothyroidism
  • Melanoma with brain metastasis
  • Actinomycosis: a typical case
  • Erythema Nodosum: aetiological investigation
  • Hemoptysis of unknown cause
  • Multiple Myeloma in the contextof a hyperviscosity syndrome
  • Myositis in a dibetic patient
  • Atypical Pneumonia: clinical and radiological presentation
  • Stenosis of the trachea after intubation.
  • Lupus Nephropaty: treatment.
  • Tuberculosis in the joints and bones

  1. Author of the following review topicspresented during the medical sessions in theRheumatologyResidency Training Program – The Brazilian Ministry of Health – medical trainingduring 24 months (from April 2005 to March 2007 in the Hospital de Bonsucesso, Rio de JaneiroRJ, Brasil,
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis: clinical presentations.
  • Adult Still’s Disease.
  • Rheumatic Manifestations of Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Rheumatic Manifestations of Dyslipidemia
  • Rheumatic Manifestations of Alcoholism
  • Lupus Nephropaty: clinical course and treatment.
  • Differential Diagnosis of Bone Tumors: clinical and radiological manifestations
  • Clinical Approachand Therapy of Low BackPain.
  • Vasculitis versus Thrombosis: the histopatological diagnosis
  • Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • CardiacManifestations of the. Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Dermatologic Manifestationsof Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • InflammatoryBowelDisease: extra intestinal clinical manifestations.
  • Porphyria Cutaneous Tarda: clinical presentation,laboratorydiagnosis and treatment.
  • Osteonecrosis: clinical manifestations.
  • HepatitisC:clinical manifestations
  • Rheumatic Manifestations of Leprosy
  • Rheumatic Manifestations ofSIDA.
  • Sarcoidosis associatedwithRheumatoid Arthritis.
  • MusculoskeleticalManifestations of Tuberculosis
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa limitedto the Skin and de Sweet’s Disease.
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome: clinical diagnosis and treatment.
  • Takayasu’s Arteritis: clinical diagnosis and treatment.
  • Rheumatic Manifestations of the Neoplasic Diseases
  • Rheumatic Manifestations of the Hemoglobinopathies.
  • Rheumatic Manifestations of the Leukemia.
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Hyperparathyroidism and Osteomalacia
  • Cryoglobulinemia: clinical presentation and laboratory diagnosis
  • Renal Transplantation inLupus Nephropaty
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: gastrointestinal manifestations.
  • Rational use of thenon steroids drugs anti-inflammatory
  • The Antiphospholipid Syndrome: laboratory diagnosis and the best treatment options.
  • Methotrexate: rational use.
  • Tendinitis after treatmentwith quinolones
  • Musculoskeletical Manifestations of the Acne.
  • Rheumatic Manifestations of Congenital Immunodeficiencies.
  • Ultrasound of the Soft Tissue and theJoints
  • Etiology of Uveítis .
  • Reactive Arthritis related to infection by helminthsand protozoa
  • Laboratory tests in the investigation of autoimmunity
  • Imagiologic approach to diagnosis of Sacroiliitis
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy: clinical forms
  • Hypertrophic Osteoarhropathy:etiology
  • Behçet’s Syndrome: clinical manifestations
  1. FirstAuthorof the free topic:Myositisof Piriformis and Ilium – clinical case“inthe 4th Forum of Rheumatologysponsored by Rio de Janeiro Society of Rheumatology,August 5 1995, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
  2. Presentation of the topic:Sedimentation Rate: clinical correlation“, in the official clinical sessionsof the Center of Studies and Improvement of the Hospital Geral de Bonsucesso do Ministério da Saúde do Brasil, February 22 1996, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
  3. FirstAuthor of the topic:Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Porphyria Cutaneous Tarda: a case report“, presented in the poster sessionduring the”XXI Congresso Brasileiro de Reumatologia” (XXI Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology),R Melo, NF Campos, N Balboa, AB Leal, DB Mendes, MCF Salgado. From 22 to 24 September 1996, Curitiba, PR, Brasil
  4. FirstAuthor of the topic:Monoarthritis as initial clinical manifestation of Giant Cell Tumor“, presented in the poster session during the “XXI Congresso Brasileiro de Reumatologia” (XXI Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology),R Melo, NF Campos, AB Leal, DB Mendes, NL Miranda, MCF Salgado. From 22 to 24 September 1996, Curitiba, PR, Brasil
  5. Co-authorof the topic:Septic Arthritis:avaliation of 93 cases“, presented in the poster session during the”XXI Congresso Brasileiro de Reumatologia” (XXI Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology). NF Campos, AB Leal. R Melo, DB Mendes, MCF Salgado. From 22 to 24 September 1996, Curitiba, PR, Brasil
  6. Co-author of the topic:Peripheral Mononeuritisas manifestation of the AntiphospholipidSyndrome in the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: a case report”,presented in the poster session during the” XXI Congresso Brasileiro de Reumatologia” (XXI Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology).NF Campos, AB Leal. R Melo, DB Mendes, MCF Salgado From 22 to 24 September 1996, Curitiba, PR, Brasil
  7. Presentation of review topic:The Coagulation Cascade“, presented in the clinical session to physicians, pharmacists and technicians in clinical laboratory. Pathology Clinical Service ofthe Hospital de São Teotónio, May 2000, Viseu, Portugal.
  8. Presentation of thereview topic:Hypercoagulable State“, presented in the clinical session to physicians, phamacists and technicians in clinical laboratory. Pathology Clinical Service ofthe Hospital de São Teotónio de Viseu, June 2000, Viseu, Portugal.
  9. Co-author of the topic:Lúpus Pérnio and Arthritis– a case of Sarcoidosis“, presented in theposter sessionin the XI Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (PortugueseCongress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia,I Cunha, R Melo, JA Pereira da Silva, A Malcata, A Porto. From 20 to 23March2002, Lisboa, Portugal.
  10. Co-author of the topic:Phychological Evaluation in a Population of Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus“, presented in the poster session in the XI Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia. M Alexandre, P Reis, J Alexandre, R Melo, A Malcata; A Porto. From 20 to 23March2002, Lisboa, Portugal.
  11. Participation in the “First Coimbra’s Competitionof Rheumatology as a memberof a round table of the discussion”: “Monitoring the treatment of Osteoporosis – Why yes?Why not?”A Malcata (Moderator), A Faustino, H Canhão, RA Santos (Team not), P Reis, JA Pereira da Silva, R Melo (Team Yes). April 2002, Coimbra, Portugal.
  12. Author of the following review topics presented during the review meetings of the Sector of Rheumatology / Internal Medicine III of the Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra during the fellowship in Rheumatology (probation of twelve months), September of 2001/2002, Coimbra, Portugal:
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Approach in theKnee’sOsteoarthritis
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome

    

  1. FirstAuthor of the topic:Case report: (false) tumor?“presentedin the poster session during the”XXIII Curso de Reumatologia” (Rheumatology Course) organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia/Medicina III dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, from 18 to 19 October 2002, Coimbra, Portugal.R Melo, L Inês, JA Pereira da Silva, A Malcata, A Porto.
  2. Co-author of the topic:Nocardiosis associatedwithRheumatoidArthritis treatedwith Cyclosporineand Methotrexate“, presented in the poster session during the “XXIII Curso de Reumatologia” (Rheumatology Course) organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia/Medicina III dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, from 18 to 19 October 2002, Coimbra, Portugal. M Rial, R Melo, MJ Salvador, D Nour, A Malcata, A Porto.
  3. Co-author of the topic:Nutritional evaluation of a population with rheumatic dseases“, presented in theoral communication sessionduring the “XXIII Curso de Reumatologia” (Rheumatology Course) organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia/Medicina III dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, from 18 to 19 October 2002.Coimbra, Portugal.M Alexandre Oliveira, P Reis, A Barcelos, A Braña, I Cunha, R Melo, MJ Salvador, L Inês, D Nour, JA Pereira da Silva, A Malcata, A Porto.

  1. Oral Presentation of the topic: “Loco-regional syndromes: pain in the knee and in the shoulder“, presentedin the PracticalCourseduring the “XXIII Curso de Reumatologia” (Rheumatology Course) organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia/Medicina III dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, from 18 to 19 October 2002.Coimbra, Portugal. R Melo, L Inês, D Nour, A Malcata.

 

  1. FirstAuthor of the topic: Case report: Overlap Syndrome” presented in the poster session during the “X Jornadas Internacionais do Instituto Português de Reumatologia” (International Meeting of the Portuguese Institute of Rheumatology), from 5 to 7 December 2002, Lisboa, Portugal. R Melo, LS Inês, JA Pereira da Silva, A Malcata e A Porto.

  1. Presentation of the review topic:Algoneurodystrophy” presented during the review meetings of the Serviço de Medicina Física e Reabilitação do Hospital de São Teotónioduring the fellowship in Rheumatology (probation of three months in Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy), from January to March 2003, Viseu, Portugal.

  1. FirstAuthor of the topic: Prevalência del Síndrome de Sicca en la Artritis Reumatóide: estudio transversal de 252 pacientes“, presented in the poster session during the XXIX Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Reumatologia (National Congress of the Spanish Society of Rheumatology). R Melo, M Rial, A Braña, L Inês, P Reis, A Barcelos, I Cunha, D Nour, MJ Salvador, JAP da Silva, A Malcata, A Porto. May 2003, Bilbao, Spain.

  1. Co-author of the topic:El riñon en la Artritis Reumatoide: estudio transversal de 135 pacientes“, presented in the poster session during the XXIX Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Reumatologia (National Congress of the Spanish Society of Rheumatology). A Braña, M Rial, R Melo, L Inês, P Reis, A Malcata, A Porto. May 2003, Bilbao, Spain.

  1. Co-author of the topic:Grado de destrucción articular radiológica en pacientes con Artritis Reumatoide: un estudio prospective de 2 años“, presented in the poster session during the XXIX Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Reumatologia (National Congress of the Spanish Society of Rheumatology). P Reis, L Inês, A Brña, R Melo, M Rial, A Malcata, A Porto. May 2003, Bilbao, Spain.

  1. Co-author of the topic:Simetria del envolvimiento de las articulaciones de las manos en la Artritis Reumatoide: estudio tranversal de 259 pacientes“, presented in the poster session during the XXIX Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Reumatologia (National Congress of the Spanish Society of Rheumatology). A Braña, R Melo, M Rial, L Inês, P Reis, A Malcata, A Porto. May 2003, Bilbao, Spain.

  1. Co-author of the topic:: “Estado de salud y progresión del daño articular en pacientes con Artritis Reumatoide: estudio prospectivo de 2 años“, presented in the poster session during the XXIX Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Reumatologia (National Congress of the Spanish Society of Rheumatology). L Inês, P Reis, M Rial, R Melo, A Braña, A Malcata, A Porto. May 2003, Bilbao, Spain.

  1. Co-author of the topic:Rate of progression of radiografic joint damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients: a 2-year follow.up study“, presented in the poster session during theAnnual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2003. P Reis, LS Inês, A Braña, R Melo, M Rial, A Malcata, A Porto. June 2003, Lisboa, Portugal.

  1. FirstAuthor of the topic: Prevalence of Sicca Syndrome in Rheumatoid Arthritis: a cross-sectional study of 252 patients“, presented in the poster session during theAnnual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2003. R Melo, M Rial, A Braña, LS Inês, P Reis, A Malcata, A Porto June 2003, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:Symmetry of involvement of hand joints in Rheumatoid Arthritis: a cross-sectional study of 259 patients“, presented in the poster session during theAnnual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2003. A Braña, R Melo, M Rial, LS Inês, P Reis, A Malcata, A Porto. June 2003, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:Kidney in Rheumatoid Arthritis: a transversal study of 135 patients“, presented in the poster session during theAnnual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2003. A Braña, Maria Rial, R Melo, LS Inês, P Reis, A Malcata, A Porto. June 2003, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:Health status and joint damage progression in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients: a 2-year follow-up study“, presented in the poster session during theAnnual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2003. LS Inês, P Reis, M Rial, R Melo, A Braña, A Malcata, A Porto. June 2003, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

  1. FirstAuthor of the topic:Giant Cells Arteritis: a retrospective study from the temporal artery biopsy during five years in the Neuropathology Laboratory of the University Hospital of Coimbra“, presented in theoral communication session during the “XXIV Course of Rheumatology” (Rheumatology Course) organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia/Medicina III dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, from 21 to 22 October 2003, Coimbra, Portugal. R Melo, MC Macário.

  1. FirstAuthor of the topic:A case report of Paraparesis“, presented in theposter session during the “XXIV Course of Rheumatology” (Rheumatology Course) organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia/Medicina III dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, from 21 to 22 October 2003, Coimbra, Portugal. R Melo, D Nour, A Barcelos, L Inês, A Malcata, A Porto.

 

  1. Author of the topic:Rheumatic abnormalities in two patients over dialysis: a discussion about the radiographic images and its correlation with clinical and laboratory evaluation”, presented in the poster session during the “XXIV Course of Rheumatology” (Rheumatology Course) organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia/Medicina III dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, from 21 to 22 October 2003, Coimbra, Portugal. R Melo.

  1. FirstAuthor of the topic:Giant Cells Arteritis: a retrospective study from the temporal artery biopsy during five years in the Neuropathology Laboratory of the University Hospital of Coimbra“, presented in theoral communication session during the XI Jornadas Internacionais do Instituto Português de Reumatologia” (International Meeting of the Portuguese Institute of Rheumatology), from 4 to 6 December 2003, Lisbon, Portugal.R Melo, MC Macário. December 2003, Lisboa, Portugal.

  1. FirstAuthor of the topic:A case report of Paraparesis“, presented in the oral communication session during the XI Jornadas Internacionais do Instituto Português de Reumatologia (International Meeting of the Portuguese Institute of Rheumatology), from 4 to 6 December 2003, Lisbon, Portugal.R Melo, D Nour, A Barcelos, L Inês, A Malcata, A Porto. December 2003, Lisboa, Portugal.

  1. Oral participation as moderador in the session:Portofolio Cox-2 – Recentes Abordagens no Tratamento Global da Dor e Inflamação” (Cox-2 Portfolio –Recent Approaches to Global Treatment of the Pain and the Inflammation),in the 9.º Congresso Nacional de Medicina Familiar (Ninth National Congress of General Physicians),R Melo. From 26 to 28 September 2004, Viseu, Portugal.

  1. Participationas amember of the juryin the “Visit to the Posters” during the “XXV Course of Rheumatology” (Rheumatology Course) organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia/Medicina III dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, from 19 to 20 November 2004, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

  1. Oral participation as moderador in the session: Desenvolvimento da Reumatologia Portuguesa: a experiência dos novos centros” (Development of the Portuguese Rheumatology: the experience of the new centers) duringthe “Jornadas de Outono e Reunião de Abertura do Ano Académico 2005-2006” (Opening Meeting of the Academic Year 2005/2006 of the Portuguese Rheumatology Society) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia. R Melo.From 7to9 October 2005, Óbidos, Portugal

 

  1. Author of the topic: Elaboração de uma base de dados para a consulta de Espondiloartropatias” (Developing a database for evaluation of the patients with Spondylarthropaties), presented in the poster session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (PortugueseCongress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia.R Melo.From27 to29April2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

 

  1. Author of the topic:: “Elaboração de uma base de dados para Doentes Portadores da Síndrome de Sjögren” (Developing a database for evaluation of the patients with Sjögren’s Syndrome), presented in the poster session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (PortugueseCongress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia.R Melo.From27 to29April2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

 

  1. Author of the topic: Elaboração de um Questionário para os Principais Sintomas Secos na Síndrome de Sjögren(Developing a questionnaire for the dry symptoms in the Sjögren’s Syndrome),presented in the poster session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (PortugueseCongress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia.R Melo.From27 to29April2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

 

  1. Co-authorof the topic:Qualidade de Vida Relacionada com a Saúde em Doentes com Artrite Reumatóide: Estudo CURAR” (Related Quality of the Life Care in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: CURAR Study), presented in the poster session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia. M Soares, Félix J, Falcão S, Mourão F, Araújo D, Malcata A, Coelho PC, Barcelos A, Braña A, Bravo T, Maurício L, Melo R, Santos RA, Alvarenga F, Nero P, Branco JC e Grupo de Estudo Curar. From27 to29April2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

 

  1. Co-authorof the topic:Estudo dos Custos da Utlização de Recursos na Artrite Reumatóide (CURAR): Clínica e Sócio-Demografia” (Study of the Costs of Resource use in Rheumatoid Arthritis- CURAR study): clinical and social demography), presented in the poster session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia., Branco JC, Soares M, Félix J, Falcão S, Ferreira V, Mourão F, Araújo D, Malcata A, Coelho PC, Barcelos A, Branã, Bravo T, Maurício L, Melo R, Santos RA, Alvarenga F, Nero P e Grupo de Estudo CURAR. From 27 to 29 April 2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:Caracterização Clínico-Terapêutica da Artrite Reumatóide em Portugal” (Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects ofRheumatoid Arthritis in Portugal), presented in the poster session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia. Falcão S, Nero P, Soares M, Félix J, Ferreira V, Mourão A, Araújo D, Malcata A, Coelho PC, Barcelos A, Braña A, Bravo T, Maurício L, Melo R, Santos RA, Alvarenga F, Tris MJ, Branco JC e Grupo de Estudo CURAR. From 27 to 29 April 2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

  1. Co-author of the topic: Doença Indiferenciada do Tecido Conjuntivo – Estudo Transversal Multicêntrico” (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease – Cross Multicenter Study), presented in the poster session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia. Vaz C, Inês L, Abreu P, Nero P, Barros R, Santos MJ, Barcelos A, Melo R, Malcata A. From 27 to 29 April 2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

  1. Co-author of the topic:Custos da Utilização de Recursos na Artrite Reumatóide (CURAR)” (Costs of Resource Use in Rheumatoid Arthritis), presented in the oral communication session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia. Félix J, Soares M, Nero P, Mourão F, Araújo D, Malcata A, Coelho PC, Barcelos A, Braña A, Bravo T, Maurício L, Melo R, Santos RA, Alvarenga F, Falcão S, Branco JC e Grupo de Estudo Curar. From 27 to 29 April 2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:Sequenciação da Região do Promotor do Gene do factor de Necrose Tumoral Alfa – Contribuição para Novos Marcadores Genéticos de Actividade e Gravidade da Artrite Reumatóide“(Sequencing of the Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Gene Promoter: A Contribution for New Genetic Markers of Rheumatoid Arthritis Activity and Severity), presented in the oral communication session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia., J Cavaleiro, J Teles, E Sousa, H Canhão, AF Mourão, M Sobral, P Nero, MJ Saavedra, A Malcata, M Cruz, R Melo, A Braña, L Miranda, JV Patto, A Barcelos, JC Silva, LM Santos, G Figueiredo, M Rodrigues, H Jesus, A Quental, T Carvalho, MA Amaral-Turkman, VL Andreozzi, M Antunes, JAP Silva, JC Branco, MV Queiroz, JE Fonseca. From 27 to 29 April 2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

  1. Co-author of the topic:Resources used (in Portugal) in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Direct and Indirect Costs“, presented as abstrastsduring the “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2006”, S. Falcão, P. Nero, M. Soares, J. Félix, A. Mourão, D. Araújo, A. Malcata, L. Miranda, A. Barcelos, A. Braña T. Bravo, L. Maurício, R. Melo, R. Santos, F. Alvarenga, J. Branco. From 21to 24June 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  1. Co-author of the topic:: “Dynamics of Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs in Portugal“, presented as abstrastsduring the “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2006”. J.C. Branco, M. Soares, V. Andreozzi, J. Félix, S. Falcão, A. Mourão, D. Araújo, A. Malcata, P.C. Coelho, A. Barcelos, A. Braña T. Bravo, L. Maurício, R. Melo, R. Santos, F. Alvarenga. From 21to 24 June 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  1. Co-author of the topic:Sequencing of the Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Gene Promoter: A Contribution for New Genetic markes of Rheumatoid Arthritis Activity and Severety“, presented as posterduring the “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2006”, J. Cavaleiro, J. Teles, E. Souza, H. Canhão, A.F. Mourão, M. sobral, p. Nero, M.J. Saavedra, A. Malcata, M. Cruz, R. Melo, A. Braña, L. Miranda, J.V. Patto, A. Barcelos, J.C.Silva, L.M. santos, G. Figueiredo, M.Rodrigues, H. Jesus, A. Quental, T. Carvalho, M.A. Amaral-Turkman, V.L. Andreozzi, M. Antunes, J.A.P. Silva, J.C. Branco, M.V. Queiroz, J.E. Fonseca. From 21to 24 June 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

  1. Participation as a member of the juryin the “Visit to the Posters” during the “XXVII Course of Rheumatology” (Rheumatology Course) organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia/Medicina III dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, from 15 to 17 November 2006, Coimbra, Portugal.

  1. Participationas a member of a round table of the discussion”: “Diagnóstico e Terapêutica da Gota e Pseudogota” (Diagnosis and Treatment of Gout and Psedogout)during the “XXVIII Course of Rheumatology” (Rheumatology Course) organized by the Serviço de Reumatologia/Medicina III dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, from 18 to 20 October 2007, Coimbra, Portugal.

PUBLICATIONS

 

 

 

  1. FirstAuthor of the topic:Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Porphyria Cutaneous Tarda: a case report“, presented in the poster session during the”XXI Congresso Brasileiro de Reumatologia” (XXI Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology), R Melo, NF Campos, N Balboa, AB Leal, DB Mendes, MCF Salgado. Curitiba, PR, Brasil. Rev Bras Reumatol 1996; 36: 305.
  2. FirstAuthor of the topic:Monoarthritis as initial clinical manifestation of Giant Cell Tumor“, presented in the poster session during the “XXI Congresso Brasileiro de Reumatologia” (XXI Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology),R Melo, NF Campos, AB Leal, DB Mendes, NL Miranda, MCF Salgado. From 22 to 24 September 1996, Curitiba, PR, Brasil. Rev Bras Reumatol 1996; 36: 293.
  3. Co-author of the topic:Septic Arthritis: avaliation of 93 cases“, presented in the poster session during the”XXI Congresso Brasileiro de Reumatologia” (XXI Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology). NF Campos, AB Leal. R Melo, DB Mendes, MCF Salgado. From 22 to 24 September 1996, Curitiba, PR, Brasil.Rev Bras Reumatol 1996; 36: 275.
  4. Co-author of the topic:Peripheral Mononeuritis as manifestation of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome in the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: a case report”,presented in the poster session during the” XXI Congresso Brasileiro de Reumatologia” (XXI Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology). NF Campos, AB Leal. R Melo, DB Mendes, MCF Salgado From 22 to 24 September 1996, Curitiba, PR, Brasil.Rev Bras Reumatol 1996; 36: 308.
  5. Co-author of the topic:Lúpus Pérnio and Arthritis – a case of Sarcoidosis“, presented in the poster session in the XI Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (PortugueseCongress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia,I Cunha, R Melo, JA Pereira da Silva, A Malcata, A Porto. From 20 to 23March2002, Lisboa, Portugal. Acta Reum Port 2002; 27: S 54.
  6. Co-author of the topic:Phychological Evaluation in a Population of Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus“, presented in the poster session in the XI Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia. M Alexandre, P Reis, J Alexandre, R Melo, A Malcata; A Porto. From 20 to 23March2002, Lisboa, Portugal. Acta Reum Port 2002; 27: S 81
  7. FirstAuthor of the topic: Prevalência del Síndrome de Sicca en la Artritis Reumatóide: estudio transversal de 252 pacientes“, presented in the poster session during the XXIX Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Reumatologia (National Congress of the Spanish Society of Rheumatology). R Melo, M Rial, A Braña, L Inês, P Reis, A Barcelos, I Cunha, D Nour, MJ Salvador, JAP da Silva, A Malcata, A Porto. May 2003, Bilbao, Spain. Rev Esp Reumatol 2003; 30(5): 165.

  1. FirstAuthor of the topic: Prevalência del Síndrome de Sicca en la Artritis Reumatóide: estudio transversal de 252 pacientes“, presented in the poster session during the XXIX Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Reumatologia (National Congress of the Spanish Society of Rheumatology). R Melo, M Rial, A Braña, L Inês, P Reis, A Barcelos, I Cunha, D Nour, MJ Salvador, JAP da Silva, A Malcata, A Porto. May 2003, Bilbao, Spain. Rev Esp Reumatol 2003; 30(5): 165.

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:El riñon en la Artritis Reumatoide: estudio transversal de 135 pacientes“, presented in the poster session during the XXIX Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Reumatologia (National Congress of the Spanish Society of Rheumatology). A Braña, M Rial, R Melo, L Inês, P Reis, A Malcata, A Porto. May 2003, Bilbao, Spain. Rev Esp Reumatol 2003; 30(5): 165.

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:Simetria del envolvimiento de las articulaciones de las manos en la Artritis Reumatoide: estudio tranversal de 259 pacientes“, presented in the poster session during the XXIX Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Reumatologia (National Congress of the Spanish Society of Rheumatology). A Braña, R Melo, M Rial, L Inês, P Reis, A Malcata, A Porto. May 2003, Bilbao, Spain.; Rev Esp Reumatol 2003; 30(5): 164-165.

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:Estado de salud y progresión del daño articular en pacientes con Artritis Reumatoide: estudio prospectivo de 2 años“, presented in the poster session during the XXIX Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Reumatologia (National Congress of the Spanish Society of Rheumatology). L Inês, P Reis, M Rial, R Melo, A Braña, A Malcata, A Porto. May 2003, Bilbao, Spain. Rev Esp Reumatol 2003; 30(5): 162.

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:Rate of progression of radiografic joint damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients: a 2-year follow.up study“, presented in the poster session during theAnnual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2003. P Reis, LS Inês, A Braña, R Melo, M Rial, A Malcata, A Porto. June 2003, Lisboa, Portugal. Annals of Rheum Dis 2003; 62: 163

 

  1. FirstAuthor of the topic: Prevalence of Sicca Syndrome in Rheumatoid Arthritis: a cross-sectional study of 252 patients“, presented in the poster session during theAnnual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2003. R Melo, M Rial, A Braña, LS Inês, P Reis, A Malcata, A Porto June 2003, Lisboa, Portugal. Annals of Rheum Dis 2003; 62: 404

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:Symmetry of involvement of hand joints in Rheumatoid Arthritis: a cross-sectional study of 259 patients“, presented in the poster session during theAnnual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2003. A Braña, R Melo, M Rial, LS Inês, P Reis, A Malcata, A Porto. June 2003, Lisboa, Portugal. Annals of Rheum Dis 2003; 62: 404.

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:Kidney in Rheumatoid Arthritis: a transversal study of 135 patients“, presented in the poster session during theAnnual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2003. A Braña, Maria Rial, R Melo, LS Inês, P Reis, A Malcata, A Porto. June 2003, Lisboa, Portugal. Annals of Rheum Dis 2003; 62: 380.

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:Health status and joint damage progression in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients: a 2-year follow-up study“, presented in the poster session during theAnnual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2003. LS Inês, P Reis, M Rial, R Melo, A Braña, A Malcata, A Porto. June 2003, Lisboa, Portugal. Annals of Rheum Dis 2003; 62: 388.

 

  1. Author of this review article: “O Líquido Sinovial” (The Synovial Fluid). R Melo Acta Reum Port 2003:28: 249-266.

 

  1. Author of this case report:Nocardiose em doente com Artrite Reumatóide” (Nocardiosis in patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis). R Melo, M Rial, MJ Salvador, D Nour, A Malcata, A Porto. Acta Reum Port 2004; 29: 35-40.

 

  1. Author of this opinion article:Novos Centros de “Reumatologia” (New Centers of Rheumatology). R Melo. Boletim Informativo da Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia – Vol. 5, n.º1-2, Jan./Jun. 2005.

  1. Author of the topic: Elaboração de uma base de dados para a consulta de Espondiloartropatias” (Developing a database for evaluation of the patients with Spondylarthropaties), presented in the poster session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia. R Melo. From 27 to 29 April 2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal. Acta Reum Port 2006; 31: 110-111.

 

  1. Author of the topic:Elaboração de uma base de dados para Doentes Portadores da Síndrome de Sjögren” (Developing a database for evaluation of the patients with Sjögren’s Syndrome), presented in the poster session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia. R Melo. From 27 to 29 April 2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal Acta Reum Port 2006; 31:110

 

  1. Author of the topic: Elaboração de um Questionário para os Principais Sintomas Secos na Síndrome de Sjögren (Developing a questionnaire for the dry symptoms in the Sjögren’s Syndrome),presented in the poster session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia. R Melo. From 27 to 29 April 2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal. Acta Reum Port 2006; 31: 139-140.

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:Qualidade de Vida Relacionada com a Saúde em Doentes com Artrite Reumatóide: Estudo CURAR” (Related Quality of the Life Care in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: CURAR Study), presented in the poster session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia. M Soares, Félix J, Falcão S, Mourão F, Araújo D, Malcata A, Coelho PC, Barcelos A, Braña A, Bravo T, Maurício L, Melo R, Santos RA, Alvarenga F, Nero P, Branco JC e Grupo de Estudo Curar. From 27 to 29 April 2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal. Acta Reum Port 2006; 31: 146

  1. Co-author of the topic:Caracterização Clínico-Terapêutica da Artrite Reumatóide em Portugal” (Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Portugal), presented in the poster session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia. Falcão S, Nero P, Soares M, Félix J, Ferreira V, Mourão A, Araújo D, Malcata A, Coelho PC, Barcelos A, Braña A, Bravo T, Maurício L, Melo R, Santos RA, Alvarenga F, Tris MJ, Branco JC e Grupo de Estudo CURAR. From 27 to 29 April 2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal. Acta Reum Port 2006; 31: 82-83.

  1. Co-author of the topic: Doença Indiferenciada do Tecido Conjuntivo – Estudo Transversal Multicêntrico” (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease – Cross Multicenter Study), presented in the poster session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia. Vaz C, Inês L, Abreu P, Nero P, Barros R, Santos MJ, Barcelos A, Melo R, Malcata A. From 27 to 29 April 2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal. Acta Reum Port 2006; 31: 147-148.

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:Custos da Utilização de Recursos na Artrite Reumatóide (CURAR)” (Costs of Resource Use in Rheumatoid Arthritis), presented in the oral communication session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia. Félix J, Soares M, Nero P, Mourão F, Araújo D, Malcata A, Coelho PC, Barcelos A, Braña A, Bravo T, Maurício L, Melo R, Santos RA, Alvarenga F, Falcão S, Branco JC e Grupo de Estudo Curar. From 27 to 29 April 2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal. Acta Reum Port 2006; 31: 53-54.

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:Sequenciação da Região do Promotor do Gene do factor de Necrose Tumoral Alfa – Contribuição para Novos Marcadores Genéticos de Actividade e Gravidade da Artrite Reumatóide” (Sequencing of the Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Gene Promoter: A Contribution for New Genetic Markers of Rheumatoid Arthritis Activity and Severity), presented in the oral communication session during the XIII Congresso Português de Reumatologia” (Portuguese Congress of Rheumatology) by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia., J Cavaleiro, J Teles, E Sousa, H Canhão, AF Mourão, M Sobral, P Nero, MJ Saavedra, A Malcata, M Cruz, R Melo, A Braña, L Miranda, JV Patto, A Barcelos, JC Silva, LM Santos, G Figueiredo, M Rodrigues, H Jesus, A Quental, T Carvalho, MA Amaral-Turkman, VL Andreozzi, M Antunes, JAP Silva, JC Branco, MV Queiroz, JE Fonseca. From 27 to 29 April 2006, Ponta Delgada, Portugal. Acta Reum Port 2006; 31: 59-60.

 

  1. Co-author of the topic:Sequencing of the Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Gene Promoter: A Contribution for New Genetic markes of Rheumatoid Arthritis Activity and Severety“, presented as posterduring the “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2006”, J. Cavaleiro, J. Teles, E. Souza, H. Canhão, A.F. Mourão, M. sobral, p. Nero, M.J. Saavedra, A. Malcata, M. Cruz, R. Melo, A. Braña, L. Miranda, J.V. Patto, A. Barcelos, J.C. Silva, L.M. santos, G. Figueiredo, M. Rodrigues, H. Jesus, A. Quental, T. Carvalho, M.A. Amaral-Turkman, V.L. Andreozzi, M. Antunes, J.A.P. Silva, J.C. Branco, M.V. Queiroz, J.E. Fonseca. From 21 to 24 June 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Ann Rheum Dis 2006; 65(Suppl II): 144.

  1. Co-author of the topic:Resources used (in Portugal) in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Direct and Indirect Costs“, presented as abstrastsduring the “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2006”, S. Falcão, P. Nero, M. Soares, J. Félix, A. Mourão, D. Araújo, A. Malcata, L. Miranda, A. Barcelos, A. Braña T. Bravo, L. Maurício, R. Melo, R. Santos, F. Alvarenga, J. Branco. From 21 to 24 June 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Ann Rheum Dis 2006; 65(Suppl) II

  1. Co-author of the topic:Dynamics of Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs in Portugal“, presented as abstrastsduring the “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2006”. J.C. Branco, M. Soares, V. Andreozzi, J. Félix, S. Falcão, A. Mourão, D. Araújo, A. Malcata, P.C. Coelho, A. Barcelos, A. Braña T. Bravo, L. Maurício, R. Melo, R. Santos, F. Alvarenga. From 21 to 24 June 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Ann Rheum Dis 2006; 65(Suppl II).

 

  1. Co-author of thearticle:Contribuition for new genetic markers of rheumatoid arthritis activity and severity: sequencing of the tumor necrosis factor –alpha gene promoter“. Fonseca JE, Cavaleiro J, Teles J, Sousa E, Andreozzi VL, Antunes M, Amaral-Turkman MA, Cannon M, Mourão AF, Lopes J, Caetano-Lopes J, Wewinmann P, Sobral M, Nero P, Saavedra MJ, Malcata A, Cruz M, Melo R, Braña A, Miranda L, Patto JV, Barcelos A, da Siva JC, Santos LM, Figueiredo G, Rodrigues M, Jesus H, The Yard Oak, da Silva JÁ, Branco J, Queiros MV. Arthritis Res Ther 2007; 9 (2): R37

APPROVAL IN MEDICAL COMPETITION EXAMINATIONS

 

 

  1. Approvedin medical competition examinations toGeneral Practitioner by the municipality of São Gonçalo, February 1991, São Gonçalo, RJ. Brasil.
  2. Approved in medical competition examinations to Medical Residencyin the speciality ofAngiology. Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, April 1991, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
  3. Approved in medical competition examinations to a second post inGeneral Practitioner by the municipality of São Gonçalo, May 1992, São Gonçalo, RJ. Brasil.
  4. Approved in medical competition examinations to General Practitioner by the municipality of Duque de Caxias, June 1992, Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brasil.
  5. Approved in medical competition examinations to Medical Residency in the speciality of Internal Medicine.Fundação Escola de Serviço Público, 1993, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
  6. Approved in medical competition examinations to Medical Residency in the speciality ofRheumatology.Fundação Escola de Serviço Público,1995,Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.
  7. Approved in medical competition examinations to Specialist in Rheumatologyby the Sociedade Brasileira de Reumatologia (The Brazilian Society of Rheumatology), during the XXI Congresso Brasileiro de Reumatologia (XXI Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology), September 1996, Curitiba, PR, Brasil.

8.    Title of “Licenciado em Medicina” by the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto after the public exams with a final score of 15 over 20 values, Porto, Portugal, January 1997. (Equivalent title of the Brazilian Degree in Medicine)

  1. Approved in medical examinations to Medical Communication and acessto PortugueseMedical Residency.Hospital de São Teotónio – Viseu, with a final classification:”able”. September 1999, Viseu, Portugal.
  2. Approved in medical examinations to Portuguese Medical Residency with a final score of 58 over 100, and to speciality of Medical Laboratory. Hospital de São Teotónio – Viseu, January 2000, Portugal.
  3. Approved toFellowship in Rheumatology (probation of twelve months in Rheumatology, six months in Orthopaedics, three months in Neurology and three months in Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy) after evaluation by The Portuguese Medical Association that gave partial equivalence to the Brazilian Medical Residency in Rheumatology.Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbraand Hospital de São Teotônio, Viseu, Portugal.September 2001 to October 2003.
  4. Title of “Specialist in Rheumatology” by The Portuguese Medical Association after of the public exams and full approval in the Board Competitive Exams of the College of Specialist in Rheumatology. Hospital Garcia da Orta, Almada, Portugal, June 2004.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


  1. Compulsory Medical Militar Service in the Brazilian Army. Rio de JaneiroJanuary 1991/1992, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
  2. General Practitioner in the Emergency Service of the Health System in the municipality of São Gonçalo (with weekly work-load of 24 hours),March 2001 to July 1993, São Gonçalo, RJ. Brasil.
  3. General Practitioner in the Emergency Service of a Private Clínic: “Clínica Três Rios” (with weekly work-load of 24 hours), January to June 1993, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
  4. General Practitioner in the Emergency Service of the Health System in the municipality of Duque de Caxias (with weekly work-load of 24 hours), July1993to November 1994, Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brasil.
  5. Attended to the Brazilian National Program of Medical Residency – The Brazilian Ministry of Health – medical training in Internal Medicineduring 24 months in the Hospital de Ipanema, April 1993 to April 1995, Rio de JaneiroRJ, Brasil.
  6. Attended to the Brazilian National Program of Medical Residency– The Brazilian Ministry of Health – medical training in Rheumatologyduring 24 months in the Hospital de Bonsucesso, April 1995 to April 1997, Rio de JaneiroRJ, Brasil.
  7. General Practitioner in the Emergency Service of the Hospital de São Teotónio – Portuguese Ministry of Health (with weekly work-load of 35 hours), 25 May 1998 to 31 December 1999, Viseu, Portugal.
  8. General Practitioner in the Private Clinic of Hemodialysis”Beirodial Lda” (with weekly work-load of 8 hours). September 1998 to March 2002, Mangualde, Portugal.
  9. Attended to the Portuguese Medical Residency – medical training in Medical Laboratory – Hospital de São Teotónio (with weekly work-load of 42 hours), 2 January 2000 to 30 April 2001), Viseu, Portugal.
  10. Interrupted the Portuguese Medical Residency – medical training in Medical Laboratory – Hospital de São Teotónio, 30 April 2001, Viseu, Portugal.
  11. General Practitioner to the internal supportin the Hospital Cândido de Figueiredo (with weekly work-load of 15 hours), June 2001to March 2002,Tondela, Portugal.
  12. Approved toFellowship in Rheumatology (probation of twelve months in Rheumatology, six months in Orthopaedics, three months in Neurology and three months in Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy) after evaluation by The Portuguese Medical Association that gave partial equivalence to the Brazilian Medical Residency in Rheumatology.Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbraand Hospital de São Teotônio, Viseu, Portugal. September 2001 to October 2003.
  13. Attended to the Fellowship in Rheumatology: probation of twelve months in Rheumatology(with weekly work-load of 42 hours),in the”Serviço de Medicina III/Reumatologia dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra”, head of Service: Prof. Dr. Armando Porto,coordinatedby Dr. Armando Malcata andtrainingadvisorby Dr. Paulo Reis.Final approval with 18.5 values over 20. 17 September 2001 to 16 September 2002. Coimbra, Portugal.

  1. Attended to the Fellowship in Rheumatology: probation ofthree months in Neurology (with weekly work-load of 42 hours), in the “Serviço de Neurologia dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra”, head of Service: Prof. Luís Cunha and training advisor by Maria do Carmo Macário. Final approval with 18.3 values over 20. 17 September to 16 December 2002. Coimbra, Portugal.

 

  1. Attended to the Fellowship in Rheumatology: probation of three months in Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy (with weekly work-load of 42 hours), in theservice of the”Hospital de São Teotónio”, head of Service: Dr. Alfredo Morais and and training advisor by Dra. Paula Padrão. Final approval with 18.5 values over 20. 6 January to 5 April 2003, Viseu, Portugal.

  1. Attended to the Fellowship in Rheumatology: probation of six months inOrthopaedics (with weekly work-load of 42 hours), in the service of the “Hospital de São Teotónio”, head of Service: Dr. José Cardoso and training advisor by Dr. Jorge Simões.Final approval with 19.3 values over 20. 6 April to 5 October 2003, Viseu, Portugal.
  2. General Practitioner in the Emergency Service of the Hospital da Cova da Beira – Portuguese Ministry of Health (with weekly work-load of 12 or 24 hours), 22 October to9July 2004, Covilhã, Portugal.
  3. Teacher in the “Escola Superior de Educação Jean Piaget” / Viseu, teaching General Patology in the Faculty of Nursing, October 2003 to July 2004 (with weekly work-load of 6 hours), Viseu, Portugal
  4. Teacher in the “Escola Superior de Educação Jean Piaget” / Viseu, teaching General Patology and Immunology in the Faculty of Nutrition, November 2003 to July 2004 (with weekly work-load of 3 hours), Viseu, Portugal
  5. Rheumatology Assistantin the Private Medical Service of the Bank Trade (with weekly work-load of 4 hours).March 2003to December 2005, Viseu, Portugal.
  6. Rheumatology Assistant in the Hospital de Nossa Senhora da Assunção – Portuguese Ministry of Health (with weekly work-load of 35 hours), 3 January 2005 to31August 2006, Seia, Portugal.
  7. Rheumatology Assistant in the Private Clinic: “Clínica de São Cosme Lda” (with weekly work-load of 8 hours),September 2001to May 2007, Viseu, Portugal.
  8. Rheumatology Assistant in the Private Clinic: “Centro Clínico Privado Vale de Cambra Lda” (with fortnigthtly work-load of 4 hours), July 2004 to May 2009, Vale Cambra, Portugal.
  9. Rheumatology Assistant in the Private Clinic: “Egi Clínica Lda” (with fortnigthtly work-load of 4 hours), June 2006to September 2009, Guarda, Portugal.
  10. Rheumatology Assistant in the Private Clinic: “Clidiag Lda” (with fortnigthtly work-load of 4 hours), June 2006 to September 2009, Oliveira do Hospital, Portugal.
  11. Rheumatology Assistant in the Private Clinic: “Clínica Quinta das Rosas Lda” (with monthly work-load of 4 hours), September 2006 to September 2009, Covilhã, Portugal.
  12. Rheumatology Assistant in the Private Clinic: “Clínica Dr. Vasco Jorge Lda”(with monthly work-load of 8 hours),since July 2004, Carregal do Sal, Portugal.
  13. Rheumatology Assistant in the Private Clinic: “Clínica Cemédima – Centro Médico de Mangualde Lda” (with fortnigthtly work-load of 3 hours), sinceDecember 2004,Mangualde, Portugal.
  14. Rheumatology Assistant in the Private Clinic: “Clínica de São Frei Gil da Santa Casa de Misericórdia”, since September 2006, (with monthly work-load of 4 hours), Vouzela, Portugal.
  15. Rheumatology Assistant and Business Directorin the Private Clinic: “Instituto de Reumatologia Dr. Rui Melo Unipessoal LDA” (with weekly work-load of 32 hours),since December 2006, Viseu, Portugal
  16. Rheumatology AssistantandMedical Director in the Private Clinic:Clínica Médica do Satão” (with fortnigthtly work-load of 6 hours), since September 2007, Satão, Portugal.
  17. Rheumatology Assistant in the Private Clinic:Medcambra LDA” since May 2009(with fortnigthtly work-load of 8 hours), since May 2009, Vale de Cambra, Portugal.
  18. Rheumatology Assistant in the Private Clinic: “Clínica Médica Don Sancho” (with fortnigthtly work-load of 4 hours), since October 2009, Guarda, Portugal.
  19. Rheumatology Assistant in the “Centro Hospitalar do Nordeste EPE” – Portuguese Ministry of Health (with fortnigthtly work-load of 8 hours), since November 2010, Bragança, Portugal.

CLINICAL SKILLS, TECHNIQUES AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Twentytwo years of the medical practice in general medicine, internal medicine and rheumatology.
  2. Experience in public services (universitary and general hospitals, ambulatory) and in private clinics. Epidemiological and clinical experience in two countries (Brasil and Portugal).
  3. Professional dedication torheumatology speciality since 2001 with improvementby participation in the international courses and meetings.
  4. Many experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis Ankylosing Spondylitis, Osteoarthritis, SLE and Crystal-Induced Arthritis. Great interest in Bone Metabolic and Spine Diseases. Skill and competence in the difficult cases of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Polimyositis and Septic Arthritis during the medical residency in Brasil.
  5. Knowledge in some “Pain Management Injection Techniques” and joint aspiration and infiltration with lidocaíne, glucocorticoids and hyaluronic acid. Know-how to performed synovial fluid analysis (count and differentiation of white blood cell, search of crystals under polarized light and cytology after special colours). Interest in require and read the synovial biopsy.
  6. Knowledge in the read imaging studies of joints and bones (radiographs, CT, IRM, Technetium bone scan and DEXA).
  7. Knowledge inthe Indirect Immunofluorescence assay pittfalls for detection of ANAs.
  8. Great experience in medications use as: AINES, Systemic Glucocorticoids, Colchicine, Methotrexate, Leflunomide, Cyclosphosphamide, Azathioprine, Mycophenolate Mofetil, Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Agents (Etanercept, Infliximab, Adalimumab, Golimumab), Bisphosphonates (Alendronate, Risedronate, Ibandronate and Zoledronic Acid), Teriparatide and Buprenorphine patchs.
  9. Interest to be present during the arthroscopy sessions (biopsy and debridement of synovium and observation of the articular cartilage).
  10. Interest in surgery discussion of the Osteoarthritis clinical cases when it is necessary the opinion of orthopaedics.
  11. Know how in the useelectronic programmesin the databasesand registers of the clinical informations.
  12. Experience in the use of the life’s questionnaires specific to morecommom rheumatology pathologies (Womac, Lesquene Index, the Oxford Knee’s Assessment, HAQ, SF 36, Quallefo and others). Current use of DAS 28 (EULAR Disease Activity Score) to clinical assessment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  13. Interest in participation of the trial studies with rheumatic pathologies as a CRO.
  14. Interest in study immunology and osteo-immunology. I would like participate in the investigation services (university laboratories or pharmaceutical companies).
  15. I am looking a job position as aRheumatology Consultant Rheumatology in a public, private clinics or hospitalsin Scandinavian Countries, UK, Middle East ou Southern Asia countries.
  16. Very good capacity of spoken, read and written communication in English. Good communication in French and Spanish languages.

REFERENCES

  1. Luís Maurício, MD

    Rheumatology Consultant

    President of the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology

    Hospital do Divino Espírito Santo de Ponta Delgada EPE

    9500-370 Ponta Delgada – Ilha de São Miguel, Portugal

    e-mail: l_mauricio_s@hotmail.com

    Mobile Phone: +351 917283281

  2. Rui André Santos, MD

    Rheumatology Consultant

    Head of Department

    Previous President of the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology

    Hospital Militar Principal

    1200-700 Lapa

    Lisboa, Portugal

    e-mail: rui.andre@netcabo.pt

    Mobile Phone: +351 919999594

  3. Roger Levy MD, PhD

Rheumatology Professor

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Brasil

e-mail: rogeralevy@gmail.com

Phone: +55 21 2131 1423