The president of the Dominican Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SDNCT), Dr. Plutarco Arias, announced that the Dominican Republic will host the XVI Congress of the Latin American Association of Thorax (ALAT).
Arias indicated that the hosting of the scientific activity is a recognition by ALAT of the work and development of respiratory medicine in the country, an event to be held on August 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2023 in the Eastern region.
The former Minister of Public Health said that among the topics to be addressed are: respiratory medicine, covid and post covid, critical care, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, thoracic surgery, pneumopediatrics, severe asthma, smoking and interstitial lung diseases.
He said that the organizing committee of the event will be integrated by doctors Natalia García and Vanesa Alfonso, from the scientific area, as well as by Alfredo Matos and Rosanna Pérez. The scientific committee is headed by ALAT vice-president, Luis Adrián Rendón, from Mexico.
Also Dr. Benjamín Hernández, Dr. Alfredo Matos, Dr. Esther Taveras, Dr. Emelda Taveras, Dr. Valdez Anderson and Dr. Widely Busby.
He recalled that the conference was announced at the XV ALAT 2022 Congress, in Lima, Peru, where the participation of doctors from different parts of the world was used to tell them about the benefits of the Dominican Republic, both in the area of health and tourism, where an audiovisual presentation of the Ministry of Tourism, “Dominican Republic has it all”, was shown.
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