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6th Edition
Training Course Genetics in Family Medicine
Does genetics play a role in COVID-19?”

7 May 2021 | ONLINE COURSE 


The CGPP organizes the 6th edition of the training course "Genetics in Family Medicine". The aim of these courses is to enable health professionals working in primary care to update their knowledge and skills in genetics. This year we will have a special edition, entirely dedicated to COVID-19 related issues. The meeting will take place on the online platform Zoom and participants will attend remotely. With the main purpose of answering the question “Does genetics play a role in COVID-19??” we will have interesting talks addressing four main aspects: (i) PCR-based molecular tests for detection of Sars-Cov-2 RNA, including main procedures, results and clinical interpretation; (ii) the role of the emerging Sars-Cov-2 genetic variants and their epidemiologic relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic; (iii) vital questions about RNA based vaccines for COVID-19, their potential and limitations; and (iv) a talk about the role of host genetic risk factors in susceptibility for Sars-Cov-2 infection and disease severity.  Thus, this year we are inviting not only primary care professionals but also doctors and other health workers from any medical speciality interested in this topic, to participate in this very relevant special edition.

The course will be in Portuguese. 

Target audience: Specialists and Interns in General and Family Medicine, Doctors and Interns from other Specialties and other Health Professionals.




Early bird registration until 20 April 2021 | Payment deadline: 21 April 2021
Fee: 35€

Late registration until 28 April 2021 | Payment deadline: 29 April 2021
Fee: 50€ 



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