Puerto Vallarta is the headquarters of the XXV Health Research Forum, an event that takes place at the International Convention Center and which addresses priority issues of public health such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease and cancer.
One of the objectives of this forum is to strengthen research as a basic tool in the achievement of improvements in health services, both diagnostic and therapeutic, and this will bring together about a thousand participants and more than a hundred national and international speakers.
Organized by the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), the forum began yesterday June 5 and will conclude on June 7, and during the forum, there will be lectures, workshops, symposiums as well as an exhibition.
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The Social Security delegate in the state, Marcelo Castillero Manzano, stressed, that problems such as obesity and the disorders that derive from it, like diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemias, which in turn create complications such as heart and brain infarctions, chronic renal failure, to mention a few, are all aspects that will be addressed in the forum.
In the area of chronic kidney disease, whose main trigger is diabetes, Jalisco has an incidence of 380 new cases per year, which translates into a prevalence of 1,470 cases per million inhabitants.
There will be several symposiums such; Cognition Disorders, Adolescent Pregnancy, A transdisciplinary perspective in palliative care and pain management, within which include presentations such as ‘Clinical use of cannabis derivatives and naltrexone implant’, and ‘Sedation palliative Vs euthanasia’.