#GRIPE20 Plenary Speaker Highlights: Dr. Paulo Saldiva

The GRIPE 2020 Annual Meeting is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know some of our keynote speakers! We have two plenary speakers this year, and we hope you enjoy their presentations.

The Relevance of Pathology for Global Policy: The Case of Environmental Pathology
Presented by Paulo Saldiva, MD, PhD

Paulo Saldiva

Paulo Saldiva, MD, PhD received his MD from the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine in 1977 and PhD in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from the University of Sao Paulo in 1983. He is currently a Professor of Pathology at the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine and Director of the University’s Institute for Advanced Studies.

Dr. Saldiva made his scientific career on environmental pathology and the impacts of air pollution in human health. He is a leading researcher in this area and works on implementing scientific information in public policies to improve human health in megacities and metropolitan areas. Dr. Saldiva is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the World Meteorological Association, World Health Organization, and member of the Urban Meteorology and Environment Science Advisory Group from WMO. He is also a member of the Brazilian Sciences Academy and National Academy of Medicine. He has two sons, plays harmonica and is a passionate bicycle rider.

Title: The Relevance of Pathology for Global Policy: The Case of Environmental Pathology
Time: Friday, January 24, 2020, 9:00 AM

This session will address one of several forms to make pathology visible for different stakeholders inside and outside the academic area. We will demonstrate the relevance of pathology and pathological knowledge for better understanding problems that affect full populations, particularly those within megacities, and how this knowledge can be translated into public policies to improve the quality of life of human beings and the challenges to make it happen.

The real life model discussed in this plenary session will be related to environmental pathology and air pollution: starting from the basic scientific knowledge of its effects on respiratory diseases and reproduction (from experimental models), passing through clinical studies and translating to the society through government (public policies), organized society groups (NGOs, Civil groups, etc), business (public and private companies). A key demonstration that pathology must be recognized and viewed as a cornerstone not just for individual diagnosis, but also for relevant social and global issues.