The view of the carioca schoolchildren
In Brazil, about 15% of children suffer from some vision deficit, which in most cases can be corrected with a simple pair of glasses. It is important to remember that even in this scenario, vision is one of the essential senses in a child’s normal physical and cognitive development.
It is worth asking: What is the current situation of children’s visual health in Rio de Janeiro? What is the observed impact on the development of this population? And finally, how to plan interventions tailored to the carioca school children.
18:30 – Welcoming – Swissnex in Brazil
18:32 – Dr. Katia Steinfeld – Escolhares
18:40 – Q&A with Dr. Viviane Lanzelotte, Dr. Renata Monteiro Maia and Dr. Katia Steinfeld – moderated by Pedro Capra, Program Manager
19:00 – Opening for questions from school principals
19:30 – Dr. Katia Steinfeld – Closing remarks
Dr. Katia SteinfeldUniversity of Lausanne
Co-founder of Escolhares, Md-PhD candidate in the neuroscience of vision conducted at The Sense Institute for Innovation and Research, University of Lausanne (UNIL) and Vaudois University Hospital Center (CHUV) in Switzerland, a medical degree from University of Lausanne (UNIL).
Dr. Viviane LanzelotteMunicipal Health Secretariat - RJ
Ophthalmopediatrician specialized in ophthalmology at PUC and pediatrician with a specialist title from the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics. Master in Maternal and Child Health from Universidade Federal Fluminense, member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics. Coordinator of the team of ophthalmologists of the maternity hospitals of SMS RJ. President of the Ophthalmology GT of Soperj and former president of the Soperj Committee for Integral Attention to Development and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Renata Monteiro MaiaOswaldo Cruz Institute
Biologist, Master in Immunology and Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, both degrees from Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC) / Fiocruz-RJ. Researcher in Public Health at the Laboratory of Insect Molecular Biology (LABIMI) of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute. Coordinator of the IOC+Schools Program. Currently, dedicated to research on scientific dissemination and popularization of science, with emphasis on arboviruses.