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October, 22 - 24 2012 - Washington, DC - USA

Program of the Scientific Editors Meeting


9:00h – 9:30h – Welcome words of the Director of BIREME, Adalberto Tardelli

Strengthening of LILACS as a repository of the Latin American and Caribbean health sciences literature

Panel 1: LILACS’ contribution for health decision making

9:30h – 9:50h – Characteristics of  clinical trials published by  LA&C researchers analyzed by the types of financing. Speaker: Dr. Ludovic Reveiz, Public Policies and Research for Health, Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C.

9:50h – 10:10h – The use of LILACS indexed papers for decision making in health. The case of hypertension. Speaker: Dr. Pedro Orduñez, Chronic Diseases Prevention and Control, Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C.

10:10h- 10:25h Coffee break


10:25h – 11:10h – Importance of using reporting guidelines to improve the quality of research papers and journals. Speaker: Iveta Simera, Head of Program Development, EQUATOR Network, United Kingdom

Panel 2: Open access and dissemination of health research outputs

11:10h – 11:30h – New trends in publishing, including open access and their effects on the dissemination of scientific research. Speaker: Hooman Momen, editor of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Geneva

11:30h – 11:50h – Capes Portal of Periodicals: where are we now? Speaker: Maria Isabel L. da Cunha, Editor of Revista Brasileira de Pós-Graduação, CAPES, Brazil

11:50h – 12:30h – Discussion

12:30h – 13:00h – Recommendations and closing session