47th Brazilian Congress on Medical Education

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The 47th Brazilian Congress on Medical Education (COBEM) will be held October 17–20, 2009, in Curitiba, Paraná. Participation by FAIMER Fellows is expected to be significant. Serving as President of the Congress is 2008 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellow Patricia Tempski, and the eight-member Scientific Committee includes four Fellows: George Dantas Azevedo (BRAZ 2007), Regina Maria Lugarinho Da Fonseca (BRAZ 2008), Paulo Marcondes Carvalho (PHIL 2006), and Edna Regina Pereira (BRAZ 2008). A special section at the event has been reserved for FAIMER, where abstracts from the projects of the more than 75 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows will be available, along with information about the FAIMER experience. FAIMER Fellows will also participate as abstract reviewers, invited guests, and presenters. So far, more than 1,900 registrations and 1,600 abstracts have been received for the Congress. For more information on COBEM 2009, visithttp://www.cobem2009.com.br/index.php. To see the organizing team, visithttp://www.cobem2009.com.br/comissoes/index.php.