Jose Polo, President of Semergen.
The Spanish Association of Primary Care Physicians (Semergen) has launched Uniimidted, a strategic initiative aimed at increasing knowledge of IMID –immune inflammatory diseases, for its acronym in English, between a healthy community and between society in general.
IMIDs are a group of diseases whose common feature is Inflammation of some tissues as a result of a change in the immune system. It is common for a patient with IMID to also have some of these and other comorbidities. the The main difficulty is their heterogeneity Oftentimes, it may come from ignorance that makes diagnosis and treatment too late or inadequate. Therefore, it is necessary not only that these diseases be better known and made more clear, but also that All specialists involved, especially primary care physicians, are coordinated.
The Uniimidted project arises to meet these needs and, in this first phase, is based on three pillars: Create A structured and accredited training program for primary care physicians; Prepare a series of consensus documents on the diagnosis and treatment of IMID; And generate valuable materials about IMID for primary support clinicians and patients.
Specialists and patients work on the project
Up to 30 specialists in family and community medicine, dermatology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, hospital pharmacy, and nursing are working side by side to develop this project. As shown Jose Polo Semergen Chairman and Board of Directors said, “It is essential to enhance knowledge of IMID, particularly in primary care professionals, and to access Consensus on their treatments among all the specialties involved“.
The voice of patients is also represented in the unified committee through Karina Escobar Secretary General of Unimid, Association of Immune-Mediated Chronic Diseases, who comments that “Patients with IMID require ongoing assistance from primary care physicians and better communication between specialists.” Escobar is also the Chair of the Patient Organizations Platform.
Completan el Steering Committee Sweet Ramirez, Director of Continuity of Care at U Infanta Leonor Hospital (Madrid); Joaquin Porras, pharmacist at Hospital de Sagunt (Valencia) and coordinator of Gteii (Working Group on SEFH-mediated Immune Inflammatory Diseases); Jose Manuel Carrascosa, a dermatologist at the German Trias i Pujol University Hospital (Badalona, Barcelona); pillar building, head of the gastroenterological service at the University and Politician Hospital of La (Valencia); Rachel Almodovar, rheumatologist at Alcorcón Foundation University Hospital (Madrid); NS Pablo MartinezGeneral Manager de Clover SGM.
Start a course in October
In addition, in October, an “Update Course on IMID from a Primary Care Perspective”, accredited by the Alcalá University Public Foundation, will begin, with Program of interest and scientific accuracy, which will allow professionals in family and community medicine to better understand IMID to be able to identify those signs and symptoms that can predict a diagnosis, as well as to be more efficient in inter-consultation with a specialist hospital physician.
All information related to the project is available at https://www.unlimidted.es/ where, in addition, all professionals interested in primary care can register for the course.
The project is also accredited by the Spanish Society of Rheumatology (SER), the Spanish Working Group on Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (Geteccu), the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV), the Spanish Society of Hospital Pharmacy (SEFH) and the Society of Patients with Diseases Chronic Immune-mediated Inflammatory Syndrome (Unimid), has Janssen’s collaboration through educational scholarship.
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