By Jordana Vieira / Ascom LAIS

Aiming to discuss the impact of education on health, the panel “Health Education: the impact of innovation on human training in health” brought together researchers and experts to discuss the need for innovation in the process of human training. The round table was mediated by Aline Pinho, professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte and researcher at the Laboratory of Technological Innovation in Health (LAIS/UFRN).

During the guests’ presentations, discussions emerged regarding the importance and necessity of the theme, as well as the transformation promoted by it. Leopoldo Sarli, professor of the Department of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Parma, Italy, was one of the panel’s guests. In his presentation, he exposed the concept of situated formation, which is based on the collective social process and consists of knowledge produced together with the student, who acts as a member of the group and gets involved together with the other actors in the context. “In this type of training, the local culture is also taken into account in the process of knowledge creation,” he pointed out.

The professor also presented an experience carried out at the University of Parma, which he called “Dreaming: dream in action”, consisting of the exchange of knowledge and practices between Italy, Brazil and Myanmar, located in Southeast Asia. Other objectives of this exchange were to share and live the different experiences of the communities involved, to create alliances and strengthen social networks between different territories, making the situated formation mediated by technology an effective action.

Leopoldo also pointed out that when he was introduced to LAIS, he realized that there was a lot of convergence between the processes carried out in the laboratory and the experience of the University of Parma, being a practical example of “Dreaming”.

Regarding the importance of educating and making it a transforming action, Rafael Silva, missionary of the institutions Youth with a Mission (YWAM) and Acts of life, from Tanzania, spoke about the experience of human formation in the African country, carried out in collaboration with LAIS. He emphasized that “it is necessary to build bridges of access between the great knowledge produced within universities to the people who really need it, thus promoting transformation and human dignity”.

Also present at the panel were Alcindo Ferla, associate professor at the School of Nursing at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS); Patrícia Bezerra, LAIS researcher; Lyane Ramalho, assistant secretary of the State of Public Health (SESAP), and Cristina Pereira Vieira, professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Management (DCSG) at the Open University of Portugal (UAb).

Broadcast live on G1 through the Link:, the 3rd CIIS, which has as its central theme “Resilient systems: the social impact of innovation in health” and takes place until next 7th, at the Holiday Inn, in Natal, capital of Rio Grande do Norte.