During September 18-19, researchers participated in the II Research Workshop of the “No Syphilis” Project, held at the Holiday Inn Natal Hotel. Most of the studies are carried out at the master’s and doctoral levels through technical cooperation between Brazilian, European and North American universities. In all, 70 projects out of the 79 under development were presented.

Agents of the Department of Diseases of Chronic Conditions and Sexually Transmitted Infections of the Ministry of Health accompanied the presentations. The General Coordinator of Surveillance of IST´s, Angélica Espinosa, says that she was satisfied with what she saw: “Many studies that can be implemented at the national level, which have an important social impact and present great technical quality”.

The advisor of the General Coordination of Surveillance of IST´s, Juliana Uesono, and the consultant of the research area, Cristina Pimenta, evaluated as positive the possibility of witnessing the evolution of the scientific studies that integrate the Project of Rapid Response to Syphilis. For teachers Hélio Hékis, researcher of LAIS/UFRN, and Angelo Roncalli, researcher of NESC/UFRN, who worked in the organization of the event, this was an opportunity to draw a large map on the progress of all research.