The 4th Luso-Brazilian Meeting on the History of Tropical Medicine and the 2nd National Symposium on the History of Diseases and Healing Arts, organized by the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of São Paulo; by the Interuniversity Center for the History of Science and Technology (CIUCHT), University of Lisbon and NOVA University of Lisbon, and by the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz / Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Rio de Janeiro), will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, between the 21th and 24th of June 2021, in virtual format.

Following previous editions of the Luso-Brazilian Meeting on the History of Tropical Medicine, held in Lisbon (2012 and 2015), and in Manaus (2018), where topics such as alterity, the territory, global medicine, neglected diseases and the environment were discussed, this event seeks to translate the current historiographical production and reflect on the concept of "planetary health", in its interface with the United Nations’ 2030 sustainable development agenda, proposing a comprehensive approach on the theme, planetary health and sustainable development.

The event aims to strengthen the collaboration between researchers, enabling a broader transdisciplinary discussion on the historical, social and environmental determinants of medicine on a global scale, as well as their relationship with health policies and societal challenges, with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries. It is intended, therefore, to establish a balance between historiographical reflections and case studies in different national and international contexts, in order to promote broader comparative analysis that allow us to reflect on the current pandemic.


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* The photograph used in the logo of this event belongs to the collection of the Historical Museum "Prof. Carlos da Silva Lacaz" of FMUSP: Public tap in use. Water supply system in Abaetetuba - Ministry of Education and Health, Special Public Health Service. The logo art was created by designer Sérgio Xavier Vasques da Rocha Filho.