Chapter Activities and Udpates:


COVID-19 in Uruguay

Dr Alarico Rodriguez

HEOR Expert  

Since the declaration of the Health Emergency in Uruguay and the application of social distancing measures (suspension of classes, shows, sports and religious activities, closing of borders, etc.). 5727 tests (rt-PCR) have been performed, of which 424 were positive: 7 deceased, 150 recovered and 267 active (18 in special care). Of the positives, 59 correspond to health personnel.

Although the population's compliance with the physical distance measures has been high, there is a perception that the low number of tests carried out is the determinant of the low number of infected registered (12 out of 100,000 inhabitants.).

According to the operational capacity of the national laboratories, as well as the availability of reagents, the government planned to carry out 1000 daily tests for the week of April 6, however, on Monday and Tuesday 252 tests were carried out daily on average.

The cause is attributed to the lack of definitions regarding criteria and costs, as well as the unavailability of inorganic fiber swabs and means of transportation.

To access the official page of the government of Uruguay and to know the updates about the national Coronavirus plan, click here.


Activity summary


The ISPOR Uruguay Chapter held 3 days of science education.
It was a successful event!

On April 25 and 26, 2018, the ISPOR Uruguay Chapter officially began its academic activities with the course "How much is a life worth: a vision of medicine from the economy", presented by Prof. Dr. Diego Rosselli in the Medical Union of Uruguay. This activity aimed to disseminate concepts and experiences on pharmacoeconomics and the need to apply it in decision-making in the health system.

On April 26, 2018At the end of the course, the official presentation of the ISPOR Uruguay Chapter was held. Authorities from the Medical College, the National Agency for Research and Innovation, the Chambers of the national and international pharmaceutical industry, directors of health companies, pharmaceutical chemists, clinical pharmacologists, and doctors were present at the meeting.

The active participation and sponsorship of the Dr. Augusto Turenne Health Foundation of the Medical Union of Uruguay and the Center for Biomedical Sciences of the University of Montevideo were held.

On April 27, 2018, at the headquarters of the Center for Biomedical Sciences of the University of Montevideo, addressed to Postgraduates of the University, the Conference, Prof. Dr. Rosselli, presented: "Short apples: publication opportunities at your fingertips "The importance of active publication was promoted from students to teachers.

On April 28, 2018, Dr. Rosselli closed the series of conferences in the Department of Maldonado, Punta del Este, with the synthesis of the course carried out in Montevideo entitled: "How much is a life worth: a vision of medicine from the economy".

Throughout These days, the exchange of knowledge, the generation of shared research agendas, and the proposals for future activities are the examples that summarize the results of these sessions.

We thank ISPOR (headquarters) for the support provided throughout the process for a very official start. appropriateness of our activities

To all attendees, thank you for your support We look forward to a continued excellent collaboration!


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Uruguay Regional Chapter Office

Fundación Salud Dr. Augusto Turennne, SMU
Br. Artigas 1565
Montevideo, Uruguay 

Tel/fax: +598 2401 4701
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Chapter Leadership

President / PresidentaAndrea Giménez, MD, MSc
President-Elect / Presidente electoGustavo Arroyo, MD
Past President / Presidente anteriorFrancisco Estevez-Carrizo, MD
Secretary / SecretariaGabriela Navarro, PharmD
Treasurer / TesoreraJeannette Araujo, PharmD
Director / VocalLeticia Noelia Perdomo, PharmD
Director / VocalCecilia González Regina

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Abril 2018: Junta directiva del Capítulo ISPOR Uruguay junto a los ponentes invitados Ramiro Gilardino, MD, MSc, Director, Redes Globales, América Latina, ISPOR (sede) (centro izquierdo) y Diego Rosselli, MD, MEd, MHP, Presidente, Capitulo ISPOR Colombia (centro derecho).

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