Identification

Name: Paulo Jorge de Morais Zamith Nicola
Date of Birth: June 14, 1972
Local of Birth: Lisbon, Portugal

Address: Largo Carlos Selvagem, nº4 , 6º dto , 1500-140 Lisboa, Portugal
Telephone: (351) 96 947 6543
E-mail: tp.lu.mf|alocinp#tp.lu.mf|alocinp

Current Academic responsibilities (2017-18)

Master In Epidemiology Responsible for overall coordination.
Responsible teacher for the Course on Introduction to Epidemiology.
Responsible teacher for the Course on Introduction to Epidemiological Research.
Responsible teacher for the Course on Research Project I and II.
Responsible teacher for the Course on Special Topics in Epidemiology.
Responsible teacher for the Course on Pratical Aspects of Clinical Research, where was responsible for the module "Decisions on the design of clinical studies".
Integrated Master Course in Medicine - Epidemiology Lectures on 1) Epidemiology, Health Policy and Planning; 2) Contributes of Epidemiology (lab, together with Prof. Evangelista Rocha); 3) Structure and submission of research projects (together with Dr.ª Milene Fernandes)
Integrated Master Course in Medicine - Optative Clinical Epidemiology Lectures on Underlying concepts for epidemiological research
Co-mentor Ana Cláudia Inácio (Master Thesis in Epidemiology). Relação neutrófilos-linfócitos e associação com o estado nutricional em doentes com tumores sólidos metastáticos: análise prospetiva na quimioterapia. Mentor: : Professor Doutor Luís Costa (CHLN-HSM, FMUL, IMM)

Tatiana Maria Kapustin (Master Thesis in Metabolic Diseases and Food Bahaviour). Uso de suplementos alimentares e associação com a atividade física em idosos portugueses da comunidade: análise dos dados do projeto PEN-3S. Mentor: Doutor José Camolas

Andreia Inês Abreu Matos (Master Thesis in Metabolic Diseases and Food Bahaviour). Relação entre o consumo de água e atividade física em idosos portugueses em comunidade: análise de dados do projeto PEN-3S. Mentor: Doutor José Camolas

Alexandra Resende (Master Thesis in Epidemiology). Projecto IFOCO – Infecção de Ferida Operatória em Cirurgia Ortopédica no Hospital de Santa Maria (IFOCO Project - Infection of surgery wound in Orthopedic Surgery at the St. Mary's Hospital). Mentor: Prof. José Pereira Miguel

Academic Curriculum

2003-present PhD Fellow. Enrolled in a Ph.D. degree program at Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon, University of Lisbon. Ph.D. Project co-mentored by Dr. Sherine E. Gabriel (Chair, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic) and Prof. Pereira Miguel (Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon).
PhD thesis entitled ‘Heart Failure in Rheumatoid Arthritis’.
2003-2005 Master’s Degree in Clinical Research at Mayo Clinic, mentored by Dr. Sherine E. Gabriel (Chair, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic). The Master Thesis was entitled "Contribution of Heart Failure to Excess Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis" and was supported by the following members of the Master Thesis Advisory Committee:
Dr. Sherine Gabriel, Mentor, Professor of Epidemiology and Rheumatology, Chair of the Health Sciences Research Department;
Dr. Steve Jacobsen, Professor of Epidemiology, Director of the Division of Epidemiology and of the Rochester Epidemiology Project;
Dr. William O’Fallon, Professor of Statistics, former President of the American Statistical Association;
Dr. Hilal Maradit-Kremers, Pharmacoepidemiologist;
Dr. Véronique Roger, Professor of Medicine
1990-1996 License in Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon, with the final classification of 70%. Optional clerkship in Rheumatology and Immunology.

Professional Curriculum

Ago 2011-Out 2015 Consultant to the Secretary of State Deputy of the Minister of Health
2009-Jul 2011 Responsible for the Technical Office for the National Health Plan 2012-2016, High Commissioner of Health, Ministry of Health.
2007-Jul 2011 Medical adviser, High Commissioner of Health, Ministry of Health. Responsibilities in research using public databases and statistics, Portuguese focal point at the World Health Organization.
2006- present Research Collaborator at the Division of Epidemiology (Chair, Prof. Dr. Evangelista Rocha), Department of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon (Chair, Prof. Dr. Pereira Miguel). Responsibilities in writing and leading research projects and coordinating postgraduate courses in Epidemiology and Clinical Research.
2006-2007 Research Collaborator at the Department of Health Science Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
2003-2005 Research Fellow at the Department of Health Science Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
2003-2005 Faculty collaborator at the Department of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon.
1999-2002 Portuguese Family Practice Specialist with the final classification of 93,5%, completing a 3-year Residence in Lisbon.
1999-2002 Graduated in Family Therapy by the Portuguese Society of Family Therapy. This 3-year graduation provides the accreditation necessary to perform Family Therapy consultations with 2 years of supervision, after which one becomes licentiate in Family Therapy.
2001-2002 Worked as a co-therapist in a therapeutic group with dysfunctional grief patients along with two psychologists in Sete Rios’ Health Clinic (bimonthly meetings).
2001-2002 Worked weekly at the emergency service at Hospital Fernando de Fonseca (Amadora, Lisbon District).
2000 Member of the “Family Care Lisbon Project” since its foundation, the first governmental regional commitee created to implement projects organization, medical education and investigation in family health care in Portugal.
1999-2002 Worked twice a month in a domiciliary emergency service in a non-profit Health Clinic in Amadora, which serves ten thousand associates.
1999-2002 President of the Resident Board of the Portuguese Association of Family Doctors where developed activities on pedagogic investigation about the Portuguese Family Medicine Residence, organized the monthly Residents’ Clinical Meetings, interchanges with other countries, two annual national residents meetings during National Family Practice Congresses, among others.
1999-2002 Chief Resident of the Portuguese South Family Practice Residents.
1996 Worked during 3 month with AMI (International Medical Association - a “Doctors without borders” association) in Angola, where he integrated a team responsible for medical education of the local health providers, population education and vaccination programs.
1993-1995 Member of the Direction of the Medical Student Association, assuming responsibilities in the organization of scientific meetings and courses, pedagogic activities and representation, among others.
1993-1995 As a medical student assumed responsibilities, as an elected chief student, in the Directive Council, in the Faculty Board of Representatives and in the University of Lisbon Board of Representatives.

Other abilities and certifications

2002 ECFMG certification (USLME step 1, USLME step 2, TOEFL and CSA) – ECMFG ID: 0-583-328-0.
1999 Admission to the General Practice and Family Medicine Residence, with the classification of 63%.
1997-1998 Admission to the General Residence (to provide autonomous practice of Medicine), with the clinical clerkships on Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Family Medicine. Approved for the practice of autonomous medicine by the Portuguese Medical Council.
1995 First Certificate in English by the University of Cambridge, with a grade “B”

Publications

26 2017 Agostinho A, Mónica Oliveira M, Nicola P, Ferreira L, Bana e Costa C. Valuing Health States using the MACBETH approach. The European Journal of Health Economics. submitted
25 2016 Madeira T, Peixoto-Plácido C, Goulão B, Mendonça N, Alarcão V, Santos N, de Oliveira RM, Yngve A, Bye A, Bergland A, Lopes C, Nicola P, Santos O, Clara JG. National survey of the Portuguese elderly nutritional status: study protocol.BMC Geriatr. 2016 Jul 16;16:139. doi: 10.1186/s12877-016-0299-x.[[[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4947358/|pdf]]
24 2015 Lopes E, Alarcão V, Simões R, Fernandes M, Gómez V, Souto D, Nogueira P, Nicola PJ, Rocha E. (2015) "Controlo da Hipertensão Arterial nos Cuidados de Saúde Primários: uma comparação entre nativos portugueses e imigrantes africanos (Hypertension control at the Primary Health Care: a comparison among Portuguese natives and African immigrants). Acta Médica Portuguesa. in press
23 2015 Rodrigues J, Fernandes M, Alarcão V, Nicola PJ, Rocha E. Decisão terapêutica na hipertensão: inquérito às atitudes dos médicos de família na região de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo. Rev Port Med Geral Fam 2015; 31(3): 168-84. pdf
22 2014 Peixoto, C., Carrilho, G., Alarcão, V., Guerra, F., Simões, R., Fernandes, M., Nicola, P., Guiomar, S., Nogueira, P., Rocha E. Intervenção PRAdA: Efeitos no peso induzidos por PRoposta de Alteração De comportamento Alimentar em hipertensos medicados nativos Portugueses e imigrantes de origem africana. Acta Med Port. v. 27, n. 3 (2014): 331-41 abstract paper
21 2013 Fernandes, M., Leite, A., Basto, M., Nobre, M., Vieira, N., Fernandes, R., Nogueira, P., Nicola, P. Non-adherence to antibiotic therapy in patients visiting community pharmacies. Int J Clin Pharm 2014 Feb;36(1):86-91 Epub 2013 Oct 8 abstract
20 2013 Cláudia C Ferreira, Rui C Marques, Paulo Nicola. On evaluating Health Centers Groups in Lisbon and Tagus Valley: Efficiency, equity and quality. BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:529-46 pdf
19 2013 Mário Oliveira, Milene Fernandes, João Primo, Hipólito Reis, Paulo Nicola on behalf of the PORTLink study Executive Board and Investigators. Monitorização à distância versus seguimento convencional presencial em portadores de dispositivos cardíacos implantados: racional e desenho do estudo PORTLink (Remote versus in-office monitoring for implantable cardiac devices: rationale and design of the PORTLink study (PORTuguese Research on Telemonitoring with CareLink)). Rev Port Cardiol. 2013;32:957-64. pdf
18 2012 Milene Fernandes, Andreia Leite, Maria Basto, Miguel Nobre, Nuno Vieira, Rui Fernandes, Paulo Nogueira, Paulo J. Nicola. Non-Adherence to Antibiotics in Patients attending to Community Pharmacies. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (submitted).
17 2011 Myasoedova E, Crowson CS, Nicola PJ, Maradit-Kremers H, Davis III JM, Roger VL, Therneau TM, Gabriel SE. The Influence of Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Characteristics on Heart Failure. J Rheumatol published 15 May 2011, 10.3899/jrheum.100995
16 2009 Peters MJL, Symmons D, McCarey D, Dijkmans BAC, Gonzalez-Gay M, Kitas G, Haentzschel H, Kvien T, McInnes I, Nicola P, Provan S, Sattar N, Semb A, Sidiropoulos P, Smulders Y, Soubrier M, Szekanecz Z, Nurmohamed M. EULAR evidence-based recommendations for cardiovascular risk management in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of inflammatory arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2010 Feb;69(2):325-31. Epub 2009 Sep 22.
15 2009 Icen M, Nicola PJ, Maradit-Kremers H, Crowson CS, Therneau TM, Matteson EL, Gabriel SE. Systemic lupus erythematosus features in rheumatoid arthritis and their effect on overall mortality. J Rheumatol. 2009 Jan;36(1):50-7.
14 2007 Gonzalez A, Maradit-Kremers H, Crowson CS, Nicola PJ, Davis JD 3rd, Ballman KV, Roger VL, Jacobsen SJ, Gabriel SE. Widening the Mortality Gag Between Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients and the General Population. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Nov;56(11):3583-7
13 2007 Davis JM 3rd, Maradit-Kremers H, Crowson CS, Nicola PJ, Ballman KV, Roger VL, Jacobsen SJ, Gabriel SE. Glucocorticoids and cardiovascular events in rheumatoid arthritis: A population-based cohort study. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Feb 28;56(3):820-830 [Epub ahead of print]
12 2007 Maradit-Kremers H, Nicola PJ, Crowson C, Ballman K, Jacobsen SJ, Roger, VL, Gabriel, S. Raised Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Signals Heart Failure in Patients with in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2007 Jan;66(1):76-80
11 2006 Nicola PJ, Crowson CS, Maradit-Kremers H, Ballman KV, Roger VL, Jacobsen SJ, Gabriel SE. Contribution of Congestive Heart Failure and Ischemic Heart Disease to Excess Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2006 54(1): 60-7
10 2006 Maradit-Kremers H, Nicola PJ, Crowson CS, O'fallon WM, Gabriel SE. Patient, Disease, and Therapy-Related Factors That Influence Discontinuation of Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs: A Population-Based Incidence Cohort of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2006 Feb;33(2):248-55.
9 2005 Nicola PJ, Maradit-Kremers H, Crowson CS, Ballman KV, Jacobsen S, Roger VL,Gabriel, S. The risk of congestive heart failure in rheumatoid arthritis: a population-based study over 46 years. Arthritis Rheum. 2005, 52(2): 412-20.
8 2005 Maradit-Kremers H, Crowson C, Nicola PJ, Ballman K, Roger VL, Jacobsen SK, Gabriel, S. Increased Unrecognized Coronary Heart Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Arthritis Rheum 52(2): 402-411
7 2005 Crowson C, Nicola PJ, Maradit-Kremers H, O’Fallon W, Therneau TM, Jacobsen SJ, Ballman KV, Gabriel, S. How much of the Increased Incidence of Congestive Heart Failure in Rheumatoid Arthritis is Attributable to Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Ischemic Heart Disease? Arthritis Rheum 52(10):3039-3044.
6 2005 Maradit-Kremers H, Nicola PJ, Crowson CS, Ballman KV, Gabriel SE. Cardiovascular Death in Rheumatoid Arthritis: a population-based study. Arthritis Rheum 52(3): 722-732.
5 2004 Maradit-Kremers H, Nicola PJ, Crowson C, O'Fallon WM, Gabriel, S. Therapeutic Strategies in Rheumatoid Arthritis over a 40-Year Period. J Rheumatol. 2004 Dec;31(12):2366-73.
4 2004 Maradit-Kremers H, Nicola PJ, Crowson C, Ballman K, Gabriel, S. Prognostic Importance of Low Body Mass Index on Cardiovascular Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Nov;50(11):3450-7.
3 2000 Nicola, P. “Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Ankylosing Spondylitis” chapter; The General and Family Medicine Manual, 1st edition in CD-ROM, currently under paper edition. This manual, with the contribution of hundreds of Portuguese General Practitioners, pretends to be the first Portuguese manual for the Family Practice Residence.
2 2000 Nicola, P. “Lichen Planus” chapter; The General and Family Medicine Manual, 1st edition in CD-ROM, currently under paper edition.
1 2000 Nicola, P. “The Resident’s opinion about their residence – results from a questionnaire”, Journal “Médico de Família”, Mar 2000 edition.

Grants and Fellowships

Principal Investigator

2008 Submitted for funding and in course. Competencies in epidemiology in Portugal. Co-investigators: Milene Fernandes. Consultant: Paulo Ferrinho
2007 Submitted for funding. Development and Impact of an Information System for Health Care Quality Assurance and Monitoring, on a Network of Primary Health Care Units with Electronic Medical Records. Co-Investigators: Nuno Miguel de Almeida Sousa, Milene Catarina Coelho Fernandes, Valeska Lima Andreozzi, Elsa Maria Martins Gaspar, João Carlos Tedim, Casimiro José Canha Cavaco Dias, Susana Alexandra Fernandes Correia, Nelson Manuel Ferreira da Mota Gaspar, Maria Ivone Gonçalves Gaspar. Consultants: Maria do Céu Lourinho Soares Machado, José Carlos Marinho Falcão, Luis Augusto Coelho Pisco
2007 Submitted for funding. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Breastfeeding Unsucess in Portugal. Co-Investigators: Maria dos Anjos de Oliveira Araújo Basto, Nuno Filipe da Costa Bernardino, André Biscaia, Milene Catarina Coelho Fernandes, Carlos Aníbal de Spínola Gama, Leonor Bacelar Valente da Costa Nicolau, Miguel de Araújo Nobre, Paulo Nogueira, Rehana Mahomad Omar
2007 Submitted for funding. Determinants of Medication Adherence to Antibiotics in a Population from Lisbon's District. Co-Investigators: André Biscaia, Maria João Alcaide Costa, Joana Varela Baptista da Costa, Israel João de Jesus Macedo, Luís Manuel Coutinho de Miranda, Leonor Bacelar Valente da Costa Nicolau, Paulo Nogueira, Ricardo Manuel Dias da Silva.
2006-2007 Portuguese Rheumatology Society. National registry for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients on Biologic Therapy. Nov 2006 to Nov 2007. Co-Investigators: João Eurico Fonseca, Helena Canhão.
2005-2006 Portuguese Governmental Foundation for Science and Research, PhD Fellowship, with the project entitled ‘Heart Failure in Rheumatoid Arthritis’.
2005 Calouste Gulbenkian’s Foundation PhD Fellowship for the entitled ‘Heart Failure in Rheumatoid Arthritis’. Concluded.
2004 Arthritis Foundation North Central Chapter Grant for the project “Observational study of primary and secondary prevention of myocardial infarction in rheumatoid arthritis patients – a pilot study”, From Jan 2004 to Jun 2006. Co-Investigators: Maradit-Kremers, H; Crowson, C.;Gabriel, S.
2004 Department of Health Sciences Research Grant for funding of the project “Primary and secondary prevention of myocardial infarction in rheumatoid arthritis patients”, From Jun 2003 to Jun 2004 to allow collection of preliminary data. Co-Investigators: Maradit-Kremers, H; Crowson, C.;Gabriel, S. Concluded

Co-Investigator, Collaborator

2015-present National Food and Physical Activity Survey. PI: Prof.ª Doutora Carla Lopes (ISPUP, FMUP). Funded by the EEA Grants
2015-present PEN-3S Projet: Nutritional status of Portuguese elders: national prevalence study and development of an electronic surveillance system. (Projecto PEN-3S: Estado nutricional dos idosos Portugueses: Estudo de prevalência nacional e construção de um sistema de vigilância). PI: Prof. Doutor Gorjão Clara (IMP&SP, FMUL). Funded by the EEA Grants
2008-2013 Determinants and Impact of Medication Adherence and Therapeutic Change in the Control of Arterial Hypertension among Cohorts of Immigrants and Non-Immigrants at the Primary Care Level (Determinantes e impacto da adesão e da mudança terapêutica no controlo da hipertensão arterial, em coortes de hipertensos imigrantes e não imigrantes nos cuidados de saúde primários). PI: Prof. Doutor Evangelista Rocha. Co-Investigators: Paulo Jorge Nicola, Violeta Alarcão, Paulo Nogueira, Milene Fernandes, Diana Souto, Isabel Cardoso, Filipe Leão Miranda. Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia: Projeto PTDC/SAU-ESA/103511/2008
2007-present National Portfolio of Key Competences in Epidemiology. PI: Fernandes M. Consultant: Ferrinho P.
2007-present European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Task Force for Cardiovascular Risk Management in Patients Suffering From Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Inflammatory Arthritides. PI. Mike Nurmohamed.
2006-present “Evaluation of Factors Associated with High Blood Pressure and Adherence to Antihypertensive Treatment”, Principal Investigator: Ferrinho P. Co-Investigators: Nicola PJ; Carreira M; Alarcão V; Rocha E.
2006-present “Asthma Insights and Reality in Portugal”, Principal Investigator: Manaças M. Co-Investigators: Nicola PJ; Carreira M; Caiado J; Ferrinho P.
2004-present Arthritis Foundation North Central Chapter Grant for the project "Glucocorticoids and Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis". Principal Investigator: John Davis III. Co-Investigators: Crowson, CS; Maradit Kremers, H; Nicola, PJ; Ballman, KV; Jacobsen, SJ; Gabriel, SE.

Project Consultant

2012 Geography of Health Status - An application of a Population Health Index in the last 20 Years (GeoHealthS) [Geografia do Estado de Saúde. Uma aplicação do Índice de Saúde da População nos últimos 20 anos (GeoHealthS)] (PTDC/CS-GEO/122566/2010). PI: Prof.ª Ana Paula Santana (FLUC)

Member of Survey Committees

2012 Geography of health status – An application of a Population Health Index in the last 20 Years (GeoHealthS) Geografia do Estado de Saúde – Uma aplicação do Índice de Saúde da População nos últimos 20 anos (GeoHealthS) (FCT PTDC/CS-GEO/122566/2010). Centro de Estudos de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território (CEGOT). PI: Ana Paula Santana Rodrigues (Paula Santana)
2011 POAT Project “Building Training Standards for Health in Rheumatic, Chronic Obstrutive Pulmonar Diseases, Obesity, HIV-AIDS and vaccination" (Projecto POAT "Construção de referenciais de formação, associados, nos domínios da saúde das doenças reumáticas, doença pulmonar obstrutiva crónica, obesidade, VIH-SIDA e vacinação"). ACSS Central Administration of the Portuguese Health System.
2011 POAT Project “Building Training Standards for Health in Tuberculosis, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes (Projecto POAT “Construção de referenciais de formação, associados aos domínios da saúde da Tuberculose, Doenças Cardiovasculares, Diabetes".). ACSS Central Administration of the Portuguese Health System.
2011 Project “Study on emerging professional profiles in health, at the II and III training level. (Projecto “Estudo sobre perfis profissionais emergentes, nível II e III de saída, no âmbito do sector da saúde”.). ACSS Central Administration of the Portuguese Health System.

Presentations

Invited conferences and presentations

2016 The neglected use of p-value (O uso neglicenciado do valor-p). Cerimonies of the European Statistics Day. 20th Oct 2016. Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa (pptx, pdf)
2016 The impact of legumes in health - what is known? (O papel das leguminosas na saúde - o que se sabe?). Celebrations of the 2016 International Year of Pulses - Colégio F3. 20th Oct 2016. Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa. (pptx, pdf)
2016 (apresentação aconselhamento nas doenças crónicas)
2015 Diet and physical activity: risk factors and foresight. EU Project FRESHER - 3rd Workshop on Drivers & Trends of the Future Developments of Non-communicable Diseases: Southern European Perspective – 26th Oct 2015. Lisbon (ppt)
2009 Atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis (Risco Cardiovascular e aterosclerose na Artrite Reumatóide). IX Jornadas da Associação Nacional dos Doentes com Artrite Reumatóide, Abril, Lisboa. (ppt, pps, pdf)
2009 The role of Professional Associations in the development and support for Clinical Research. Paulo Nicola. 26th Portuguese General Practitioner Meeting, Vilamoura, Portugal, 19th Mar. (Presentation).
2008 Meeting the two most prevalent causes of GP appointments - cardiovascular risk and rheumatic diseases. Paulo Nicola. 2nd European Rheumatology Conference for General Practitioners, Lisboa, 4th October. (Presentation)
2008 Rheumatology and the heart (A reumatologia e o coração). Paulo Nicola. 14th Meeting of the Portuguese Rheumatology Society, Vilamoura, Portugal, April. (Presentation).
2007 The influence of extra-articular manifestations on the cardiovascular risk. Paulo Nicola. First Meeting of the EULAR Taskforce for recommendations for cardiovascular risk management in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (and other inflammatory arthritides), Zurich, November Apresentação
2007 How to review a clinical study. Paulo Nicola. The Annual Autunm Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology, Beja, . Incomplete presentation
2007 The Portuguese Society of Rheumatology Registry for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients on Biological Therapy. Paulo Nicola. 5th European Biologics Registries Meeting, Manchester, September 2007 (Poster, Presentation)
2007 The Project for the National Registry of Reumatoid Arthritis Patients under Biologic Therapy. Paulo Nicola. The Portuguese Rheumatology Society Annual Meeting, April, Aveiro. Presentation

With peer-review and publication of abstract

During the appointment at the High Commissioner for Health

2007 “Years of Life Potentially Lost for Selected Causes in Continental Portugal, During 2003-2005”. Santana P, Alves I, Couceiro L, Andreozzi V, Nicola P, Machado MC. Study presented as a poster communication during the V National Epidemiology Congress, Lisbon, Portugal.
2007 “Impact of Different Statistical Methods for Projecting Health Indicators”. Andreozzi V, Couceiro L, Santana P, Nicola P, Alves I, Machado MC. Study presented as an oral and a poster communication during the V National Epidemiology Congress, Lisbon, Portugal.

During the research appointment at the Institute of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon

2017 Araújo J, Subtil J, Jardim A, Nicola P, Saraiva, J. We can and should obtain informed consent for resident’s doing surgery – evidence form randomized controlled study. IFOS Paris 2017
2017 Araújo J, Subtil J, Jardim A, Nicola P, Saraiva, J. Is resident training during surgery interfering on the surgical outcome? IFOS Paris 2017
2015 Madeira T, Peixoto-Plácido C, Santos N, Goulão B, Mendonça N, Santos O, Alarcão V, Nicola P, Lopes C, Gorjão Clara J. PEN-3S - Prevalência e vigilância do estado nutricional dos idosos Portugueses: Protocolo de investigação. Poster. 19º Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Obesidade. 20 Nov 2015.
2014 Milene Fernandes, Mário Oliveira, João Primo, Hipólito Reis, Paulo Nicola¬. PORTLink Study - Portuguese Research on Telemonitoring with CareLink®: Data of the Pilot Phase. Santa Marta Lisbon Summer Meeting. 4th, 5th July [Oral Communication]
2013 Andreia Leite, Milene Fernandes, Paulo Jorge Nicola, Luis Caldeira, Ana Paula Martins, Vasco Maria, Valesky Andreozzi. Longitudinal analysis of antiretroviral therapy switch in HIV patients. European Congress of Epidemiology – August 12-13, 2013 – Aarhus, Denmark. Poster Presentation.
2013 Carrilho, G., Peixoto, C., Alarcão, V., Guerra, F., Goulão, B., Simões, R., Cardoso, I., Pinto, A., Fernandes, M., Nicola, PJ., Guiomar, S., Rocha, E. Effect of a dietary and lifestyle intervention on weight among treated hypertensive Portuguese natives and African immigrants in Lisbon PRAdA Study – Proposta de Alteração da Alimentação. VI Fórum de Projetos de Prevenção da Obesidade, 21 e 22 Junho 2013, Lisboa - Portugal [Poster]
2013 Carrilho, G., Peixoto, C., Goulão, B., Alarcão, V., Simões, R., Guerra, F., Cardoso, I., Fernandes, M., Nicola, P., Guiomar,S. Efeito na perda de peso de uma intervenção alimentar e de estilos de vida em hipertensos medicados nativos e imigrantes africanos seguidos nos cuidados de saúde primários da região de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo (Estudo PRAdA). XII Congresso de Nutrição e Alimentação, 16 e 17 de Maio 2013, Lisboa – Portugal [Oral communication]
2013 Costa, AS., Alarcão, V., Lopes, E., Nicola, PJ., Rosa, MV., Nogueira, PJ. Global Youth Tobacco Survey- Portuguese version. International Conference on Tobbaco Prevention and Control, 14 and 15 November 2013, Lisbon – Portugal.
2013 PORTLink Study - Portuguese Research on Telemonitoring with CareLink® - Design and Baseline Data of the Pilot Phase. Mário Oliveira, Milene Fernandes, João Primo, Hipólito Reis, Paulo Nicola, on behalf of the PORTLink study Executive Board and Investigators. CARDIOTECHNIX Special Session CRM 2013
2013 Peixoto, C., Carrilho, G., Goulão, B., Alarcão, V., Simões, R., Guerra, F., Cardoso, I., Fernandes, M., Nicola, P. Guiomar, S. Effect on weight loss of food and lifestyles intervention in treated hypertensive natives and African immigrants followed in primary health care centers in Lisbon Region (PRAdA Study). VII Food and Nutrition Congress of the Portuguese Nutritionists Association. 16th and 17h May 2013. Lisbon – Portugal [Oral communication]
2013 Effect on weight loss of food and lifestyles intervention in treated hypertensive natives and African immigrants in Lisbon (PRAdA Study). Peixoto C, Carrilho G, Goulão B, Alarcão V, Simões R, Guerra F, Cardoso I, Fernandes M, Nicola P, Guiomar S. [Submitted] EUROEPI 2013 - 11-14 August, 2013, Aarhus - Denmark
2013 Different methods for evaluation of non-adherence to antibiotics, different risk factors? [ADAB Project]. Fernandes M, Leite A, Basto M, Nobre M, Vieira N, Nogueira P, Nicola PJ. [Submitted] EUROEPI 2013 - 11-14 August, 2013, Aarhus - Denmark
2012 Conhecimentos e Hábitos Alimentares considerando as Recomendações para Hipertensos Medicados Imigrantes e Nativos seguidos nos Cuidados de Saúde Primários da Região de Lisboa: Determinantes da Adesão às Recomendações de Fruta, Hortícolas e Peixe. Cardoso I, Guerra F, Pinto A, Violeta A, Almeida A, Fernandes M, Guiomar S, Nicola P, Rocha E. [comunicação oral] no 6º Congresso Português de Hipertensão e Risco Cardiovascular Global. 2012. 9-12 Fevereiro; Vilamoura, Portugal.
2012 Gómez V, Alarcão V, Fernandes M, Souto D, Areias C, Nicola PJ, Rocha E. Controlo e Adesão à Terapêutica Antihipertensora em Hipertensos Adultos e Idosos nos Cuidados de Saúde Primários - resultados preliminares do estudo DIMATCH-HTA. [comunicação oral] 6º Congresso de Hipertensão e Risco Cardiovascular Global. 2012. 9 a 12 de Fevereiro; Vilamoura
2012 Fernandes M, Souto D, Areias C, Gomez V, Lopes E, Alarcão V, Nicola PJ, Rocha E. Perfil de Utilização de Anti-Hipertensores em Hipertensos seguidos nos Cuidados de Saúde Primários da Região de Lisboa. [poster] 6º Congresso de Hipertensão e Risco Cardiovascular Global. 2012. 9 a 12 de Fevereiro; Vilamoura.
2012 Fernandes M, Souto D, Areias C, Gomez V, Lopes E, Alarcão V, Nicola PJ, Rocha E. Polimedicação e Problemas de Segurança Relacionados com os Medicamentos, em Hipertensos Idosos seguidos nos Cuidados de Saúde Primários. [poster] 6º Congresso de Hipertensão e Risco Cardiovascular Global. 2012. 9 a 12 de Fevereiro; Vilamoura.
2012 Fernandes M, Souto D, Simões R, Areias C, Gomez V, Lopes E, Alarcão V, Nicola PJ, Rocha E. O que distingue a Não-Adesão Intencional e Não Intencional à Terapêutica Anti-Hipertensora: Avaliação de factores associados, em Hipertensos Medicados seguidos nos Cuidados de Saúde Primários da Região de Lisboa. [poster] 6º Congresso de Hipertensão e Risco Cardiovascular Global. 2012. 9 a 12 de Fevereiro; Vilamoura.
2012 Fernandes M, Areias C, Souto D, Lopes E, Gomez V, Alarcão V, Nicola Pj, Rocha E. Práticas de Auto-medição da Pressão Arterial por Hipertensos Medicados seguidos nos Cuidados de Saúde da Região de Lisboa. [poster] 6º Congresso de Hipertensão e Risco Cardiovascular Global. 2012. 9 a 12 de Fevereiro; Vilamoura.
2012 Alarcão V, Ferreira I, Almeida A, Lavado J, Nunes L, Miranda FL, Fernandes M, Nicola PJ. Papel do médico de família e dos cuidados de saúde primários na promoção do aleitamento materno. [comunicação oral] 29º Encontro Nacional de Clínica Geral. 2012. 14-17 de Março; Vilamoura, Portugal.
2012 Fernandes M, Areias C, Souto D, Rodrigues J, Gomez V, Lopes E, Alarcão V, Nicola PJ, Rocha E. Percepções e Práticas dos Médicos de Família sobre a Adesão à Terapêutica Anti-Hipertensora. [poster] 29º Encontro Nacional de Clínica Geral. 2012. 14 a 17 de Março; Vilamoura.
2012 Rodrigues J, Fernandes M, Alarcão V, Lopes E, Gomez V, Nicola Pj, Rocha E. Factores Associados à decisão Terapêutica Na Hipertensão: Avaliação nos Cuidados de Saúde Primários. [poster] 29º Encontro Nacional de Clínica Geral. 2012. 14 a 17 de Março; Vilamoura.
2012 Guerra F, Pinto A, Violeta A, Almeida A, Cardoso I, Fernandes M, Guiomar S, Nicola P, Rocha E. Are There Differences in the Type of High-sodium Food Groups and Level of Counsumption among African Migrant and Native Hypertensive Medicated Patients, Followed at Primary Care Level in Lisbon?. [poster] XXXIII Congresso Português de Cardiologia. 2012. 22-24 Abril; Vilamoura, Portugal.
2012 Fernandes M, Souto D, Areias C, Miranda F, Pinto A, Lopes E, Gomez V, Alarcão V, Nicola PJ, Rocha E. Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Practices in Medicated Hypertensive Patients - Comparison between African Migrants and Natives followed at Primary Care Level in Lisbon, Portugal. [poster] 22nd European Meeting on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Prevention. 2012.
2012 Pinto A, Violeta A, Almeida A, Cardoso I, Fernandes M, Guerra F, Guiomar S, Nicola P, Rocha E. Are There Differences in the Type of High-sodium Food Groups and Level of Counsumption among African Migrant and Native Hypertensive Medicated Patients, Followed at Primary Care Level in Lisbon? [poster] 22nd European Meeting on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection.
2012 Fernandes M, Simões R, Caldeira L, Leite A, Freitas JA, Nicola PJ, Martins AP, Maria V. Determinants, pattern and outcomes of non-adherence to HAART in a Portuguese cohort of HIV-1 infected subjects. [comunicação oral] 28th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management. 2012. 23 a 26 de Agosto, Barcelona, Espanha.
2012 Fernandes M, Simões R, Caldeira L, Leite A, Freitas JA, Nicola PJ, Martins AP, Maria V. Antiretroviral Prescription and Adherence in a Portuguese Cohort of HIV-1 infected subjects: an overall analysis of changes over the years 2005 – 2008. [poster] 28th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management. 2012. 23 a 26 de Agosto, Barcelona, Espanha.
2012 Fernandes M, Leite A, Caldeira L, Valadas E, Simões R, Pereira M, Silva F, Nicola PJ, Martins AP, Maria V. Beliefs about Medication Questionnaire: results from its application to a Portuguese cohort of HIV-1 infected adults. [poster] EUROEPI 2012 Congress. 5 a 8 Setembro. Porto, Portugal
2012 Freitas JA, Fernandes M, Caldeira L, Valadas E, Simões R, Silva F, Nicola PJ, Martins AP, Maria V. Disagreement Between Physician Estimates and Self-Reported Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment in HIV1 Infected Adults. [comunicação oral] EUROEPI 2012 Congress. 5 a 8 Setembro. Porto, Portugal
2012 Fernandes M, Leite A, Caldeira L, Valadas E, Simões R, Pereira M, Silva F, Nicola PJ, Martins AP, Maria V. Nonadherence to Antiretroviral Therapy is Associated to Drinking Habits, Anxiety and Perception of Treatment Control: preliminary results from a Portuguese cohort of HIV-1 infected adults. [poster] EUROEPI 2012Congress. 5 a 8 Setembro. Porto, Portugal
2012 Souto D, Fernandes M, Simões R, Alarcão V, Gomez V, Lopes E, Nicola PJ, Rocha E. Adherence to antihypertensive treatment among African migrants and Portuguese natives: results from a primary care-based cohort study in Lisbon, Portugal. [comunicação oral] EuroEpi 2012 Congress. 5 a 8 Setembro. Porto, Portugal.
2012 Fernandes M, Areias C, Souto D, Alarcão V, Nicola PJ, Rocha E. HyDia Project – evaluation of a tailored intervention among medicated patients with uncontrolled hypertension, from Lisbon primary healthcare centers. [poster] EuroEpi 2012 Congress. 5 a 8 Setembro. Porto, Portugal.
2012 Fernandes M, Souto D, Areias C, Freitas A, Santos O, Nicola PJ. Competencies on epidemiological research: methodological details of an ongoing national study about training and education needs. [poster] EuroEpi 2012 Congress. 5 a 8 Setembro. Porto, Portugal.
2012 Cardoso I, Alarcão V, Simões R, Guerra F, Pinto A, Nicola P, Fernandes M, Guiomar S, Rocha E. Are Diet-related Factors Associated with Differences in Mean Arterial Pressure among Portuguese Natives and African migrants? A Study with Medicated Hypertensive Patients Followed at Lisbon Primary Health Care Centres. [Poster] EuroEpi 2012Congress. 5 a 8 Setembro. Porto, Portugal.
2012 Lopes E, Alarcão V, Fernandes M, Gómez V, Souto D, Simões R, Nicola P, Rocha E. What is the impact of medicines beliefs and illness perceptions on hypertension control and medication adherence?. [Poster] EuroEpi 2012Congress. 5 a 8 Setembro. Porto, Portugal.
2012 Gómez V, Alarcão V, Fernandes M, Souto, Lopes E, Nicola P, Rocha E. Blood pressure control and antihypertensive medication adherence in adult and elder hypertensive medicated patients in primary health care in lisbon region. [Poster] EuroEpi 2012Congress. 5 a 8 Setembro. Porto, Portugal.
2012 Godinho M, Alarcão V, Lopes E, Nicola P. Perceções e práticas de doentes hipertensos em relação ao controlo da doença e adesão à terapêutica. [Comunicação oral] V congresso Ibero-americano de Pesquisa Qualitativa em Saúde. 2012, 11 a 13 de Outubro, Lisboa.
2012 Alarcão, V, Ferreira, I, Simões, R, Fernandes, M, Nicola, PJ. Fatores Relacionados com a Prevalência e Exclusividade do Aleitamento Materno em Portugal nos Primeiros 6 Meses de Vida. Comunicação Oral. Nono Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências da Nutrição e Alimentação. 2012. 16 e 17 de Outubro; Porto, Portugal
2012 Alarcão, V, Simões, R, Lavado, J, Nunes, L, Leão Miranda, F, Fernandes, M, Nicola, PJ. Prevalência e Determinantes do Aleitamento Materno em Portugal. Poster. XI Congresso de Nutrição e Alimentação. 2012. 24 e 25 de Maio; Porto, Portugal
2012 Alarcão V, Simões R, Miranda FL, Fernandes M, Franco J, Godinho M, Nogueira P, Nicola P, Manaças M, Impacto do Grau de Controlo da Asma na Utilização de Cuidados de Saúde em Portugal [ comunicação oral ] III Congresso Nacional de Saúde Pública. 2012. 25 e 26 de Outubro; Coimbra, Portugal.
2012 Beliefs about Medication Questionnaire: results from its application to a Portuguese cohort of HIV-1 infected adults. Fernandes M, Leite A, Caldeira L, Valadas E, Simões R, Pereira M, Silva F, Nicola PJ, Martins AP, Maria V. European Congress of Epidemiology, Oporto, Portugal. September 2012. Eur J Epidemiol 2012; 27(Suppl 1): S92 [P1D06] Poster presentation
2012 Disagreement Between Physician Estimates and Self-Reported Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment in HIV1 Infected Adults. Freitas JA, Fernandes M, Caldeira L, Valadas E, Simões R, Silva F, Nicola PJ, Martins AP, Maria V. European Congress of Epidemiology, Oporto, Portugal. September 2012. Eur J Epidemiol 2012; 27(Suppl 1): S16 [OC 1.4.5] Oral Presentation
2012 Nonadherence to Antiretroviral Therapy is Associated to Drinking Habits, Anxiety and Perception of Treatment Control: preliminary results from a Portuguese cohort of HIV-1 infected adults. Fernandes M, Leite A, Caldeira L, Valadas E, Simões R, Pereira M, Silva F, Nicola PJ, Martins AP, Maria V. European Congress of Epidemiology, Oporto, Portugal. September 2012. Eur J Epidemiol 2012; 27(Suppl 1): S91 [P1D03] Poster presentation
2012 Blood pressure self-monitoring practices in medicated hypertensive patientscomparison between African migrants and natives followed at primary care level in Lisbon, Portugal. Fernandes M, Souto D, Areias C, Miranda FM, Pinto A, Lopes E, Gomez V, Alarcão V, Nicola PJ, Rocha E. 22nd European Meeting on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection, London. April 2012. Poster Presentation.
2012 Factors associated with therapeutic decision in hypertension: analysis in primary health care. (Factores associados à Decisão Terapêutica na Hipertensão: avaliação nos Cuidados de Saúde Primários). Rodrigues J, Fernandes M, Alarcão V, Lopes E, Gómez V, Nicola P, Rocha E. 29º Encontro Nacional - APMGF, Vilamoura, Março 2012. Poster presentation.
2012 Family Doctors practices and perceptions regarding adherence to antihypertensive therapy. (Percepções e práticas dos Médicos de Família sobre a adesão à terapêutica anti-hipertensora). Fernandes M, Areias C, Souto D, Rodrigues J, Gómez V, Lopes E, Alarcão V, Nicola P, Rocha E. 29º Encontro Nacional - APMGF, Vilamoura, Março 2012. Poster presentation.
2010 What is the best method for sampling medicated hypertensive patients from African Portuguese Speaking Countries, and non-migrants, followed at the Primary Health Care in Lisbon. (Identificação do melhor método de amostragem de hipertensos medicados imigrantes dos Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa (PALOP) e não – imigrantes seguidos nos Cuidados de Saúde Primários da Região de Lisboa). Alarcão, Violeta; Fernandes, Milene; Lavinas, Carlota; Lopes, Elisa; Nicola, Paulo; Rocha, Evangelista. II Congresso Português de Saúde Publica. Porto. Oral presentation.
2010 Disease control and drug adherence in adult and old hypertensive patients at the Primary Health Care in Lisbon. (Controlo e Adesão à Terapêutica Antihipertensora em Hipertensos Adultos e Idosos nos Cuidados de Saúde Primários da Região de Lisboa).Gómez, Verónica; Alarcão, Violeta; Fernandes, Milene; Nicola, Paulo; Rocha, Evangelista. II Congresso Português de Saúde Publica. Porto. Oral presentation.
2010 Physician's behaviour towards hypertension treatment, at the Primary Health Care setting. (Atitudes dos médicos em relação ao tratamento da Hipertensão, no contexto dos Cuidados de Saúde Primários). Rodrigues, Joana; Fernandes, Milene; Alarcão, Violeta; Nicola, Paulo; Rocha, Evangelista. II Congresso Português de Saúde Publica. Porto. Poster presentation.
2010 Believes for anti-hypertensive medication and blood pressure control at the Primary Health Care. (Crenças sobre a Medicação Anti – Hipertensora e o Controlo da Pressão Arterial nos Cuidados de Saúde Primários). Lopes, Elisa; Alarcão, Violeta; Fernandes, Milene; Nicola, Paulo; Rocha, Evangelista. II Congresso Português de Saúde Publica. Porto. Poster presentation.
2009 "The Portuguese Registry of Rheumatic Diseases: the strategy behind merging the electronic medical record, research databases and patients’ registries" (O Registo Português de Doentes Reumáticos: a estratégia de fusão do processo clínico electrónico, bases de investigação, e registo de doentes). European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Annual European Congress of Rheumatology. June. Poster.
2008 "Cost and efficiency of a random sampling process for national digit dialing to all fixed and mobile indicatives" (Custo e Eficiência de um Processo de Amostragem Telefónica Nacional para todos os Indicativos Fixos e Móveis). Godinho M, Martins F, Ventura J, Nicola PJ. V National Epidemiology Meeting (V Congresso Português de Epidemiologia), Porto, Portugal. Study Presented as Oral.
2008 "Conditioning factors for the control and medication adherence in hypertension, with a focus on knowledge, believes and attitudes: a qualitative study in primary health care" (Factores condicionantes do controlo e da adesão terapêutica na HTA, com enfoque nos conhecimentos, crenças e atitudes: estudo qualitativo nos cuidados de saúde primários). Alarcão V, Godinho M, Nicola PJ. V National Epidemiology Meeting (V Congresso Português de Epidemiologia), Porto, Portugal. Study Presented as Oral.
2008 "Underlying risk for 30-day in-hospital mortality among patients admitted with acure myocardial infarction in Portugal". Andreozzi, V.; Couceiro, L.; Nicola, P. J.; Alves, I; Santana, P., in: European Journal of Public Health, Vol.18 (1): 5; p. 167.
2008 "Practical teaching of epidemiological research: the experience of two editions of the "Espaço-Projecto" of the Master/PhD Degree in Epidemiology (Lisbon's Medical School)" (O ensino prático da investigação epidemiológica: a experiência de duas edições do Espaço Projecto do Mestrado/Doutoramento em Epidemiologia (FML)). Fernandes M, Nicola PJ. V National Epidemiology Meeting (V Congresso Português de Epidemiologia), Porto, Portugal. Study Presented as Oral.
2008 "Building a national consensus on Competencies for Epidemiology: results from a consultation to an expert panel" (Construção de um Consenso Nacional sobre Competências em Epidemiologia: Consulta a um Painel de Peritos). Fernandes M, Nicola PJ, Ferrinho P. V National Epidemiology Meeting (V Congresso Português de Epidemiologia), Porto, Portugal. Study Presented as Poster.
2008 "Which is the best method to identify medicated hypertensive patients treated in Primary Care Centers?" (Qual o melhor método para identificar hipertensos medicados nos Cuidados de Saúde Primários?). Fernandes M, Cortes MA, Alarcão V, Godinho M, Abukumail N, Nicola PJ. II Congresso Português de Hipertensão, Vilamoura. Study Presented as Poster and Presentation.
2007 Cost-effectiveness Analisis of the Staphylococcus aureus' Nosocomial Pneumonia Treatment with Linezolide (Análise Custo-Efectividade do Linezolide no Tratamento da Pneumonia Nosocomial por Staphylococcus aureus). Carlos Gouveia Pinto, Miguel Manaças, Luís Silva Miguel, Paulo Nicola. VI National Meeting of the Portuguese Association of Hospital Farmacists (VI Congresso Nacional da APFH), Coimbra.
2007 Cost-effectiveness Analisis of the Staphylococcus aureus' Nosocomial Pneumonia Treatment with Linezolide (Análise Custo-Efectividade do Linezolide no Tratamento da Pneumonia Nosocomial por Staphylococcus aureus). Carlos Gouveia Pinto, Miguel Manaças, Luís Silva Miguel, Paulo Nicola. The 10th Portuguese Conference on Health Economics (10ª Conferencia Nacional de Economia da Saúde), Lisboa. Apresentação Poster
2007 “Database Meta-structure for Prospective Studies Associated with the Electronic Medical Record”. Rocha R, Tedim J, Canhão H, Fonseca JE, Nicola PJ. Study presented as an oral and a poster communication during the V National Epidemiology Congress, Lisbon, Portugal.
2007 "Conception of the Registry of Rheumatoid Arthritis under Biologic Therapy: vision and complexities of the informatic structure" (Como está concebida a base de dados de doentes com artrite reumatóide submetidos a terapêutica biológica? Visão e complexidades da estrutura informática). Rocha R, Tedim J, Canhão H, Fonseca JE, Nicola PJ. Outumn Meeting of the Portuguese Reumatology Society. Beja. abstract
2007 “Research Communications at Portuguese National Congresses – last 6 years analysis” (Invited presentation). Nicola PJ – a bibliometric study presented as an oral communication during the XXIV National Meeting of General Practice. Vilamoura, Portugal.
2007 Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha -308 Genotypes Are Not Associated With Susceptibility For Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases In Portuguese Patients. Fonseca J, Caetano-Lopes J, Mourão A, Pinto P, Canhão H, Sousa E, Melo Gomes J, Santos M, Cavaleiro J, Teles J, Weinmann P, Nero P, Saavedra M, Malcata A, Cruz M, Melo R, Brana A, Miranda L, Patto J, Barcelos A, Canas da Silva J, Santos L, Figueiredo G, Rodrigues M, Jesus H, Quintal A, Carvalho T, Nicola P, Ventura F, Pereira da Silva J, Branco J, Viana Queiroz M. Presented as an oral communication at the 2007 Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) Congress, Barcelona.
2007 Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha -308 Ga/Aa Genotypes Are Associated With High Inflammatory Activity And High Serum Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha In Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Patients. Mourão A, Lopes J, Costa P, Sousa A , Canhão H, Santos M, Melo Gomes J, Cavaleiro J, Teles J, Nicola P, Branco J, Teixeira da Costa J, Gomes Pedro J, Viana de Queiroz M, Eurico Fonseca J. Presented as a poster at the 2007 Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) Congress, Barcelona.
2006 Inflammation Hurts but Also Kills - Evidence And Paradoxes From The Epidemiological Point Of View Taking Rheumatoid Arthritis As The Paradigm. (Invited presentation). Nicola PJ. I Mediterranean Congress in Clinical Immunology.
2006 Tumor necrosis factor  -308 GA/AA genotypes are associated with high inflammatory activity and high serum concentrations in Juvenil Idiopathic Arthritis. Mourão AF, Lopes J, Cavaleiro J, Sousa A, Costa P, Canhão H, Nicola PJ, Teixeira da Costa J, Gomes Pedro J, Viana de Queiroz M, Branco J, Melo Gomes A, Fonseca JE. Study presented as poster presentation at the 2006 ACR /ARHP 70th Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington DC, EUA.
2006 Polimorfismos do Promotor do Gene do Factor de Necrose Tumoral alfa e Artrite Idiopática Juvenil – discriminação entre subtipos e prognóstico em doentes portugueses – análise interina. Mourão AF, Lopes J, Cavaleiro J, Costa P, Canhão H, Nicola PJ, Teixeira da Costa J, Gomes Pedro J, Viana de Queiroz M, Branco J, Melo Gomes A, Fonseca JE. Study presented as an oral communication during the 9º workshop “Educação pela ciência”, Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa.
2006 Polimorfismos do Promotor do Gene do Factor de Necrose Tumoral alfa e Artrite Idiopática Juvenil – discriminação entre subtipos e prognóstico em doentes portugueses – análise interina. Mourão AF, Lopes J, Cavaleiro J, Costa P, Canhão H, Nicola PJ, Teixeira da Costa J, Gomes Pedro J, Viana de Queiroz M, Branco J, Melo Gomes A, Fonseca JE. Study presented as an oral communication during the X Jornadas Internacionais de Reumatologia Pediátrica de Lisboa, Lisboa.
2006 Contribution of Different Medical Sources to Drug Use Information; analysis using the Rochester Epidemiology Project integrated medical record system. Paulo J Nicola, Cynthia S Crowson, Hilal Maradit Kremers, Sherine E Gabriel. Study presented as poster presentation at the 22nd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management (Lisbon).
2005 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Characteristics in Rheumatoid Arthritis Subjects are Associated with the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. Paulo J Nicola, Cynthia S Crowson, Hilal Maradit Kremers, Sherine E Gabriel. Study presented as poster presentation at the 2006 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

During the Mayo Clinic’s Research Fellow appointment

2005 Incidence of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Features in Subjects with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Paulo J Nicola, Cynthia S Crowson, Hilal Maradit Kremers, Karla V Ballman, Steven J Jacobsen, Sherine E Gabriel. Study presented as poster presentation at the 2005 American College of Rheumatology Meeting (San Diego).
2005 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Features in Rheumatoid Arthritis Subjects: Impact on Mortality Risk. Paulo J Nicola, Cynthia S Crowson, Hilal Maradit Kremers, Karla V Ballman, Steven J Jacobsen, Sherine E Gabriel. Study presented as poster presentation at the 2005 American College of Rheumatology Meeting (San Diego).
2005 The Incidence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Angel Gonzalez, Hilal Maradit Kremers, Cynthia S Crowson, Karla V Ballman, Veronique L Roger, Steven J Jacobsen, W Michael O'Fallon, Sherine E Gabriel, Paulo J Nicola. Study presented as poster presentation at the 2005 American College of Rheumatology Meeting (San Diego).
2005 Cumulative Glucocorticoid Exposure and the Risk of Cardiovascular Events in a Population-Based Cohort of Rheumatoid Arthritis Subjects. John M Davis, III, Hilal Maradit Kremers, Cynthia S Crowson, Paulo J. Nicola, Karla V Ballman, Steven J Jacobsen, Veronique L Roger, Sherine E Gabriel. Study presented as poster presentation at the 2005 American College of Rheumatology Meeting (San Diego).
2005 Risk factors in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Paulo J. Nicola. Plenary session (speaker), IV Meeting of the Portuguese National Association of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (Lisbon, 2005).
2004 Research on the Impact of Comorbidities in RA: an Epidemiological Perspective on the Implications for the Clinical Practice and Research. Paulo J. Nicola. Plenary session (speaker), XII International Meeting of the Portuguese Institute of Rheumatology (Lisbon, 2004).
2004 Rheumatoid Arthritis Characteristics Associated with the Risk of Heart Failure. Paulo J. Nicola, Hilal Maradit-Kremers, Steve J. Jacobsen, Cynthia S. Crowson, Karla V. Ballman, Sherine E. Gabriel. Study presented as an oral presentation during the XII International Meeting of the Portuguese Institute of Rheumatology (Lisbon, 2004). Best oral communication award.
2004 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Characteristics in Rheumatoid Arthritis Subjects are Associated with Congestive Heart Failure. Paulo J. Nicola, Hilal Maradit-Kremers, Steve J. Jacobsen, Cynthia S. Crowson, Karla V. Ballman, Sherine E. Gabriel. Study presented as a poster presentation during the XII International Meeting of the Portuguese Institute of Rheumatology (Lisbon, 2004).
2004 Is Congestive Heart Failure The Major Contributor Of The Increased Mortality In Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)? Paulo J. Nicola, Cynthia S. Crowson, Hilal Maradit-Kremers, Sherine Gabriel. Study presented as an oral communication during the 2004 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting (St. Antonio, USA).
2004 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Characteristics in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Subjects are Associated with the Risk of Congestive Heart Failure. Paulo J. Nicola, Hilal Maradit Kremers, Cynthia S. Crowson, Karla V. Ballman, Sherine Gabriel. Study presented as a poster communication during the 2004 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting (St. Antonio, USA).
2004 Do Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Disease Characteristics Predict Congestive Heart Failure? Paulo J. Nicola, Hilal Maradit Kremers, Cynthia S. Crowson, Karla V. Ballman, Sherine Gabriel. Study presented as a poster communication during the 2004 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting (St. Antonio, USA).
2004 Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Hilal Maradit Kremers, Cynthia S. Crowson, Paulo Nicola, Karla V. Ballman, Sherine Gabriel. Study presented as a poster communication during the 2004 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting (St. Antonio, USA).
2004 How much of the Increased Incidence of Congestive Heart Failure in Rheumatoid Arthritis is Attributable to Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Ischemic Heart Disease? Cynthia S. Crowson, Paulo J. Nicola, Hilal Maradit-Kremers, William Michael O'Fallon, Terry M. Therneau, Sherine E. Gabriel. Study presented as a poster communication during the 2004 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting (St. Antonio, USA).
2004 Increased Unrecognized Coronary Heart Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Hilal Maradit-Kremers, Cynthia S. Crowson, Paulo J. Nicola, Karla V. Ballman, Veronique L. Roger, Steven J. Jacobsen, Sherine E. Gabriel. Study presented as an oral communication during the 2004 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting (St. Antonio, USA).
2003 Risk of Heart Failure Among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Hilal Maradit Kremers, Paulo Nicola, Cynthia S. Crowson, Karla V. Ballman, Sherine E. Gabriel. Study presented as an oral communication during the 2003 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting (Orlando, USA).
2003 Cardiovascular Risk Profile and Mortality in a Population-Based Cohort of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients over a 40-Year Period. Hilal Maradit Kremers, Paulo Nicola, Cynthia S. Crowson, Karla V. Ballman, Sherine E. Gabriel. Study presented as an oral communication during the 2003 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting (Orlando, USA).
2003 Trends and Determinants Of DMARD Initiation in Rheumatoid Arthritis over a 40 Year Period. Hilal Maradit Kremers, Paulo Nicola, Cynthia S. Crowson, W Michael O'Fallon, Sherine E. Gabriel. Study presented as a poster communication during the 2003 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting (Orlando, USA).
2003 Prognostic Importance of Low Body Mass Index on Cardiovascular Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Hilal Maradit Kremers, Paulo Nicola, Cynthia S. Crowson, Karla V. Ballman, Sherine E. Gabriel. Study presented as a poster communication during the 2003 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting (Orlando, USA).
2003 Predictors of Time to DMARD Discontinuation in a Population-Based Cohort of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients over a 40-Year Period. Hilal Maradit Kremers, Paulo Nicola, Cynthia S. Crowson, W Michael O'Fallon, Sherine E. Gabriel. Study presented as a poster communication during the 2003 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting (Orlando, USA).

During the General Practice and Family Medicine Residence

2001, 2002 “Family Practice Studies Published in the General Practice National Journal during the last 10 years” – a bibliometric study presented as an oral communication during the XIX National Meeting of General Practice and as a paper and as an oral communication during the Course on ‘Investigation Methodology’.
2001 “Grief Management” – oral communication presented for the Sete Rios’ Health Center Clinical Meetings.
2001 “The Resident’s opinion about their residence – what can be made with it?” – study presented as an oral communication during the V Spanish National Family Medicine Resident’s Congress (Toledo, Spain).
2000 “Managing Pruritus” – poster presented during the V National Congress of Family Medicine.
2000 “Free Communications at Portuguese National Congresses – last 10 years analysis” – study presented as an oral communication during the V National Congress of Family Medicine.
2000 “Heart Failure – from the physiopathology to Evidence Based Medicine” – study presented as an oral communication at the Clinical Meetings of Curry Cabral Hospital (Lisbon) and to the Sete Rios’ Health Center (Lisbon) clinical meetings.
2000 “The Resident’s opinion about their residence – results from a questionnaire” – study presented during the XVII National Meeting of General Practice, as a poster and as an oral communication in a session with residents and preceptors.
2000 “Prenatal Chromossopaties Screening with serum markers – rationale” – study presented as an oral communication during the V National Congress of Family Medicine.
2000 “How to Manage the Consultation ?” – oral communication presented during the I Lisbon Resident Clinical Meeting.
2000 “Implications of a Domiciliary Continuous Care Team in the Family Medicine practice” – study presented as an oral communication during the XVIII National Meeting of General Practice and during the II Meeting of Odivelas’ Health Center Continous Care Team (Lisbon).
1999 “Polymyalgia Rheumatica – revision and discussion of a case” – case presented as an oral communication during the VII Family Medicine South Residents Meeting.
1998 “Malaria revisited – general considerations about 4 clinical cases” – poster presented during the IV National Meeting of Infectious Disease, Lisbon.

During Medical School

1995 “Prediction factors of the response to interferon- in Chronic Hepatitis C”; study presented as an oral communication in the IV National Meeting of Medicine Students, where it won the 3rd prize of investigational study.
1996 “Immunologic therapies” – revision study presented during the Immunology Clerkship.

Mentoring experience

Ongoing
2015-6 Co-mentor André Pinheiro (Master Integrated Thesis in Biomedical Engineering). Metodologia de Apoio à Contratualização de Cuidados de Saúde Primários. Mentor: Prof.ª Doutora Mónica Duarte Oliveira (IST)
2014-5 Co-mentor Gil Luís (Master Integrated Thesis in Biomedical Engineering). Which Policies have the highest potential to improve health and reduce health inequities in Europe. Mentor: Prof.ª Doutora Mónica Duarte Oliveira (IST).
2014-5 Co-mentor Andreia Agostinho (Master Integrated Thesis in Biomedical Engineering). Avaliação de estados de saúde recorrendo à abordagem MACBETH e comparação com o método Time Trade-Off (Valuing Health States using the MABETH non-numerical approach). Mentor: Prof.ª Doutora Mónica Duarte Oliveira (IST). Scoring: 19/20.
2012 Co-mentor Ana Catarina Sousa (Integrated Master Thesis in Biostatistics). Efectividade do Rastreio do Cancro da Mama ao nível dos Cuidados de Saúde Primários (Efectivity of Breast Cancer Screening at the primary health care). Mentor: Prof.ª Helena Mouriño (FCUL)
2012 Co-mentor Fábia Silva (Master Thesis in Epidemiology). Motivos reportados pelas mães para o abandono do aleitamento (Reasons presented by mothers for premature breastfeeding termination). Mentor: Prof. Evangelista Rocha. Collaboration: Dr.ª Violeta Alarcão.
2012 Co-mentor João Franco (Master Thesis in Epidemiology). Controlo da Asma em Portugall (Asthma control in Portugal). Mentor: Prof. Evangelista Rocha. Collaboration: Dr.ª Violeta Alarcão
2012 Co-mentor Alexandra Resende (Master Thesis in Epidemiology). Projecto IFOCO – Infecção de Ferida Operatória em Cirurgia Ortopédica no Hospital de Santa Maria (IFOCO Project - Infection of surgery wound in Orthopedic Surgery at the St. Mary's Hospital). Mentor: Prof. José Pereira Miguel
Concluded
2014-5 Co-mentor Helena Forte (Master Integrated Thesis in Biomedical Engineering). What determines population health? Making the best use of literature to structure a multicriteria population health index. Mentor: Prof.ª Doutora Mónica Duarte Oliveira (IST)
2014-5 Co-mentor Rodrigo Vieira Rodrigues (Master Integrated Thesis in Biomedical Engineering). Adapting State-of-the-Art Named Entity Recognition and Disambiguation Frameworks for Handling Clinical Text. Mentor: Prof. Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins, Departamento de Engenharia Informática (DEI) (IST).
2014-15 Co-mentor Íris de Almeida e Sousa. Impacto da asma no absentismo laboral e escolar em Portugal (Impact on Working and School Abseentism of Asthma patients). Mentor: Prof.ª Maria Fernanda Nunes Diamantino (DEIO – Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa). Presented at Nov 9th 2015 (score 16 out of 20)
2013-14 Co-mentor João Filipe Duarte Pina dos Santos. Metodologia de Apoio à Contratualização de Cuidados de Saúde Primários (Methodology for Contracting with the Primary Health Care). Mentor: Prof.ª Doutora Mónica Duarte Oliveira (IST). Extended summary. Presented at Dec 1st 2014 (score 18 out of 20)
2012 Mentor Joana Lavado (Master Integrated Thesis in Medicine). Factores de sucesso da amamentação em Portugal: Explorando o efeito das práticas das maternidades (Factors of Successful Breastfeeding in Portugal: Exploring the Effect of Maternity-Care Practices). Collaboration: Dr.ª Violeta Alarcão
2012 Mentor Lia Isabel Fernandes Nunes (Master Integrated Thesis in Medicine). Determinantes do Aleitamento em Portugal: o Impacto do Conhecimento Materno (Breastfeeding Determinants in Portugal: The Impact of Maternal Knowledge). Collaboration: Dr.ª Violeta Alarcão e Dr. Rui Simões
2012 Mentor Alexandre Freitas (Master Integrated Thesis in Medicine). Concordância entre a estimativa do médico e o auto-relato na adesão à terapêutica antirretrovírica em adultos seropositivos para o VIH-1 (Agreement among the doctors perception and self-report of adherence to antiretroviric therapy in seropositive patients to HIV-1). Collaboration: Dr.ª Milene Fernandes
2012 Co-mentor Cláudia Ferreira (Master Integrated Thesis in Biomedical Engeneering). Eficiência das unidades de cuidados de saúde primários em Portugal (Eficiency of primary health care units in Portugal). Mentor: Prof. Rui Cunha Marques (IST)
2011 Mentor Andreia Leite (Master Integrated Thesis in Medicine). Frequência e motivos para a mudança do regime terapêutico dos doentes com HIV ((Frequency And Reasons For Antiretroviral Therapy Switching In HIV Patients). Collaboration: Dr.ª Milene Fernandes

Teaching Experience

Since 2014 Lecturer at the Master in Respiratory and sleep disorders in children (responsible: Prof. Teresa Bandeira
2007-2008 Course Coordinator: Pos-Graduate Course on “Practical Introduction to Clinical Research in Oncology” (50 hours, 6 ECTS). Instituto Português de Oncologia Dr. Francisco Gentil
2007 Course Coordinator: Pos-Graduate Course on “Practical Aspects of Clinical Research” (40 hours, 5 ECTS). Centro de Medicina Física e de Reabilitação do Alcoitão.
2007 Master Degree in Epidemiology, Lisbon Medical School. Responsible for the executive coordination (2nd edition), several classes in epidemiology, organizing epidemiological research seminars, and for an innovative research practice practical teaching in group.
2007 Workshop: Introduction to the ‘R’ Platform, responsible for organizing and lecturing a 12 hours pratical workshop aiming to introduce researchers to the ‘R’ statistical package, though theoretical teaching, demonstrations and exercises on everyday statistical needs.
2007 Participated as teacher in other courses: Master Degree in Communication in Science (4 hours, Lecture on Health Measurement)
2006 Course Coordinator. Pos-Graduate Course on “Practical Aspects of Clinical Research” (40 hours, 5 ECTS). Responsible for the Module “Use and Interpretation of Statistical Models in Clinical Research” (9 hours). University of Lisbon Medical School.
2006 Lecturing on Graduate Epidemiology Courses. Universidade Atlantica, Lisbon.

Courses attended and Special Clerkships

2016 Teachers training - Innovative methods in 90 min - mindmapping for teachers (26 Fev, IST) - certificate

Only programs with one week or more are considered.


2005 Completed course work of the Master Degree in Clinical Research. Includes 21 courses (24 credits) in epidemiology, statistics, conduct of research, and study design.
2005 Genetic Statistics (536). 6-month course from the Iowa University program for Master of Science in Statistics.
2005 Theory of Probability and Statistics (542). 6-month course from the Iowa University program for the Master of Science in Statistics.
1998 Course on “Advances in Immunology” (Gulbenkian’s Scientific Center) with the duration of one week; responsible: Prof. Antonio Coutinho (from the Institute Pasteur of Science, Paris).
1999 Course on “Investigation Methodology” (General Practice Residence Coordination Department) with two periods of one week of theoretical classes, and a period of two years to elaborate and execute a investigational study with the support of a mentor.
1999 Course on “Introduction to Behavioral Therapy” (Julio de Matos’ Mental Hospital Behavioral Service, Lisbon) with the duration of a one-week.
1999 Course on “Introduction to Epidemiology” (General Practice Residence Coordination Department) with the duration of one week.
1999 Course on “Family Health and Disease” (General Practice Residence Coordination Department) with the duration of one week.
2000 Course on “Managing Grief” (Portuguese Society of Psycho-oncology), a one-week formation with a psychologist.
2000 Course on “Managing the Consultation” (Portuguese Association of Family Doctors) with the duration of one week.
2001 One-week clerkship in Family Medicine at Los Angelos’ Health Center, Madrid, Spain.

Participation on Task Forces and International Groups

2012 World Health Organization - European Office. Temporary Consultant for Health Systems Performance Assessment.
2008 EULAR Taskforce on Biologics Registers
2008 Drafting Group, Charter of Health Systems, WHO European Regional Office
Meeting in Belgrade, Servia, September 2007
Meeting in Bled, Eslovenia, November 2007
Meeting in Valencia, Spain, January 2008
2007- European Biologics Registry Rheumatology Group
2007-2008 EULAR Taskforce for recommendations for cardiovascular risk management in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (and other inflammatory arthritides)

Editorial Activity, Associative participation and organization of scientific events

2015-present Reviewer, Revista Portuguesa de Medicina Geral e Familiar
2012 Member of the Organizing Committee. European Congress of Epidemiology, 5-8th September, Oporto, Portugal. http://www.euroepi2012.com/
2011-12 Member of the Portuguese Association of Epidemiology Board of Directors
2009 Member, abstract sellection committee, XIV National Meeting of Family Medicine
2008 Member of the Organizing Committee, 6th Portuguese Epidemiology Meeting
2008 Member of the Scientific Committee, 14th Portuguese Rheumatology Meeting
2007 Organizer of the Open Seminars Cycle in Epidemiologic Research (10 sessions) Seminários EPI-S 2007.
2006-2008 Associate Editor and reviewer, Acta Reumatologica Portuguesa.
2005-2007 Reviewer, Arthritis Care & Research
2007 Member of the Organizing Committee, V Congress of the Portuguese Epidemiology Association

Special Interests

Research methodology, design and statistics. Preventive Medicine. Programming in S-plus/R statistic packages.
Medical applications of information technology, Informatics and programming (MS VisualBasic, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Access).
Systemic theory applied to medicine and family.
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese - conversation, reading and writing. French - conversation and reading.

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Playing guitar and piano, chess, reading, traveling, cooking, spending time with the family.

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