Portugal
Currently there are 51 EDTNA/ERCA Members in Portugal. During the last year the number of membership increased.

On the 43rd EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in Riga, Portugal presented several works, and won the 1st prize for Best Manuscript Scholarship with the work:

Spiritual well-being of dialysed people with end stage renal disease F. Loureiro1 , A. Gomes1 , M.Machado1 , F. Vieira1 , J. Fazendeiro Matos2 1 NephroCare Dialysis Centre Braga, Fresenius Medical Care, Braga, Portugal; 2 NephroCare Nursing Care Management, Fresenius Medical Care, Porto, Portugal

Portugal also saw in Riga, one more education program recognized in the EDTNA/ERCA Accreditation Awards 2014.

In Portugal the promotion of EDTNA in local and national seminar in partnership with APEDT is growing and further contacts and activities are in progress.

The next activities with EDTNA promotion will happen on 27 March – 1 st Nephrology Seminar of Hospital Santa Maria, Raquel Ribeiro will speak about Secondary Prevention of Renal Disease – the reality in Hospital Santa Maria.

16 to 18 April – Nacional Conference of APEDT in Vilamoura ‐ promotion and launch of projects in partnership with EDTNA.

In the future, we intend to encourage the publication of the papers presented and develop partnerships with industry and nursing schools.

For more information please contact Ana Raquel Ferreira Ribeiro, Brand Ambassador Portugal