7th Annual Brasilian Symposium on Clinical & Pharmaceutical Solutions through Analysis (CPSA BRASIL 2020)
Program Chair – CPSA Brazil 2020
Carlos Kiffer, MD, Ph.D. from Escola Paulista de Medicina / Universidade Federal de São Paulo
“We’re responsible for ourselves as much as we are responsible for our communities.”
“(What COVID-19 brought us) A chance of observing a large number of patients over a small period of time. You start to see patterns.”
“I wish everyone could take care of each other.”
Diseases are complex, and the COVID-19 pandemic presents with several manifestations. Working in infectious disease for over 30 years, Carlos has observed 100’s to 1000’s of patients and works with friends and colleagues to identify patterns related to these different manifestations. They work together to make sense of these patterns through observations of patients in the hospitals, as well as using metabolomics, proteomics, and genetics to measure molecular differences in manifestations. The global pandemic will bring changes to certain approaches used for understanding infectious disease, and Carlos passionately works with community to bring relevant knowledge to design clinical scoring systems to define the spectrum of COVID-19 manifestations.