2019 Awardee

Congratulations to the winner of the 2019 TAE Award for Training Achievements who will receive the award during the TAE Day session on Saturday 13 April at ECCMID.

Maria João Lopes
Specialist Registrar in Infectious Diseases
Hospital Prof. Dr Fernando Fonseca



Maria is a 4th-year Infectious Diseases trainee. As a medical student, she volunteered in projects in Cape Verde and Mozambique, which contributed to her interest in Global Health. Apart from general ID training in Portugal, she obtained the East African Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, a 3-months hands-on course based in Tanzania and Uganda, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 2018, she completed an MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health at the same institution and developed her thesis in the Neglected Tropical Diseases field in Guinea-Bissau. In collaboration with the Portuguese Medical Association, she was a reviewer for the assessment of the ID department’s suitability for medical specialty training. She was also involved in peer-education during their rotations in the ID department and participated as a lecturer in courses for trainees. Presently, she is committed to acquiring further competencies in Antimicrobial Stewardship.