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Researcher is invited to integrate scientific book on intellectual disabilities

Helena Reis, lecturer in Occupational Therapy and researcher, Ph.D., in Child Studies, in the field of Special Education, at ciTechCare, is co-author of the chapter “From Birth to adolescence: Related neurodevelopmental Disorders” that is part of the book entitled “Intellectual Disabilities: Health and Social Care Across the Lifespan”, recently published in Springer.  The book aims to be a guide for nurses, health and social care professionals, but also for the relatives of people with intellectual disabilities, contributing to a better performance of caregivers, taking into account the needs and health care of people with this type of condition.  The chapter

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SafeTrack closing session gathers researchers and healthcare professionals at Leiria Hospital Center

The closing session of the SafeTrack Project happened, on June 29, in the auditorium of Leiria Hospital Center. The project started in 2021 and aimed to engage healthcare professionals and patients representatives in the development of a new monitoring system of patients in the context of the Hospital Emergency Service (HES), in order to support healthcare professionals in the early detection of clinical deterioration of several occurrences. Maria Guarino, ciTechCare Director and Sandra Neves, researcher at ciTechCare and Vice-Director of LIDA (Laboratory of Research in Design and Arts) are part of the research team and presented the results of this

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Predatory journals and conferences: what are they and how to avoid them? with Dulce Correia

On June 26, ciTechCare received Dulce Correia, librarian in the Documentation services of the Polytechnic of Leiria, its former Director and member of the National Directive Council of the Portuguese Association of Librarians, Archivists and Documentaries (BAD) to raise awareness within the scientific community regarding publications in predatory journals. The session took place at the Health Innovation Hub, at 10 am and counted on the presence of more than 30 participants. Currently, the pressure to publish in Open Access is increasing. However, the recent inclusion of the MDPI group in the list of “predatory publications”, with all the consequences that

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Visita Carlos Ferreira, IEEE

Technologies 4 health – A Campus 5 O’Clock Talk session

Carlos Ferreira, graduated in Bioengineering and PhD student in this area, was the guest speaker of the Campus 5 O’Clock Talk session, which took place on June 22, 4 PM, at the Health Innovation Hub of Polytechnic of Leiria. With an extensive experience as a Medical Technology researcher, Carlos Ferreira has worked at U. Porto Innovation as a technology analyst, dedicated his research work on medical image analysis for the classification of pulmonary nodules with computed tomography, at the Institute of Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science – INESC TEC, and more recently he has been treasurer at the

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Researchers from TUS-Athlone joined ciTechCare for a scientific discussion on physical activity and health science

The development of scientific projects in the area of physical activity and its impact on the rehabilitation of patients with chronic disease was the main purpose of the last Science Swing session that took place at the Health Innovation Hub, on June 19. As usual, in these sessions, external researchers are invited to share their research projects, contributing to strengthen relations with other scientists and foster potential future projects. The last Science Swing session were led by Pedro Machado, Ph.D. research fellow on Sports Science: Physical Activity, from ciTechCare, and Clare McDermott and Fiona Skelly, both Ph.D. researchers and Lecturers

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Opening of call for research fellowships

The Polytechnic of Leiria is now opening applications for (three) scientific research fellowship (BI) within the project “MorphoPlay – Playful strategies for assessing morphological knowledge (2022.02585.PTDC)”, financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). These scholarships are intended for graduates in Speech Therapy, Psychology, Psycholinguistics, Clinical Linguistics or similar areas, who meet the enrollment conditions or already enrolled in a Master’s Degree in the field of Health, Psycholinguistics or Clinical Linguistics, who wish to develop research activities at ciTechCare- Innovation Center in Technologies and Health Care, aiming to obtaining a Master’s degree. The duration of each research fellowship

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