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Congress of the Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro

On October 9th, Pedro Machado, PhD fellow at ciTechCare, was invited to participate in the Roundtable: Rehabilitation in Survival, in the II Congress of PsychoOncology of the Liga Portuguesa contra o Cancro, with the topic “Rehabilitation and physical exercise”, where he highlighted the main benefits of physical exercise in cancer.According to Pedro, ‘this was another opportunity to learn and share knowledge”. This initiative continues the scientific events in the field of Psycho-Oncology that the League has been promoting since the creation, in 2009, of Psycho-Oncology Units across the country, complementing the provision of free consultations for cancer patients and their

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Flash-talk about CBmeter in the 2021 Jornadas of Scientific Computing

The ciTechCare’s researcher Maria Guarino will present a flash-talk intitled ” Decoding signals from oxygen sensors to diagnose…diabetes”, based on the CBmeter project, at the 2021 Jornadas de Computação Científica, in the session “Polytechnic of Leiria – Knowledge at the Service of the Society”.This session will be held on Wednesday, October 20th, at 10:30. Several Research, Development and Innovation (R&D+i) projects developed at the Polytechnic of Leiria will be presented as an example of an institutional strategy focused on the activities of sharing and valorisation of knowledge with impact on the economic and social fabric of the region and with

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ciTechCare in the II Jornadas Gerontológicas in Leiria

ciTechCare will be represented at the III Jornadas Gerontológicas da Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Leiria. The event will take place on October 19th, in Leiria, under the theme “Aging: A life with rights”.This event, which will be held for the third time, counts on overcoming the vast success of the previous editions, and is directed both to the community of health professionals and to the academic community.Maria Guarino is going to present a talk on how ciTechCare is trying to chart a path for Health Innovation in the region and Sara Gordo, ciTechCare´s Post-Doc researcher, will present a talk

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Education on infection prevention in 12th grade students

On August 8th, Sónia P. Gonçalves, researcher at ciTechCare, was at Liceu Pedro Nunes, in Lisbon, in an educational session on microbiology and infection prevention, for 12th grade students, promoted by Biology teachers Sara Soares and Maria Emília Carvalho.Students had the opportunity to discuss the topic, and their doubts regarding the challenges of the scientific career, as well as try out some laboratory techniques in microbiology. One of the objectives of the session was to assess the impact of washing and disinfecting hands on the number of cultivable microorganisms present on the skin, as a way to better make them

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ciTechCare at the European Respiratory Congress

Joana Cruz, lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria, and researcher at ciTechCare, was actively involved in the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress (#ERScongress), with the presentation of two e-posters developed under the OnTRACK project (https://citechcare.ipleiria.pt/ontrack/), and the chairing of two symposia, together with two international experts in the respiratory field. This participation is part of her work as representative of the “Early Career Members (under-40) of Assembly 9 – Allied Respiratory Professionals” of the ERS.   Posters: Relationship between fatigue, physical activity and health-related factors in COPD Motivation and physical activity in COPD: an exploratory study

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Celiac disease volunteers and their families

The researcher Sónia Gonçalves Pereira, mother of two celiac girls, is looking for celiac volunteers and their direct family (children and adults) to create a biobank of blood and feces samples for a research project that aims to study the influence of genetics and the microbiome on development of this disease. This study will be carried out in partnership with 2 research centers in Finland and the United States of America and has the support of the Portuguese Celiac Association (Associação Portuguesa de Celíacos (APC). Find more about the project HERE. +INFO: celiact@ipleiria.pt

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