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Funding and innovation – Campus 5 O’Clock Talk

Talking about funding and innovation requires an extensive knowledge of the opportunities around us and the conditions someone can ask for financial support.  Vítor Ferreira, General Manager of Startup Leiria, came to the last session of Campus 5 O’Clock Talk to share his expertise on this theme, what brought a discussion and a focus on how important is to take risks from an early age and to understand the potencial of each project. This is a hot theme, particularly for the researchers community that needs to be aware of the funding possibilities in order to bring innovation into the society.

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Hub of Health Innovation hosts the Service of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of CHL

From the last January 25, the Hub of Health Innovation is hosting the Service of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Leiria Hospital Center (CHL). The protocol was signed last January 20 and foresees the use of this space for the next 11 months.  “That the execution of this protocol goes well in the terms and in the environment of coexistence and, mainly, in an environment of good relationship between the two institutions and between our professionals from the Service of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the resident professionals of the Polytechnic of Leiria”, said Licínio de Carvalho, Chairman of

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João Cordeiro da Costa was nominated for European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology

Pulmonologist and researcher at ciTechCare, João Cordeiro da Costa, has recently joined the international non-profit organization that intends to assess and accredit continuing medical training activities in the area of Pulmonology, according to very strict quality criteria, through assessments, e-learning sessions, live educational events, mobile apps or training center in respiratory medicine. Born in Leiria, the researcher and also Director of the Pneumology service of the Hospital Fernando Pessoa, in Gondomar, has been developing studies in several areas of expertise such as asthma, sleep medicine, lung function studies, bronchiectasis, pleural techniques or bronchoscopy. With his name in several articles and

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The current Industrial Revolution and some of its implications – opinion article

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing the way we act, our sense of privacy, our perception of ownership and even our consumption patterns.  The new era of technological evolution is characterized by the use of augmented reality, artificial intelligence, blockchain or machine learning technology which threaten a set of current jobs.  Rafael Pinheiro, post-doctoral researcher working on the development of algorithms of artificial intelligence, mathematical modeling and control consider that “every revolution generates transformation and need for adaptation” and it is important to “move forward confidently towards a new technological era”.  +INFO: https://www.diarioleiria.pt/edicoes (edition 12 October 2022) 

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Research on exercise training for lung cancer patients was awarded with Dr. Eduardo Esteves Pinto prize 

After being distinguished with the best oral communication at the 1st Portuguese Congress in Lung Cancer, in October 2022, the study entitled “Home-based preoperative exercise training for lung cancer patients undergoing surgery: A feasibility trial” was recognized again at the 1st Iberic Thoracic Surgery Meeting, from november 25 to 27, with the Dr. Eduardo Esteves Pinto prize. This study was presented by ciTechCare researcher Pedro Machado and was elected as the best oral communication of the event.  Besides Pedro Machado, Joana Cruz and Sara Pimenta, this work resulted in a joint collaboration between researchers from University of Coimbra and healthcare

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Projet microBioS is the number one winner of the Knowledge Circle Voucher Contest

microBioS, a ciTechCare project, whose purpose is to face the global problem of antimicrobial resistance, was awarded with the first prize of the Knowledge Circle Voucher Contest, last November 25, at the 1st Industry Open Day of Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA).  By coincidence, the prize was announced on November 18, which is the European Antibiotic Awareness Day. This is an important milestone for the researchers, by seeing the recognition of their project as a suitable solution in this important day, since antimicrobial resistance is currently responsible for nearly 1 million deaths per year.  The winning project, led

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