ciTechCare marks World Health Day and World Physical Activity Day with a city walk

On april 8th, several researchers participated in a 6.5km route, to celebrate the World Physical Activity Day, which happens on april 6th, and the World Health Day, on april 7th. This initiative aims to raise public awareness for the regular practice of physical activity, since science has demonstrated its fundamental role in the quality of life of each, as well as its potential health gains. ciTechCare has been working on the promotion of physical activity in clinical populations, and the regular practice of physical activity is also something stimulated inside the research unit, promoting a balance between work and personal

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Academic forum of ULS RL Research Center brings together researchers in the field of cardiac and respiratory rehabilitation

The sixth session of the Academic Forum, an initiative of the Research Center of the Local Health Unit of the Region of Leiria (ULS RL), took place on March 19, in the auditorium of Hospital Santo André, to present two projects of ciTechCare researchers and physicians from ULS RL. Alexandre Antunes, Cardiologist, spoke about his research project ‘Exercise prescription in cardiac rehabilitation mediated by autonomic function’ and Bruno Cabrita, pulmonologist, presented his work entitled ‘Respiratory telerehabilitation in COPD patients: Project COPD Leaders’. Researchers João Morais and Joana Cruz made a brief discussion of the projects presented. Photo by: Research Center

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Marlene Lages participates at the 20th Portuguese Congress of Diabetes

From 7 to 9 March, ciTechCare was represented at the 20th Portuguese Diabetes Congress by Marlene Lages, PhD fellow at ciTechCare, who joined the healthcare professionals and researchers to learn and discuss the challenges of diabetes in Portugal and worldwide. In this edition, the PhD fellow presented the poster entitled “Relationship between body mass index, intake of vitamins A, C, E and B6 and lung function in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease” and moderated a poster session in the field of Fundamental Research. As some studies have shown a beneficial association between increased dietary intake of vitamins A, C,

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Maria Guarino integrated the BIOSTEC 2024 as program chair of BIODEVICES 2024

Maria Pedro Guarino, the ciTechCare Coordinator, participated in the BIOSTEC 2024 – 17th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, as a Program Chair of BIODEVICES 2024 – 17th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices from february 21 to 23, in Rome, Italy. The coordinator and researcher of this research unit also chaired a discussion panel during the opening session of the conference titled “Biomedical Engineering in the Era of Digital Transition and Integrated Health Data,” which delved into crucial topics shaping the future of healthcare and technology integration. BIOSTEC is sponsored by the Institute for Systems

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ciTechCare researchers participate in the 54th Scientific Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Pharmacology

Research fellows Sara Pimenta and Marlene Lages and the ciTechCare coordinator Maria Guarino were at NOVA Medical School | Faculty of Medical Sciences, whose Pharmacology Department hosted the 54th Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Pharmacology, the 42nd Meeting of Clinical Pharmacology and the 23rd Meeting of Toxicology, which took place between the 7th and 9th of February 2024. Each research fellow presented a oral communication of work carried out within the scope of ForPharmacy research project. Sara Pimenta highlighted the importance of the role of community pharmacies in the management and identification of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, through the

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Marlene Rosa was at the University of Lleida for a mobility programme

From 12 to 16 February, Marlene Rosa, researcher in the area of health technologies applied to neuroscience and rehabilitation, was at the University of Lleida, as part of an interinstitutional visit. Professor Jorge Moya Higueras, researcher in the field of neuropsychology at the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Social Work, hosted Marlene for that week. He has developed studies and pedagogical interventions, inspired by the analogue game and he was also at ciTechCare to share their projects, in February 2023, in a ‘Science swing’ session. The ciTechCare researcher and coordinator of an action-research team in the field of gamification had

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