Pint of Science festival promotes science talks in Leiria’s bars

On May 13, 14 and 15, the largest international science communication festival brought science back to Leiria’s bars and to more than 500 cities in the world. CiTechCare joined this initiative, that emerged in 2012, whose aim is to disseminate science in an uncomplicated way, making it accessible to everyone, where bars are the stage for these informal conversations. Andreia Antunes, researcher and PhD fellow at ciTechCare in regenerative medicine and current Director of Gynecology and Obstetrics Service at the Local Health Unit of the Region of Leiria, guided a session entitled ‘The power of platelets in the regeneration of

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Rafael Pinheiro participated at the XXXI Meeting of CLAD

Rafael Pinheiro, researcher at ciTechCare in the area of systems engineering, integrated the XXXI Meeting of the Portuguese Association for Classification and Data Analysis (JOCLAD 2024), which took place from 18 to 20 April, at the School of Technology and Management, at the Polytechnic of Leiria, through the presentation of two scientific projects. ‘Diabetes diagnosis support via CBmeter data classification algorithm’ was one of the presented works as an oral communication, in which Maria Guarino and Rui Fonseca-Pinto are researchers as well. CBmeter is a system under development that provides biosignals in parallel with stimuli to the carotid bodies (CB)

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João Morais elected vice-president of the Guidance and Supervision Council of PtCRIN

João Morais, research member of the Joint Steering Committee of ciTechCare and Director of the Cardiology Service of the Local Health Unit of the Region of Leiria, was unanimously elected to the position of vice-president of the Guidance and Supervision Council of PtCRIN – Portuguese Network of Infrastructures for Clinical Research, for a three-year term. PtCRIN is a national consortium that aims to expand national and international cooperation in clinical research through the development of quality studies, focusing on therapeutic innovation for the benefit of patients, citizens and the national health system. “This election was a big surprise for me,

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Joana Cruz and Nádia Hipólito visited the Technological University of the Shannon

From April 30th to May 3rd, Joana Cruz, ciTechCare integrated member and Nádia Hipólito, PhD student, were hosted by the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS): Midlands, at the Athlone Campus in Ireland, within the scope of the Regional University Network – European University (RUN-EU), which includes the Polytechnic of Leiria. This visit was focused on promoting joint work between institutions which integrates the RUN-EU consortium, more specifically on the organization of a Short Advanced Programme (SAP). This kind of study programmes enables students of the RUN-EU to connect with students from all over Europe, while studying interdisciplinary learning units and

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ciTechCare surpasses 400 papers published in 5 years

In an interview with Lusa agency, Maria Guarino, coordinator of ciTechCare, highlights the ‘great growth’ of the research unit over the last 5 years, which is reflected in more than 4 hundred papers published in indexed scientific bases, 22 PhD students, 36 funded projects (13 with international collaborations). ciTechCare and the Hospital Center of Leiria have worked closely, not only with researchers who carry out their clinical practice in the hospital, but also, for example, through projects such as 2Arts, a cardiac rehabilitation program that allowed the acquisition of “a very differentiating equipment, which is installed in the hospital of

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ATOPlab and ISWP led a science swing session

‘Towards Knowledge for equity’ was the theme of the past Science Swing session that took place on May 14, 14:30 PM, at aTOPlab, at Campus 5 of the Polytechnic of Leiria. This event brought together Jaime Ribeiro, aTOPlab coordinator and researcher in the area of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technologies, Elisabete Roldão, President of the Portuguese Association of Occupational Therapists with experience in training, consulting and intervention with adults in physical and cognitive rehabilitation, Alexander Kamadu, Executive Director of the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP), from Johannesburg, South Africa and Krithika Kandavel, Programme Manager at ISWP, which has been working closely

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