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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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

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