Synergies between technology and care for a better health

Maria Guarino, coordinator of the ciTechCare at the Polytechnic of Leiria, gave an interview where she spoke about the mission and vision of ciTechCare, its team and the privileged relationship that the research unit has with the Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, EPE and with the Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde (ACeS) Pinhal Litoral. The interview is available in the supplement ‘Information, Communication and Electronics Technologies’ (TICE) 2021, published with the February 25 edition of the newspaper Região de Leiria.Maria highlights the plans for the future: “We believe in the differentiation of this project. With all the challenges that ciTechCare, with

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Path to more customized nutritional therapy

Marlene Lages, Nutritionist and PhD Student at ciTechCare, published on February 24th an opinion article in the Diário de Leiria on the importance of researching new nutritional strategies that allow a more individualized nutritional therapy.The researcher highlights that, in order to prevent and fight diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, “the search for innovative, scientifically-based strategies that can complement the current guidelines is necessary.” For this, she is developing a study where she intends to “personalize and optimize the time interval in which meals are ingested, based on the evaluation of the individual “biological clock” markers. Biological clocks

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4th International Health Congress

The 4th International Health Congress took place on 11th and 12th May 2018 at the School of Health Sciences of the Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal. It was organized by the Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology (ciTechCare). This year around 350 professionals, students and researchers from health-related fields participated in a congress that contributed significantly to the discussion on current and emerging topics related to the main theme: “Global Health Trends”. Delegates from 16 countries from all five continents took part in 43 sessions and 363 communications on the most diverse topics. They ranged from healthcare provision to service management, materials

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ciTechCare members attended the I International Congress of Food and Nutrition

“Nutrition in the society of information” was the theme of the 2018 edition of Congress of Food and Nutrition (XVII) organized by the Portuguese Association of Nutrition, which was also the I International Congress of Food and Nutrition. This scientific event aiming to promote equal access to science for health care professionals, particularly nutritionists, took place on May 10th and 11th at Lisbon Congress Center. Dietetic and Nutrition students and professors (from the School Of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria) attended with a poster presentation. Find more information: http://www.cna.org.pt/ver.php?cod=0D

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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

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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

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Opening of call for research scholarship

The Polytechnic of Leiria opened a call for 1 Research Scholarship under the ForPharmacy project – Future pharmacy as a plug-and-play ecosystem (projet n. 70053), co-financed by the Lisbon 2020 Regional Operational Programme (LISBOA 2020) and the Portugal 2020 Programme, through the ERDF – European Regional Development Fund.The Research Scholarship

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Opening of call for Research Scholarship

The Polytechnic of Leiria opened a call for 1 Research Scholarship under the SafeTrack project – Miniaturized wireless devices for continuous monitoring of patients in the emergency department (project no. 70111), co-financed by the Centro 2020 Regional Operational Programme (CENTRO 2020), under the Portugal 2020 Programme, through the ERDF –

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