Health literacy is an extraordinary and powerfull weapon

Rui Fonseca-Pinto, an integrated member of ciTechCare and the current Director of the School of Health Sciences of the Polytechnic of Leiria , was interviewed by Jornal de Leiria on January 14th, where he spoke about the challenge of teaching during the pandemy and the future of the School. Rui emphasizes that “There is an extraordinary ingredient whichis the region. Here we have industry, partners providing healthcare, research, research-related companies and spin-offs, there is a huge potential for our training to have this differentiating framework”, and that higher education should also include the dimension of research – “Currently we have

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The miracle of the wonderful science

Sónia Gonçalves Pereira, researcher at ciTechCare, published an opinion article on February 20 in Jornal de Leiria about the miracle of science and the discrimination that still exists in this area, not only because of gender, but also because of institutions and regions where science is conducted.Sónia highlights that «The International Women’s Day in Science was recently celebrated. A rising nurse-scientist, for whom I have both respect and admiration, told me that “it is a pity that these days are still needed, and that they criticize us when we leave the children, husband and home to do science”. But it

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ciTechCare members attended the X Congreso Hispano Luso de Estudiantes de Enfermería

The congress took place from April 26 to 27, 2018 and joined together students and nurses from Portugal and Spain, under the theme of Nursing without limits. X Congreso Hispano Luso de Estudiantes de Enfermería is a join venture event aiming to maintain intercultural contact of students, professionals and professors of Nursing of Portugal and Spain; facilitate students participation in workshops to completing their training; present research projects carried out by nursing students, professionals and nursing professors. Maria dos Anjos Dixe and Ana Querido attended the Congress as Nursing professors in the Project Help2Care. Nursing students Anaísa Israel and Marta Oliveira participate by presenting the

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Congress of the Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro

On October 9th, Pedro Machado, PhD fellow at ciTechCare, was invited to participate in the Roundtable: Rehabilitation in Survival, in the II Congress of PsychoOncology of the Liga Portuguesa contra o Cancro, with the topic “Rehabilitation and physical exercise”, where he highlighted the main benefits of physical exercise in cancer.According

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Flash-talk about CBmeter in the 2021 Jornadas of Scientific Computing

The ciTechCare’s researcher Maria Guarino will present a flash-talk intitled ” Decoding signals from oxygen sensors to diagnose…diabetes”, based on the CBmeter project, at the 2021 Jornadas de Computação Científica, in the session “Polytechnic of Leiria – Knowledge at the Service of the Society”.This session will be held on Wednesday,

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ciTechCare in the II Jornadas Gerontológicas in Leiria

ciTechCare will be represented at the III Jornadas Gerontológicas da Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Leiria. The event will take place on October 19th, in Leiria, under the theme “Aging: A life with rights”.This event, which will be held for the third time, counts on overcoming the vast success of

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Education on infection prevention in 12th grade students

On August 8th, Sónia P. Gonçalves, researcher at ciTechCare, was at Liceu Pedro Nunes, in Lisbon, in an educational session on microbiology and infection prevention, for 12th grade students, promoted by Biology teachers Sara Soares and Maria Emília Carvalho.Students had the opportunity to discuss the topic, and their doubts regarding

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Body image and well-being in dance practitioners

Two ciTechCare researchers recently published the article “Body image and well-being in dance practitioners: An exploratory study” in the Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte journal.The article was part of the final graduation work of the student Beatriz Faria, under the

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