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Monday April 06th, 2009

Psychoeducation is Beneficial in the Long Term in Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Eduard Vieta and Dr. Francesc Colom, second and first authors, respectively

A 6-month psychoeducational strategy achieves beneficial effects that last more than 5 years. Patients who took part in the psychoeducation sessions suffered 66% fewer episodes of mania and 75% fewer episodes of depression. This represents preventing a year of symptoms over 5 years. The cost-benefit analysis shows that the use of health care resources is far lower in these groups than in those that do not carry out the initial follow-up. Hospital Clínic de Barcelona is a pioneer both in the application of this treatment and in training professionals qualified to carry it out.

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Friday April 03rd, 2009

IIS Clínic-IDIBAPS Holds a Conference on Neurosciences in Conjunction with the IRB and Sant Joan de Déu

IIS Workshop Clínic-IDIBAPS on Neurosciences

Last week, on 26 and 27 March, the second meeting of the Clínic-IDIBAPS Institute for Health Care Research was held at the Hilton Diagonal hotel. On this occasion, the conference took a closer look at research in neuroscience, with the aim of exchanging knowledge with other pioneering centers such as the Barcelona Institute for Biomedical Research and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. The conference dealt with different diseases (Alzheimer, Parkinson, schizophrenia and other neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases) from the different levels of research, from basic to clinical, placing special emphasis on translational research.

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Dr. Ribal is the First Woman to Receive the 2009 Urology Prize of the European Association of Urology

Dr. Ribal is the First Woman to Receive the 2009 Urology Prize of the European Association of UrologyThis is the first time that the European Association of Urology has given this award to a woman and the first time the award has been won by a Spaniard.  Dr. María José Ribal of the Hospital Clínic urology department received the 2009 Crystal Matula award, an international recognition of the scientific work of young people who have contributed to advances in urology. The prize was awarded on 19 March in Stockholm, Sweden, in a ceremony held at the 24th annual conference of the European Association of Urology. Dr. Ribal won the award for the innovative nature of her research in the field of urologic oncology, particularly bladder cancer.

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Thursday April 02nd, 2009

The Josep Carreras Foundation Sponsors a New Research Institute on Leukemia

Josep Carreras amb un jove pacient (imatge de ruben moreno).

An agreement of intentions signed this afternoon at the Catalan Government Palace presented the new International Research Institute on Leukemia (Institut Internacional de Recerca contra la Leucèmia), linked to the Josep Carreras Foundation. Taking part in the action were the President of the Catalan Government, José Montilla, the tenor Josep Carreras, the Catalan Minister for Health, Marina Geli, the Catalan Minister for Innovation, Universities and Enterprise, Josep Huguet and the Mayor of Badalona, Jordi Serra. Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, together with the Josep Carreras Foundation and the Catalan Government, will be the main sponsors of this initiative.

The new institute will be the first Spanish center, and one of only a few worldwide, dedicated exclusively to research on malignant blood diseases. The initiative is the result of three great efforts: the personal will of the tenor Josep Carreras, whose foundation has been fighting leukemia for more than 20 years; the excellent Catalan scientific standard in the field of hematology; and the support of the Catalan government in consolidating Catalonia as a pioneer in biotechnology and biomedicine.

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Rosa Oliveras is the New Director of General Services at Hospital Clínic

La nova Directora de Serveis Generals, Rosa Oliveras

In March, Ms. Rosa Oliveras joined Hospital Clínic de Barcelona as the new director of general services, following the retirement of Mr. Dionís Bel, the former director of logistics. Ms. Oliveras holds a degree in pharmacy from the University of Barcelona, a diploma in food biotechnology from UPC and a master’s in economics and business management from IESE. In her new position, answerable to Hospital Management, Ms. Oliveras will be responsible for the areas of logistics, purchasing and catering. Her appointment marks the end of the phase of renovation of the governing body of Hospital Clínic, a process that began at the end of 2008 with the arrival of the new CEO and Managing Director, Raimon Belenes.

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Hospital Clínic Takes Part in the Donation and Transplantation Operation That Marks a Milestone in the History of the National Transplant Organization (ONT)

Hospital Clínic Takes Part in the Donation and Transplantation Operation That Marks a Milestone in the History of the National Transplant Organization (ONT)

On 28 March, Hospital Clínic, together with 22 other national centers, took part in the biggest transplant coordination operation carried out on a single day by the National Transplant Organization (ONT) since it began.

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