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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IIS Clínic-IDIBAPS Holds a Conference on Neurosciences in Conjunction with the IRB and Sant Joan de Déu
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.
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.
On 30 March, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona hosted the function to acknowledge the employees of Hospital Clínic who retired in 2008.
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All day on 25 and 26 March, the Blood and Tissue Bank organized the blood donation marathon in Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. The event was especially aimed at university students, users of the hospital and their family members.
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On the occasion of Colon and Rectal Cancer (CRC) Prevention Day, held on 31 March throughout Spain, Hospital del Mar and Hospital Clínic de Barcelona jointly organized the Conference on Prevention of CRC in Catalonia, which took place at Hospital Clínic on the same day, with the presence of different people from many scientific, political and social organizations.