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Ajude-nos a ajudar com a t-shirt oficial da 'Mama em Movimento'

24 Nov, 23

Na sequência da 2ª Edição da corrida/caminhada 'Mama em Movimento' o Algarve Biomedical Center vai continuar a vender a t-shirt oficial do evento! A t-shirt de corrida tem o valor simbólico de 5€ que revertem inteiramente a favor da Associação Oncológica Do Algarve e da Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro (Núcleo do Sul).

Se ainda não tem a sua, encomende já e ajude-nos a ajudar!!!

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ABC participa na Semana da Ciência e da Tecnologia 2023

23 Nov, 23

The Algarve Biomedical Center was present at the Science and Technology Week 2023 with the activity "Breath and Beat: Activating Pediatric/Infant CPR" at the Algarve Living Science Center.

As part of this initiative, the Algarve Biomedical Center, through its emergency medical training team, conducted an interactive reading/demonstration of Basic Life Support (BLS) with a 1st Cycle class from the kindergarten "O Relógio."

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ABC recebe Ministra da Coesão Territorial para visita de trabalho aos projetos em curso

21 Nov, 23

The Algarve Biomedical Center received today the Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Ana Abrunhosa, for a working visit related to ongoing and concluding projects through the CRESC Algarve 2020 Program - PtCRIN and PtCAC.

Within this context, the future Outreach building of ABC in Loulé was visited, as well as the new Advanced Clinical Simulation Center and trial management facility in the Algarve.

We continue with the mission of creating, transmitting, and spreading a culture of research and development in the Algarve, for the Algarve, and for the country.

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Algarve Biomedical Center organized the 2nd Edition of the 'Mama in Motion' Run/Walk

16 Nov, 23

Algarve Biomedical Center (ABC) organized the 2nd edition of the Charity March/Run "Mama em Movimento" on October 23rd, aimed at raising awareness and preventing breast cancer.

The main objective of this walk/run was to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention. Given that we are in the decade of active aging, it also aimed to encourage active participation in society through outdoor activities.

The event took place in Sta Bárbara de Nexe, and the total proceeds were donated to the Algarve Oncology Association (AOA) and the Portuguese League Against Cancer.

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ABC CoLAB is organizing the Algarve Social Development Summit

9 Oct, 23

The ABC CoLAB is organizing the 'Algarve Social Development Summit' on October 12th and 13th at the Piaget Institute in Silves, focusing on active aging. The event will bring together various experts to discuss topics of general interest for both the community and professionals in this field.

The opening session will be attended by the Secretary of State for Inclusion, Ana Antunes, along with other regional figures.

The event is entirely free, but registration is mandatory.

↘️ Register here.

↘️ Check the event program here.

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I Jornadas de Medicina Desportiva do Algarve

16 Jun, 23

A 1.ª edição das Jornadas de Medicina Desportiva do Algarve está agendada para os dias 30 de junho e 1 de julho, no Hotel Dom Pedro em Vilamoura.

Irão ser abordados diversos temas desde o jovem atleta, a alta competição, o desporto feminino, entre outros, através de "perspetivas interdisciplinares e multiprofissionais, como workshops práticos e dinâmicos", contando assim com "uma comissão científica de excelência, de norte a sul do país."

Esta será uma oportunidade de atualização sobre "as últimas evidências em Medicina Desportiva, numa região que pretende reunir nomes nacionais de relevo nesta área e onde a atividade física e o desporto têm um papel fundamental."

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Active Aging Competence Center inaugurated

10 May, 23

The Minister of Labor, Solidarity, and Social Security, Ana Mendes Godinho, the Secretary of State for Labor, Miguel Fontes, and the Secretary of State for Inclusion, Ana Sofia Antunes, attended the opening ceremony of the Active Aging Competence Center (CCEA) in Loulé.

The new facility aims to 'train and empower all individuals who deal in any way with aging, and therefore develop techniques for promoting active aging in its various dimensions,' said Ana Mendes Godinho.

Training will also be provided to employees of entities involved in providing care to the elderly, informal caregivers of the elderly, and entities promoting the creation and development of projects in these areas.

It can also be seen 'as a key partner in shaping public policies dedicated to aging,' she added.

The Active Aging Competence Center is a protocol center, with signatories including the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training, the Social Security Institute, and institutions within the Portuguese Network for Active and Healthy Aging, including the University of Beira Interior and the Association for the Development of the Center for Biomedical Research and Training in the Algarve.

The Minister stated that the new structure 'can be an instrument not only for the empowerment and training of individuals but also as a key partner in shaping public policies dedicated to aging.'

The CCEA will start operating in the IEFP building in Loulé, but during the ceremony, a protocol was also signed between the Municipal Council and the Institute for the concession of the land where new facilities will be built. The funding for CCEA is part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR).

'The pandemic has shown that it is really necessary to invest in qualifications, in what makes a difference, in the valorization of workers, in the empowerment of people aligned with the challenges and competencies of the future,' emphasized the Minister of Labor, Solidarity, and Social Security.

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ABC Researcher Secures Project Funding from the European Commission

8 May, 23

Ana Macedo, researcher at the Algarve Biomedical Center and a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of UAlg, has just secured funding for the project 'How to promote equity in health for LGBTQIA+ people? - Finding the gaps and training primary care health professionals,' a project financed by the European Commission aimed at supporting and recognizing citizen science initiatives in Europe.

With a funding of €20,000 allocated to kickstarting projects under the topic 'Cities for life,' this project's main objective is to contribute to improving the health status and equity of individuals belonging to sexual and/or gender minorities (LGBTQIA+).

The project assesses the knowledge, practices, and perception of discrimination by health professionals working in primary healthcare in the Algarve region regarding disparities in the health of LGBTQIA+ individuals.

In its second phase, the project includes training and awareness actions.

Discrimination against individuals belonging to sexual and gender minorities is present in various aspects of society, and although inclusion is part of national and European policies, we are far from achieving true equality and inclusion.

Health is one of the most critical domains, as minority groups have poorer health outcomes than the general population. The reasons are multifaceted, with various factors contributing to this outcome. LGBTQIA+ individuals assume that professionals do not know how to deal with their issues, fear discrimination, and therefore avoid seeking help. On the other hand, healthcare professionals lack specific knowledge, face difficulties with language and communication. The result is a higher burden of diseases and increased mortality.

Addressing the gap, while simultaneously raising awareness and providing practical skills to healthcare professionals to be agents of social change regarding LGBTQIA+ inclusion, is a challenge aimed at promoting health globally and combating social and economic inequalities, making the Algarve, Portugal, and Europe more resilient and inclusive regions.

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Realizam-se em maio as 1as Jornadas das Tecnologias da Saúde da ULSLA

17 Mar, 23

A Unidade Local de Saúde do Litoral Alentejano, em parceria com o ABC, vai promover nos dias 05 e 06 de maio de 2023 as I Jornadas das Tecnologias da Saúde, a realizar-se no Auditório Municipal António Chainho em Santiago do Cacém.

O programa científico conta com várias palestras das diferentes áreas de diagnóstico e terapêutica subordinadas aos temas: HPV e Neoplasias Ginecológicas, Tuberculose, Acidente Vascular Cerebral e Esclerose Lateral Amiotrófica.

A última sessão do evento será dedicada ao tema: Carreira dos TSDT e regulação profissional.

O evento tem como finalidade a promoção e a partilha de conhecimentos e experiências entre as diferentes profissões (às quais pertencem os Técnicos Superiores de Diagnóstico e Terapêutica, tanto a nível Hospitalar como nos Cuidados de Saúde Primários).

O principal objetivo é contribuir para o conhecimento científico e profissional nas várias abordagens multidisciplinares de Prevenção, Diagnóstico e Terapêutica em diferentes patologias, sendo elas HPV e Neoplasias Ginecológicas, Tuberculose, Acidente Vascular Cerebral e Esclerose Lateral Amiotrófica.

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Researchers from ABC-RI reveal potential biomarker for breast cancer

22 Feb, 23

A research team from the Algarve Biomedical Center Research Institute at the University of Algarve has just released a scientific article demonstrating the importance of DNA methylation patterns – mechanisms that regulate gene expression – in the pathology of breast cancer. Note that DNA methylation patterns result in chemical modifications that occur in the DNA molecules of cells and can affect gene expression and influence cellular development and differentiation. Analysis of DNA methylation patterns can provide important information about cell functioning and disease progression.

In this particular case, focusing on breast cancer, the research team is studying the methylation of a specific region of the TERT gene, which encodes the telomerase enzyme and is responsible for the ability of cancer cells to renew themselves indefinitely in about 95% of breast cancer cases. This region is called the TERT hypermethylated oncogenic region (THOR), and the researchers propose it as a promising diagnostic and therapeutic target for breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed malignant tumor and one of the leading causes of death among women worldwide, making this study particularly important, especially considering that early detection of the disease increases the chances of survival and quality of life for patients. In an area where the need for new and more effective diagnostic and therapeutic options is urgent, the discovery of this biomarker may serve as an additional tool for screening and early diagnosis of breast cancer.

For the research team, the results seem promising, as methylation analysis of the THOR region allowed differentiation between cancer and normal tissue from the earliest stages of the disease, demonstrating the potential of this biomarker. According to the researchers, represented by Joana Apolónio, member of the team, “the study of THOR hypermethylation may form the basis for the development of a non-invasive assay, thus improving clinical practice.”

Based on this research, and to evaluate the potential of THOR as a biomarker in breast cancer, the researchers analyzed two independent groups of patients – comprising more than 250 patients in total – with invasive breast carcinoma, using tissue samples from women diagnosed at the Algarve University Hospital Center. The results showed that patients with hypermethylated THOR had higher levels of TERT gene expression, suggesting that THOR methylation acts as a positive regulation mechanism of TERT activation, indicating a more severe pathology or worse prognosis in these cases.

The article, published in the scientific journal Clinical Epigenetics, sheds light on the important role that DNA methylation can play in the pathology of breast cancer, revealing that certain epigenetic marks may have the potential to be used as biomarkers for the disease.

More information here.

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Lifesaving presta tributo a João Rosa

6 Feb, 23

A revista de emergência médica Lifesaving acaba de lançar a sua 27ª edição, uma edição que se veste de luto e que homenageia João Rosa, Diretor do Serviço de Neonatologia do CHUA e pediatra de referência no Algarve no país.

Esta edição pauta-se também pela estreia de uma nova rubrica, designada “Intoxicações no pré-hospitalar”, em que a Mónica Fonseca e Ernesto Ruivo dão a conhecer o tratamento para a fase aguda dos sintomas provocados por diversos tóxicos, sendo nesta edição abordada a cocaína.

A acompanhar a revista Lifesaving foi também lançada a separata Lifesaving Scientific, nº1, volume 3.  

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IX Jornadas de Reumatologia e Medicina Familiar do Algarve

30 Jan, 23

O Serviço de Reumatologia do Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve tem o prazer de anunciar a IX edição das Jornadas de Reumatologia e Medicina Familiar do Algarve, as quais decorrerão nos dias 27 e 28 de abril de 2023, no Grande Auditório da Universidade do Algarve.

Sobre o evento: estas Jornadas são a ocasião ideal para que se possam discutir os temas mais relevantes das doenças reumáticas para os médicos de família, constituindo-se como um espaço privilegiado de partilha de conhecimentos onde poderão ser colocadas todas as dúvidas referentes às doenças que afetam o aparelho músculo-esquelético.

A par de um programa científico apelativo, com temas como a osteoartrose, a osteoporose, a patologia logo-regional do punho e mão, impacto da Depressão e Obesidade nas doenças reumáticas, haverá também concurso de posters com prémio para o melhor poster, cujo autor será convidado a fazer uma comunicação oral sobre o mesmo no final das Jornadas.

Ficamos a aguardar a sua presença e participação ativa nas Jornadas para torná-las um evento único e inesquecível!

Estas Jornadas são uma organização conjunta do CHUA, ABC e UAlg.

Consulte o programa aqui .

Inscrições: https://docs.google.com/forms/...

Mais informações: https://eventosabcmedicalg.wixsite.com/reumatologia2022

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SNS presta apoio aos utentes no período de Natal

22 Dec, 22

O SNS acaba de informar que terá à disposição dos utentes durante o período de Natal a linha de apoio à doença (808 24 24 24). Os cidadãos são ainda aconselhados a procurar a resposta mais próxima nos cuidados de saúde primários, evitando a deslocação às urgências em casos não urgentes. 

Durante o período natalício o SNS terá à disposição dos utentes:

  • 221 centros de saúde abertos (no dia 24 de dezembro)
  • 180 centros de saúde abertos (no dia 25 dezembro)

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Algarve Biomedical Center colabora com o Banco Alimentar do Algarve em campanha solidária

23 Nov, 22

O Algarve Biomedical Center colaborará no próximo dia 26 e 27 de novembro com o Banco Alimentar do Algarve numa campanha solidária de recolha de alimentos. 

O link para participar na campanha solidária do Banco Alimentar, que decorrerá em todo o Algarve, num total de 160 lojas e 2 armazéns, já se encontra disponível.

Uma hora do seu dia, poderá fazer toda a diferença no dia de milhares de famílias. Marque já na sua agenda e passe a palavra. Todos juntos, alimentaremos esta ideia. 

Inscrições: https://registo.bacfalgarve.pt/

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ABC raises funds to help Associação Oncológica do Algarve

22 Nov, 22

The ABC-Algarve Biomedical Center (ABC) in partnership with the Algarviana Team – Associação Cultural e Desportiva, organized the event “Mama em Movimento”, a Solidarity March/Run that had 155 participants, and the funds raised reverted to the benefit of Algarve Oncological Association (AOA).

The objectives of the event were to sensitize the population to the prevention of breast cancer; encourage the active participation of society with an outdoor activity and raise funds in favor of the fight against cancer and support for cancer patients and their families.

On the 21st of November, the delivery of a check in the amount of €1,095.40 was symbolically registered by Dr. Joana Apolónio (ABC) to the President of the AOA, Dr. Maria de Lourdes Santos Pereira.

We thank everyone who made this solidarity initiative possible!

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