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ABC congratulates Sara Carvalhal for the L’Oréal Portugal Medal of Honor for Women in Science

23 Mar, 22

Which neurons are responsible for the development of addictive behaviors, such as drug use? Can stem cell manipulation shed light on what causes microcephaly? What is the role of the Tejo River Estuary in the preservation of water birds? Can the simulation of small tumors in the laboratory help treat cancer?

These are some of the questions raised by the four scientific projects distinguished by the Medals of Honor L'Oréal Portugal for Women in Science, which in its 18th edition will support the research of Sara Carvalhal, Algarve Biomedical Center, Sandra Tavares, i3S - Institution of Research and Innovation in Health; Carina Soares-Cunha, Research Institute in Life and Health Sciences, University of Minho and Edna Correia, Center for Environmental and Sea Studies, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon.

With a PhD or post-doctoral degree in their areas of specialization, the researchers aged between 32 and 35 years were selected from more than 72 candidates by a scientific jury, chaired by Professor Alexandre Quintanilha. Each winner receives a prize worth 15 thousand euros, as an incentive for their research and work in the areas of health and environment. An initiative that aims, more broadly, to contribute to a more inclusive and equitable science and society.


Access the article - Women in Science (portuguese)

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Inauguration of the National Observatory on Aging in Alte

22 Mar, 22

It is on Nova da Igreja Street, in the village of Alte, in the former premises of the Cândido Guerreiro Professional School, that the National Aging Observatory (ONE) was inaugurated on Monday, March 21.

The presence of the Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana Mendes Godinho, and the Assistant Secretary of State and Health, António Lacerda Sales, were in Alte to underline the importance of this project, not only for the region, but to respond to the «new demographic paradigm» that constitutes the increase in life expectancy of the Portuguese population and the challenge of promoting active and healthy aging in the country.

As the President of ABC, Nuno Marques, explained, this initiative, which brings together three educational institutions (ABC – Algarve Biomedical Center, NOVA Medical School of Lisbon University and Porto University), was born because “there must be someone who observes, checks, analyze the data, which indicates how we are behaving over time, how we should act and how we can act in order to minimize the impact that we will have on Portuguese aging indicators».

The Minister of Labor said that this was «a historic day for Alte but also for Portugal» and highlighted the advantage of universities being associated with the project: «there are three centers of reference around research and aging, which is essential for us to have options well informed from the point of view of what are the critical areas of intervention, in order to have an increasingly active and healthy aging throughout life, and policies associated with longevity that are more focused and with more knowledge».

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Live Stream - Regional Meeting on Innovation and Best Practices in Healthy and Active Aging

18 Mar, 22

The Regional Meeting on Innovation and Good Practices in Healthy and Active Aging has began, in the Grand Auditorium of the University of Algarve UAlg - Campus de Gambelas.

Follow the live online broadcast on the University of Algarve Youtube page: Live broadcast online

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Regional Meeting on Innovation and Good Practices in Healthy and Active Aging

16 Mar, 22

On March 18, 2022 at 9:00 am in the Grand Auditorium of the University of Algarve - Gambelas Campus, the Regional Meeting on Innovation and Good Practices in Healthy and Active Aging will be held, promoted by the Program for a Longevity Society - PSL (0551_PSL_6_E) of the University of the Algarve, within the scope of the INTERREG VA Cooperation Program, Spain-Portugal, (POCTEP), 2014-2020, financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in partnership with the Reference Site Algarve Active Aging – A3, Centro Académico ABC and CCDR Algarve.

Online broadcast on the University of Algarve Youtube page: Link

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Inauguration of the Photography Exhibition "Healthy and Active Aging for Longevity and Autonomous Life"

15 Mar, 22

The opening of the Photography Exhibition "Healthy and Active Aging for Longevity and Autonomous Life" will take place on March 18, 2022, where the 10 best photographs of the Photo Contest "Healthy and Active Aging for Longevity and Autonomous Life" will be exhibited, promoted by the PSL Project - Program for a Longevity Society, in the atrium of the Great Auditorium of the University of Algarve - Campus de Gambelas, where it will stay until March 25th.

The awarding of the Photography Contest prizes will take place following the Algarve Regional Meeting on Innovation and Good Practices in Healthy and Active Aging on March 18 at 5:30 pm in the Grand Auditorium of the University of Algarve - Campus de Gambelas.

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SUPPORT STRUCTURE AVAILABLE FOR UKRAINIANS

7 Mar, 22

The ABC-Algarve Biomedical Center, in partnership with the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine of the Algarve, is providing, among other support, free medical evaluations to refugees arriving from Ukraine.

Nuno Marques and Valeriya Boshernitsan comment on the project, which is already up and running.

Access the RTPPlay podcast through the following link.


Support Information:

Information Document - Portuguese Language

Інформація щодо підтримки - Ukranian  

For now the registration is via email, we provide the following email address: abc.medhelp@abcmedicalg.pt

ABC Address:

Faculdade de Medicina e Ciências Biomédicas

Universidade do Algarve  

Campus de Gambelas, Ala Norte do Edifício 2, Gabinete 4.24

8005-139 Faro

Portugal

 

Адреса центру АВС:

 Факультет медицини та біомедичних наук

 Університет Алгарве

 Кампус Гамбелаш, будинок 2, кабінет 4.24

м.Фару, Португалія

8005-139

                                                                                            

                                                                                                             Mapa / Maпа

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Donations to Ukraine

7 Mar, 22

Participate and help in collecting donations to send medical supplies to Ukraine, your contribution makes a difference!

Let's all help!

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Regional Meeting on Innovation and Good Practices in Active and Healthy Aging

4 Mar, 22

On March 18, 2022, the Algarve Regional Meeting on Innovation and Good Practices in Active and Healthy Aging will take place in the Grand Auditorium of the University of Algarve – Campus de Gambelas, where the best applications will be presented, voted on, and the winners of the Award for Best Practices 2022 Algarve Active Aging will be announced.

This regional meeting aims to promote and disseminate the best practices of the Algarve region in the context of active and healthy aging and to encourage dialogue and debate in the search for better solutions and approaches to improve the quality of life of the senior population.

To register for the regional meeting, access the link.

Best Practices Award Program 2022 Algarve Active Aging – A3 - Download

More information: a3geral@abcmedicalg.pt

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ABC creates «clinical, psychological and emotional» support structure for Ukrainians affected by the war

28 Feb, 22

The Algarve Biomedical Center (ABC), in partnership with the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine of the University of Algarve, created a support structure for Ukrainians who come to Portugal, but also for the community that is already in the country.

ABC is available to provide clinical, psychological and emotional support, in addition to medical evaluations, free of charge, to the community that arrives in Portugal as a refugee from the war with Russia and to Ukrainians who are already in Portugal.

For this purpose, the email valeriya.chemeresiuk@abcmedicalg.pt was created, which is already in operation, through which Ukrainian citizens can ask the Algarve institution for support in terms of medical care, psychosocial support and medicines.

The process with national and regional authorities will be articulated with Valeriya Boshernitsan, a PhD student in Portugal and originally from Ukraine.

ABC has also made itself available to work in collaboration with the various regional entities and with the Loulé City Council, and the municipality expressed its interest in supporting the Ukrainian community.

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Algarve Biomedical Center launches two grants worth 200 thousand euros

21 Feb, 22

The Algarve Biomedical Center - ABC launches two grants worth 200 thousand euros.

This is an ABC initiative that will support two two-year research projects in different areas:

- The “José Mariano Gago by ABC” grant will be a translational research project;
- The “João Larguito by ABC” grant will be based on a clinical research project.


Applications can be made between April 1 and May 15, with application forms and regulations available on the ABC website.

For more information, please download the Regulation.

You can access the article through the link.

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ABC signs protocol with ACASO to promote active aging

2 Feb, 22

The Algarve Biomedical Center (ABC) and the Cultural and Social Support Association of Olhão (ACASO) have officialized a partnership that aims to "defend, identify and implement healthy and active aging measures for a more vulnerable population". The agreement was signed on February 1, 2022, in Olhão, and will last for five years.

The agreement establishes that the ABC will provide its academic know-how to the activities that ACASO develops with vulnerable people. The creation of differentiated multidisciplinary health teams and support for quality certification are some examples of responses to be adopted, with a view to promoting active and healthy aging.

With this partnership, the intention is to gather material and human resources, in order to implement innovative projects and solutions that allow continuous improvement in providing care to the population, added the ABC.

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1st CHUA Health Technologies Conference

1 Feb, 22

The Organization of the 1st Conference on Health Technologies at CHUA intends to create the opportunity for all professionals and students in the areas of intervention, of the various professions, to disseminate experiences, studies or works developed within the scope of their professional activity by presenting an Oral or Poster Communication.

For more information please access the following link.

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First patients identified with new rare disease caused by errors in cell division

20 Jan, 22

A new study published in the Science Advances describes the first two patients with mutations in both copies of BUB1, a gene crucial for cell division. Contrary to popular belief, these mutations are compatible with life, despite being associated with developmental problems.

Access the press release via the Link.

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Requirements for a free COVID-19 test

5 Jan, 22

In order to carry out the COVID-19 PCR test free of charge at our test center, we need the following information from each user, to be sent by email to colheitas.estadio@abcmedicalg.pt :

- Full name
- Birth date
- Telephone
- SNS (user number)
- Intended date for the exam
- Doctor's prescription; SNS message 24

We will contact you by phone 48 hours before the intended test date.

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Algarve Active Ageing 2022 Best Practice Award – A3

28 Dec, 21

The Program for a Longevity Society – PSL launches the first edition of the 2022 Algarve Active Ageing – A3 Best Practices Award for the Algarve region, in partnership with the Algarve Active Ageing Reference Site, the Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission and with the Academic Center Algarve Biomedical Center.

The mission of the PSL Project (0551_PSL_6_E) cooperation program INTERREG VA, Spain-Portugal (POCTEP), 2014-2020, financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is based on the need to promote, accelerate and implement research and scientific discovery , technological advances, behavioral practices and the renewal of social norms, in a committed and constructive decision to face the longevity of life as one of the strengths of the society of the future.

Applications for the Algarve Active Ageing – A3 Best Practices Award 2022 take place between the 22nd of December 2021 and the 31st of January 2022 and is addressed to any public, private or social sector entity that has ongoing initiatives that aim to enhance healthy lifestyles among the older population in the Algarve region.

To submit an application, access the link and consult the Regulation.

Following this competition for good practices, on February 18th, 2022, at the Grand Auditorium of the University of Algarve – Campus de Gambelas, the Algarve Regional Meeting on Innovation and Good Practices in Active and Healthy Aging will take place, where the best applications will be presented and the winners voted and announced. This regional meeting aims to promote and disseminate the best practices of the Algarve region in the context of active and healthy aging and encourage dialogue and debate in the search for better solutions and approaches to improve the quality of life of the senior population.

The program will be available soon. To register for the regional meeting, access the link.

More information: a3geral@abcmedicalg.pt

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