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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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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

23 Dec, 21

Another year of hard work and great results comes to an end, may the Christmas spirit renew our energies for the next year!

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a New Year with many achievements and success! Happy Holidays!

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Central Region will host a reference structure for active and healthy aging

16 Dec, 21

The Center region will now have a reference structure for active and healthy aging, in a project promoted by the University of Beira Interior (UBI), based in Covilhã, and by the polytechnics of Castelo Branco, Guarda and Viseu.

In a press release sent to Lusa, UBI specified that the Reference Center for Active and Healthy Aging in the Center Region – AgeINFuture – aims to aggregate the availability and resources managed by the promoters, with a view to promoting the regional interest in the field of active and healthy aging.

With the name “AgeINFuture”, the center will be headquartered at UBImedical and will work based on the cooperation between its members and other entities and services, to identify, implement and monitor good practices throughout the inner center region.

Promoting innovative solutions to develop the economy associated with an aging society, as well as contributing to increasing the number of years of healthy life, are also among the objectives.

This center will also be responsible for “sharing information of interest for the development and continuous improvement of the intervention and guaranteeing the adequate follow-up and evaluation of the joint activities”, said the source.

“The importance of AgeINFuture is justified by the increase in average life expectancy, accompanied by a demographic situation that has given rise to a very considerable aging of the population in rural regions, a situation that is evident in the territory where it operates”, he added.

According to him, AgeINFuture is part of the concerns that have given rise to national and European policies around active aging, and that have shown its relevance in the context of the covid-19 pandemic.

The protocol that will give rise to the structure is signed by those responsible for the institutions involved, on Wednesday, in a session in which the minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana Mendes Godinho, is expected to be present.

On the 20th, at the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, the agreement for the entry of the Center as a partner of the National Aging Observatory is signed.

The reference centres, encouraged by the Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, are regional structures that organize their partners in a model that brings together industry, civil society, research and government authorities, promoting a comprehensive and innovation-based approach to promote active and healthy aging.

ABC congratulates the creation of this extremely important center for Beiras and for national cohesion.

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First genetic research laboratory to open its doors in the Algarve

14 Dec, 21

The Algarve region is an excellent touristic area, but lacking in the field of genetic testing. Now, with the opening of the first genetic research laboratory, that panorama will change.

When opening, in January 2022, the laboratory “Genelab by ABC”, backed up by a European funding of more than 1 million euros, will be able to diagnose more than a thousand rare diseases and will be based in the premises of the University of Algarve, after which, it will realocate to the new building dedicated to health and research, which will be built in Loulé.

ABC will carry out tests in areas such as neurology, pulmonology and oncology, something crucial for choosing the best treatment for each patient.


Watch the full interview through this Link.

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