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Manuel António da Mota Award

11 Nov, 20

The winner of the Manuel António da Mota Award will be announced next Sunday, November 15th.

A special edition of the award, on the fight against the pandemic, to follow at TSF after 3 pm, given the impossibility of holding the usual award ceremony scheduled for this day.

ABC is one of the 10 finalist candidates for the award!!

PORTUGAL WINS OVER COVID 19.

An initiative of the Manuel António da Mota Foundation and Mota-Engil, in partnership with TSF.

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Champalimaud Foundation and ABC - via UAlg Medicine Course sign protocol for Postgraduate Studies in Fundamentals of Medicine

3 Nov, 20

The expression from bedside to bench and back again came to designate a need felt by clinical researchers and scientists, for a closer dialogue. A new paradigm is intended, where this obvious benefit for the patient can emerge from the bridge between these two worlds. This idea, also known as reverse translation, intends not to miss opportunities for the challenges of scientific research that, with knowledge of the reality of clinical problems, can be directly directed towards their resolution.

However, this dialogue is neither easy nor immediate! It turns out that the languages, expression of a mentality modulated by the laboratory or the clinic, are not the same and maintain borders that are not always easy to cross. The search for a solution to this “gap” is the objective of the recently created “Postgraduate in Fundamentals of Medicine”, resulting from a protocol between the Champalimaud Foundation and the Clinical Academic Center, Algarve Biomedical Center (ABC), through the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Algarve (UAlg). Always with clinical excellence on the horizon of researchers at the Champalimaud Foundation, the PBL (Problem-Based Learning) of the UAlg Integrated Masters in Medicine is the required method for teaching the Fundamentals of Medicine. In the words of Dr. Silveira Botelho, Vice-President of the Champalimaud Foundation, “in Portugal, only these two institutions would be able to start this path”.

In this PBL training, the student (in this case the scientist) is not a passive element, sitting in a classroom taking notes, but the main generator of knowledge by actively seeking the information they need to solve a given problem in a concrete clinical situation. The PBL is a system particularly suited to graduates as it is strongly based on independence, responsibility, knowledge, maturity and their ability to work. Taking into account the profile of the graduates of this first course, we foresee great success for this Postgraduate Course in Fundamentals of Medicine, which began on October 6, 2020.

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Tests for COVID-19

23 Oct, 20

In order to contribute to the control of the current pandemic, ABC is carrying out diagnostic tests for COVID-19.


SCHEDULES

The contacts for scheduling the exam at COVID-19 are as follows:

Public health- send an e-mail to colheitas.estadio@abcmedicalg.pt containing the following information:

Full name
SNS user number
Date of birth
Telephone contact
medical requisition


Madeira- via the link and for additional information contact abc.estadio@abcmedicalg.pt or tel 966 418 469 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Others- through the link and for additional information contact abc.estadio@abcmedicalg.pt.


Additionally, AD-ABC has responded to requests from entities considered to be priorities in the current context, such as schools, nursing homes and other health entities.

We also make agreements with various entities (public or private) that require COVID-19 diagnostic tests for their employees.

In these cases, in order to obtain a proposal, we would like to thank you for contacting us via e-mail at coordinatecao.drive2.homecare@abcmedicalg.pt.

School medical helpline - (schools with ABC protocol) from 7:00 am to 0:00 am: Tel 707 027 070.

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Recruitment- SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BY SEPTEMBER 30

20 Sep, 20

>POSITION: OPERATIONAL ASSISTANTS FOR PROCESSING BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES (2 places)

We are: -Young institution, growing rapidly with public exposure

Training requirements and professional experience - Degree and/or Master's Degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Laboratory Biomedical Sciences or related areas;
- Professional Certificate (optional)

Personal requirements - Strong sense of responsibility and organization
- Critical spirit, autonomy, multitasking and proactivity
- Motivation, dynamism and willingness to progress
Valuation criteria - Work experience in treatment and processing of biological samples
- Work experience in Molecular Biology;

Duties to perform - Ensure equipment management
- Actively collaborate with the quality management team in order to identify and analyze non-conformities, implement corrective and preventive actions;
- Processing and analysis of biological samples;

What we offer - Employment contract with the institution;
- Adequate remuneration for the functions to be performed/experience; with the possibility of progression;
- Integration in a young, dynamic and motivated team
- Continuous formation
- Time to be defined with the Candidate

>POSITION: LAB MANAGER (1 vacancy)

Training requirements and professional experience - Degree and/or Master's Degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Laboratory Biomedical Sciences or related areas;

Personal requirements - Strong sense of responsibility and organization
- Critical spirit, autonomy, multitasking and proactivity
- Motivation, dynamism and willingness to progress
Appreciation criteria - Work experience in Molecular Biology;
- Knowledge/Experience in the Laboratory

Duties to perform - Stock organization;
- Ensure the transmission of information between teams
- Maintenance of proper functioning of equipment
- Ensure the proper functioning of the laboratory;
- Preparation of solutions and reagents to perform laboratory procedures; - Actively collaborate with the quality management team in order to identify and analyze non-conformities, implement corrective and preventive actions;

What we offer - Employment contract with the institution,
- Adequate remuneration for the functions to be performed/experience; with the possibility of progression;
- Integration in a young, dynamic and motivated team - Schedule to be defined with the Candidate

>Applications must include a CV and a motivation letter, they must be sent by email to biferreira@abcmedicalg.pt, by September 30, 2020, indicating in the subject line the position for which they are applying.

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ABC tests amateur post-pandemic European Tour Pro-Am players

8 Sep, 20

It is tomorrow, September 9, that the first Pro-Am of the post-pandemic European Tour will take place at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, in Vilamoura, and the Algarve Biomedical Center could not fail to be present to ensure that the event takes place under conditions of safety in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 48 amateur players will be tested at COVID-19 by ABC in order to ensure that the tournament takes place following all public health measures and with as little risk as possible,

Together, the Portugal Masters, Turismo de Portugal and ABC aim to provide a comfortable and safe return to the Pro-Am’s of the European Tour.


Learn more here.

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Active work that resulted in an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic

5 Sep, 20

The ABC-Algarve Biomedical Center thanks all the IPSS for their efforts in mitigating the impact of the pandemic on the most vulnerable. Its work in conjunction with the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Public Health Authorities, Municipalities and Civil Protection was and will always be crucial for an effective response to a pandemic crisis like this.

We would also like to especially thank the Faro, Beja and Setúbal Social Security Institute for the close monitoring and all the joint work developed.

A multidisciplinary work that undoubtedly deserves to be valued!

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ABC is a finalist for the Manuel António da Mota Award

29 Aug, 20

ABC-Algarve Biomedical Center is among the 10 finalists of the 11th edition of the Manuel António da Mota Award!!

This 11th edition "2020 Portugal Vences COVID-19" aims to reward national institutions that have stood out in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic and its consequences in the areas of the fight against poverty and social exclusion, health promotion, education, employment , innovation and social entrepreneurship, digital and technological inclusion and family support.

This result is an honor for us and is the result of our continuous work in combating the current epidemic crisis.

Together we will win COVID-19!

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"Covidalgarve" project and "Qlinic" Project awarded

11 Aug, 20

The projects developed by Medicine students from the Universidade of Algarve (UAlg), the "Covidalgarve" project and the "Qlinic" project, won 1st and 2nd prize, respectively, in the “Eu Participo” awards, from the Participative Local Authorities Network.

The "Covidalgarve" project involves the delivery of food items and disinfectant gel; information on protection measures for COVID-19 and awareness-raising actions, having already reached 900 families in six Algarve municipalities. While the "Qlinic" project consists of an online platform, which answers questions from the Portuguese about health free of charge. The goal is to combat misinformation and avoid overloading health services during a pandemic period.

Both projects were supported by the ABC-Algarve Biomedical Center!

Learn more here.

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LIFESAVING 17 Magazine and 4th Anniversary Special Reprint

5 Aug, 20

The 17th Edition of LIFESAVING magazine is already available on the usual platforms!!

Enjoy another series of excellent articles and your special Reprint that marks the 4th anniversary of Lifesaving magazine, with a "Best Off" of our articles.


Both available at:

https://issuu.com/lifesaving/docs/revista_lifesaving_n17_low?fbclid=IwAR0Vq4K2VPiVB4Xw7G0tXYMrsprKkA0pmNTHhu4_-RLLkfyScdEZsssrm-8

https://issuu.com/lifesaving/docs/separata_quarto_anivers_rio_luis_alta_qualidade?fbclid=IwAR0Vq4K2VPiVB4Xw7G0tXYMrsprKkA0pmNTHhu4_-RLLkfyScdEZsssrm-8

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Overview of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and in the Algarve in particular

20 Jun, 20

Diário de Notícias interviewed Dr. Nuno Marques, president of the ABC-Algarve Biomedical Center, which has been at the forefront in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

To DN, he talks about this struggle of the last three months, and of the future, in which the use of masks, social distance and frequent hand washing will be mandatory, "at least for the next two, three years".

It is a new way of life that "we have to adopt". And never let your guard down, because "a new outbreak can happen at any time".


Learn more at:

https://www.dn.pt/edicao-do-dia/20-jun-2020/a-probabilidade-de-uma-segunda-vaga-no-proximo-inverno-e-muito-alta-12322650.html?fbclid=IwAR3YKO2gdkIsDqzniVxZDjHu3iNxvvuS2sJZFJLU_hEwzhIZewQ9-5P6dpA

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ABC distributes reusable masks throughout the community

15 Jun, 20

The ABC-Algarve Biomedical Center together with the local authorities is distributing reusable masks for people with greater difficulties.

The community mask is an ABC model and is certified by CITEVE - Textile and Clothing Technological Center, an institution of national and European reference for the promotion of Innovation and Technological Development of the Textile and Clothing Industries.

Together in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic!

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Cancer Core Europe (CCE) Summer School in Translational Cancer Research

5 Jun, 20

We are pleased to announce that the "Cancer Core Europe (CCE) Summer School in Translational Cancer Research" will take place in the Algarve, Albufeira, from 12th to 16th October 2020.

It is an excellent opportunity for participants (doctoral students, doctorates and clinicians) to interact with renowned speakers, create contacts and initiate collaborations in Europe and worldwide.

  This year's main topics will be:

• Cancer signatures; • Personalized medicine; • Development of therapies

• Immunoncology and Immunotherapy; • Hereditary cancer; • Cancer prevention

• Science policy, patient and public involvement


Registration runs until June 15th, register now at:  https://www.cancercoreeurope.eu/summer-school

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COVID-19 testing rate in Portugal is more than double compared to other countries

29 May, 20

Portugal is one of the poorest countries in the euro zone and has the fewest beds in intensive care services, but even so it has been a global example in the fight against the new coronavirus.

The result is the result of a joint effort, a lot of work and organization, both by the private and university sector and by a government that came together at a time of pandemic like the current one.

It is also worth highlighting the crucial role that the Portuguese have had not only for respecting the measures and recommendations implemented by the government, but also for the initiatives they had, namely, fundraising to support hospitals and needy citizens, production of protective equipment (PPE's) for healthcare professionals and disinfectant manufacturing.

Learn more at: 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/portugals-covid-19-test-rate-double-almost-every-nation/?fbclid=IwAR0PTvPexdnUUokEC8eQwBISkNNsBaURMjLKPm3dMDt8ZqCxgUUxXDvhhvc

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Qlinic-Platform for clarification on health issues

18 May, 20

Questions about health?

Qlinic responds!

Qlinic is a project developed by Medicine students at the University of Algarve UAlg with the support of the ABC-Algarve Biomedical Center, with the aim of providing free answers to Portuguese health questions.

You have at your disposal a multidisciplinary team of health professionals, with a solidary and humanist spirit ready to help you at any time!

Ask your question at: https://qlinic.pt/ 

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The Algarve Biomedical Center (ABC) has already carried out 14,000 tests in homes and day care centers in the Algarve and Alentejo region.

15 May, 20

The Algarve Biomedical Center (ABC) has already carried out 14,000 tests on employees and users of nursing homes and kindergartens in the Algarve and Alentejo region.

Among the 105 institutions for the elderly tested in the Algarve (users and employees), «we only had one case of a positive home, the Misericórdia de Boliqueime, but it was identified in due time, which allowed for its adequate isolation», stated Nuno Marques , president of ABC.

In Alentejo, 1451 tests have been carried out in 17 institutions dedicated to the elderly. And the work continues daily.

With regard to day care centers, a sector where there is "a much larger number of institutions", part of which will already open next Monday, the 18th, the president of ABC stressed that it was necessary to do "enormous planning, to achieve this , in the space of a week and a half, respond to everything», again in the Algarve, Baixo Alentejo and its coast.

In all, all employees of 129 crèches in the Algarve will be tracked, in order to «reduce the risk of contagion as much as possible» when they open.

Contrary to what happened with institutions for the elderly, where the ABC team traveled to each one of them, in the case of tests for employees of daycare centers that will open on the 18th, they are the ones who go to the drive-thru centers installed next to the Algarve Stadium and Portimão Arena, which allows us to increase our responsiveness.

Minister Ana Mendes Godinho praised the «extraordinary work of the ABC», stressing that its pioneering spirit in home screening turned out to be a good practice that is already being replicated across the country.

 

Learn more at:

https://www.sulinformacao.pt/2020/05/abc-ja-fez-14-mil-testes-em-lares-e-creches-no-algarve-e-no-alentejo/?fbclid=IwAR3qnlDCEisk32AzkKYOhBvdFuNcP_QJWAEghO4dfdhNRcp6-3WykwLGAc8

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