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NOVA receives YERUN Research Workshop on Health and Ageing

On June 17 and 18, the YERUN Research Workshop on Health and Ageing, Digital Health and New Technologies was held at the Rectory of the NOVA University Lisbon and the College of Campolide.

This research workshop was the vehicle for YERUN partners to exchange research ideas, gain a better understanding of complementary expertise in the thematic research of Health and Ageing and to develop ideas for new research projects, collaborations and future research priorities. This was an opportunity for researchers to work together on ideas that are aligned with EU funding opportunities and to build new research relationships across the network. 

On the first day, the opening ceremony was attended by Professor José Fragata, Vice-Rector of NOVA, YERUN Secretary General, Silvia Gomez Recio, representing the YERUN Presidency, and Professor Helena Canhão, Coordinator of NOVAhealth Ageing.

It was also on this day that was awarded the Bayer Research Grant | NOVAsaúde Ageing 2018, a partnership between Bayer and NOVA University Lisbon. This award was presented by Dr. Isabel Fonseca Santos, Bayer Medical Director, to Dr. Conceição Balsinha and Professor Manuel Gonçalves Pereira.

The project that is being developed, entitled "Dementia in primary care: the patient, the carer and the doctor in the medical encounter", focuses on people with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, facilitators of clinical communication in primary health care in Portugal.

On the second day, several workshops took place on Implementation research for scaling up and transfer of innovative solutions involving digital tools for peoplecentred care; Personalised early risk prediction, prevention and intervention based on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data technologies; Digital diagnostics - developing tools for supporting clinical decisions by integrating various diagnostic data and Healthcare interventions for the management of the elderly multimorbid patients.

The sessions were attended by members of the Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", the University Carlos III Madrid, Brunel University London, Universitat Bremen, Université Paris-Dauphine and the Autonomous University of Madrid.

At the end of the second day, the participants were able to count on a presentation on the H2020 program, carried out by Dr. Patrícia Calado, the national contact point for the H2020 program.