Mireia Belmonte the Olympic swimming medallist from Badalona visited the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) on Campus Can Ruti on Wednesday 29 May. The event marked the start of a collaboration in support of the Amics de Can Ruti (Friends of Can Ruti) to raise awareness of the importance of health research. During her visit, she presented a watch, which she helped to design, that will soon be available through the web and events organized by the Amics de Can Ruti. All proceeds from the sales of the watch will go to research projects on the campus.
At the IGTP TODAY
The first series of Can Ruti Biomedical Research Seminars has been a great success. The seminars have been organized jointly by the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute, IrsiCaixa, AIDS Research Institute, and sponsored by AstraZeneca and Celgene.
Saint George's Day is one of the most important events on our calendar and this year the Friends of Can Ruti also want to celebrate it by joining in with the activities in the centre of our city of Badalona.
New financing from the Catalan NF2 Patients Association for Research into personalized medicine for Neurofibromatosis Type 2
Can Ruti has been awarded a research project by the Spanish Federation for Rare Diseases (FEDER) Foundation in their fourth call for research projects. The winning project, led by Dr Ignacio Blanco and Dr Elisabeth Castellanos, from the Germans Trias I Pujol Hospital and Institute respectively, is one of five financed by the foundation this year. The research will focus personalized attention for Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) patients to optimize evaluation of their quality of life and refine their classification during diagnosis.
On Friday a very special crowd-funding project got underway to support cancer research at Can Ruti. Sales of the book, which describes the experiences of a colon cancer patient in his own words, will be donated to research into the illness carried out by the IGTP Group led by Eva Martínez-Balibrea.
This year the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute and the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC) have got together to organize the first Can Ruti Research Seminar Series. The scientific committee invited eleven speakers and arranged sponsorship from AstraZeneca and Celgene. After completion of the first half of the series the organizers are very pleased with the results.
The professionals that make up the Reference Centre (CSUR) on Neurocutaneous Syndromes- Phakomatoses, have met up together at the IGTP. The aim of these regular meetings and mini-symposiums is to revise the work done in healthcare and research, including innovations, new approaches and the lines of research underway. The prescence of different professionals in the meeting provides a more global view of the work carried out by the whole group and a better reciprocal understanding of the healthcare and research aspects.
Tuesday 11 December saw the celebration of the 7th edition of the Pedrera Talents at the Casa Milà. The awards, sponsored by the Catalonia La Pedrera Foundation, in which the Germans Trias Hospital and the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona both participate, consist of public recognition and a grant after their medical residency for young specialist physicians and other health professionals so that they can dedicate themselves to research.
The IGTP and the ICO join forces with the IRONMAN Project, the largest international registry for research into metastatic prostate cancer
The Urological Tumour Group of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO-B·ARGO) at the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) led by Dr Albert Font Pous in collaboration with the Urology and Radiology Service at the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital have joined the IRONMAN Project this November. The project was created and is being mainly financed by the Movember Foundation.
Today over 200 students from 7 centres in Badalona studying the technical or scientific baccalaureate, or vocational training course in healthcare visited the Can Ruti Campus. This year young researchers from 6 research institutions and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona gave talks, workshops and guided tours explaining their passion for biomedical research.