#WorldAlzMonth 2022 – “Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s”

Each year during September, people unite globally to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia.

Alzheimer’s Disease International gathers resources in multiple languages and joins its 105 members worldwide to support research, raise funds for treatment and potential cures, improve our knowledge about dementia, and fight the stigma associated with it, among other activities.

In line with 2021’s campaign, which focused on the importance of knowing the warning signs of dementia and seeking a prompt diagnosis, 2022’s campaign will focus on ways communities, policies, and institutions can support people suffering from dementia and those who surround them.

Join us and other initiatives, organisations, and institutions supporting this year’s campaign!

Modern eHealth applications

The adoption of a well-designed eHealth application in everyday health practice can provide holistic solutions to extend the autonomy of patients while improving their Quality of Life (QoL).

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Danaja Fabcic Povse (VUB) presents paper at Harvard Law School conference

On 15 June 2022,  Danaja Fabcic Povse spoke at the Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Center’s annual conference “Diagnosing in the Home: The Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Diagnostics and Therapeutics Outside of Traditional Clinical Settings.”

Her paper analyses the challenges EU law presents for remote patient care technologies, drawing upon the early results of the TeNDER project concerning data protection, cybersecurity, and regulation of medical devices.

For more information, please check the conference website.

Partners from SERMAS recognised for clear and effective communication

Photo by Comunidad de Madrid // 2022

Cristina Lozano and Rodrigo Medina from SERMAS and its research unit UTAPE-FIIBAP were recognised by organisers of two different conferences in Istanbul and Madrid respectively.

Cristina Lozano during a poster session in Istanbul

Cristina Lozano presented end-users (patients, carers, and professionals) input on “Intelligent Monitoring Systems applied to Health,” specifically TeNDER during the European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN) meeting from 12 to 15 May.

During the “Innovation in Primary Care” conference, hosted by the Community of Madrid, Rodrigo Medina was awarded third place for his communications presentation on TeNDER. Nearly 300 health professionals participated over the course of two days.

We are proud of our partners and happy to see that their hard work is recognised nationally and internationally!

What is open source?

The first software built was proprietary, which means that access to the source code was restricted and only creators could make changes to it. As time went by the term open source was born.

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EU-funded projects and UCJC co-organise workshop on ICT in care settings

Video courtesy of the University of Camilo José Cela in Madrid

EU-funded projects TeNDER, PROCare4Life, and POSITIVE, together with the nursing faculty of the University of Camilo José Cela (UCJC)  organised an in-depth teaching and discussion session on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in care environments.

The workshop, conducted in Spanish, took place in Madrid on 23 March 2022. It was tailored for nursing and physiotherapy students, who will encounter an increasingly digitised work environment, a process accelerated in part by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As research and innovation in care settings become more common, it likewise becomes important to introduce students to the benefits, drawbacks, and the meaningful integration of ICT in healthcare.

TeNDER’s session was led by:

  • Fundación para la Investigación e Innovación Biosanitaria en Atención Primaria (FIIBAP): Laura Calderón Jiménez (Family and community nurse) and Rodrigo Medina García (Family and community doctor);
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM): Javier Serrano (Engineer).

POSITIVE’s session was led by:

  • Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS): Nuria Alcolea (Family and community nurse // Nursing Director in Sector 3);
  • University Hospital of Getafe: Rodrigo Pérez Rodríguez (Engineer).

And finally, PROCare4Life’s session was led by:

  • Asociación Parkinson Madrid (APM): Jennifer Jiménez Ramos (Physiotherapist);
  • UPM: Alberto Belmonte Hernández (Engineer).

 

Photograph: Universidad Camilo José Cela

European Commission to showcase TeNDER on its Innovation Radar platform

TeNDER will soon join EU-funded innovations already showcased on the European Commission’s Innovation Radar platform, which spotlights promising projects.

Launched in 2018 under the framework of Horizon 2020, the goal is to “show citizens the many excellent technological and scientific advances being delivered by researchers and innovators around Europe.”[1]

We look forward to joining this initiative and congratulate all partners whose work has led us here.

[1] Source: European Commission.