The IIB Sant Pau hosts the first edition of ÀGORA BRN

The Sant Pau Biomedical Research Institute (IIB Sant Pau) hosted the first edition of the ÀGORA BRN 2022 Meeting Point for Research Projects in Respiratory Health, organized by the Barcelona Respiratory Network (BRN) Foundation. The meeting was opened by Dr. Vicente Plaza, president of the BRN Foundation and director of the Pneumology and Allergy Department; and Dr. Jordi Surallés, director of the Sant Pau Research Institute. Mrs. Montserrat Llavayol, Deputy Director General of Research and Innovation in Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya, participates in the conference “Investigation in health in Catalonia. Present and future”.

ÀGORA BRN 2022 awards the 5 best posters, 2 of which are from Sant Pau professionals. The first, “Project CASSANDRA (Cancer Screening Smoking Cessation and Respiratory Assessment)”, is by Dr. Juan Carlos Trujillo, clinical head of the Thoracic Surgery Department. And, the second, “Electronic biopsy of lung tissue in-vivo based on electrical impedance spectroscopy”, by Dra. Virginia Pajares, deputy of the Bronchoscopy Unit of the Pulmonology and Allergy Service.

It has also given the RECERCAD’OR Award to Dr. Josep Maria Antó, director of the Environmental Epidemiology Research Center (CREAL) and of the Biomedical Research Network of the Center of Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP) and professor of Medicine at Pompeu Fabra University (for his track record of excellence) and the RECERCADOC Award to Dr. Clara Martín Ontiyuelo, from the Pneumology Service of the Hospital del Mar (as a young researcher and with the best thesis published in the last two years).

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