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Annual Scientific Report 2016

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As has been our tradition, we are happy to present the Scientific Report of the
Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Hospital Universitario de Getafe.

This report is the result of a collective effort made by all the investigators and institutions that make up the Institute. It reflects the energy that goes into the biomedical research carried out here in Getafe.

The visibility and dissemination of our research activity are fundamental, since they enable us to showcase our progress during the year 2016. The publication of our results is also a clear recognition of the work of the entire scientific community at Hospital Universitario de Getafe.

The scientific output of our Institute is very high in terms of the number of researchers, whose extensive career is well acknowledged by the international scientific community.

Our capacity for growth in R+D+i is obvious owing to collaboration with other public and private scientific platforms within key research areas such as aging, intensive care, critical burns, ENT, cardiology, traumatology, cell therapy, and promotion of health and physical activity.

Once again, we have shown ourselves to be recognized leaders in research on aging, both internationally, through our involvement in nine research projects as coordinators and members, and nationally, through the coordination of the new Biomedical Research Center on Fragility and Healthy Ageing (CIBERFES) of the ISCIII under the direction of Dr. Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas.

Our yearly scientific meetings aim to promote research and innovation among the professionals at our center, particularly among the new generations of researchers, who should take on this challenge with the help of their mentors.

The year 2016 was one in which the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Hospital Universitario Getafe maintained its commitment to innovation to ensure continuous improvement. The incorporation of the Institute into the Platform of Innovation in Medical and Health Care Technologies (ITEMAS in Spanish) aims to reinforce and strengthen the R+D+i activities of Hospital Universitario de Getafe in such a way that knowledge can be transferred and converted into processes, products, and services that bring new benefits to society.

This year represents the initial stage in the consolidation of a series of changes in the Institute, changes leading to a stable alliance that equips all our professionals to face new challenges.

Thus, our annual Scientific Report is a summary of the effort made during the year 2016, which has not only enhanced our prestige, but has also paved the way for an ambitious and, we hope, fruitful future.

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Getafe University Hospital delivers its Research Awards 2017

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The managing director of the University Hospital of Getafe, Miguel Ángel Andrés Molinero, has presented the 2017 Research Awards that recognize the best research work carried out by doctors, residents and predoctoral fellows. The Hospital, in collaboration with the Foundation for Biomedical Research (FIB), has held its X Scientific Conference with the aim of encouraging research especially residents.

Research Prize for Residents is announced, to which 47 papers from 14 specialties have been submitted. Ten of them have defended themselves in oral communication, being the winner Barbara Izquierdo Coronel, of the Cardiology Service, with the work “Incidence, clinical profile and prognosis of patients with myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries or without significant obstructive lesions in the real world”.

In addition, two awards were granted to Ilsem V. Laime Alvarez (Service of Angiology and Vascular Surgery) and Rocío Vázquez (Pharmacy Service).

Ilsem Laime recibe el primer accesit Rocío Vázquez recibe el segundo aceesit

With the celebration of the Conference aims to publicize the various projects that are being carried out in the Hospital, share the results obtained, encourage and encourage the development of new lines of research and promote collaboration between different services.
The conference was attended by Dr. Julio Mayol, medical director of the San Carlos Clinical Hospital, who gave the scientific presentation “Data for health transformation”, in which he highlighted the need to have useful data in real time to improve the management of health care. “Innovation will come from the improvement of knowledge,” he said.

The managing director of the University Hospital of Getafe, Miguel Ángel Andrés Molinero, stressed that the center is committed “to its incorporation into stable research structures and improve the ability to translate knowledge into treatments and products that improve the care of the patients”.


Growth in European projects.

The Biomedical Research Foundation of the Hospital currently develops a total of 34 research projects, of which 10 are financed by the European Union (EU), more than triple the number registered in 2012 (3), according to the Annual Report 2016, recently published. The European projects focus on the knowledge of the mechanisms of frailty in the elderly and the discovery of treatments that allow reverting the state of fragility, avoiding or reducing disability.

This day has also awarded the best publication or set of publications based on an original research work, developed by a researcher or a group of researchers from the Hospital. On this occasion, the Hospital Research Award 2017 recognized the work “BCG Immune Activation Reducing Growth and Angiogenesis in an In Vitro Model of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma” by Dr. Carolina Sánchez-Rodríguez, of the Doctoral School Research of the European University of Madrid, carried out in collaboration with the Clinical Analysis and Otorhinolaryngology Services of the University Hospital of Getafe and published in the journal Vaccine.

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XXX Course of Arrhythmias and Clinical Electrophysiology

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The next 15 and 16 February 2018, the University Hospital of Getafe, in collaboration with the Health Research Institute of this Hospital, will give the XXX Course of Arrhythmias and Clinical Electrophysiology.

The organizing committee of the course is made up of the doctors D. Joaquín J. Alonso Martín (Head of the Cardiology Service of the Hospital U. de Getafe) and D. Francisco García-Cosío, (Prof. Emérito UEM / Hospital U. de Getafe) . The scientific committee is integrated by Dr. Agustín Pastor Fuentes and Dr. Ambrosio Núñez Angulo (Cardiology Service of the U. de Getafe Hospital).

In this new appointment it’s proposed to pay tribute to this clinical tool that never ages: the ECG. Whether in a clinical consultation, during a stress test, a prolonged monitoring or an electrophysiological study, the ECG is a basic reference tool and absolutely essential for clinical decision making. Suffice it to say that, in these times in which electrophysiological studies of atrial fibrillation are one of the most frequent applications of electrophysiology laboratories, the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation is still based on the ECG.

With this program we pretend to bring the laboratory to the clinic, starting from the ECG, in an attempt to provide clinicians with the diagnosis and current therapeutic approach of arrhythmias and arrhythmogenic heart disease in a complex multidisciplinary panorama, in which the correct indication of the powerful diagnostic and therapeutic resources available is fundamental for the patient.

As in previous calls, the theoretical expositions will be supported in the presentation of clinical cases of real life, chosen for their teaching value.

More information at: http://eventos.aymon.es/curso-arritmias-getafe-2018/
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