FNUSA-ICRC Presented at MEDICA Trade Fair for Medical Technologies in Düsseldorf
15. 11. 2018
Between November 12 and 15, FNUSA-ICRC took part in MEDICA trade fair for medical technologies in Düsseldorf. The trade fair has a long tradition and is one of the largest and most prestigious events of its kind in the world. The Czech Republic was represented by more than twenty companies and the organization of the stands was sponsored by the CzechTrade agency and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. Our center has participated in a project of this scale for the first time and presented its activities and possibilities of cooperation to a wide range of visitors and exhibitors, including both manufacturing, research and distribution companies operating around the world. Representatives of the FNUSA-ICRC Technology Transfer were offering for example the possibility of testing new medical technologies or laboratory services to potential customers. In addition to getting new contacts, we also met with our past and present partners, such as VUT or BioVendor.
A kick-off meeting of a CZK 700 million grant was held in FNUSA-ICRC
26. 10. 2018
A kick-off meeting of the unique Molecular, Cell and Clinical Approach to Healthy Aging (ENOCH) project was held in the premises of FNUSA-ICRC. The participants discussed key activities focusing on identifying the treatment of aging affecting diseases, such as dementia, cancer or heart diseases. The ambition of the project is not immortal life but healthy aging in the least burdened by diseases. The unification of the five best Moravian research centers represents a milestone in regional cooperation as it connects 220 researchers from FNUSA-ICRC, the Institute of Molecular and Translation Medicine at Palacký University in Olomouc (IMTM), the Regional Centre of Applied Molecular Oncology of the Masaryk Oncological Institute (RECAMO), the Department of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine, Olomouc University Hospital, and the Blood Cancer Research Group at Ostrava University (BCRG).More information on ENOCH available here
Assoc. Prof. Ondřej Ludka Participated in the Sleep Medicine Congress and Was Awarded for the Best Publication
12. 10. 2018
Associate Professor Ondřej Ludka, Head of the Sleep Medicine research team, was the main local organizer of the jubilee XX. Czech and XV. Czech - Slovak Congress of Sleep Medicine held in early October in Mikulov under the auspices of Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of MU, Professor Martin Bareš. Assoc. Prof. Ludka gave a speech called "Chronobiology and Cardiovascular Disease", he also presided over a number of sections and received an award for the best publication of Czech Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Society for his publication Ludka O et al. Differential likelihood of NSTEMI vs. STEMI in patients with sleep apnea, published in the International Journal of Cardiology, with an IF of 6.189 (Q1). Sleep Medicine also had its stall here, as well as round table discussions with representatives of the application sphere and the professional public under the auspices of the Technology Transfer Department and with the support of the European Regional Development Fund project.
The Joint Meeting Evaluators Appreciated High Level of Our Scientists and Their Research
9. 10. 2018
At the beginning of October, a meeting of Supervisory Board and International Science and Advisory Board of FNUSA-ICRC was held in the premises of ICRC. This panel for monitoring and evaluating the progress of our research teams was held for the fifth time. The meeting began by Dr. Stokin and his speech, the presentation of all our research teams and the meetings of both councils followed afterwards. Thanks to the participation of external evaluators whose experience and recommendations are very beneficial for the future of ICRC, a high international standard of medical research within our center is guaranteed. The evaluation of the individual research teams has not yet been published, however, the evaluators have appreciated the general continuous progress of the center and high level of research.
Speech by Dr. Stokin Presented at Hong Kong University
26. 9. 2018
FNUSA-ICRC Chair Dr. Gorazd Bernard Stokin delivered a speech in Hong Kong to 2000-guest-audience on "Axons, Transport, Alzheimer’s Disease and Beyond". In his talk he addressed various topics regarding the most common neurodegenerative disorder.
Clinically, Alzheimer’s disease consists in acquired progressive behavioral changes and cognitive decline, while pathologically it is characterized by synaptic and neuronal loss. Dr. Stokin is dedicated to the research of Alzheimer’s disease and welcomes every opportunity to convey his wide knowledge in order to raise the awareness of this widespread and serious disease.
FNUSA-ICRC Stroke Research Team involved in the Czech and Slovak Cerebrovascular Congress in Mikulov
15 September 2018
In the middle of September, the 46th traditional Czech and Slovak Cerebrovascular Congress was held in Mikulov. This year, Stroke research team was also actively involved in the program of one of the Europe's oldest scientific and educational events in Europe in the cerebrovascular field. Assoc. Prof. Robert Mikulík, the Head of the research team, presented the results of the thrombolytic treatment in the Czech Republic in the opening section of the conference. The quality of stroke care in the country is in some aspects the best in the world and is constantly improving. Thanks to the well-managed logistics, it is possible to treat more and more patients, as the number of those who are in the so-called therapeutic time window, when they are still curable, is rising. Together with his colleague, Dr. Petra Cimflova, they also organized a brain imaging workshop. They trained around a hundred participants on how to better understand the images of patients suspected of stroke and how to use the new reading programs.