BIOLOGICAL THERAPIES, THE MEDICINE OF THE 21ST CENTURY. RESEARCH AND TRAINING AT THE SECOND MEETING OF THE GARCIA CUGAT FOUNDATION

The García Cugat Foundation organizes its second meeting and will focus on various aspects of biological therapies. The day will be held next Saturday, October 27 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Murcia.

The objective of the meeting is to share information on the most advanced research in this field that is being carried out and at the same time serves as a training space in biological therapies for medical and veterinary professionals who want to specialize in this topic.

A DECADE IN THE APPLICATION OF GROWTH FACTORS

It will also be an opportunity to take stock of a decade of application of Growth Factors by Dr. Ramón Cugat, founding member of the García Cugat Foundation, which will start the day.

Multidisciplinary work in this regard is essential for research in biological therapies and research in animals and research with cell cultures.

The work with osteoarthritis in dogs using growth factors and stem cells performed by Doctors José María Carrillo, of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University of Valencia and Juan Manuel Dominguez of the Faculty of Veterinary Córdoba is obtaining promising results.

The meeting will also be attended by Dr. Alexandre Tarragóof IVOT (Veterinary Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology) pioneering the use of growth factors in veterinary medicine.

Dr Ana Wang Saegusa, an expert in anti-aging medicine and Deborah Chicarro, focus their research on skin recovery with Growth Factors. Recovery times for wounds using Growth Factors are shorter.

Dr. Victoria Moreno of the Prince Philip Research Center will expose the advances of her studies with stem cells applied in dogs, what is their strength and where they act.

Dr.Silvia Ramón,Director of the Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Service at Hospital Quirón Barcelona, will analyze the different physical processes also used, in addition to the Growth Factors to regenerate the tissues.

GROWTH FACTORS… NOT ALL ARE THE SAME

PRGF, single product growth factors? is the title of Dr. Montserrat García-Balletbó, head of service, head of the laboratory of the Regenerative Medicine Unit of hospital Quirón de Barcelona, one of the researchers with more experience in obtaining Growth Factors, current President of the García Cugat Foundation.

“There is a lot of confusion right now in the use of the Growth Factors concept,” says Dr. García Balletbó, “is a generic name, but there are many types of Growth Factors and many techniques on the market to produce them. The optimal outcome of Growth Factors will vary according to the type and protocol of obtaining” and stresses the need to further investigate and above all form in this field.

Finally, Drs. Xavier Cuscó and Pedro Alvarez, members of Dr. Ramón Cugat’s team, will present their experience in the clinical part and the application of Growth Factors in traumatology.

SCIENTIFIC OUTREACH AND TRAINING THROUGH THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL NETWORKS

At the Conference a space will be dedicated to communication analyzing the new possibilities that the Internet and social networks pose in the health sector with the intervention montserrat Boix, journalist of the Information Services of TVE and specialist in digital communication and Web 2.0

Among the challenges of the García Cugat Foundation is training and dissemination not only in face-to-face meetings but also using the “online” possibilities. Webs, blogs, social networks are a fundamental path to explore from this perspective.

The day can be followed on twitter with the hasgtag #fgarciacugat2012

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