Sessions 2021/2022

SANTA CREU I SANT PAU HOSPITAL: Session "Sex Education"

Schedule: 9:30 a 13:30h

Place: Hospital de Sant Pau

Session at charge of: Dr. Josep Estadella

Medical Specialty: Gynecology

No ... this is not a Netflix TV Show. But knowing risky sexual behaviors and their consequences is always necessary for a doctor.

In this session we will talk about the most common sexually transmitted diseases, their symptoms, their prevention, and their treatment.

We will present different cases of patients who consult for their symptoms, and it will be necessary to guide them appropriately.

SANTA CREU I SANT PAU HOSPITAL: Session "Pregnancy and birth: a very special moment"

Schedule: 9:30 a 13:30h

Place: Hospital de Sant Pau

Session at charge of:  Dra. Carmen Medina

Medical Specialty: Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit

Marta is pregnant. She says that she is in a moment of maximum happiness, but at the same time with certain concerns. What can I eat, doctor? Can I exercise? Will my baby be okay? Will I be able to birth vaginally, doctor?

In this session we will study the most important physiological changes that a woman experiences during pregnancy, how we evaluate intrauterine babies and how fetal pathologies are diagnosed, as well as the physiology of childbirth.

At the hospital, Marta and other pregnant women are waiting for you to solve their doubts, inform them of the development of their babies… i Be careful!  Maybe you must attend a hasty birth!

SANTA CREU I SANT PAU HOSPITAL: Session "Contraception"

Schedule: 9:30 a 13:30h

Place: Hospital de Sant Pau

Session at charge of: Dr. Juan José Espinós

Medical Specialty: Gynecology – Reproductive Endocrinology Unit

I want to avoid pregnancy. How can I do What if I want to get pregnant, but I can't? Are there methods that work contrary to contraception?

What if I want to get pregnant, but I cannot? Are there methods that work contrary to contraception?

There are no ideal contraceptive methods, they all have their advantages and disadvantages, and these must be adapted to the personal circumstances of each user.

In this session we will discuss what each method consists of, how it is used, its effectiveness, its additional advantages, and the disadvantages that it may entail. As well as we will see ways or methods to improve conception.

BELLVITGE HOSPITAL: Session "Respiratory diseases: When breathing is not easy"

Schedule: 9:00 a 13:00h

Place: Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge

Session at charge of: Dra. Salud Santos, Dra. Susana Padrones i Dra. Marta López

Medical Specialty: Pneumology

In this session we will study what the lungs are like and how they work. We will see what the main causes or risk factors are for developing respiratory diseases and what we can do to avoid them

During the session we will talk about different pathologies of the respiratory system such as: asthma, pneumonia, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and lung cancer.

In the practical part, we will perform spirometry (to measure lung function), we will show how the bronchi look inside with a simulator, and finally we will perform biopsies and pleural punctures.

In addition, we will analyze different clinical cases and medical tests will be visualized to see how pulmonologists diagnose different diseases and what treatments can be applied.

BELLVITGE HOSPITAL: Session "Cardiovascular disease: from research to the patient."

Schedule: 9:00 a 13:00h

Place: Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge

Session at charge of: Dr. Josep Comín Colet

Medical Specialty: Heart disease area

In this session we will make an introduction to the group of essential aspects of the organization of care for cardiovascular disease and particularly heart diseases, with special emphasis on the burden that these pose on our health system, as well as the negative impact on the quality of life of patients. We will analyze the main heart diseases, their presentation and the diagnostic and therapeutic methods used. We will relate this information to the research and innovation projects carried out in our center to respond to these diseases.

Then we will divide the group into three clinical workstations where we will carry out the practical part:

  1. 1) Acute cardiology patient care: with a visit to the critical and semi-critical unit and the hemodynamic laboratory with the visualization of a coronary angiographic study and percutaneous interventional procedure (live or recorded and is not active at the moment). We will also explain the heart attack code network in Catalonia.

 

  1.  Diagnostic imaging: with a visit to the cardiology imaging area with an echocardiogram to a volunteer to explain the technique, as well as the anatomical and physiological aspects that can be evaluated with this non-invasive test. A visit will be made to the ergometric examination area and finally emblematic cases will be visualized with different imaging modalities (Cardioresonance, coronary CT, stress echo, strain ...)

 

  1. Research and innovation: in this station we will plan in a practical way the design and development of a translational research project and a research project in health services with a component of healthcare innovation and digital transformation of chronic care. For the practical field we will prepare a workstation that allows us to review the basic laboratory techniques that we will use in cardiovascular research. This part will take place in the area of the innovation building, IDIBELL, within the hospital campus.
BELLVITGE HOSPITAL: Session "Transplants"

Schedule: 9:00 a 13:00h

Place: Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge

Session at charge of: To define 

Medical Specialty: Transplants unit

  1. Heart Surgery - Advanced Heart Failure: When the motor fails, we have options to repair it.

In this session we will talk about the diseases that lead to an acute or chronic failure of the heart in its function as a blood pump, which is what is defined as heart failure.

We will talk about the symptoms of patients with these diseases and how to diagnose them.

We will address the different treatments both in the form of medications and also with other types of devices. Specifically, we will focus on the most innovative areas such as mechanical hearts and heart transplants.

In the practical part we will see how the heart works through an echocardiogram, and we will see what a mechanical heart is and how it works. We will talk about clinical cases with different tests to be able to diagnose the pathology that affects them.

 

  1. Digestive Surgery - Liver diseases: Much more than the yellow color of the skin

 

In this session we will talk about the diseases that lead to acute or chronic liver failure and its function as a protein factory, nutrient storage, and toxin filter.

We will talk about the common causes of liver damage, such as viruses, alcoholism, and cancer. We will also study the symptoms that patients with these diseases show and how we can make a quick diagnosis.

We will address different treatments both in the form of medication and liver transplantation.

In the practical part we will visualize videos, diagnostic tests and clinical cases that will make us enter the clinical part of our surgeons and digestologists.

 

 

  1. Urology-Nephrology - Terminal kidney diseases: What can we do when our treatment plant fails us.

In this session we will talk about the diseases that lead to an acute or chronic failure of the kidneys in their function of purifying the blood, which is what basically defines kidney failure.

We will talk about the symptoms of the patients and how they can be diagnosed.

We will address the different alternatives that exist to protect and supplement the function of the kidneys with different treatments: medication, dialysis devices or kidney transplantation.

In the practical part, we will visit the dialysis unit of the hospital, as well as we will see diagnostic tests and clinical cases that will help us to get closer to the clinical practice of our urologists and nephrologists.

HOSPITAL CLINIC: Session "Nephrology, beyond the kidney"

Schedule: 9:30 a 13:30h

Place: Hospital Clínic de Barcelona

Session at charge of: Dr. Josep-Vicent Torregrosa

Medical Specialty: Nephrology

Know the "multitasking" of the kidney and all its functioning. Know what it means to have kidney disease and its consequences.

Understand the management of kidney pathologies and electrolytes in acute kidney failure and chronic kidney disease (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation)

We will visit the research laboratories and the dialysis unit, as well as the rest of the service.

HOSPITAL CLINIC: Session "Digestive endocrinology"

Schedule: 9:30 a 13:30h

Place: Hospital Clínic de Barcelona

Session at charge of: Dr. Josep Vidal

Medical Specialty: Digestive endocrinology

Session objectives:

- Understand the theoretical basis of the relationship between lifestyle and the appearance of diseases.

- Understand the role of obesity as the root of many diseases in our society.

- Recognize the stigma that exists associated with diseases such as obesity and diabetes, and the implications that this has.

- Know in a practical way the tools we use in the analysis of body composition, energy expenditure and blood glucose control.

HOSPITAL CLINIC: Session "Traumatology"

Schedule: 9:30 a 13:30h

Place: Hospital Clínic de Barcelona

Session at charge of: Dr. Josep Vidal

Medical Specialty: Traumatology

In this session we will discuss the basic concepts within the specialty of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, to know the day-to-day life of the professionals of this service, and what fields of influence they have in medicine and the type of patients they usually attend. .

We will talk about the basic skills that an orthopedic surgeon must have, the basic principles to treat a wound or how to care for a trauma patient.

 

HOSPITAL GERMANS TRIAS I PUJOL: Session "The brain: a small and complex computer inside our body."

Schedule: 9:30 a 13:30h

Place: Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol

Session at charge of: Dra.Lourdes Ispierto i Dra.Mireia Gea

Medical Specialty: Neurology

What is the nervous system like? What are the differences between the Central and Peripheral Nervous System? How do the brain, neurons and their connections or circuits work? In this session we will review the anatomical bases, what is the functioning of the Nervous System in normal conditions and what are the main causes or risk factors when developing NS diseases.

During the session we will discuss some of the most frequent or high impact pathologies such as: stroke, neurodegenerative diseases (dementia, Parkinson's, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), Epilepsy, demyelinating and autoimmune diseases (Multiple Sclerosis)

The practical part will explain how, through a complete neurological examination, it can be deduced where the problem is. In addition, we will perform a transcranial ultrasound study to review the cerebral circulation and visualize some deep brain structures.

HOSPITAL GERMANS TRIAS I PUJOL: Session "Prevent and treat children's illnesses to ensure a better future"

Schedule: 9:30 a 13:30h

Place: Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol

Session at charge of: Dr. Carlos Rodrigo

Medical Specialty: Pediatric

Pediatrics is responsible for the comprehensive care of the needs of children in health and illness.

Evolution from birth to adolescence: what they must know, how we must promote, what we must avoid in order to achieve a better development of children.

  • What are the main health hazards and what should we do to avoid them?
  • What are the main diseases at different pediatric ages? How they are recognized (diagnosis) and how they are cured (treatment)

We will give concrete explanations of the importance of a healthy diet, vaccines, physical exercise...

As well as the characteristics and special tools of pediatrics will be shown incubators for newborns, school in the hospital, clowns, dogs, radiation avoidance...

HOSPITAL GERMANS TRIAS I PUJOL: Session "The future is in our genes, or not..."

Schedule: 9:30 a 13:30h

Place: Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol

Session at charge of: Dr. Ignacio Blanco i Dra. Elisabeth Castellanos

Medical Specialty: Genética Clínica

Genetics is a relatively young science. Just over 150 years ago when Gregor Mendel established his laws on inheritance (Do you remember peas?)

They are just a few years, but full of discoveries and new opportunities to understand who we are and why we get sick.

Advances in genetics, genomics and proteomics are improving the diagnosis and knowledge of diseases, the development of new treatments and, in general, an improvement in health. The use of genetic testing and molecular diagnosis allows us to dream of a new approach to medicine, personalized medicine, and more precision medicine.

During this session we will review the main concepts on clinical genetics and how we can apply it to people to improve their health. We will also reflect on the ethical challenges that these advances pose for our society.

In the practical part we will work on how to isolate genetic material, DNA and how we can read its sequence.

HOSPITAL DEL MAR: Session "Infectious diseases: more present than ever."

Schedule: 9:30 a 13:30h

Place: Hospital del Mar

Session at charge of: Dr Juan Pablo Horcajada (coordinador), Dra Milagro Montero, Dra Silvia Gómez Zorrilla, Dra Francesca Sánchez

Medical Specialty: Infectious diseases

What are the most prevalent infectious diseases? And with a greater impact? In this session we will study the most important infectious diseases, what are the main causes and risk factors when developing infections.

During the session we will talk about different infections such as: those produced by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, those that we can acquire from the community and those related to health care, which are the most contagious and which are the preventive measures, as well as which ones they are the most widely used antimicrobial treatments.

In the practical part we will visit the infectious diseases hospitalization room where there are isolation rooms separated by patients suffering from contagious diseases, different clinical cases will be analyzed, and the microbiology laboratory will be visited where diagnostic tests for these diseases are carried out.

HOSPITAL DEL MAR: Session "An approach to surgery."

Schedule: 9:30 a 13:30h

Place: Hospital del Mar

Session at charge of: Dr. Manuel Pera, Dra. Marta Pascual, Dr. Joan Sancho, Dra. Nuria Argudo, Dr. Juan Gúzman

Medical Specialty: General surgery

What is the activity of surgeons? What have been the most relevant advances and innovations in surgery in recent years?

We will answer these questions and others in an interactive session entitled "Introduction to surgery in the 21st century"

After this introductory session, the students will attend the emergency session with the on-call team of the Surgery Service in which all cases attended and operated on during the previous day are explained and discussed.

Next, we have planned two hands-on workshops, one on sutures and knots and one with a pelvitrainer to practice basic laparoscopic surgery techniques. Small groups of students will have an instructor who will supervise the practice.

Finally, we will make a guided visit to an operating room where they will learn the concepts of asepsis and antisepsis and will be taught to wash and put on the gown and gloves as surgeons do before each surgical intervention.

HOSPITAL DEL MAR:Session "If you want to have good mental health, a few things you should know."

Schedule: 9:30 a 13:30h

Place: Hospital del Mar

Session at charge of: Víctor Pérez Sola. /Francina Fonseca Casals /Daniel Bergé Vaquero.

Medical Specialty: Psychiatry


Mental illnesses affect one in four people and in 50% of cases the symptoms appear before the age of 18.

During the session we will emphasize the risk factors and the costs they entail for society.

We will review the risk and protective factors for the most common mental illnesses, highlighting the need to reduce the stigma of these types of disorders.

INSTITUT CATALÀ D'ONCOLOGIA: "A word with six letters: Cancer"

SESSION : A word with six letters: Cancer

Time: 9:30 a 13:30h

Place: Institut Català d’Oncologia

Session at charge of: To define

Medical SpecialtyOncology

In this session we will see how the Catalan Institute of Oncology works, and its different areas: outpatient consulting offices, outpatient care facilities, where chemotherapies and other treatments are administered, the radiotherapy area and the different machines, and finally the pharmacy area where prepares robotic chemotherapy and laboratories of basic clinical research in this field.

INSTITUT DE SALUT GLOBAL de BARCELONA (ISGlobal): "Challenges of the future in the field of medicine"

SESSION : Challenges of the future in the field of medicine

Time: 9:30 a 13:30h

Place: ISGlobal

Session at charge of: Jordi Vila

 

Part 1: Bacterial resistance to antibiotics: What is bacterial resistance to antibiotics and what factors define the emergence and dissemination of multi-resistant bacteria? How do we detect these bacteria in the clinician microbiology laboratory in hospital?

In the first part, we will be talking about how, in these last few decades, we have seen a progressive increase in infections caused by multi-resistant bacteria, which means the concept of multi-resistant bacteria and how we can develop new antibiotics against these microorganisms today.

Part 2: Pandemic Preparedness: pandemics, such as influenza, are mild, moderate, or serious affect a large population group, and therefore require d MS for months or even years. Therefore, countries develop plans and strategies to respond to national or subnational pandemics. This is a live document that needs to be reviewed at a certain time and adapted to possible changes in global orientation or the basis of evidence, lessons learned from other pandemics, changes in national or international legislation on the control of communicable diseases, etc.

FUNDACIÓ ALÍCIA: Session "Culinary Medicine"

Schedule: 9:30 a 13:30h

Place: Fundació Alícia – Món Sant Benet

Session at charge of: Alba Adot (diet and nutritionist) i Vinicius Martini (biologist and cook)

Specialty: Nutrition and dietetic

"Culinary medicine" is a trending term today. It is based on the training of doctors themselves to maintain a healthy lifestyle so that later they can set an example and have greater confidence in themselves when giving answers, advice and recommendations for cooking, food and nutrition. According to scientific evidence, the health habits of healthcare personnel predict best practices for advising their patients on nutrition.

In this session an explanatory introduction will be made on this new branch of medicine. A dynamic activity will be carried out to resolve clinical cases to put this methodology into practice and will be solved through a culinary demonstration by the Alícia Foundation team.