UIC PHD DAY - Health Sciences | 1st edition

Conference Room of the Hospital Universitari General de Catalunya


UIC Barcelona, through the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences, is organising the first UIC PhD Day for Health Sciences, which is due to take place on 7 October on the Sant Cugat Campus

The aim of this recreational and scientific activity is to share and raise the profile of the research currently being done at UIC Barcelona. The activity is intended for doctoral, master’s and postgraduate students, as well as undergraduate students in the final years of their degree.

The event will include a presentation of each of the Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences ten lines of research by the individuals in charge, while the doctoral students will present their projects in the form of an oral presentation or poster.


9.15  a.m. Welcome address. Event presentation.

9.30 a.m. Presentation of the line Health Determinants Assessment. Dr José María Martínez.

9.50 a.m. Oral presentation: “Assessment of biomarkers for studying new challenges in tobacco control”. Hipólito Pérez.

10.00 a.m. Presentation of the line Health Education. Dr Albert Gallart.

10.20  a.m. Oral presentation: “Impact of an educational intervention on the formal caregivers of elderly people who manifest a desire to die”. Jenifer Malumbres.

10.30 a.m. Presentation of the line Translational, Clinical and Applied Research. Dr Xavier Corbella.

10.50 a.m. Oral presentation: “Development of a convolutional neural network-based model for breast cancer histopathological image classification in clinical practice”. Jorge Piqueras.

11.00 a.m. Coffee-break and viewing of posters

11.30 a.m. Presentation of the line Infectious Diseases: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment. Dr Carmen Muñoz-Almagro and Dr José Nart.

11.50 a.m. Oral presentation: “Analysis of nasopharyngeal microbiota patterns associated with an increased risk of invasive pneumococcal disease among adults: A case-control study”. Beatriz Dielt.

12.00 p.m. Presentation of the line Palliative Care at End-of-Life and in Chronic Illness. Communication with patient. Dr Denise Pergolizzi.

12.20 p.m. Oral presentation: “Risk identification and prevention of breast cancer-related lymphoedema: Design of a multidisciplinary approach”. Patricia Martínez.

12.30 p.m. Presentation of the line Motor Control Assessment and Intervention in Physiotherapy. Dr Caridad Bagur and Dr David Blanco.

12.50 p.m. Oral presentation: “Therapeutic education and Nordic walking-based prehabilitation programme to minimise post-neoadjuvant surgery and treatment musculoskeletal disorders among women diagnosed with breast cancer”. Anabel Casanovas.

13.00 p.m. Keynote address. “Research as a service to society”. Dr Albert Balaguer. Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Coordinator of the Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences.

14.00 p.m. Lunch

15.30 p.m. Presentation of the line Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine. Dr Román Pérez.

15.50 p.m. Oral presentation: “Silica microspheres-based scaffolds for bone regeneration and drug delivery”. Marina Perpiñán.

16.00 p.m. Presentation of the line Basic and Clinical Research in Dentistry. Dr María Giralt and Dr Miguel Roig.

16.20 p.m. Oral presentation: “Enabling spatial-temporal control of peptide bioactivity in transmucosal implant surfaces through enzyme-responsive paths”. Irene Cristina Mallor.

16.30 p.m. Coffee-break and viewing of posters

17.00 p.m. Presentation of the line Research in Neurosciences. Dr Rosalía Rodríguez.

17.20 p.m. Oral presentation: “Role of SAC1 in neuronal mitochondrial fission regulation”. Anna Molins.

17.30 p.m. Presentation of the line Research in Cellular Physiology and Inherited Blood Disorders. Dr Javier Jiménez and Dr Maika Sánchez.

17.50 p.m. Oral presentation: “Development of new methods for the analysis of polyphosphate in human cells”. Ana Sarrias.

18.00 p.m. Closing address


* Please complete this registration form and confirm attendance before 30 September