Canary Islands training point and international medical training based on technology

The MACbioIDi project celebrates the 28th and 29th of January the III International MACbioIDi Workshop, an eminently practical collaborative meeting in which training activities are developed and knowledge is shared for the development of projects. Research, development and training are the crucial aspects that arise, always with the technology applied to health sciences as the central axis. In the development of this meeting, eleven managers from hospitals and universities from Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde and Canada, strategic countries in the development of the project, participate.

The inauguration ceremony took place on Monday at Casa Africa, in charge of its director Luis Padrón; Juan Ruiz Alzola, director of the MACbioIDi project; Ron Kikinis, director of the Surgical Planning Laboratory at Brigham & Women's de Boston-Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Harvard, y Director del Instituto Fraunhofer MEVIS de Medina Digital en Alemania; Hospital  Gonzalo Piernavieja, vice of industry, energy and commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands; Rafael Robaina, rector of the ULPGC; And Esther Monzón, director of the health area of Gran Canaria of the SCS.

MACbioIDi, a project directed by Juan Ruiz Alzola, professor of the ULPGC in signal theory and communications, has organized this work meeting between the international researchers of the project and its African partners to transmit the progress in the Medical imaging technology and its future applications. During the Workshop, where there will be interpretation in several languages, training workshops and group work will be held on the progress of the project and the implementation of the 3DSlicer technology, in this way MACbioIdi is consolidated as an international node of Technology transfer in which some of the world's best experts will participate.

The III international Workshop MACbioIDi will be the meeting point of scientific, academic, sanitary and business entities of the Canary Islands and the rest of Spain, Madeira, Azores, Cape Verde, Senegal, Mozambique, Mauritania, USA and Europe, countries involved in the Development and implantation of medical technology of free software, fundamentally, to use them in their sanitary systems.

They are beneficiaries of the project La ULPGC (as Coordinator), ULL, IAC, ITC, M-ITI (Madeira), and Hospital do Divino Espirito Santo (Azores). The celebration of the event has the collaboration of the Canarian Health Service, through the health ministry, and Proexca from the Ministry of Economy, Industry, commerce and knowledge of the Government of the Canary Islands, as well as Casa Africa and the Elder Museum of the Science and technology of the palms of Gran Canaria.

The MACbioIDi project promotes the scientific, formative and business activity of global reach in the field of medical TICs, and in it participate more than 31 partners from the Canary Islands, Madeira, Azores, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Senegal, peninsular Spain and the USA. Its objective is to develop medical technology and training programs that can be used in the participating territories, paying attention to their social and business transfer.

30th NAMIC Project Week

In parallel to the development of the III International Workshop MACbioIDi is held in Gran Canaria the 30th NAMIC project Week in which researchers also participate in the MACbioIDi project. The international event started in the Humanities building of the ULPGC in the morning of this Monday, with the presence of the Vice-rector of internationalization and cooperation of the ULPGC, Richard Clouet; And professor of ULPGC in signal theory and communications, Juan Ruiz Alzola. The simultaneous celebration of both events facilitates the synergy between both and the participation of international experts in tasks of interest to the MACbioIDi project.