Investigació Aplicada en Malalties Respiratòries


  • Monday, 06/17/2019

    First scientific Workshop for patients with bronchiectasis

    The workshop was sponsorized by SEPAR pacientes, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Mundipharma and Chiesi and it was organized by the Dr. Torres bronchiectasis group at Hospital Clínic
    Dra. Laia Fernández-Barat, Dr. Antoni Torres, Victoria Alcaraz y Dra. Rosanel Amaro

    Ninety five patients attended the last 31st of May the first scientific Workshops addressed to patients who suffered from bronchiectasis. The Workshops program included the inaugural welcome message from Dr. Antoni Torres, the head of the respiratory ICU and bronchiectasis monographic consultation at the Hospital Clinic and Dr. Joan Albert Barberà, Head of Pneumology Service of the Hospital Clinic. Dr. Carmen Hernández, as responsible for “dispositivo transversal de hospitalización a domicilio” also participated during the opening. Then, the program included three scientific presentations by Dr. Rosanel Amaro, coordinator of the bronchiectasis monographic consultation at the Hospital Clinic, Victoria Alcaraz, specialist in respiratory physiotherapy focused in bronchiectasis, Dr. Laia Fernández-Barat, coordinator of the research microbiology laboratory, Marta Almagro, a very involved patient diagnosed from bronchiectasis when she was a child and María Rodríguez, representative of the association of patients with hypertension.


  • Monday, 06/17/2019

    The IAMR research team has been successful in the 2018 call for the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR)

    The SEPAR 2018 Grants of Fundació Respira (Spanish Lung Foundation) will invest around 600.000 euros in research

    Antoni Torres, Miquel Ferrer, Enric Barbeta, Laia Fernández and Catia Cilloniz and obtained funding from the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR) - Fundació Respira grants ( to carry out their research projects in the field of respiratory diseases.

    Prof. Dr. Antoni Torres obtained a SEPAR 2018 grant for his project: Cardiac injury due to severe pneumococcal pneumonia: an evaluation of the effects of corticosteroids and macrolides.

    Dr. Miquel Ferrer and Enric Barbeta obtained a SEPAR 2018 grant for his project: Mechanical Power, Driving Pressure and Biotrauma in the acute respiratory distress syndrome.

    Dr. Laia Fernández-Barat obtained a SEPAR 2018 grant for his project: The importance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms in the exacerbations of patients with bronchiectasis with or without chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.

    Dr. Catia Cilloniz obtained a SEPAR 2018 grant for his project: Characterization of the acquired immune response in patients with community acquired pneumonia

    SEPAR-Fundació Respira awards a number of grants each year with the aim of encouraging research in the field of respiratory disease. 


  • Tuesday, 05/14/2019

    Dr. Catia Cillóniz receives the distinction of "Fellow of ERS (FERS) 2019" from the European Respiratory Society

    This distinction recognizes excellence in research, education and clinical leadership in the area of respiratory medicine
    Dr. Catia Cillóniz

    Dr. Cilloniz is a researcher at the Pneumology Service of Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, researcher CIBERES, member of the SEPAR, associate professor at the University of Barcelona and coordinator of the research line on Community- Acquired Pneumonia.

    The new "Fellows of ERS (FERS)" are selected each year based on their publication history and their outstanding contributions to the field of respiratory medicine. In addition to the prestige that the title confers, the FERS form an advisory board of the Society to intervene on relevant issues of respiratory medicine.


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