The technical director of the project in Navarrabiomed, Tomás Belzunegui Otano, presented the milestones achieved by this cross-border network in emergency and disaster medicine.
Last week, the External Action Department of the Government of Navarre organised the final event of the POCTEFA cross-border cooperation programme: “Navarrefa: Opportunities for cross-border cooperation“. During two days, 28 and 29 October, representatives of the more than 70 Interreg POCTEFA projects that have been developed in the region between 2014 and 2020 met at the Congress Centre-Auditorium of Navarre, Baluarte. All the participating entities had an individual exhibition space specially set up to provide information to all visitors interested in these cross-border initiatives. In addition, synergies and alliances could be established between projects in the same thematic areas.
During the first day, the management director of Navarrabiomed, Marisol Fragoso Roanes, spoke about the beginnings of Navarrabiomed in the POCTEFA programme since 2012 with the Refbio project. This network, a benchmark in biomedical research in the Pyrenees area, has since then and to date enabled the development of four more thematic networks in pharmacology, geriatrics, emergency and disaster medicine and circular economy.
The second day featured presentations by the heads of the four Navarrabiomed thematic networks. Miguel Ángel Colón Nieto spoke about the HEALCIER project, an initiative that aims to apply the circular economy in healthcare environments and which has been approved this year.
Nicolás Martínez Velilla reported on the trajectory of the APTITUDE network in geriatrics and active ageing, which has concluded this year and which has given rise to the OPTIMAGE network that addresses pharmacological iatrogenesis. Victoria Roldán Belzunce was in charge of reporting on the progress made in this network, which involves the University Hospital of Navarra, the Navarra Health Service and Navarrabiomed.
Tomás Belzunegui Otano was in charge of closing the participation of Navarrabiomed in this event, presenting the actions developed in the framework of the EGALURG project: an example of adaptation of resources and infrastructures in the Pyrenees area to respond to the needs of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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*The objective of the POCTEFA programme is to strengthen the economic and social integration of the Spain-France-Andorra border area. Its support focuses on the development of cross-border economic, social and environmental activities through joint strategies for sustainable territorial development.