Brief CV of the speaker. Carla Abdelnour Ruiz is the Deputy Head of the Clinical Trials Unit and the coordinator of Fundació ACE Social Technology And Robotics Reseach (FACESTARR). She leads the research in Lewy body disease at Fundació ACE and is part of the steering committee of European Dementia with Lewy Body Consortium (E-DLB). Additionally, she is the coordinator of the Cognition and Behavioral Study Group of the Catalan Neurological Society.
She obtained her Neurologist degree at the Hospital Príncipe de Asturias in Madrid, Spain. Currently, she is a predoctoral student investigating Lewy bodies disease at the Medicine Department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Abdelnour has published 25 articles in indexed journals. She has participated in the writing of chapters of scientific books.
Her main activity is the conduction of clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders like dementia with Lewy bodies. Additionally, she works at the Memory Unit in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and she has special interest in the Social Robotics, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions, the analysis of the human-robot interaction and the development of new care strategies for elderly patients with cognitive impairment.