Ace, present at the IHF World Hospital Congress
Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona has participated in the 45th edition of the IHF World Hospital Congress, which was held in Dubai from 9 to 11 November 2022. Anna Riera, deputy director of Ace, attended the international forum on behalf of the organization and as a member of the Scientific Committee of the congress.
Anna Riera presents the AMBAR project at the IHF WHC
The representative of Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona participated in the session "Effectively managing patients through the system: post-acute care" in which she presented Ace's comprehensive care model and spoke about the AMBAR® procedure as a safe therapeutic strategy for people with mild and moderate Alzheimer's disease.
Under the title "Senior citizens as an asset in long-life societies: A multidisciplinary approach in research, diagnosis, flexible health & care services and developing innovative treatments", the conference focused on the challenges of long-lived societies and the value of senior citizens for society. Anna Riera focused on the importance of "an integrated strategy such as Ace's, which includes health and social care, research, education and safe therapeutic developments such as plasma exchanges with albumin, to meet these challenges".
Facememory's poster, finalist of the IHF World Hospital Congress
The scientific poster "From Face-to-Face to Home-to-Home neuropsychological evaluation: transforming healthcare services using digital technology, an innovative way to guarantee quality and accessibility to care" carried out by Ace and representing the research on which Facememory® is based, has been a finalist in this year's Best Poster Awards.
The research has been ranked among the best in the category "improvements in care delivery" for being a pioneering study in the application of an online tool to perform neuropsychological assessments of people with and without cognitive impairment from home. This recognition is very important because it gives greater scientific validity to Facememory® and its efficacy in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
The great challenges of the health sector
At this 45th World Hospital Congress, the focus was put on the great challenges of the 21st century for the healthcare sector; sustainability, gender equality, digitization and the elderly.
In this context, Anna Riera participated in sessions in sessions where strategies to address climate change as an integral part of healthcare delivery and achieve the most sustainable organizations possible were addressed.
In addition, the Ace representative also took part in the IHF Women in Leadership Forum, which discussed the individual, societal and organizational changes needed to achieve equality in the healthcare sector and for women to take a leadership position.