The UCT participates in the 14th Conference of the Catalan Society for the Treatment of Tobacco Addiction

The Tobacco Control Unit (UCT) of the Catalan Oncology Institute (ICO) participated last Friday in the 14th Conference of the Catalan Society for Tobacco Care and Treatment (SCATT). This new edition brought together more than 300 health professionals. It highlighted the need to dispel myths about tobacco, especially among young people, and the importance of […]

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The UCT expands its cross-functional team with three new hires

The Tobacco Control Unit (UCT) of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) has recently welcomed three new members to its cross-functional team: two new researchers and a communications specialist.  Isabel Barroso, who wholds a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Barcelona (UB) and a Master’s degree in Preventive Medicine and Public […]

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Ph.D. thesis lecture by Kenza Laroussy: “Transitions in tobacco use, attitudes and training in tobacco control in a cohort of nursing students in Catalonia: ECTEC-S study”.

Last Tuesday, December 5th, our colleague Kenza Laroussy read her doctoral thesis in the Sala de Grados of the Faculty of Nursing of the Bellvitge Campus. The tribunal members, Professor Maria Teresa Lluch Canut (University of Barcelona), Dr. Mónica Pérez Rios (University of Santiago de Compostela) and Dr. Albert Espelt Hernández (Autonomous University of Barcelona), […]

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The TCU Presented Qualitative Research Initiatives at the International Nursing Conference

The Tobacco Control Unit (TCU) of ICO actively engaged in the 27th International Nursing Research Conference, alongside the X Iberoamerican Congress of Qualitative Research in Health, hosted by the Research Unit in Care and Health Services (Investén-isciii) from November 15 to 17 in Valladolid. During the event, Researcher Nathália Silva Fontana Rosa, a collaborator of […]

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PIECES Workshop in Amsterdam

The PIECES Consortium, comprising a Horizon Europe-funded collaborative team of cancer prevention experts and implementation scientists, recently gathered in Amsterdam on November 2nd and 3rd for a pivotal meeting aimed at piloting and designing an advanced primary cancer prevention implementation toolkit (PCP-IT) that is being designed to facilitate the implementation of cancer prevention interventions. The […]

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The Tobacco Control Unit participated in the Workshop and Annual Meeting of the Smoke Free Partnership

In 2022, the Tobacco Control Unit became an advocacy partner of the Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) Coalition, a specialised network comprising of independent EU and national organisations with technical expertise in tobacco control policy. On November 7th, the Tobacco Control Unit participated in the Workshop on Tobacco Taxation organised by the SFP. Increasing tobacco taxes […]

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PhD Day

Three Ph.D. candidates from UTC, namely Kenza Laroussy, Judith Saura, and Ayaka Teshima, participated in the Ph.D. Day organized by IDIBELL on November 10th. Kenza delivered an oral presentation, while Judith and Ayaka presented posters during the conference. All these research projects were developed with the support of the UTC team and some associated expert […]

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Two centers of the Catalan Network of Smoke-Free Hospitals have renewed their Gold-level accreditation from the GNTH

The Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and ALTHAIA, Xarxa Assistencial Universitària de Manresa, have both renewed this accreditation, which was granted in 2018. The presentation of this award took place on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, during a hybrid event at the University of Vienna, as part of the Gold Forum Conference. This event served as a […]

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