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The second annual MuscleTech Network Workshop: From Translational Research to Translational Medicine, held in Barcelona from 27 to 29 September, will bring together nearly 50 international and Catalan experts and scientists to debate the state of the art in diagnosing, treating and preventing muscle and tendon injuries. The aim is to connect basic research on muscles and tendons with its applications in the healthcare field.

Vice-president of the Government of Catalonia, Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira, will inaugurate the event, accompanied by Jordi Monés, head of the FC Barcelona Sports Department; Eusebi Cima, president of Leitat; Manel Balcells, president of the Biocat Executive Committee and Enric Banda, director of Science, Research and Environment at Obra Social “la Caixa”.

This seminar is an initiative of the MuscleTech Network (scientific platform led by the FC Barcelona Foundation and the Leitat Technology Center with support from the Catalan Secretariat General for Sport) and the International Center for Scientific Debate (an initiative of Biocat with support from Obra Social “la Caixa”).

According to the workshop coordinator, Francesc X. Roca, "this platform to exchange ideas among research groups has helped create and strengthen new research consortia, and is an opportunity to solve scientific problems related to muscles and tendons”.

At this workshop, the physician for the FC Barcelona basketball team, Gil Rodas, will present a practical clinical guide to muscle injuries. This type of injury accounts for more than 30% of all sports-related injuries on a professional football team, which can mean more than 250 days of medical leave per team per season. The new guide is a tool that will allow all professionals working with athletes in the different sections of FC Barcelona to act under the same criteria.

After the seminar more information will be available on the Biocat website.



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