From left to right: SR. Modesto Custodio -President of the Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí, Dr. Eduard Batlle from IRB Barcelona -winner of the grant in the Consolidated Researchers category, Mr. Jordi Carbonell, -Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Fundació Olga Torres, Sr. Josep Bombardó -President of the Olga Torres Foundation, Dr. Francesco Paolo Marchese, from CIMA -winner of the grant in the Emerging Researchers category, and Sr. Joan Berlanga – First Deputy Mayor of Sabadell City Council. (Photo: Parc Taulí Communication Office)
On May 3rd, the 12th edition of the Olga Torres Foundation’s Postdoctoral Colon Cancer Research Grants Award Ceremony took place in the Auditorium of Parc Taulí in Sabadell, with the support and collaboration of the Parc Taulí Health Corporation, the Parc Taulí Foundation and the Academy of Medical and Health Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.
During the event, the researchers gave a brief presentation of their respective projects, and the keynote lecture was delivered by Dr. Lluís A. Hidalgo, Coordinator of the Colorectal Surgery Unit of the Hospital de Mataró and President of the Spanish Association of Major Outpatient Surgery, gave the keynote lecture on the subject: “Is non-surgical treatment of rectal cancer possible? .
In their speeches, the representatives of the organising bodies and authorities stressed the importance of research, which is key to continuing to improve: both the detection and the treatment and monitoring of the disease. At the end of the event, the attendees shared refreshments and celebrated the recent award of the Sant Jordi Cross by the Catalan Government in recognition of the Foundation’s work in promoting research in the field of colorectal cancer.