More than 90 exhibitors, 200 talks and the participation of hospital centers and health companies in the sector have shaped the first edition of Healthio, an event defined as the first trade fair meeting specialized in health innovations.
Healthio, first trade fair meeting specialized in health innovations
Healthio has presented solutions and innovations to promote patient empowerment in an unpublished format, characterized by a series of thematic itineraries, including one of mental health.
Dr. Jordi Serrano-Pons, scientific director of Healthio, said that "with the passage of time, society has more capacity for influence and decision in the various stages of life and in the field of health has become a trend growing in recent years. " Serrano-Pons has added that "this fact causes the health system to be obliged to respond to this situation."
Marta Sánchez Bret, CSMC cluster manager, has highlighted the role of the organization and the partners: "Thanks to the Healthio organization for thinking about us and inviting us and we are also very grateful to our associates for the involvement they have had during these three days in our stand ".
The Cluster Mental Health Catalonia, present at stand A29, has participated in Healthio and has become one of the most important points of the mental health itinerary. From the institution, we would like to thank, in a very sincere manner, all the members of the Board of Directors who have come to the stand to explain the role of the Cluster: Althaia Foundation, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, CPB-Mental Health, Pere Mata Institute, Sanitary Park San Juan de Dios, Benito Menni Hospital Sisters, Sant Boi de Llobregat City Council, Lundbeck, Marianao Foundation, Girona Healthcare Institute, UPC, Santa Cruz and San Pablo Hospital, Cita, Starlab and Bionexo Iberian Clinics.
Lluis Capdevila, a researcher at CORE Mental Health UAB, stressed that "being part of the Cluster has helped the company establish contacts and create synergies. It is a gateway to the sector."
Daniel Roca, vice president of the Cluster Mental Health Catalonia and member of Otsuka Pharmaceutical, has described the experience as positive: "It is beneficial for all. It has allowed us to see in a holistic way everything that moves in the mental health and health sectors. new technologies ".
Salud Gonzalez, Councilor for Community Health and Social Services of the City Council of Sant Boi de Llobregat, has highlighted the intervention of the CSMC at the Healthio Fair: "It is a fact that helps put the Cluster, mental health and the city of the city on the map. Sant Boi, that we have always gone hand in hand to achieve the established objectives ". Joan Vegué, medical director of CPB-SSM, also highlighted the participation of the Cluster in this meeting: "It is a way of being aligned with one of the strengths of our reason for being: work in the innovation sector and be in contact with new technologies. We are the first mental health cluster in the world. "
Talks of interest in the sector
The Cluster Mental Health Catalonia has also had space in the agora to carry out the following talks:
MHealth technology applied to stress management, with Lluís Capdevila, researcher CORE Mental Health UAB and CEO of Health & SportLab.
Home Psychiatric Hospitalization Unit in collaboration with CPB Mental Health and Hospital de Sant Pau, with Sara Vieira and Ana Martín.
Sideal App, with Jordi Salvatella, Lundbeck Spain.
PAMELA and the Moonwalker, with Lydia Gimenez-Llort and Ivan Alsina Jurnet, researchers at CORE Mental Health UAB.
Moodle Mental Health-Depression Project, with Manel Santaló.