Memorandum of Agreement entered into with Marcos Paz City Hall
Buenos Aires, Argentina. April 4, 2017 – CESCAS entered into a memorandum agreement with Marcos Paz City Hall to acknowledge their intention to continue with epidemiological study CESCAS I, which has been conducted in Marcos Paz since 2009. The purpose of CESCAS I is to assess cardiovascular health in Southern Cone populations (Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay).
After visiting IECS facilities, Mayor Ricardo Curutchet and Secretary of Health Nora Mores highlighted that CESCAS I information is essential for public health decision making and, therefore, to improve the quality of life of Marcos Paz citizens.
IECS joins the PoblAr initiative
Buenos Aires, Argentina. December 30, 2016 – The variability in the response to some pathogens and drugs depends partly on population genetics. In order to conduct in-depth studies and promote precision medicine, CONICET, ANLIS (National Administration of Health Institutes and Laboratories), and three national universities launched PoblAR, a genomic biobank.
Yesterday, IECS led this initiative by moving more than 130 blood, serum, and plasma samples to the ANLIS-Malbrán biocontainment center. These samples had been taken as part of the CESCAS I study, a population-based epidemiological study to assess the incidence of chronic diseases and their risk factors in 7,500 Southern Cone adults.
During the meeting, the audience was addressed by Mr. Adolfo Rubinstein, IECS Managing Director and Head of the CESCAS Department; Mr. Miguel Ángel Laborde, Vicechairman of CONICET; and Mr. Carlos Ubeira from ANLIS. The meeting was also attended by Dr. Fernando Althabe, Dr. Vilma Irazola, and Dr. Andrés Pichón Riviere (all IECS members); Dr. Claudia Perandones and Mariana Berenstein (PoblAr); and officers from Argentina’s Department of Health, CONICET, and ANLIS.