Winners of the 15th Day and Prize for Clinical Research 2022
This 15th edition was an opportunity to reconnect with the public. The room at the Innovation Center was packed with many people attending the presentations and applauding the speakers.
Professor Jérôme Pugin highlighted the dynamism of the teams and the quality of the work submitted: 51 projects, including 37 posters, competed this year. He also underlined the pleasure of meeting up, of being able to exchange directly, without the intermediary of a screen.
The awards ceremony rewarded three projects and a poster. For the first time, the Caregiver Award was overlooked. This award is driven by program 4 of the Vision 20+5 strategic plan "more research and innovation on a daily basis", in collaboration with the CRC and the Medical Department.
Clinical Research Award
The winner is Dr. Johan Siebert, assistant physician at the Pediatric Reception and Emergency Department, for the study "Effect of a Mobile App on Prehospital Medication Errors During Simulated Pediatric Resuscitation". The PedAMINES© application, designed to facilitate the preparation of pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation drugs, was tested with 150 paramedics in 14 emergency medical services in Switzerland. The study shows that the use of the application significantly reduces the rate of medication errors. It was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and published in August 2021 in JAMA. The prize was awarded by Professor Patrice Lalive D'Epinay, president of the jury.
Medicine & Gender Prize
Created in 2021, this prize aims to distinguish research projects evaluating the influence of sex and/or gender on health. It was awarded this year to Denis Mongin, statistician in the Department of Rheumatology, for the study "Neighborhood socio-economic vulnerability and access to COVID-19 healthcare during the first two waves of the pandemic in Geneva, Switzerland: A gender perspective" . The study looked at socio-economic and gender inequalities during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pr Angèle Gayet-Ageron, coordinator and member of the Medicine, Gender & Equity group at Unige, presented this prize.
This new prize rewarded Filipa Baptista Peixoto Befecadu, nurse specialized in palliative care and university assistant at IUFRS, for "Nurses' perceptions of caring attitudes and behaviours: A cross-sectional study in a geriatric hospital". This cross-sectional study focuses on the impact of the behaviors and attitudes of nursing staff on the well-being, safety and satisfaction of patients followed in geriatrics. It was presented by Pr Sébastian Probst, from the Geneva University of Health.
The poster presented by Dr. Elena Tessitore from the Department of Cardiology won the majority of public votes, "Changes of lipoprotein(a) levels with endogenous steroid hormones". It was presented by Pr Patrice Lalive D'Epinay.