2021 10 04 TREL PROJECT news: As part of the project activities, several researchers undertook a secondment period in order to increase knowledge sharing. Three of them have shared their experiences.
2021 10 04 TREL PROJECT news: TREL Workshops for training of early stage researches in research methodology
Morbidity of the bladder, kidney, cervical, uterine body, upper urinary tract urothelial, ovary, prostate and colon cancer cases represent a major proportion of all cancer cases in Lithuania and Belarus, Vilnius and Grodno regions are not an exception. Radical surgery treatment applied to the cancer patients is related with long postoperative treatment and higher risk of complications. All this leads to the worsening of the patient's quality of life both in the postoperative period and later, experienced social exclusion and long-term patient's disability related to the higher risk of poverty.
Seeking to improve the quality of life of cancer patients’ who are certainly identified as vulnerable group it is appropriate to increase the access to the minimally invasive surgery services. Application of these services leads to shorter hospitalization, lower probability of postoperative complications, and faster return to the normal activities.
The purpose of the project: to establish and strengthen cooperation between Lithuania and Belarus, to exchange experiences in order to reduce social exclusion and improve the quality of life of cancer patients in Vilnius and Grodno regions, to increase access to minimally invasive surgery services in urology, abdominal surgery, and gynecology fields.
Coordinator: Vilniaus universiteto ligonine Santaros klinikos.
Project partner: Grodno University Clinic.
The project supports public health policies and programmes of Georgia in the field of communicable diseases and blood transfusion. It upgrades national blood safety legislation and assesses blood banks. It is a Twinning of Lithuanian, Dutch and Georgian partners, where European colleagues help Georgian counterparts with strengthening national capacities and assisting in carrying out reorganization of blood transfusion service, establishing laboratories, establishing quality systems for blood establishments.
The purpose of the project: upgrade national blood safety legislation and strengthen national institutional capacities in accordance with European regulations and the Association Agreement, to provide equal safety standards of blood components across the nation, assure safety of blood related services and prevent the spread of blood borne infections by blood transfusion.
Coordinator: Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos.
Partners: Central Project Management Agency; National Blood Centre of Lithuania; National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory of Lithuania; The Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno klinikos; Vilnius University Hospital Santaros klinikos; Centre for Communicable Diseases and AIDS of Lithuania; Sanquin Blood Supply (Sanquin) of the Netherlands.
For more information, please follow the link: https://eu4georgia.ge/strengthening-blood-safety-system-in-georgia/
The purpose of the project: digitalize, adapt, and validate the TF-CBT in Lithuania which is an evidence-based, conjoint child and parent/caregiver psychotherapy model for children and adolescents who are experiencing clinically significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events they have experienced.
The project is financed by 2014-2021 European economic area financial mechanism programme „Health“. Funding amount 223,609.79 Eur, applicant and partners own contribution 24,845.53 Eur, total project budget 248,455.32 Eur.
More information about financial mechanism of European economic area www.norwaygrants.lt.
2022-04-21 Cooperation agreement with Kaunas district social service centre signed.
2022-06-23 Cooperation agreement with Vilnius city social service centre signed.
2022-06-07 Agreement with JSC PROIT of TF-CBT (Trauma-Oriented Cognitive Behavior Therapy) for Adolescents IT tools inplementation and maitenance signed.
2022-08-09 Cooperation agreement with Vilnius city municipality signed.
On April 4, 2023, by the decision of the Vilnius Regional Biomedical Research Ethics Committee (Protocol No. 2023/4), permission was granted to a group of scientists to conduct a biomedical research project titled "Implementation of Child Traumatic Experience Assessment and Intervention (TF-CBT) Methods in Lithuania," with permission No. 2023/4-1499-963.
From April to July 2023, the digitization testing and improvement of Child Traumatic Experience Assessment and Interventions (TF-CBT) methods took place.
In August 2023, the collection of clinical data from the Children's Psychiatry Department of the Public Institution Santaros Clinics began, with the aim of adapting child traumatic experience assessment tools and digitized TF-CBT intervention methods in Lithuania.
In November 2023, a comparative sample's data collection process commenced in Vilnius County, with the goal of adapting tools for assessing child traumatic experiences and their consequences.