This has been the fifth edition of the BCN Salut Games, the solidarity Olympics where the participants are health professionals and, like the past edition, IDIBELL has been present. Every year, the competitions in basketball, bowling, escape room, football, gymkhana, Nordic walking, paddle tennis, running, table tennis, volleyball, and Zumba improve the team-building spirit by having a good time with our colleagues.
In this year’s edition, 340 IDIBELL members have participated, and with the contribution of 5 euros per participant, we have raised 1,700 euros to La Fundació La Marató de TV3. In total, more than 2,900 people from 26 different centers have participated in the BCN Salut Games. Each center has donated to the cause of its choice.
At IDIBELL, we have shown that we are great athletes and that our teamwork can give us many successes. In the escape room, we have demonstrated to be specially skilled: the Plan B and Spiders teams of IDIBELL have been in the first and third position, respectively. Also, in the gymkhana, we are quite good: the Majorettes team has been proclaimed king of the gymkhana. In football, the Game of Cones team achieved a great third position, and in bowling, our Ratones was in the fifth position.
The Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) is a biomedical research center created in 2004. It is participated by the Bellvitge University Hospital and the Viladecans Hospital of the Catalan Institute of Health, the Catalan Institute of Oncology, the University of Barcelona and the City Council of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.
IDIBELL is a member of the Campus of International Excellence of the University of Barcelona HUBc and is part of the CERCA institution of the Generalitat de Catalunya. In 2009 it became one of the first five Spanish research centers accredited as a health research institute by the Carlos III Health Institute. In addition, it is part of the “HR Excellence in Research” program of the European Union and is a member of EATRIS and REGIC. Since 2018, IDIBELL has been an Accredited Center of the AECC Scientific Foundation (FCAECC).