MedS Day 2021 – digital and inspiring

This year's MedS Day, held on 3 May, gave employees and affiliates an opportunity to get an up-to-date of the department's activities, dance together, and see each other - although digital this time.

The purpose of the annual MedS Day is to create a meeting place for employees and affiliates to the department. The day provides an opportunity to meet, share experiences and get information on what is going on at the Department of Medicine Solna.

Due to the pandemic this year’s conference was held on Zoom. By now we are used to digital meetings, but there is an added value to meet in person and mingle, which we hopefully can do again next time, said head of department Marie Wahren-Herlenius when she opened the conference.

The afternoon was divided into three themes: Ongoing research projects, MedS and the pandemic, and examples of innovative approaches. An appreciated break was the Zoom-dancing featured by Matthias Lidin who showed that it is certainly possible to dance together - even when on a distance.

The next MedS Day is scheduled for Spring 2022.

Presentations at the MedS Day 2021:

Research projects at the department        

  • Can we uncouple adipose tissue expansion from cardiometabolic disease?
    Carolina Hagberg, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Combining clinical and experimental data large scale - possibilites and challenges
    Pontus Nauclér, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Regulation of cell fate decisions in early B cell activation
    Taras Kreslavskiy, Division of Immunology and Allergy

Innovative approaches

  • The virtual lab
    Louisa Cheung
  • Social robotics 
    Ioannis Parodis, Division of Rheumatology

MedS and the pandemic

  • Immune responses in COVID19 disease
    Anna Smed Sörensen, Division of Immunology and Allergy
  • Covid-19 during pregnancy and associated risks for mother and infant
    Olof Stephansson, Division of Clinical Epidemiology
  • Post-acute  Covid-19 Syndrome (PACS) - a novel clinical syndrome
    Marcus Ståhlberg, Division of Cardiology