Josep Vidal Alaball

Head of the Central Catalonia Primary Care Innovation and Research Unit, Institut Català de la Salut

Josep  Vidal Alaball

Speaker Bio

Born in Berga, he moved to the UK in 1998 where he stayed for 9 years. In 2002 he completed a Family

Medicine specialty in Devon and moved to Wales to work as a clinical researcher and professor at Cardiff


At the end of 2006 he finished his British adventure and returned to Catalonia to work as a rural doctor. During

these years he has combined clinical practice with management tasks in primary care.

PhD in telemedicine, he currently works as a family doctor and is the Head of the Research and Innovation Unit

in Primary Care of Central Catalonia, where he coordinates a team of clinical researchers focused on research

and innovation in health services, mainly oriented to improve the efficiency of primary care services. He is part

of the PROSAARU research group (Health Promotion in the Rural Area) where he leads the line of rese

arch on new technologies and telemedicine. He is adjunct professor of Medicine at the University of Vic - Central

University of Catalonia