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The International Chair for Advanced Studies on Hydration (CIEAH) was founded in October 2016 following on from the legacy of the European Hydration Institute.
The CIEAH comes under the auspices of the Research Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences (IUIBIS), of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It aims to develop and promote research projects on human hydration and healthy lifestyles.
CIEAH has the support and management of the Foundation Scientific and Technological Park of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and has the following objectives:
To organize and conduct training activities for professional development, such as courses, seminars or lectures, in the field of hydration.
To prepare reports and conduct technical studies related to hydration in the context of promoting healthy lifestyles.
To promote scientific research to better understand the hydration role on health, well-being and physical and cognitive performance.
To support monograph publications and technical papers on topics studied by the chair.
To facilitate the exchange of information, opinions and knowledge about hydration among scientists, health professionals and also among the general population, in order to help them lead a healthy lifestyle, particularly in Spain and Latin America.
To conduct sociological research to understand consumer knowledge, attitudes and behavior regarding hydration.
To develop interesting tools to improve research and development of recommendations on hydration.
To promote the importance of maintaining an adequate level of hydration and provide information to improve awareness and knowledge about good hydration practices, especially in those people at risk of being inadequately hydrated (there are specific hydration needs during pregnancy, breastfeeding, physical activities, childhood and for the elderly).
To collaborate with other institutions to advance research on hydration and applied knowledge in order to assist and support health professionals and at-risk populations.