The Esteve Foundation attended the first one-day meeting on Drug R&D Training held in Spain to present its training offering, including initiation seminars on how Clinical Research Ethics Committees operate, or more recent ones on how to give oral presentations in biomedicine.

The meeting was held on 6 June 2006 in Santiago de Compostela, organized by the Education and Training Committee of the Spanish Technological Platform for Innovative Medicines, developed after its European equivalent. Both platforms attempt to foster Drug R&D in Europe, which lags way behind North America and Japan.

Education and training activities seem to be prioritary to face this challenge. That is why a great part of the meeting was focused on identifying the Spanish initiatives relating to this matter. In this sense, the Foundation’s experience in continuous training was an ideal example of non-university initiatives.