Basic principles in Immunology: Immune-Mediated Diseases

The new advances in understanding the molecular and cellular bases of immune response opened a new era in the diagnosis and treatment of immune-mediated diseases. On June 14th, 2012, in Barcelona, the Caprese organization (within their training program Aula Ergos), in collaboration with the Esteve Foundation, organized a workshop on basic principles in immunology: immune-mediated…

2012

Science Café on transplants

What causes a transplanted organ to be rejected? Can rejection be avoided? What is a compatible donor? Is there such a thing as completely compatible organs? These were some of the questions posed at the Science Café on Transplantation, the fourth and final café organized by by the Catalan Society of Immunology in collaboration with…

Contributions to Medical Education from Scientific Foundations

The Esteve Foundation participated in the 1st Meeting of Residents in Anesthesiology, organized by the Catalan Society of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Pain Therapy, held on May 4th, 2012, at the Hotel Torre Catalunya in Barcelona. The meeting consisted of presentations and contributions on education in medicine. After a review of the different training options open…

2012

Science Café on Allergies

Why do people have allergies? Are they proliferating? Do they have a genetic component? Can they be cured? These were just some of the questions posed at the third Science Café on Immunology organized by the Catalan Society of Immunology in collaboration with Dr. Antonio Esteve Foundation and a team of young researchers BIOcomuniCA’T. An…

2012

Science Café on Vaccines

Vaccination is a way to activate the immune system and prevent serious illness and even death. Vaccines teach our body how to defend against an invasion by pathogens. In this second Science Café on Immunology, attendees discussed how vaccines work, their safety, and if some of them should be mandatory to ensure public health. The…

2012

Scientific Coffee about Autoimmunity

What is autoimmunity? What makes my immune system react against my own body? Are autoimmune diseases on the increase? Do external factors influence the development of these autoimmune diseases? These were some of the issues that were discussed at the first Science Café organized by the Catalan Society of Immunology in collaboration with Esteve Foundation.…

2011

Presentation Eponímia mèdica catalana

In Barcelona, on the 24th May, 2011, the Esteve Foundation presented the second volume of the Notebook on Catalan Medical Eponomy, which brings together 33 new biographies of Catalan doctors that have given their name to a specific medical term. The book launch took place during the awards of Academy of Health and Medical Sciences of…

2011