12th edition – Ourense, January, 13-14 2016

Biomedical professionals need to be able to communicate effectively in writing and in speaking. However, most professionals receive little specific training in communication skills. Science is an international endeavor, and English is the lingua franca of the international scientific community. Although Spanish biomedical professionals invest heavily in learning English, they often lack the skills in… 2016

29th edition – Oviedo, December, 1-2 2015

When speaking in front of an audience, only 15% of what actually reaches the public corresponds to the spoken message. In contrast, more than half the information retained by listeners lies in nonverbal communication. Indeed, the lecturer’s posture, gesture and eye gaze tell a lot more on how he/she feels than mere words. These courses…

38th edition – Málaga, November, 19-20 2015

The 38th edition of these training seminars to provide the basic skills and techniques to write and publish scientific articles in health sciences was held on November 19-20 2015 at the Universidad de Málaga. Esteve Fernandez, editor of Gaceta Sanitaria from 2004 to 2010, and Carmen Vives, associate editor of Gaceta Sanitaria, conducted the students…

5th edition – Palma de Mallorca, December, 2-3 2015

Biomedical professionals need to be able to communicate their research proposals and findings effectively in writing. However, most professionals receive little specific training in scientific writing. Many have mistaken views about what good writing is and how to achieve it. Writing in a language that is not your mother tongue makes it even more difficult… 2015

6th edition – Madrid, 11-12, November 2015

The various debates organized by the Esteve Foundation between scientists and journalists always highlighted one weakness in science journalism: lack of communication between both parties. The range of specialized courses in science for journalists is extensive, however, we cannot say that the reverse is true. Medical personnel from both the field of research and the… 2015