18th edition – Bilbao, January, 23-24 2013

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… 2013

26ª edición - Barcelona, 16 y 17 de enero de 2013

26th edition – Barcelona, January, 16-17 2013

The 26th edition of these training seminars to provide the basic skills and techniques to write and publish scientific articles in health sciences was held on January 16-17 2013 at Col·legi Oficial de Bibliotecaris-Documentalistes de Catalunya in Barcelona.. Esteve Fernandez, editor of Gaceta Sanitaria from 2004 to 2010, andAna Maria Garcia, editor of Archivos de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales, conducted… 2013

Biomedical English

The aim of this training course is to provide knowledge, advices and resources on biomedical English, as well as encourage the participation of Spanish health professionals in international meetings. The course instructors are Ramón Ribes, first author of the Springer Medical English Series, John Giba, English teacher and translator/proofreader/editor of scientific manuscripts and Fernando A.…

Editorial Research

The research conducted by scientific journals themselves is an essential for furthering knowledge. Aspects such as peer review, conflict of interest or malpractice deserve to be analysed by the publications themselves in the interests of greater transparency and quality of the results. However, despite the interest they pose to the scientific community, studies of the… 2012

Launch of Competing interests in biomedical publications

The launch of the book Competing interests in biomedical publications (a guide for editors, reviewers and authors) was held on December 13th at the Palauet in Barcelona. Speaking at the launch was the two coordinators of the book. Ana Marušić is the Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at University of Split School of Medicine,… 2012

2nd edition – Madrid, 7-8, November 2012

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… 2012