12th Award: Cannabinoid modulation of hippocampal long-term memory is mediated by mTOR signaling

The 12th Esteve Foundation Research Prize has been awarded to Emma Puighermanal, the first author on an article from the research group ofRafael Maldonado (Neuropharmacology Laboratory, Pompeu Fabra University) published in Nature Neuroscience in September 2009.The title of the paper was Cannabinoid modulation of hippocampal long-term memory is mediated by mTOR signaling and it was considered by the international jury that… 2011

15th edition – Barcelona, June, 7-8 2011

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… 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

14th edition – Vigo, May, 18-19 2011

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… 2011

How to erase aversive and pain memories

After implantation of a prosthetic knee, some arthritis patients continue to experience pain after surgery. In some cases this is the result of so-called pain memory, which continues to send signals to the brain even though the joint has been removed. Several international experts in the field came together on the 12th and 13th May… 2011

New perspectives on immunotherapy

New perspectives on immunotherapy

Addressing developments in immunotherapy within a multidisciplinary approach was the objective of the Round Table organized by Esteve Foundation Barcelona on April 29th. Attending were eleven experts from different fields and institutions who presented their latest research in this field. Manel Juan, from the Immunology Department at Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, was in charge of moderating… 2011

11th edition – Palma de Mallorca, April, 13-14 2011

The European Higher Education Area, better known as the Bologna Plan, is a major challenge for university teachers. The new system places the student at the center of the teaching process, emphasizing self-directed learning where the student is the protagonist and not merely passive recipient of knowledge. The new teaching methods, among which can be found… 2011

1st edition – Barcelona, April, 4-5 2011

If standing up and speaking in front of an audience is a source of anxiety, the stress is heightened even more when the official language of the conference, meeting or congress is English. On the 4th and 5th of April 2011, the Esteve Foundation added a new course to its training program with the first… 2011