7th edition – Santiago de Compostela, May, 4-5 2010

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…

2010

18ª edición - Las Palmas, 16 y 17 de abril de 2010

18th edition – Las Palmas, April, 16-17 2010

The 18th edition of these training seminars to provide the basic skills and techniques to write and publish scientific articles in health sciences was held on April 16-17 2010 at Doctor Negrín Hospital (Gran Canaria, Spain). Ana Maria Garcia, editor of Archivos de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales, conducted some thirty students the methodology of these training seminars based…

2010

11th edition – Tenerife, April, 14-15 2010

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…

2010

17th edition – Terrassa, March, 16-17 2010

The 17th edition of these training seminars to provide the basic skills and techniques to write and publish scientific articles in health sciences was held on March 16-17 2010 at Mutua Terrassa (Catalonia, Spain). Esteve Fernandez, editor of Gaceta Sanitaria, and Ana Maria Garcia, editor of Archives of Occupational Risk Prevention, conducted some thirty students the methodology of…

2010

6th edition – Valencia, February, 16-17 2010

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…

2010

Scientific information in the news coverage (2009)

The fourth series of debates on science journalism met on this occasion to discuss an unpublished study on coverage of scientific news by the major Spanish television networks. Paul Francescutti, director of the studyScientific Information in the News, conducted by the Group for Advanced Study of Communication at the King Juan Carlos University and sponsored by…

2009

16ª edición - Igualada, 19 y 20 de octubre de 2009

16th edition – Igualada, October, 19-20 2009

The 16th edition of these training seminars to provide the basic skills and techniques to write and publish scientific articles in health sciences was held on October 19-20 2009 at the Igualada’s Hospital. Esteve Fernandez, editor of Gaceta Sanitaria, and Ana Maria Garcia, editor of Archives of Occupational Risk Prevention, conducted some thirty students the methodology of these…

2009

The genetics of drug addiction

For an individual to enter an addictive process involves both their social environment and their individual vulnerability factors, which involve both personality and genetic components. Advances in research have identified genes and pathways involved in the process of addiction, leading to the description of common molecular mechanisms in drug dependencies. On October 7th and 8th…

2009