Improving the skills of journal referees: A workshop

This workshop was held in Sitges (Barcelona, Spain) on May 11-12, 1998. It was organized by both, the Esteve Foundation and the Spanish Society of Epidemiology. Robert H. Fletcher and Suzanne W. Fletcher from Boston (Co-Editors of the Journal of General Internal Medicine and Ex-Editors de Annals of Internal Medicine) chaired this meeting which was…


New therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative diseases: neurotrophic factors and activated intracellular pathways

The lecture New therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative diseases: neurotrophic factors and activated intracellular pathways was held at the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands on October 17, 1997 and imparted by Dr. Joan Comella, from the Molecular Neurobiology Group of the Department of Basic Sciences of the University of Lleida.


5th Award: Prevention of in vitro neutrophil-endothelial attachment through shedding of L-selectin by nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs

Eight doctors of the Service of Immunology of the Hospital La Princesa of Madrid were awarded the fifth Esteve Foundation Research Prize for their workPrevention of in vitro neutrophil-endothelial attachment through shedding of L-selection by nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation in 1995 (J. Clin. Invest. 95:1756-1765). These authors are Federico…


Scientific progress/Social dilemmas: DNA and Society

The Observatory of Scientific Communication of the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona and the Esteve Foundation inaugurated a series of debates under the name Scientific progress/Social dilemmas with the topic DNA and Society. These debates were aimed at reflecting on the issues arising from the appearance and assimilation by society of the medical-biological progresses and…


Transgenic animals as pharmacological models

The Esteve Foundation and the Catalan Society of Pharmacology inaugurated the latter’s Academic Year 1996-1997 with the lecture Transgenic animals as pharmacological models, imparted by Dr. Lluís Montoliu, from the National Center of Biotechnology of the CSIC and from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The meeting was…


The clinical pharmacology of sport and exercise

As antidoping controls have gained wide repercussion in the media on account of their performance in great contests, much talk has ensued regarding the misuse of drugs in sports. However, the objective of this seventh international symposium, organized by the Esteve Foundation on October 2-5, 1996 in Sitges, was not to approach such a mass-…


Fármacos y conducción de vehículos

The round table Medicinal products and vehicle driving was held on February 6, 1996 at the Princesa Sofía Hotel of Barcelona and was moderated by Francisco Javier Álvarez, from the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics of the University of Valladolid. The submissions dealt with the influence of medicinal products when driving and their involvement in…


Bases de datos en farmacología y terapéutica

The arrival of computer-based databases and their influence in clinical research is the starting point of this round table held on November 23, 1995 at the Princesa Sofía hotel of Barcelona. Moderated by José Elguero, from the Medical Chemistry Institute of the CSIC (High Council for Scientific Research), and by Susana Pérez Gutthann, from the…