Session on biostatistics for journalists and communicators to be held at Universidad de Valencia

If interpreting statistics or results of research is often complicated for health professionals, the task can be much more arduous for journalists involved in scientific information. To shed a little light on some basic concepts and to discuss the problems which biomedical reporters usually face when understanding statistical data, the Session on biostatistics for journalists… 2015

28th edition – Madrid, June, 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… 2015

27th edition – Donostia, May, 21-22 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… 2015

10th edition – Donostia, May, 21-22 2015

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…

Morales P, García L, Bosch F. Dos décadas de actividades puente entre la farmacología, la epidemiología y la salud pública en España. Gac Sanit 2015;29:224-7

Unsurprisingly, disciplines such as epidemiology, public health and pharmacology have points of confluence. Consequently, in Spain, both professionals and organizations from these disciplines have collaborated on many different activities altogether. This article compiles two decades of shared initiatives among these fields, coordinated by the Esteve Foundation. We discuss 20 collaborations, including face-to-face activities and joint… 2015

12th edition – Barcelona, May, 11-12 2015

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 11th and 12th of May 2015, the Esteve Foundation organized in Barcelona with the IRB Barcelona and the Vall d'Hebron… 2015

4th edition – Girona, May, 7-8 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…

34th edition – Zaragoza, April, 17-18 2015

The 34th 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 17-18 2015 at the Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, in Zaragoza. Esteve Fernandez, editor of Gaceta Sanitaria from 2004 to 2010, and Ana Maria Garcia, editor of Archivos de… 2015