Gema Revuelta participated in a session of scientific debates of the Public Health Agency of Barcelona (ASPB), called Vaccine Reticence: the role of pediatric teams. The session took place December 11, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Auditorium of the ASPB (Pl Lesseps 1).
The talk Communication on vaccines and social networks: the escalation of the disinforming groups was led by Gema Revuelta, director of the Center of Studies of Science, Communication and Society, Pompeu Fabra University.
The other talks of the day were Vaccine reluctance in the pediatric teams of Barcelona, by Mireia Garcia Carrasco, Public Health Agency of Barcelona, and Reticent Families: the experience in the consultation, by Manel Enrubia, Director of the Integral Pediatric Pediatric Center Barcelona Esquerra.
These sessions are aimed at sharing innovation and knowledge about public health with other professionals and citizens. The format of the sessions consists of moderation (5 minutes) and three presentations of 20 minutes.
The session in which Gema Revuelta participated focused on ‘Vaccine reluctance’, a term that has been consolidated to denote doubts or/and resignation to vaccinate for non-medical reasons.
The session was moderated by Elia Díez, from the Public Health Agency of Barcelona.
Tomorrow, the conference “Connected Health, assistance in diagnosis” will take place at the Palau Macaya at 6:00 p.m. The session will be moderated by Gema Revuelta.
In the debate, it will be addressed how the doctor-patient relationship will change with the introduction of diagnostic tools with artificial intelligence. Who will be the last responsible before the decision making? In addition, the need to store medical data and the use of these in order to protect the privacy of patients must be explored. The theme of inclusiveness and of minority or less developed countries will also be explored: will technology advance in diseases that only take place in countries without so many resources? It will reflect on how personalized medicine, which will lead us to smart medicine, should stop being elitist.
The conference will be in charge of:
On Wednesday, December 5, the “Speaking in media” course took place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., given by Carolina Llorente and Aina Crosas. The course was aimed at ISGlobal researchers.
The course was divided into a theoretical-practical part, where we discussed how media usually interviews researchers and some real cases were shown. Emphasis was also put on non-verbal communication skills, such as body language: look, voice, gestures…
The practical part consisted of a role-play exercise. A television set with cameras and lighting was set up, where the researcher had to answer questions posed by the trainers, who pretended to be journalists.
The Asociación de mujeres investigadoras y tecnólogas (AMIT) has developed a database of women researchers and technologists with the help of LaSexta. This database is open to all those who need to contact an expert in any of the fields of knowledge.
AMIT is a non-governmental, non-profit organization at the national level, made up of researchers and technologists from various disciplines who carry out their research, technology or science management work in public and private Spanish research centers.
The database has already registered more than 1,500 researchers and technologists and will continue to grow because registration is not closed.
The search engine can be accessed from the AMIT website: https://cientificas.amit-es.org/es/sector
Or from the Constants and Vitals of LaSexta: https://compromiso.atresmedia.com/constantes-vitales/mujeres-cientificas/buscador/
The III RSU-UJI Conference took place on November 29 and 30, 2018, at the Universitat Jaume I (Castellón). Carolina Llorente participated in the roundtable “RRI in practice: challenge and opportunities” and later presented the results of the study “What are the keys to create a good practice for citizen participation?“.
Information about the conference: https://www.uji.es/institucional/rsu/jornades-RSU/2018/
Integrity and transparency in the management and use of resources are shaped as growing demands of society and raise the challenge of universities and research centers to publicly respond to their actions in a clear and accessible manner. The III Conference on University Social Responsibility (RSU) and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) are consolidated as a forum for meeting, reflection and debate on the management of social responsibility in higher education centers. The first day will be addressed in the discussion of the different institutionalization strategies of the RSU, while the second one will focus on the trends and challenges that are posed with a view to favoring more responsible research and innovation. In this way, following the outline of previous editions, the first session will focus on the state of the RSU question, while the second one will be dedicated to the RRI.
The days promoted by the University Jaume I have the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.