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:
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.
Last Monday 19th November, Luisa Barbosa from the Science, Communication and Society Studies Centre carried out the second edition of the workshop “How to make my research more responsible? Exploring RRI”. This time, an institute of applied research in renewable energy in Berlin, the Reiner Lemoine Institut, hosted the event. This course is part of the training program of the European project GRECO.
Approximately 20 solar energy researchers from different countries as Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Portugal and Sweden attended the session. During four hours, the scientists reflected and debated upon the concept and practice of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and on how to apply it to their investigation. The course materials were adapted from the recently finalized project HEIRRI, approaching issues like inclusion, citizen engagement, sustainability, ethics, gender equality and open science.
The Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) is part of the GRECO project, a European initiative that gets together six different nationalities in order to put Open Science into practice in the context of photovoltaic research and innovation. GRECO wants to demonstrate that a stronger social involvement leads to an improved acceptance and use of innovative products in this field. Based on RRI and citizen participation, GRECO proposes solutions to increase solar cell technology lifetime, reduce the costs, increase performance and support new uses in agriculture and architecture.
If you wish to know more, the project introductory video has just been launched!
GRECO is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program under grant contract number 787289.
Last Friday, November 16, Gema Revuelta participated in the European Day for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics. The day took place in the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare (Pº del Prado 18-20, Madrid).
Every year since 2008, the European Day for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics is celebrated, an initiative promoted by the European Center for the Prevention and Control of Diseases (ECDC). Its objective is to raise awareness about the risks associated with the inappropriate use of antibiotics and to make a call to responsible consumption, both in human health and in animal health, to prevent the emergence and development of resistance to antimicrobials.
On the occasion of this celebration, the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS), coordinator of the PRAN, organizes this informative day that aims to raise awareness in society in general and in professionals of the importance of the prudent use of antibiotics and the seriousness of the problem of antimicrobial resistance.
More information about the event: http://resistenciaantibioticos.es/es/eventos/jornada-del-dia-europeo-para-el-uso-prudente-de-los-antibioticos-2018
Complete program: http://resistenciaantibioticos.es/es/system/files/field/files/prog-j-dia-prudente-antibioticos-2018_1.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=449&force=0
Carolina Llorente gave an introductory course to the RRI for researchers in Valencia on November 15.
The course is part of a series of 3 conferences organized by the FISABIO foundation. This was the first, and the following ones will take place on November 28 in Castellón and on December 12 in Alicante.
In yesterday’s course participated 25 people living in Valencia. Courses are aimed at researchers, but they are also open to management and communication staff. The idea of the courses / workshops is to offer an overview of the RRI from a more philosophical perspective and also from the point of view of the European Commission.
The course lasts 4 hours and is eminently practical. The materials used are adaptations of the materials elaborated in the HEIRRI project.
Here you have more information about the foundation: http://fisabio.san.gva.es/fisabio
You can find the HEIRRI materials at the following link: https://www.rri-tools.eu/heirri-training-programmes
On November 6, Carolina Llorente gave a talk entitled “Gender perspective for a responsible research” within the framework of the 4th PhD Symposium of ISGlobal.
During the talk, she briefly reviewed what is considered “genered research” and why it is important in different fields of research. He also spoke about gender equality within research staff and mentioned various studies that have been done to assess the problem.
More information: https://www.isglobal.org/en/new/-/asset_publisher/JZ9fGljXnWpI/content/el-cuarto-simposio-predoctoral-de-isglobal-abre-con-las-desigualdades-en-salud