1st edition – Madrid, February, 6-7 2013

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…


Other activities

In addition to its fixed activities, the Esteve Foundation cooperates with other institutions in the performance of different projects. While these activities are not included in customary references, they are usually published by other means to ensure disclosure.



This section includes the lectures organized by the Esteve Foundation during the first ten years and imparted by prominent international speakers. From then on, other more heterogeneous lectures started to be performed in collaboration with different entities, such as the Catalan Society of Pharmacology or, more recently, Aula El País.  


The Courses cover aspects as diverse as how to develop skills to write a scientific article, how to make oral presentations or how to introduce a new member of an ethics committee to the subject. Lasting two days and with a clear emphasis on participation, the format of the courses is repeated in different areas…

Round tables

Esteve Foundation’s Round tables are one-day meetings where a maximum of 30 Spanish experts discuss an interdisciplinary topic on which they share common interests. The main purpose of these round tables is to identify topics that in principle do not fit any particular field (e.g. a scientific society) but do have an interest for individuals from different…

18th edition – Bilbao, January, 23-24 2013

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…