Second conference Santander Biomedical Lectures

28 de October de 2019

Next Thursday, October 31, the 2nd conference of the 4th edition of the Santander Biomedical Lectures program organized by IDIVAL, the University of Cantabria and the IBBTEC will take place given by Dr. Germán Fajardo with the title “Panorama of medical education in Latin America and its possible collaboration with Europe, are we doing what is necessary?”

Dr. Fajardo Dolci is a surgeon, originally from Mexico City, specialist in Otolaryngology by the UNAM and Master in Senior Management. Director of the Faculty of Medicine of the UNAM, Professor of Undergraduate and Postgraduate for 16 years at the Faculty of Medicine UNAM (FM), coordinator of the subject of Otolaryngology in the Secretariat of Clinical Teaching and Medical Internship, member of the Academic Subcommittee of the same discipline of the Medical Specialties Branch, as well as a full and associate professor of courses and graduates of the Continuing Education Branch.

He has recently been appointed President of the Latin American Association of Medical Schools and Faculties (ALAFEM), an organization whose purpose is to find the best guidelines related to medical education.

He is a member of the National System of Researchers and researcher in Medical Sciences by the Coordinating Commission of National Institutes of Health, as well as a researcher at the IMSS.

He has received several awards: the Biennial Award of the Mexican Foundation for Health (Funsalud), AC, Alfonso Robinson Bours in Medical Education; that of the ANMM for the best Medical Work; the Doctor Manuel Castillejos Award from the Mexican Academy of Surgery (AMC); the National Research Prize by the GlaxoSmithKline and Funsalud Foundation in the category of Health Economics, as well as eight more national awards. He is Associate Director of the Archives of Medical Research magazine.

It has more than 134 articles in the areas of Medical Education, Otolaryngology, quality of care, patient safety, influenza A (H1N1), as well as training and planning of human resources for health. He is also the author, co-author and / or co-editor of 38 books and 22 chapters. He has been a member of 12 medical associations, including the National Academy of Medicine as Treasurer; the Mexican Academy of Surgery and the Mexican societies of Quality of the Medical and Mexican Care of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, of which he was president in 2006-2007. In addition, it is certified by the Mexican Council of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.

The conference is open to all the public of Santander who wants to participate. It will take place on Thursday, October 31 at the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, in the Téllez Plasencia Hall (Pavilion nº16) at 8.15 in the morning.

Promoting a discussion forum on the current advances in biomedicine, the speaker will remain in our Community throughout the day of the session, to exchange experiences with members of the scientific and clinical community of Santander, and to visit the research centers of our community to meet interested scientists firsthand.

The speaker is invited by Joaquín Cayón de las Cuevas, Head of the Research Group on Health Law and Bioethics of IDIVAL. Those professionals who wish to have a meeting with the speaker during their visit can get in touch through the following e-mails: or