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October 2019 Working Day on asbestos and its impact on health

 
Working Day on asbestos and its impact on health

On the 15th November 2019, the first scientific working session on asbestos and its consequences in health will take place. It is a scientific day aimed to discuss about different aspects of the diseases directly associated to the exposure to fibres of the mineral, nowadays considered as a first level carcinogenic material by the World Health Organization.

We will provide an overview of different  translational and clinical research lines in malignant mesothelioma as well as about new initiatives for the generation of novel therapies to treat this cancer. Below, the information related to the workshop:

- Respiratory diseases linked to asbestosis

Dr. Josep Morera Prat - Co-director of the Servei Respiratori Centre Mèdic Teknon

- Malignant pathology in a population exposed to asbestos. The case of Cerdanyola - Ripollet

Dr. Josep Tarrés Olivella - Coordinator of the Observatory Medical Team for the Study of Pathologies Related to Asbestos in Vallès Occidental

- Update on diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma

Dr. Ernest Nadal Alforja - Cap de Secció de Tumors Toràcics i de Cap i Coll. Medical Oncology. Catalan Institute of Oncology. L'Hospitalet.

-BERMES Project: Development of a new drug for malignant mesothelioma

Dr. Carme Plasencia Castillo - Scientific Director of AROMICS

The conference will take place from 12:00 to 14:00h at the Antoni Caparrós Auditorium of the Barcelona Science Park (c/ Baldiri Reixac 4-12, Barcelona).