Drugs on demand

The Academy brings back to Spain Aaron Ciechanover, Nobel prize in Chemistry and honorary academician Aaron Ciechanover, Nobel prize in Chemistry and honorary member of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), will star in two scientific sessions in Spain at the end of January under the auspices of RAED. The first one will be held on January 29, at 7.00 pm, at CosmoCaixa of Barcelona by La Caixa Banking Foundation, the event’s organizing institution. The second, a day later at the auditorium of the Cajasol Foundation in Seville, which also collaborates in the Nobel’s visit. In both...

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From theory to scientific practice

The Royal Academy and the Catalan Association of Accounting and Management present the work “Cómo investigar” (How to research), aimed at upper-grade students The Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) and the Catalan Association of Accounting and Management (ACCID) will present on Tuesday, January 23, the work “Cómo investigar” (How to research) (Profit Editorial), published jointly with versions in Spanish and Catalan and the collaboration of the Barcelona School of Management of the Pompeu Fabra University. The presentation will be in charge of Alfredo Rocafort, president of RAED, and Oriol Amat, president of ACCID and at the same...

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A weekend of science, relax and gastronomy

The event includes accommodation on a full-board basis at the singular Spa Hotel Vichy Catalán, a hydrotherapy session and a dinner at the prestigious Celler de Can Roca-Mas Marroch The Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) will hold an academic event between March 2 and 4 at the Spa Hotel Vichy Catalán, which will open a new series of activities that will allow the academicians to visit emblematic places in various areas of our geographical environment, participate in a high level academic activity and the possibility of enjoying an exceptional gastronomy. For the occasion a dinner has been...

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Music and good food at the Academy

The Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) will hold on February 13 the second of its Concerts with Soul, the musical cycle started last December at the Catalan Music Palace. On this occasion the appointment will be in the Atlantes Room of the Royal Artistic Circle of Barcelona, ​​one of the most emblematic entities of Catalan culture where prestigious plastic artists and musicians such as Enrique Granados have left their mark and with whom the RAED has subscribed a collaboration agreement. This second concert will be a Ibero-American lyrical music recital with some of the most outstanding pieces...

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The usefulness and risks of ebitda

Emili Gironella, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), doctor of Economic and Business Sciences and recognized auditor, has published with María del Carmen Barcons, professor of Financial Economics and Accounting at the University of Barcelona, the study “El ebitda. ¿Indicador útil o inútil?” (The ebitda, useful or useless indicator?), whose first two parts -of the three that complete it- have already appeared in the second and third edition of the Revista Técnica Contable y Financiera. Gironella and Barcons point out how ebitda is an unofficial indicator not regulated for the International Financial Reporting Standards that has become popular in recent years and that is widely used by financial analysts and large companies and companies or groups of companies whose shares are listed on regulated markets, besides having become a habitual concept of the economic information of our days. Generally understood as the indicator to summarize, in a single figure, a certain partial margin of the profitability of a company, obtained by difference between recurring operating income and recurring costs and operating expenses, which have an impact in the treasury, the ebitda was born in the 80s of the last century as a mechanism of financial institutions to determine if a company generated sufficient business volume to pay the expenses incurred. Although, as the experts warn, “the ebitda reflects only part of the profitability of...

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Call for eight academic places

The Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) has opened the call for the provision of eight vacancies of full academician, following the mandate of the Governing Board on November 27, 2017. Applicants must be doctors of recognized prestige of any member state of the European Union “willing to contribute selflessly to the progress of humanity, the advancement of the thought of reason and the quality of science, philosophy, technique or art”, as shown expressly in the bases of the call. Candidates must have the endorsement of five RAED academicians, who will be responsible for submitting applications within 30 calendar days of the publication of the call in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat de Catalunya. To become elected, any candidate must obtain a simple majority of the votes cast in the General...

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The Mexican Revolution in the courtroom

Jesús Gerardo Sotomayor, corresponding academician for Mexico of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has donated to the Library of the institution his work “Procesos Penales en la Independencia y la Revolución” (Criminal Processes in Independence and the Revolution) (Porrúa), where he gathers ten criminal proceedings to which national heroes were subjected and various characters who were an active part of the movement of the Mexican Independence and the Mexican Revolution. Sotomayor makes in the book a rigorous emptying of the General Archive of Mexico and the Directorate of Archives and History of the Secretariat of National Defense, where the original files of the processes that he discloses are found. The fundamental purpose expressed by the academician is to be aware of what these men and women, whose processes are outlined, suffered for defending their respective causes in favor of their ideals, of which, except for three who managed to save themselves, they paid with their life your thoughts and convictions. A graduate of the Autonomous University of Coahuila and a doctor from the Autonomous University of Northwest Mexico, Sotomayor has a long career as a lawyer, teacher and researcher. He was director of the Faculty of Law of the Autonomous University of Coahuila and established the first postgraduate studies in Law in Coahuila and Durango. After a long career as head of various courts, he is...

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Microbial agriculture

“From 10 kg of soy, 10 kg of protein are produced daily, while the protein production of 1,000 kg of bacteria reaches up to 100,000 million kg” Maria Àngels Calvo, full academician and president of the Health Sciences section of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), gave last December 13 the closing speech of the academic year of the Academy of Veterinary Sciences of Catalonia with the conference “Producció de proteïna destinada a alimentació animal a partir de microorganismes” (Production of protein for animal feed from microorganisms), an act that is part of the joint program that the Interacademic...

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The wheel of the 21st century arrives at the Academy

“Cool readings as they are each of the stories of Añoveros are grateful in these moments when the political plot invades us” Xabier Añoveros, full academician and vice-president of the Governing Board of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has presented his work “La noria de siglo XXI” (The wheel of the 21st century), a novel written by the same academic, to the academicians and other attendees at an event held at the RAED headquarters. The book follows the same narrative scheme used by Luis Romero in his work “La noria” (The wheel), winner of the Nadal prize in...

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The wise of the family business

“Miguel Ángel Gallo can be considered a true teacher for more than a generation of academics and professionals” Miguel Ángel Gallo, full academician and president of the Senate of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has been distinguished with the award of the Family Enterprise Research Conference, the most important entity of studies on this type of companies at an international level. The jury of this prestigious award highlights the extensive research of Gallo, his wide participation in the profession, his institutional contributions, his participation in the business community and the demonstrated tutoring of students, families and family...

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As we said yesterday

Ángel Aguirre, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), pays his particular tribute to the University of Salamanca on the occasion of its eighth centenary in the article “Homenaje a la Universidad de Salamanca en sus 800 años de existencia (1218-2018)” (Homage to the University of Salamanca in its 800 years of existence (1218-2018)), that will publish Tribuna Plural, the magazine of the RAED, in its number 16, corresponding to the fourth quarter of 2017. The University of Salamanca is the oldest of the Spanish universities and its university symbol par excellence. Founded as a General Study...

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Rosalía Arteaga, teacher and poet

Rosalía Arteaga, former president of Ecuador and honorary academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has been recognized with the Diploma of Honour of the House of Castilla-La Mancha in Madrid, the highest distinction of this cultural entity, in recognition of her extraordinary international social work for the education. Doctor Jurisprudence and Anthropology, Arteaga adds to her dedication to politics her passion for education and a long career as an essayist and poet who has been recognized internationally. The academician took advantage of her stay in Madrid to participate in a session at the Forum Canarias...

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Catalunya Cristiana

Mercè Papiol, widow of the full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) Joan Olivé, disappeared in 2017, invites academicians and friends of the institution to participate in the dissemination of the edition of the number 2,000 of the Catalunya Cristiana magazine, which will be released on January 21st. Papiol is the institutional relations director of the publication, as well as Radio Estel and Club+Amics. Catalunya Cristiana is one of the few Catalan weekly publications that has been maintained without interruption since its creation in 1979. An event that the magazine will celebrate with various acts...

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Manage the university

Lluís Vicent Safont, corresponding academician for Andorra of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has participated in the drafting of the work “Gestão no ensino superior. Governança internacional”, published in Brazil under the coordination of the Research Group in Educational Management of the La Salle Canoas University with the participation of renowned university managers and higher education centres in various countries. The book, in fact, tries to be a compilation of their experiences from different perspectives and contexts. Vicent Safont is the author of two chapters written together with Paulo Fossatti, rector of the La Salle Canoas University and director of the Association of Catholic Schools of Brazil, and José Antunes de Miranda, international relations advisor at the La Salle Canoas University. The work addresses different aspects of university management such as participatory management, ethics in management, the opportunity for innovation and its possibilities in Brazil, the social responsibility of the university, internationalization models and the impact of technology on the new university of the 21st century and the university situation in Ecuador and...

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An attentive look at adolescence

Joaquín Callabed, president of the Spanish Social Pediatrics Club and regular contributor to the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has donated to the Library of the Academy the book “Criticados y poco escuchados (una mirada a los adolescentes)” (Criticized and little listened. A look at adolescents), of which is editor. The work collects a wide range of articles from thirty leading specialists in fields as diverse as paediatrics, nursing, pedagogy, gynaecology, sophrology, psychiatry, social work, anthropology, philosophy or bioethics, coordinated by the Social Pediatrics Club, that offer a transversal and multidisciplinary vision around adolescence in our days....

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The homo robot

Luis Pons Puiggrós, engineer and doctor in Business Administration and Management, warns of the paradigm shift that will create artificial intelligence in the economy and society of the 21 st century in “Lo disruptivo y el futuro: tecnología y sociedad en el siglo XXI” (The disruptive and the future: technology and society in the 21st century), his speech of admission as corresponding academician in the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), pronounced in Barcelona on December 19. Full academician José Ramón Calvo responded on behalf of the RAED. “Technological innovation facilitates the transformation of utopias into realities, examples...

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Tourism as a value

The forum addressed topics of great interest to the sector, one of the engines of the Spanish economy Rosalía Arteaga, former president of Ecuador and honorary academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), and José Ramón Calvo, full academician and president of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research of the RAED, participated in the past 14 and 15 of December in the fifth edition of the International Tourism Forum held by the University of Las Palmas in the Gran Canarian municipality of Maspalomas. The event had the extraordinary participation of HM King Philip VI and various national...

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Four years of homage to the Spanish language

The initiative, promoted by the Independent Foundation, has had the support of 39 institutions and outstanding entities Xabier Añoveros, full academician and vice president of the Governing Board of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), participated on November 30 in the presentation of the reissue of the book on the Universal Tribute to the Spanish Language in the Spanish Council of State. A week before it had presented at the Cervantes Institute in Tokyo. Añoveros has been one of the promoters of an activity that has developed over the last three years around the world with an...

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Table and friendship

A hundred academicians, family and friends of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) shared a table and an enriching talk at the traditional Christmas Dinner that the institution held on December 19 in the restaurant of the Equestrian Circle of Barcelona, usual scene of this meeting. On this occasion, the dinner had as guest of exception the consul general of Japan in Barcelona, Naohito Watanabe. The evening is one of the great social events that take place at this time in Barcelona, as witnessed one more year by the notable presence of personalities from all walks of life, who enjoyed the best gastronomy and a lively conversation. On behalf of the Royal Academy, its president, Alfredo Rocafort, congratulated the attendees on Christmas and called for a 2018 full of good wishes and intense academic activity. This slideshow requires...

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The soul of the Royal Academy

The Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) dressed up to inaugurate its new cycle of classical music “Concerts with Soul”. Some recitals that they intend to offer to non-profit organizations that pursue a social purpose, a platform in which they can present their projects and initiatives to the audience. The sessions were opened on December 18 with the prestigious Catalan pianist Cristina Casale, who performed a complete program at the Little Palace of the Catalan Music Palace. The concert performer has developed an important international career that has taken her to some of the best stages in the...

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