Javier Tapia García, doctor en medicine and surgery, will enter as full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) during a solemn academic session to be held on Tuesday, May 17, at 19.30 h., in the auditorium of Fomento del Trabajo (Via Laietana, 32, main floor, Barcelona). The recipient will read the inaugural speech “Entendiendo a Beethoven” (Understanding Beethoven). Will respond on behalf of the RAED the academician Pedro Clarós.

Specializing in paediatrics and winner of the Pediatric Society of Madrid Award, Tapia has been a precursor of occupational medicine in Spain and a pioneer of the phenomenon of medical tourism. He has developed his professional activity in Barcelona.