The principal of the Universitat de València, Esteban Morcillo, is chairing on Thursday, 7 April, the main event celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Valencian Medical Institute (IMV). The event will start at 19:00 in the Paranimf of the historic building of La Nau, with the presence of the major of Valencia, Joan Ribó; the undersecretary of the Valencian Ministry of Universal Health Service and Public Health, Ricardo Campos; ant the president of the IMV, Francisco Morales.
It was also confirmed the presence of representatives of different scientific and professional corporations. In the same Paraninf were celebrated the first commemorative events of the Medical Institute, such as the first anniversary in 1842.
As is tradition, the event will start with the awards and grants ceremony of the 2016 call: Roel Award; Peset Grant, sponsored by the Valencian Council; the Bancaja Foundation Award; and the Grant of the 175th anniversary of the IMV, extraordinarily convened to celebrate the ephemeris. This year there has not been candidates for the Doctor Pallarés grant nor for the award Medical Promotion 1953.
After the awards and grants ceremony and after the speeches of the president of the IMV, the major and the principal, there will be a conference by the professor Javier de Lucas, full university professor of Legal Philosophy and Political Philosophy of the Universitat de València and member of the Institute of Human Rights, with the title: ‘Europa ante los refugiados ¿Qué crisis?’. (‘Europe facing refugees. Which crisis?’).
The Valencian Medical Institute is a scientific association founded by a group of healthcare professionals in 1841 and that has been, since then, a forum of healthcare debate concerned about scientific formation but also about the social aspects of health and welfare of patients. Following the statutes of the IMV, its essential aim is to ‘contribute to medical progress in all its aspects, promoting formation, development and professional improvement of the associates, trying to give the best quality aid to patients and encouraging teaching and research’. Since 1997, the scientific societies related to healthcare are federated as collegiate bodies of the IMV
More information about the IMV: http://www.imeval.org/