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).