Debate Forum on Medical Spanish

at Harvard University

June 1st to 2nd, 2017

Co-organized by Real Academia Nacional de Medicina and Instituto Cervantes

 

Objectives

Co-organized by  Real Academia Nacional de Medicina de España and Instituto Cervantes

 

1. Bring together individuals and relevant institutions to reflect and debate on the current state of Spanish language use in medical communication and to propose initiatives that will facilitate strengthening of the shared medical language and its usefulness for the entire Spanish-speaking community, while respecting the richness and variety of Spanish in its general and specialized usage.

2. Present the Diccionario panhispánico de términos médicos –a significant and collective project done with the help of the Spanish-speaking medical community– and offer the possibility to other North American institutions to collaborate on this project.

3. Analyze the state of medical vocabulary in distinct Latin American countries and present the challenges of medical communication in these specific contexts, especially in multilingual environments, like the United States.

Speakers

Ms. Carla Álvarez MellsNational Institutes of Health (NIH)

Mr. Antonio Campos MuñozCo-director of DPTM

Ms. Claudia Díaz KukuckaCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Mr. José Miguel García SagredoCodirector del DPTM

Ms. Marta Gancedo RuizCentro Universitario CIESE Comillas: course “Español para la salud”

Mr. Miguel González GuerraAcademia Nacional de Medicina de Venezuela

Ms. Cristina V. González SánchezUnidad de Terminología Médica de la RANM

Mr. Luis Diego Herrera-AmighettiAcademia Nacional de Medicina de Costa Rica

Mr. Fernando López MurciaInstituto Cervantes - ONU

Mr. Fernando Marco MartínezReal Colegio Complutense en Harvard

Mr. Manuel Luis MartíPresident of Asociación Latinoamericana de Academias Nacionales de Medicina, España y Portugal (ALANAM)

Mr. Glenn MartínezOhio State University

Mr. Julio Mayol MartínezHead Doctor at Hospital Clínico San Carlos

Mr. Roberto Medina SantillánUniversidad Autónoma de México

Mr. Francisco Moreno FernándezExecutive director - Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University

Ms. María Luisa OrtegaDePaul University College of LAS

Ms. Pilar OrtegaUniversity of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine

Mr. Reynaldo Páez ZumárragaAcademia Ecuatoriana de Medicina

Mr. Óscar Pamo ReynaAcademia Nacional de Medicina del Perú

Ms. María Luisa ParraHarvard University

Ms. Valeria PazoHarvard Medical School

Mr. Rubén Pérez GarcíaCentro Universitario CIESE Comillas: course “Español para la salud”

Mr. Raimundo Pérez-Hernández y TorraDirector of Fundación Ramón Areces

Mr. Joaquín Poch BrotoPresident of Real Academia Nacional de Medicina de España

Mr. José Enrique Pons ChiriglianoAcademia Nacional de Medicina del Uruguay

Mr. Alberto PuigMassachusetts General Hospital | Harvard Medical School

Ms. Brenda J. RoblesNational Institutes of Health Clinical Center

Ms. María del Carmen Remacha MartínezUnidad de Terminología Médica de la RANM

Mr. Álvaro Rodríguez GamaAcademia Nacional de Medicina de Colombia

Mr. José Adolfo Rodríguez PortalesAcademia Chilena de Medicina

Mr. José Manuel Sánchez RonDeputy director of the Real Academia Española

Mr. Ned StrongExecutive Director of David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

Ms. Cristina Vázquez-MateoPresident of ECUSA (Spanish Scientists in the USA)

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