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The figure of Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the focus of a roundtable organized by the University and the high school of Doctors of Navarra.

The meeting was held at framework on the 170th anniversary of the Nobel's birth.

09 | 11 | 2022

This year marks the 170th anniversary of the birth of Santiago Ramón y Cajal and the centenary of his retirement as Full Professor of the Central University. Therefore, 2022 has been designated as a significant year for promote the figure of the father of neuroscience. On the occasion of these anniversaries, the School of Philosophy y Letras and the high school of Doctors of Navarra have organized the roundtable "Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934): physician, sage and humanist".

The meeting was held on November 7 at the high school de Médicos (Pamplona). After a floral offering to the bust that the Nobel has in the high school of Doctors, a roundtable took place in which the different facets of Cajal were approached, from his profile medical-scientific, to his intellectual humanist side and his more artistic facet, since he had great gifts for literature, photography, painting and drawing.

Coordinated by Carlos Mata, professor at School of Philosophy and Letters, it was moderated by Juan Ramón Corpas, physician and former Minister of Culture of the Government of Navarra. In his speech, José Luis Lanciego, researcher senior scientist of the Neurosciences Program of the Cima University of Navarra, gave a summary of the scientific Cajal. Next, Pedro Uhalte, retired physician and researcher Cajaliano, spoke about the awarding of the award Moscow. Professor Carlos Mata spoke about his literary facet. Finally, Juanjo Rubio, director of the Social Innovation Unit of Navarra, explained what is being done both in Navarra and nationally in the context of the so-called "Cajal Year", which will last until May 2025. 

This meeting is in addition to another workshop held in Petilla de Aragón on October 22, organized by the School of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Navarra and in which the city council of the birthplace of Ramón y Cajal collaborated.