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"Due to globalisation, pathogens that previously existed only in certain regions of the world are being introduced into countries.

The lecture of Professor Basilio Valladares closed the XII congress SEMTSI-ISTUN University of Navarra which was held at the Museum

PhotoManuelCastells/Professor Basilio Valladares.

11 | 03 | 2022

The lecture of Professor Basilio Valladares, president of the board of trustees of the Canary Foundation for the Control of Tropical Diseases (FUNCCET), ended the XII congress of the Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health (SEMTSI) and the ISTUN University of Navarra, which was held at the University Museum. "We mustunderstand the concept of One Health as something that not only affects people, but also animals. These are major transmitters of diseases and can pose serious problems for public health," he said. 

The Full Professor of Parasitology of the University of La Laguna, diploma holder in Health and Specialist in Clinical Analysis, pointed to globalization as a determining factor in the transmission of diseases from animals to humans. "Due to globalization and the movement of goods and people, pathogens that until then only existed in certain regions of the world are introduced into countries."
Under the degree scroll, One Health, improving the world, the congress has brought together international experts in Pamplona who have assessed the factors that influence the increase in the transmission of infectious diseases between humans and animals. They also analyzed how diseases susceptible to pandemics emerge and spread. 

In total, 70 oral communications were presented, more than 100 posters were presented and 12 round tables were organised with the participation of nearly 40 experts. In addition, attendees had the opportunity to participate in several practical workshops: "Innovations in the diagnosis of tropical diseases"; "Emerging zoonoses: what can you learn from your veterinarian" and "Artificial intelligence, the great revolution in microbiology".


submission of prizes and awards

The congress concluded with the presentation of several prizes and awards at the submission . The iO Foundation designated the best oral communications, which went to María Delmans Flore, Santiago Ramón García, Susana Ayala Cortés, Irene Molina de la source, Maribel Bezosa and Esther Moreno. Pablo Fernández won the second award of the photography competition (the first one was not awarded) and Sandra Martín won the Tropical Medical Challengeahead of Carolina Hernández and Emma Carmelo

In addition, on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of ISTUN, which is being celebrated this year, recognition was given to the Departments of Microbiology and Parasitology and of Pharmaceutical Technology and Chemistry of the University of Navarra, represented by Professors Ramón Díaz, Juan Antonio Palop and with a memento for Professors Antonio Monge and Isabel García Jalón, who passed away recently; Professor Ba silio Valladares and Iciar Astiasarán, former of and of Pharmaceutical Technology and of the University of Navarra, "for their valuable contribution and invaluable support in the start-up and scientific of ISTUN". CIMAProfessor Basilio Valladares and Iciar Astiasarán, former Vice President of research of the University of Navarra, "for their valuable contribution and invaluable support in the start-up and scientific development of Istun, helping to find solutions to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of diseases". 

The submission awards ceremony was chaired by the Vice President of academic staff, Pablo Sánchez Ostiz, the deans of the Schools of Medicine, Marta Ferrer, and Pharmacy, María Javier Ramírez; the president of the scientific committee of congress, Santiago Más Coma; the president of SEMTSI, María Dolores Bargues and the director of the high school of Tropical Health University of Navarra, Paul Nguewa.