The Barcelona Knowledge Hub of the Academia Europaea is collaborating in the organization of the 19th Science Week in Catalonia, which will be held from 14th to 23th November 2014.SC_logo2-300x146

This year’s Science Week will be inaugurated at the Parliament of Catalonia with the conference “Can we eradicate the infection by HIV in infected people? The role of a therapeutic vaccine”, by Dr. Bonaventura Clotet, Director at the AIDS Research Institute (IrsiCaixa) and Head of the HIV Unit of the Hospital Trias i Pujol. The opening ceremony will be followed by another conference entitled “Vaccines, science and society”, which will address the present and future and the social significance of vaccination from a scientific, political and informative point of view, and with the participation of researchers, medical professionals, journalists, and members of various parliamentary groups of the Parliament of Catalonia.

The Science Week, organised by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRi) and the Institute for Catalan Studies (IEC) in collaboration with the Advisory Board of the Parliament of Catalonia for Science and Technology and the Academia Europaea, will offer a wide range of multidisciplinary scientific and technological dissemination activities throughout the Catalan territory.