03.01.2014

RAICES: "Present and Future of Technological Development in Cardiovascular Medicine"

The seminar was organized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, at the Favaloro University, with the presence of Dr. Palmaz, creator of the expandable stent.

A seminar on RAICES Programme was held: "Present and Future of Technological Development in Cardiovascular Medicine"

Eng. Agueda Menvielle with Dr. Julio Palmaz.

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, through the National Directorate of International Relations, presented today at the Favaloro University the Seminar on the RAICES Programme. "Present and Future of Technological Development in Cardiovascular Medicine". The meeting was headed by the renowned doctor in vascular radiology and creator of the expandable stent, Dr. Julio Palmaz and was also attended by the National Director of International Relations of the ministry of Science, Agueda Menvielle and the president of the Favaloro Foundation, Roberto Favaloro.

Menvielle: "From the beginning, the creation of the Ministry of Science was aimed to solving the problems faced by society through science and technology. For this purpose, strategic areas have been funding projects, one of which is health"

"From the beginning, the creation of the Ministry of Science was aimed to solving the problems faced by society through science and technology. For this purpose, strategic areas have been funding projects, one of which is health", Menvielle said at the opening ceremony. She also added: "The RAICES programme aims to promote links with Argentine scientists residing abroad, and this type of activities is used for the transfer of knowledge”.

The seminar consisted of two thematic panels with recognized professionals of the health sector. The first panel, entitled "The Path between the idea and the patient through the patent" was about the manner how Palmaz patented his invention, reviewing his beginning, his referents and motivation to achieve the goal. This table was attended by the Chief of Interventional Cardiology of the Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires, Daniel Berrocal and the former president of the Argentina Society of Cardiology and the Argentine College of Interventional Cardioangiologists, Liliana Grinfeld.

The second panel, entitled "Technology development for the near and distant future in cardiovascular medicine" was about considerations on stent manufacturing and new technologies for medicine, such as the use of nanotechnology. The panel was comprised of the Deputy Chief of Interventional Cardiology of the Instituto Cardiovascular of Rosario, Aníbal Damonte and the former president of the College of Interventional Cardioangiologists, David Vetcher. Both panels were moderated by the Chief of Interventional Cardiology of the University Hospital of the Favaloro Foundation, Oscar Mendiz.

The seminar, in the words of Palmaz, has as motivation "to encourage young people to implement the creation of an idea. Attitude and perseverance are requirements needed to carry out something revolutionary".

It is also noteworthy that Julio Palmaz gave the seminar as part of the activities of the RAICES Programme (Network of Argentine Researchers and Scientists living abroad). This program was relaunched in 2003 by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation and aims to promote repatriation and networking with Argentine scientists residing abroad. Thanks to different repatriation tools of the Ministry of Science, more than 1,000 scientists have already returned to our country.

 

Julio César Palmaz

He is doctor in vascular radiology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, United States. He is Argentinean and graduated from the School of Medical Sciences of the National University of La Plata in 1971. After serving as a teacher in the San Martín University Hospital, the Italian Hospital and the Medical Institute in La Plata, he moved to the United States, where he specialized in Radiology at the University of California. It was there where he began to develop the idea that would revolutionize his specialty, the expandable stent, for which he obtained a patent in 1988. Dr. Palmaz has issued 40 international patents and he is the author of 29 books or book chapters and more than a hundred of scientific papers.

Palmaz received numerous awards, including, in 2003, the honorary title of Master of Interventional Cardiology of Argentina and in 2013, the Special Mention of Konex Awards to Science and Technology for his outstanding career.

He is the founder of the PalmazScientífic, a company devoted to advanced vascular device concepts.

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