SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, June 6 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife, through the Autonomous Organization of Museums and Centers (OAMC), collaborates with Ámate in the event ‘Keys to the fight against cancer: a common mission’, which will take place between the 12th and 17th of June and will feature presentations and workshops at the Museum of Nature and Archeology (MUNA) and a gathering at the Museum of History and Anthropology of Tenerife (MHA).
The acting Island Councilor for Museums, Concepción Rivero, presented the details of these conferences accompanied by the president of the Tenerife Breast Cancer Association (Ámate), María del Carmen Bonfante; the director of the Archaeological Museum, Conrado Rodríguez-Maffiotte; and the deputy director of the Casa de Carta branch of the Museum of History and Anthropology, Pedro Díaz.
Concepción Rivero highlighted “the participation of numerous specialists from different areas who will carry out scientific dissemination from a multidisciplinary point of view, treating different aspects related to this disease such as sports, psychological, aesthetic or physiotherapy, among others “. In addition, she explained that workshops on healthy living habits and coexistence will also be held at Casa de Carta.
For her part, the president of Ámate thanked Museos de Tenerife for their collaboration in carrying out this project and assured that it will be of interest both to people with cancer, to family members, or even to people who are just curious about this disease, since that will serve to show the progress in pathology research.
The director of the Archaeological Museum, Conrado Rodríguez-Maffiotte, pointed out that museums “must adapt to the social reality of society or they will end up disappearing”, and assured that this event “is a great opportunity to do so, since cancer, together with mental and cardiovascular diseases, is one of the pathologies that touches the most and worries people the most”.
Along these lines, the deputy director of the Casa de Carta branch of the Museum of History and Anthropology, Pedro Díaz, stated that although museums have traditionally always looked to the past, in recent years they have been seeing how they evolve and become more dynamic to adapt also to the present, and indicated that the coexistence in Casa de Carta “is an example of this and will serve to make visible a disease as stigmatized as cancer.”
The conference on oncology will begin on Monday 12 at 6:00 p.m. with a presentation by the scientific director of the Chair of Medical Technologies of the ULPGC, Manuel Maynar, who will address ‘The mirror and the leftovers: stroke vs cancer’. At 6:30 p.m., the Professor of Oncology, University of La Laguna and Numerary Academician of the Royal Academy of Medicine of the Canary Islands, Norberto Batista, will follow him with his presentation ‘Prevalence and natural evolution of Cancer’.
At 6:55 p.m. it will be the turn of the Oncology specialist at the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria University Hospital, Natalia Pérez Rodríguez, who will give the talk ‘Oncology and genetics’. The day will be closed by the social worker Magaly Núñez Bonilla and the health psychologist Claudia Héctor Moreira, with ‘Social and psychological aspects of Cancer’ at 7:20 p.m.
On Tuesday the 13th, the programming will open with the professor of the University School of the Area of Theory and History of Education of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Miguel Betancor, who will speak about ‘Sports in cancer’ from 18.00 hours. At 18.25 the specialist in Oncology Manuel Morales will arrive, with his presentation ‘Clinical Trials on Cancer. Clinical realities’.
He will be followed by the oncological physiotherapist Alejandro Montesinos Vivancos, who will speak about oncological Physiotherapy. Finally, the head of Urology services and coordinator of the Robotic Surgery Unit of the Quirón Hospital, Guillermo Conde, will give a talk on prostate cancer.
Finally, on Wednesday the 14th, the beautician specialized in Oncology, Virginia López Bonfante, will begin her presentation ‘Oncological Reconstructive Aesthetics’ at 6:00 p.m. She will be followed by the micropigmentation specialist in oncology Fayna Pérez Rodríguez, who will give a talk on ‘Paramedical oncological micropigmentation’ at 6:25 p.m. The director of COPE Canarias, Mayer Trujillo, will speak about Information and cancer at 6:50 p.m.
The programming will close at 7:15 p.m. with the director of the Canary Institute of Bioanthropology (OAMC) and Numerary Academician of the Royal Academy of Medicine of the Canary Islands, Conrado Rodríguez-Maffiotte, with the talk ‘History of cancer: a disease of civilization? ?’.
On Thursday 15 and Friday 16, within the workshops on healthy living habits that will take place in the Manuel Oraá Patio of MUNA, the graduate in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, Jorge Luis Pacheco Gutiérrez, and the graduate in Nutrition and Dietetics , Sara Mendoza Silva, will give a presentation in collaboration with the Pequeño Valiente Association.
Finally, on Saturday, June 17, the coexistence at Casa de Carta will include a guided tour of the center, the presentation of a photographic exhibition on breast cancer, a workshop on skin care with natural products from the oncological beautician, Virginia López. , and a performance by a gospel choir.