Alborada Foundation says goodbye to 2015 with two free activities on EDCs as part of the project ¡Que no te alteren las hormonas! targeted towards the general public and health professionals.
Three webinars and an online course in Spanish aim to improve the knowledge about EDCs and everything related to them including their origin, mechanisms, related diseases, and policies and actions for reducing exposure. Already over 300 people have signed up, including mainly medical doctors and nutrition specialists.
The series of activities started on 3 December with an introductory webinar by Dr. Pilar Muñoz-Calero, specialist in Environmental Medicine and President of Alborada Foundation, and Ruth Echeverría, Biophysicist and Education and Research Manager at Alborada Foundation.
The second webinar took place on 10 December with Dr. Juan Pedro Arrebola, specialist in Epidemiology and Public Health at the Institute for Bio sanitary Research of Granada.
The third webinar took place on 17 December with Dr. Angeliki Lysimachou, Environmental Toxicologist and Coordinator on EDCs at Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe).
The online course started on the 15 December with the participation of Dr. Nicolás Olea, Professor and researcher on EDCs at the University of Granada. This gave students the opportunity to learn all about EDCs and how to avoid related diseases and illnesses by prevention measures. This is the first online educational program on EDCs in Spain and aims to be repeated in 2016.
Update: Over 100 people participated in the webinars online and over 550 people have watched the videos in our YouTube channel (and increasing). Attendees had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Pilar Muñoz-Calero (Alborada Foundation) from Madrid, Dr. Juan Pedro Arrebola (University of Granada) from Copenhagen, and Dr. Angeliki Lyssimachou (PAN Europe) from Brussels, about where we can find EDCs, how to prevent related diseases, what the impact is on public health and what the EU is doing to protect citizens.