Panama hosts XIII Congress on Science and Technology
The City of Knowledge convention center located in Clayton is currently hosting the XIII National Congress of Science and Technology, an academic activity welcoming the participation of scientists, educators, technologists, and students alike.
The event, organized by the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (Senacyt) and the Panamanian Association for the Advancement of Science (APANAC) was inaugurated this past Wednesday, Oct. 6 and will run until this coming Saturday, Oct. 9.
Salvador Moncada, researcher and renowned expert in pharmacology, born in Honduras but with multiple studies in the United Kingdom under his belt, delivered the inaugural lecture “The mechanism of action of aspirin and what has happened since,” a topic that was complemented last night in another presentation on the discovery and significance of nitric oxide in the cardiovascular system.
During the conference several scientists are presenting their research on archeology, biotechnology, health sciences, social sciences, computer sciences, and the environment, among other topics.
Moreover, there will be seven symposia, roundtables, oral presentations, lectures, and poster presentations that address topics such as neuroscience, biodiversity, education, and engineering, among others.