IV Annual Conference of the Canis Majoris Foundation and V Gala Awards of the Elena Pessino Scholarships

The Canis Majoris Foundation celebrated its II Technical Seminar, the IV Annual Conference and V Gala of the Elena Pessino Scholarships last Friday 27 January 2017. Among the institutions that attended the IV Annual Conference were the City of Madrid, the Madrid Association Against Bullying and the Arcipreste de Hita Institute.

The Canis Majoris Foundation held its II Technical Seminar,its IV Annual Conference and the V Gala of the Elena Pessino Scholarships on Friday January 27, 2017.

Throughout the morning, the Canis Majoris Foundation celebrated its II Technical Seminar to analyze the validity and reliability of the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders). Various experts in the field of Mental Health participated in this II edition of the Technical Seminar, which was coordinated by Dr. Ángeles Roig Moliner (Doctor of Psychiatry). This private function was held at the Club Financiero Génova.

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(Left to right). Dr. Manuel Gómez Beneyto, Dr. Ricardo Ruiz, Dr. Ariel Ernesto Cariaga Martínez, Dr. Raúl Alelú Paz, Don Gonzalo Casas Pessino, Dr. Ana Sánchez Torres, Dr. Valentín Corcés Pando, Dr. Ángeles Roig Moliner and Dr. Rosa Molina Ruiz.

In the afternoon, the Canis Majoris Foundation took the issue of "Bullying" to debate in its IV Annual Conference through two debates coordinated by Dr. Alicia Gómez Montano (Doctor of Journalism): Panel of Experts and the Open-table of Protagonists.

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(Left to right). Speakers at the "Panel of Experts" at the IV Annual Conference: Prof.Dr. Rosario Ortega Ruiz, Dr. Alicia Gómez Montano, The Hon. Concepción Rodriguez Gonzalez del Real and Dr. Tiina Mäkelä.

Finally, the V Gala of the Elena Pessino Scholarships was celebrated by the Canis Majoris Foundation which awarded 14 scholarships to students with functional diversity at the University of Alcalá. Among the institutions that presented the awards were; the Community of Madrid, the Ombudsman,the Spanish Paralympic Committee and the University of Alcalá.

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The 14 students with functional diversity at the University of Alcalá, recipients of the Elena Pessino Scholarships for the 2016/2017 academic course together with members at the Table of Honor.

Both, the IV Annual Conference of the Canis Majoris Foundation as well as the V Gala of the Elena Pessino Scholarships were held in the Main Hall of the Ateneo de Madrid, on Friday 27 January 2017.

Acknowledgements

The Canis Majoris Foundation thanks the following institutions and groups for their attendance and participation in the II Technical Seminar, the IV Annual Conference and the V Gala of Elena Pessino Scholarship awards:

Speakers of the II Tecnical Seminar: Dr. Valentín Corces Pando (Doctor of Medicine and Surgery) Dr. Raúl Alelú Paz (Doctor of Medicine and Surgery), Dr. Ariel Ernesto Cariaga Martinez (Doctor in biomedicine), Dr. Manuel Gomez Beneyto (Doctor in Psychiatry), Dr. Rosa Molina Ruiz (Psychiatrist with specialist area on Clinical Research), Dr. Ricardo Ruiz (Physician and Psychiatrist), Dr. Ana Sánchez Torres (Department of Logic and Philosophy at the University of Valencia).

Speakers at the "Open Table of Experts": The Hon. Concepción Rodríguez González del Real (Juvenile Court Magistrate), Professor Dr. Rosario Ortega Ruiz (Vice President of the International Observatory of School Violence) and Dr. Tiina Mäkelä (Coordinator of KiVa at the Escalae Institute).

Speakers at the "Open table of Protagonists": Doña Carla Herrero Torrellas (Psychologist and Social Entrepreneur), Ms. Monica Ceberio Belaza (Journalist for El País), Ms. Sonsoles Castellano Zapatero (Executive President of the San Patricio Foundation) and Doña Eva Cadaval Cruz ( Coordinator of Professional and Health Care Center).

Coordinators of the II Technical Seminar held by the Canis Majoris Foundation and the debates of the IV Annual Conference: Dr. Angeles Roig Moliner (Coordinator of the II Technical Seminar) and Dr. Alicia Gómez Montano (Coordinator of the debates of the IV Annual Conference).

Members of the "Table of Honor" of the V Gala of the Elena Pessino Scholarships: Elena Pessino Gómez del Campo (President of Honor of the Canis Majoris Foundation), Don Gonzalo Casas Pessino (President of the Canis Majoris Foundation) Dr. Raúl Alelú Paz (Director of the Canis Majoris Foundation), The Honourable Lord Don Jorge Jiménez de Cisneros Bailly-Baillière (Director General of Care for People with Disabilities in the Community of Madrid),His Excellency Mr. Francisco Fernández Marugán (Ist Deputy Ombudsman), Prof. Dr. Doña Carmen Figueroa Navarro (Deputy Rector for Inclusion Policies and other guarantees of the university community at the University of Alcalá) and Doña Marta Gómez Battelli (Paralympic swimmer).

Students who have received the V Edition of the Elena Pessino Scholarship awards: Don Javier Abajo Sáenz, Doña Montserrat Amores García, Don Raúl Baena Sánchez, Doña Estefanía Caramés Montés, Don Jesús Castillejo Martínez, Doña Denisa María Csobot, Doña Clara Eva Fernández Delgado, Don Daniel Francisco López, Don Enrique García Cortés, Don Bruno Garrido Pascual, Don Jorge Martín Posadas, Mrs. Soraya Gutiérrez Mínguez, Mrs. Yara Pérez and Doña Laura Cantador Vicente de Valenzuela.

Institutional Attendees: Doña Modesta Medina Hernández (Advisor to the Mayor of the City of Madrid);María José Fernández (President of the Madrid Association Against Bullying - AMACAE), Doña Maria del Mar Valdeita Gómez (Vice President of AMACAE) and Doña Laura Cano Yugo (AMACAE member); Doña Nuria Delgado Villar (Director of Arcipreste de Hita Institute) and Doña Soledad Tovar Sánchez (Director of Studies, Arcipreste de Hita Institute); Prof.Dr.Isabel Cano Ruiz (co-director of the Elena Pessino Research chair) and Dr. Raquel Gragera Martínez (Head of Unit for Integration and Coordination of Disability Policy at the University of Alcalá).

Centers that form part of the Program of Animal Assisted Therapy at the Canis Majoris Foundation: Don Carlos Salamero (Director of Rehabilitation and Psychosocial Center "Martinez Campos"), Don Manuel Santísimo Sacramento Gómez (Director of the Mini- residence in Getafe, Doña Teresa Vargas (Psicóloga . at the "Martinez Campos” Center for Psychosocial Rehabilitation) and Dr. Mariola Vitutia (Psychologist of the Center for Occupational Rehabilitation Center in Getafe).

Contributors: Don Santiago Casas Pessino, Doña Pilar Pérez Pérez and José Villota Grocha (El Dragón Lector) Don.Francisco José Rodríguez (BTB Comunicacion) Doña.Alexandra Cordoba Bellavista (President of Club Deportivo de Sordos de Alcalá); Don José Manuel Todolí and Don.Daniel Aragoneses (83Architects).