The “Majoris Week” day by day

We celebrate the Majoris Week of this year 2020 from Monday 13th to Friday 17th January. This week includes a series of activities related to the areas of our Foundation and aims to bring our work closer to the rest of Civil Society.

Next, we present the activities that we realize along the week:

  • Retrospective exhibition of the Siboney Narrative and Painting Prize

On January 13 we started the Majoris Week with an exhibition of the drawings made in one of the activities organized every year by the Foundation: The Siboney Narrative and Painting Prize, with the purpose to encourage interest in reading and painting among children between the ages of 6 and 17, who are at risk of psychosocial exclusion.

This exhibition of the paintings produced over time and from the different editions of the competition has meant our particular homage to the young artists who, every year, participate by putting all their effort and enthusiasm into the production of their works.




  • Open Day at the NEPGC Laboratory: “Scientist for One Day”

On Tuesday, January 14, the Laboratory of Neuroscience Elena Pessino Gómez del Campo opened its doors to 6 students of the sixth grade of Primary Education. The students became scientists during a day of work, facing a scientific problem that they solved with the help of our team of researchers.




  • II Conference on the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy.

On Wednesday January 15, under the coordination of Ernesto Ares and along with the Canine Therapist of the Foundation Canis Majoris, Esther Garcia, the day focused on the current status of interventions assisted with animals, in particular with birds of prey, the objectives and benefits of working with this type of animal and how to make the approach of working with these animals in the Foundation Canis Majoris.


  • V Technical Conference of the Canis Majoris Foundation

On Thursday 16th January the V Technical Conference of the Canis Majoris Foundation was held under the title: “Contemporary Echoes of Identities in Mental Health”. Coordinated by Dr. Ángeles Roig, a group of experts in Psychiatry and Psychology discussed the different topics that cover the broad spectrum of the theory and practice of Mental Health in order to highlight the diversity and also the complexity that this discipline faces.

The speakers invited to this conference were:

– Doctor Raúl Alelú-Paz (PhD in Medicine and Surgery)

– Doctor Víctor Aparicio (PhD in Psychiatry)

– Doctor Valentín Corcés (PhD in Medicine and Surgery)

– Doctor Antonio Espino (PhD in Psychiatry)

– Doctor Federico Menéndez (PhD in Psychiatry)

– Doctora Rocío Rabino (PhD in Psychology)

– Doctora Ana Sánchez (Vice President of AMIT Valencia-Murcia)

– Doctora Teresa Suárez (PhD in Psychiatry)

– Doctor Martín Vargas (PhD in Psychiatry)

If you would like to know more about the Conference, click here


First photo (From left to right): Dr. Antonio Espino, Rocío Rabino, Dr. Marín Vargas, Dra. Ana Sánchez, Dr. Ángeles Roig, Dr. Valentín Corces, Dr. Víctor Aparicio, Dr. Raúl Alelú-Paz y Dr. Federici Menéndez.


  • VII Annual Conference and VIII Elena Pessino Gómez del Campo Fellowship Gala

To close Majoris Week, the VII Annual Foundation Conference was held on Friday 17 January at the Caixa Forum Auditorium in Madrid, under the title: “Climate Change, the Wounded Planet”.

Moderated by the CEO of the Canis Majoris Foundation and Director of the NEPGC Laboratory, 5 experts in global warming answered the different questions about how we have reached this climate emergency.

The speakers at this conference were:

  • Joan Groizard (Director General of the Spanish Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving)

  • Jorge Cortina (Economist specialized in renewable energies and climate change)

  • María Laín (Young climate activist)

  • David Vieites (Researcher at the National Museum of Natural Sciences and Director of the Department of Biogeography and Global Change of the CSIC)

  • Pablo Urbano (Co-Founder of the social enterprise AUARA)

Click here for more information about the Annual Conference of the Canis Majoris Foundation

We ended the week and Friday, January 17, with the Elena Pessino Gómez del Campo Scholarship Award Gala, in which 11 students from different universities in the Community of Madrid received their scholarships to help them achieve their academic goals.

The table of honour, which awarded the scholarships, was composed of:

–       Mr. Gonzalo Casas Pessino (President of the Canis Majoris Fundación)

–       Ms. Elena Pessino Gómez del Campo (Honorary President of the Canis Majoris Foundation)

–       Doctor Raúl Alelú-Paz (CEO of the Canis Majoris Foundation and Director of the Laboratory Elena Pessino Gómez del Campo)

–       Ms. Lorena Casas Pessino (Member of the Board of Trustees of the Canis Majoris Foundation)

–      Ms. Pilar López González (Director General for Attention to Persons with Disabilities of the Community of Madrid)

–       Mr. Francisco Fernández Marugan (Ombudsman)

The following university students received their corresponding Elena Pessino Gómez del Campo Fellowship: Denisa María Csobot, Yara Pérez Cantador Estefanía Caramés Montés, Jesús Castillejo Martínez, Laura Vicente de Valenzuela, Marina Muñoz Oñate, Claudia Jiménez Gutiérrez, Miguel Varas Heredia, Carlos Sánchez Sánchez, María Eva Fernández Fernández, Pablo Lavandeira Poyato.

Click here for more information about the Elena Pessino Gómez del Campo Fellowship Gala





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