A Conference to discuss the future scientific and legal challenges of Gender Violence

Gender-based violence, on addition to a risk on physical integrity creates a state of chronic stress and alert which affect the quality of life of those suffering it. It is mandatory to work towards the eradication of this form of violence using all possible scientific and legal strategies. An interdisciplinary group of researchers, physicians, psychologists and lawyers, will participate tomorrow , Friday December 13th from 16h at the CEK Building’s Esteve Auditorium (C / Rosselló 149-153; 08036, Barcelona), a conference to discuss this problem from different perspectives. The initiative has been promoted by Dr. Maria Victoria Sanchez-Vives, ICREA researcher on Neurosciences at the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) and associate professor at the School of Psychology at the University of Barcelona (UB), together with Marc Cerón, from the Department of Justice of the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya).

The Session is entitled "Challenges and future of violence treatment interventions". The event will join leading academics such as Dr. Antonio Andrés Pueyo, Professor of Psychology at the Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment of the UB, or Dr. David Bueno, Professor at the Department of Genetics of the UB Biology Faculty, with the collaboration of the Department of Justice of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Other experts in legal proceedings will participate on it, such as Professor Miguel Lorente, from the Department of Legal Medicine, Toxicology and Physical Anthropology at the University of Granada, or Professor Josean Echauri, from the Institute of Law and Forensic Psychology in Pamplona (Instituto de Psicología Jurídica y Forense). The different presentations will cover diverse topics such as strategies for improving the effectiveness and adherence to rehabilitation programs, applications of virtual reality in the study and treatment of violence, the genetic and epigenetic characteristics of aggressors or scientific research in the field of legal issues and victim care. Different interventions by prominent speakers from various universities, the AGI Foundation (Asistencia y Gestión Integral) or the Department of Justice of the Generalitat de Catalunya, will pursue an objective and accurate view of this social burden and suggest solutions based on scientific evidence.

Website of the Event Booking required by email to: VFERNAND@clinic.ub.es