PHHS Assistant Professor Max Mendieta, PhD, recently returned from the 2015 Health, Wellness, and Society Conference at the Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain! Dr. Mendieta presented a poster on “The Barriers to Hospice Care in Saudi Arabia”.
Founded in 2011, the Health, Wellness, & Society Knowledge Community is brought together by a common concern in the fields of human health and wellness, and in particular their social interconnections and implications.
International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society attendees include leaders in the field, as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer opportunities for attendees to share their work, discuss key issues in the field, and build relationships with attendees.
The 2015 Special Focus is Health and Wellness in the Age of Big Data.
For more information on the university, please see the link and narrative below.
The University of Alcalá (UAH) is a public institution founded by Cardinal Cisneros in 1499. One of Europe’s oldest universities, its influence has been felt both near – it is one of the earliest examples of a planned university town – and far (its articles of constitution have served as a model for various Latin American universities). Its alumni include some of the most famous names of Spanish culture, such as Lope de Vega, Francisco de Quevedo and Tirso de Molina. Alcalá de Henares was also the birthplace of Cervantes, the creator of the greatest figure in Spanish literature, Don Quixote de la Mancha. In recognition both of its cultural importance and its impressive architectural inheritance, in 1998 the University was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Every year the university’s ancient assembly hall, the “Paraninfo Universitario”, plays host to the most important Spanish literary award ceremony, the Cervantes Prize.