Havana– The Fayyad Jamis Library, in the historic center of Havana, is preparing today to present the book Las ataxias en Cuba next Monday. A biography of a project by Luis Velazquez, on the occasion of Cuban Flag Day.
In the ad hoc meeting at 3:00 pm local time, the doctor of medical sciences and author of the book published by the scientific-technical editorial will speak with journalist and critic Fernando Rodríguez about the aforementioned proposal, according to the press release issued by the Cuban Institute of the book.
In eight chapters, the author reflects on the experience of the Center for Inherited Ataxia Research and Rehabilitation (SIRA), an organization he founded and directed for nearly two decades.
The literary work proposes, among other topics, studies of hereditary ataxia in Cuba and its historical predecessors in the world, as well as the lived experiences of patients and family members, and the advice given to both for diagnosing and controlling the disease.
Luis Velasquez, originally from the Cuban province of Holguin, is a clinical neurophysiologist with a second degree in neuroscience, and currently president of the Cuban Academy of Sciences.
He received, among other awards, the Carlos J. Finley from Cuba, and the George Foster Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
This literary event is co-sponsored by the Culture and Social Sciences Departments of the Friends of the Nation Economic Society.
(Source: Prensa Latina)