The European Awards in Medicine were created with the main purpose of enabling the attendees to share a day with other health professionals, promoting excellence and knowledge through teaching, research and proactive networking.
The awarded professionals cover the most varied fields, working daily with great dedication in a sector in permanent evolution, where the update has immediate effects.
Few cities have the Parisian beauty and magnetism, especially at this time of year. The Christmas lights, the ice rinks, the Christmas markets... even the winter cold has its charm during Christmas. Strolling the Champ-Elysées avenue, a night walk around the Eiffel Tower, passing through the Montmartre district or stopping to contemplate the elegant lighting of Place Vendôme... This square is currently one of the greatest exponents of luxury that we can find in the city, hosting the most recognized haute couture and jewellery firms worldwide. On one of its sides, we can find the historic Ritz hotel, where the winners of the II Edition of the European Awards in Medicine began to arrive after 6:00 p.m.
The award-winners were received by the Awards’ management, who invited them to interact with the other attendees in a welcome cocktail, before going to the photocall to take the official photo.
The Louis XIV salon, with access to the impressive garden of the emblematic hotel, was the meeting point for medical professionals and specialists in various fields from different European countries. The presentations and meetings followed one another, creating a proactive networking, which left space to immortalize the cold Parisian night in the Grand Jardin. A total of 1,600 square meters converted into a green oasis, whose design and layout follows the purest French tradition: sculpted hedges, a central fountain, white flowers, and magnolias, illuminated by thousands of warm light bulbs in a simple style that, at the same time, meets the most classic Parisian elegance.
After the cocktail party, the awards-winners and guests went to the Vendôme salon, where the mezzo-soprano Catalina Rodríguez opened the gala with Ella Fitzgerald's “Summer Time” song.
In his opening speech, the award’s directos, Antonio Queijeiro, took the opportunity to thank the entire medical field for his hard work in times of a pandemic, recalling their effort, time and dedication at one of the most critical moments in the world’s health situation in recent years. To all those tireless workers, the director dedicated the Nessun Dorma, from the opera Turandot, performed by the tenor Jorge Puerta, a member of the Berlin Opera. "For all those people and professionals who spent countless sleepless nights," said the director.
After the speech and the opera show, which ended with a standing ovation from the audience, the awards ceremony began. The presenters of the gala, Raquel Castro and Andrés López, delivered 23 trophies, given by the Professional and Business Excellence Institute. These awards recognized the work of medical professionals, clinics and hospitals belonging to various sectors: hospital care, medical oncology, nephrology, pain management, drug development, orthopedic surgery, addiction treatment, cardiovascular surgery, cosmetic surgery, ophthalmology ... all of them have been awarded for their excellence in the sector, in an event that seeks to become a reference in the medical field, created to exchange ideas and projects, highlighting the work and effort of a sector of special relevance.
Training, vocation, research, innovation and dedication are the fundamental pillars on which the work of all the winners is based, who, in their speeches, agreed to thank the their teams, remembering the toughest months of the pandemic.
Technological innovation in recent years was a common topic in the speeches, especially regarding cancer: "technology has allowed us to develop more than 10 new cardiac therapies that help prevent chemotherapy," said Jonathan Ward, co- founder of Genome Biologics; while Dr. Elisabeth Arrojo, medical director of INMOA, explained in her speech the advantages of the new oncothermia techniques: "our treatments significantly improve the diagnosis in cancer patients".
Although the pandemic situation has improved, two of the winners of the night were unable to travel to Paris to collect the award, due to Covid restrictions. This was the case of Professor Dua Singh Harminder, who sent a video expressing his gratitude to the organization “I appreciate that they have started this beautiful European space that recognizes medical excellence. I am sure that they will soon become a world reference for this community”.
Of course, the doctors also dedicated a few words to their patients, who are "the engine of our activity", as described by Dr. Elisabeth Arrojo, who ended her speech with a sentence of encouragement for her medical colleagues: "the impossible is what you don't try ”. In addition, the winners took a moment to thank their families and friends for the support provided, being aware that their work deprives them, on many occasions, of their leisure time. "I want to thank my wife for her unconditional support," said Dr. Juan Bautista Cubells. All the winners agreed that this type of recognition helps them to keep strong after these hard months of pandemic: "this award encourages us to move forward and continue doing our best," said Dr. Daniel Sosa, Ovobank's medical director.
After the speeches, music came back to the stage. The powerful voice of Spanish singer Aixa Romay, entertained the audience during the break, with a brilliant interpretation of the song "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.
Pablo Suñer, manager of Professional and Business Excellence Institute, was in charge of pronouncing the closing speech. He encouraged the winners to move forward and thanked all the medical sector for the tenacity shown in recent years with a quote by Steve Jobs: "The only way to do a good job is to love what you do” and you have shown you definitely do," he concluded.
After Suñer's speech, dinner was served. A menu proposed by the chef of the gastronomic restaurant of the Ritz Hotel in Paris, Nicolas Sale, accompanied by two sweet dishes designed by the award-winning pastry chef, François Perret.
The touch of glamor was put by the Valencian stylist Tomás Salcedo, who was in charge of the looks of the members of the organization, including the Awards’ management team and the presenter of the night. The director and manager of the Professional and Business Excellence Institute wore impeccably tailored suits, designed by Félix Ramiro. The female staff, including the host of the gala, Raquel Castro, wore dresses created by Spanish designer Benjamin Friman.
To close the gala, the opera singers Catalina Rodríguez, Vanessa Cera and Jorge Puerta performed different operas, boleros and zarzuelas in a final party that ended with a toast from all the attendees.
Entertaining at the Ritz Paris is to celebrate the art of excellence. The elegance of the hotel's private salons and the unique savoir-faire of its personnel always make receiving at the Ritz Paris an unforgettable event. Offering your guests such a special moment is a rare privilege and you can be assured that every aspect of your occasion will rise to your expectations.
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ACCOMMODATION AT THE HOTEL RITZ PARIS
This emblematic hotel, overlooking the Place Vendôme and dating from 1898, is 1 km from the Louvre Museum and the shops of the Champs Elysees. The elegant rooms have a French-style décor in pastel colors, artwork, antiques, Wi Fi and a marble bathroom. The suites have a palatial style and include a separate living room and, in some cases, a private terrace with views of the garden. The superior suites are luxurious and feature themed décor and views of the Place Vendôme. The hotel has 2 bars (one dedicated to Hemingway), a bistro, 2 exclusive restaurants, several lounges, a gym, a luxurious indoor pool and a chic spa with Chanel beauty treatments. . Special rates for those attending the event. According to availability.
The organization will try to have available an alternative hotel more suited to their preferences, tastes or budget, depending on availability.
IN THE EVENT
Atendees will enjoy a selected menú in charge of prestigious chefs that will delight them. Our Protocol and RRPP team will contact you before the event in order to check if you have any type of Food intolerance or if you are following any type of diet.
Guests can also enjoy the best restaurants and bars in the area. To do this, we collect different options of establishments that, in our opinion, offer the best proposals or a special promotion for those attending the event.