Under Patronage of: Family
President of the Foundation: Prof. Sir Donald N.
Director of the International Scientific Council:
Dr. Mladen J. Kocica (SER)
Foundation Torrent-Guasp was constituted in Liverpool,
on May 2005, during the International Symposium: "The
New Concepts of Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology: The
Torch of Francisco Torrent-Guasp", Royal Liverpool
Children's NHS Trust, Alder Hey Hospital.
The mission of the Foundation is to cherish the memory
of Francisco Torrent-Guasp's scientific and
The activities of the Foundation would include:
Seminars in Heart Structure
and Function - Educational courses which would
cover Torrent-Guasp's work. Seminars, led by Faculty
of specialists from different areas, would offer a
wide scope on the importance of heart structure and
function to the participants, as relevant for their
clinical practice. Seminars would be CME credited and
included in the educational agenda of mayor pertinent
Societies. Courses would be held in Denia, at the
House of Torrent-Guasp, which would adopt the status
of Foundation's Main Office with Museum and Lecture
Annual Workshop in Heart
Structure and Function - These
international meetings would gather different
scientists from a field to expose and confront their
views on this topic. Each meeting should be covered
with "Proceedings booklet", possibly in a form of
Supplement to one of the leading Journals. Meetings
should be held in Denia, at the House of
research grant - Grants should be awarded to the
investigators engaged in further development of the
Helical Ventricular Myocardial Band concept. Grants
should be awarded upon Scientific Council decision and
the grantee would be obliged to expose his research on
the Annual Workshop in Heart Structure and Function.
Research Projects - Foundation would initiate,
coordinate and participate in multidisciplinary
scientific research projects, dealing with heart
structure and function.
Scientific Legacy - Legacy should include Torrent-Guasp's
models (anatomical and functional), specimens,
drawings, library and other copyrighted objects.
Torrent-Guasp's unfinished research projects, as his
intellectual property, would be also part of this
legacy and under Foundation's governing.
Currently, Foudation Torrent-Guasp is going through
legislative proceedings and pending financial
agreements and support.
La Plana, 63
03700 DENIA (Alicante)
Tel: +34 (96) 578 1927
Fax: +34 (96) 578 3082