Award Ceremony

2021 Edition

The award ceremony of the first edition of the Abarca Prize, the International Award for Medical Sciences Doctor Juan Abarca, was presided over by His Majesty the King of Spain Felipe VI and was attended by more than 120 personalities from science, research, the health sector and the Spanish governmental, social and business fields.

During the event, held on October 27, 2021 at the Mandarin Oriental Ritz Hotel in Madrid, His Majesty the King together with the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, and Dr Elena Abarca, representative of the Abarca Cidón family, awarded the researcher Jean-Laurent Casanova, in recognition of his more than 30 years of research in the field of infectious diseases.

Photo gallery of the first edition Abarca Prize – 2021