In an ever-changing world, it is important to keep up with the latest innovations. In the never-ending search for what’s new, what better way to learn about it than to hear from the innovators themselves
Professor Pedro Morgado is a psychiatrist at Hospital de Braga, researcher and professor at the Universidade do Minho, and winner of the 1st edition of the FLAD Science Award Mental Health with the study “A New Hope for Resistant Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – innovative strategies for outcome prediction and treatment”.
Dr. James Rucker is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist and NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellow, specialising in mood disorders and psychopharmacology, at the Centre for Affective Disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London (UK), where he leads the Psychedelic Trials Group at the Centre for Affective Disorders. He is an honorary consultant psychiatrist at the National and Specialist Tertiary Referrals Affective Disorders Service at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr. Pino Alonso is an Associate Medical Professor at the University of Barcelona and director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinical and Research Unit of Hospital de Bellvitge (Barcelona). She is the principal investigator of four funded research projects by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ministry of Health, Spain, on OCD and has been beneficiary on five occasions of the Research Activity Intensification Program in the National Health System.
Dr. Giles Berrisford is an Associate National Clinical Director for Perinatal Mental Health for NHS England and the Clinical Lead at the Birmingham Perinatal Mental Health Service at BSMHFT. He is the Chair of the national charity Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP). He is the Vice-Chair Elect of the Perinatal Psychiatry Faculty within the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is the West Midlands’ Senate representative for the Perinatal Psychiatry Clinical Reference Group.
Professor Manuel de Sousa Almeida specialized in cardiology and Interventional Cardiology and later got his PhD at Nova Medical School, after post graduating in Health Management. Currently, he is the coordinator of Cardiovascular Intervention Laboratory at Hospital de Santa Cruz and Assistant Professor at Nova Medical School.
Professor Ferdinand Rudolph Waldenberger has been working as a cardiac surgeon in Innsbruck, Salt Lake City, Houston, Berlin, and Vienna. He was Medical Director of the Klagenfurt Hospital and is currently Medical Director of the Kepler University Hospital in Linz. He was part of the team responsible for the world’s first successful heart transplantation in a newborn child in Houston and he also carried out Berlin’s first ever bypass surgery on a beating heart in 1997. He is author and co-author of several scientific books including the “Handbook for Heart Owners".
Professor Olalla Iglesias-García obtained her bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy at University of Salamanca in 2007 and her Master’s degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology at University of Navarra. Afterwards, she got her International PhD at the laboratory of Cellular Therapy of Dr. Felipe Prosper at the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA) of University of Navarra. She worked at CIMA as Research Associate, she joined the Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB) as a postdoctoral researcher and currently she is working at CIMA as a Scientific Collaborator. Her research has been focused on the regenerative potential of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells as a new strategy for cardiac regeneration.
Doctor Álvaro Cohen is a gynecologist and obstetrician that dedicates his clinical practice to fetal medicine and surgery. On 2013, he was part of the team that carried out the first fetal surgery in Portugal, ligating the uterine vessels that were compromising the life of a 25-weeks fetus. He is currently the president of Portuguese Association of Pre Natal Diagnosis.
Professor Susana Fernandes got his PhD at the Faculty of Medicine – University of Lisbon. Her speciality is internal medicine and intensive care. She is currently the head and the coordinator of the Intensive Medicine’s module of the University of Lisbon.
Gattinoni is currently professor of anesthesiology and intensive care medicine and chairman of the department of anesthesiology and intensive care at the University of Milan in Italy. He also is chief of the department of anesthesia, resuscitation and pain therapy at Policlinico Hospital of Milan. Gattinoni is the author or coauthor of more than 200 research articles and reviews and has led numerous cooperative investigative trials, some of which have been published in the British Medical Journal, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and in The New England Journal of Medicine and other prestigious medical journals around the world. In addition to treatment of acute respiratory failure and respiratory physiopathology, his research interests range from parenteral nutrition and metabolic therapy and acid-base equilibrium to organization of intensive care units, cost-benefit analysis and prognostic indices.
Faccincani is an Emergency Surgeon and is currently the Surgical Activities Coordinator at the Emergency Department, San Raffaele Hospital, Milano, Italy.
He has plenty of experience on working in remote zones and difficult environments he’s going to talk to us about his trauma approach with minimal resources.
Nowadays he is also the Chairman of the Disaster and Military Surgery Section of ESTES (European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery), a Member of the Board of SICUT (Italian Society for Trauma and Urgency Surgery) and also a member of the Board of FIMEUC (Italian Federation for Emergency and Urgency Medicine and Catastrophes).
João Gonçalves Pereira is currently the ICU director of Hospital Vila Franca de Xira, in Lisbon. He specialized in Intensive Care and later got is PhD at NOVA Medical School in 2016. Gonçalves Pereira has many papers published in different magazines and he is also a professor and lecturer at NOVA Medical School and at Lisbon’s Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Ana Isabel Pedroso is a specialist in Internal and Emergency Medicine and Intensive care. Author of the book “Para além do medo”, where we can hear in first hand the experience of what was like to fight the pandemic in the front line, dividing her days between being a woman, a mother and a doctor.
At the moment, Dr. Ana Isabel is the Chief Medical Information Officer and the Co-coordinator of the Emergency Department-VMER at Hospital de Cascais.
Laureates of the most important distinctions in the Life Sciences’ field, eminent researchers and remarkable doctors will give us a rare glimpse into the hard work behind some of the major discoveries of our time. Listen to their story of what it took to get there.
Randy W. Schekman is a Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
at the University of California, Berkeley, and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
After completing a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology at the University of California, Schekman attended Stanford University, where he performed his graduate research in the enzymology of DNA replication. Later he completed a doctorate in biochemistry in 1974. After completing his postdoctoral studies, he became an assistant professor at the University of California,
Among his awards are the Gairdner International Award, the Albert Lasker Award in
Basic Medical Research, and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which he shared with James Rothman and Thomas Südhof.
In 2019, he was awarded the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, with Jacques Miller, “for their discovery of the two distinct classes of lymphocytes, B and T cells”.
Professor Richard Youle is a researcher in the Surgical Neurology Branch in NINDS and, most recently, his lab has discovered functions and interrelationships among proteins mutated in familial Parkinson’s disease. His current work focuses on molecular mechanisms of autophagy, mitochondrial quality control and neurodegenerative disorders to develop new treatment strategies. His exceptional work granted him many awards, such as the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences in 2021
As we say in Portuguese, “The doctor who only knows about Medicine, doesn’t know it at all” (Professor Abel Salazar 1889 – 1946). The iMed Sessions are a set of lectures meant to connect the world of medicine and the world beyond it, thus fulfilling the main goal of the iMed Conference® – to INSPIRE.
Dr. Matteo Bartalucci is an experienced F1 Emergency Medicine doctor and the Head of Medical Services at Formula Medicine, a company whose specialty is training future F1 drivers physically and mentally for the sport. With more than 30 years of scientific research at F.1 circuits and with prestigious universities, Formula Medicine has developed exclusive equipment and methods for this training, which differentiates it from its competitors.
Niels van Namen is an experienced Healthcare supply chain professional, entrepreneur, and TED speaker. Niels is passionate about Patient Centric supply chains, improving patient outcomes, and making healthcare affordable and accessible for everyone. Currently, he leads the global CEVA Healthcare team as the Executive Vice President for the Healthcare Sector.
Dr. Lisa Sanders is a clinician educator in the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. In addition to her work as a physician and teacher, she write the popular Diagnosis column for The New York Times Magazine and the Think Like a Doctor column featured in the New York Times blog, The Well. Her column was the inspiration for the Fox program House MD (2004-2012) and she served as a consultant for the show.
For these lectures we choose speakers who have devoted their lives to humanitarian Medicine – our aim is to motivate students to be connected with the world beyond their hospitals and take action. In today’s global world, where problems have no borders anymore, what role will you play?
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Doctor Rola Hallam is a British-Syrian consultant anaesthetist, humanitarian and international advocate.
She studied medicine at the Royal Free Medical School at the University of London and later specialized in anesthesia and global health.
Lately, doctor Rola has worked across the globe on the frontlines of health care in the UK, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Syria during the last decade
She has been honoured with several awards and is also the first Syrian TED Fellow and founder of CanDo – a humanitarian organisation
supporting frontline health workers to save children’s lives in their war-devastated communities. She has helped build 7 hospitals in Syria.
Mariana Carreira is the CEO of Make-A-Wish Portugal – an organisation whose mission is to grant wishes to children and young people with
severe, progressive, degenerative, or malignant illnesses, providing them with a moment of strength, joy, and hope.
She studied management at Universidade Católica Portuguesa and did a post-graduation in finance at Nova School of Business and Economics.
Later she did a master’s degree in Health and Ageing at Nova Medical School. Since 2010 she is the CEO of Make-A-Wish Portugal, helping to
achieve more than 1,500 wishes. Recently she did an advanced management program at Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University.
“Doctor Erin Kilborn is an Emergency Medicine doctor in Scotland. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2008, did a post-graduation in Tropical Medicine and International Public Health, and later specialized in Emergency Medicine.
Over the years, she has combined her career in Scotland with expedition medicine and humanitarian missions, primarily with MSF. This work has brought her to highly challenging and varied places, including the jungles of Malaysian Borneo and the Peruvian Amazon. In addition, she worked in a burn unit in Haiti, in a surgical and trauma centre in the Central African Republic, where she also cared for victims of sexual violence, and in an emergency department in the Kurdish territory in Syria. Lately, she was responsible for managing a medical team caring for burn and trauma patients in Gaza as the COVID-19 pandemic emerged. “