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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

CHAIRMAN

Pedro Morgado

Pedro Morgado

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”.

SPEAKERS

James Rucker

James Rucker

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.

Pino Alonso

Pino Alonso

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.

Giles Berrisford

Giles Berrisford

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.

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CHAIRMAN

João Gonçalves Pereira

João Gonçalves Pereira

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.

SPEAKERS

Luciano Gattinoni

Luciano Gattinoni

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.

Roberto Faccincani

Roberto Faccincani

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).

José Artur Paiva

José Artur Paiva

José Artur Paiva graduated in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine (University of Porto) and has been a specialist in Internal Medicine since 1992. He is currently Head of the Internal Medicine Service at the São João Hospital Center and is a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, where he later made his PhD. He has had competency in Emergency Medicine and Health Systems Management since 2004 and was awarded the subspecialist degree in Intensive Care Medicine. He is the President of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of the Portuguese Medical Association and a member of the STOP Hospital Infection Program of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He is a reviewer of international journals and author of over 100 articles published in indexed journals, several book chapters and multiple lectures.

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.

KEYNOTE LECTURES

Randy W. Schekman

Randy W. Sheckman

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,
Berkeley.

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”.

Richard Youle

Richard Youle

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.

iMed SESSIONS

Matteo Bartalucci

Matteo Bartalucci

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

Niels van Namen

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.

Lisa Sanders

Lisa Sanders

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?

HUMANITARIAN LECTURES

Rola Hallam

Rolla Hallam

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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
of war.

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

Mariana Carreira

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.

Erin Kilborn

Erin Kilborn

“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. “