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 innovator him/herself?
We could say the real world would cease to exist without technology and this is clearly something we must get comfortable with, since it may apply in a future not so far from now. Where will we be in a few years? Can you imagine yourself replacing a body part with a prosthetic that works as if it was your own? Giving quality of life you never thought would be possible without some kind of drug or aid? Or learning medicine, connecting with doctors all around the world, without leaving the operating room? Or even the opposite, operate without leaving your secretary?
Leave the past behind and let us show you the future that awaits beyond conventional!
Max Ortiz, PhD
Next generation of limb prostheses and neurorehabilitationSee more
PEARS surgery for aortic dilation: an engineering perspectiveSee more
Shafi Ahmed, MD, PhD
Digital and virtual surgerySee more
João Miguel Silva
Deep Brain StimulationSee more
It is said there are more neurons than stars, so prepare yourself to be amazed by the vast universe of Neuroscience! This year we will present you with one of the latest discoveries in the field - the glymphatic system -, the one and only cleaning method of the brain. But it doesn’t stop here… You will also be able to get an exciting insight about how to use neurobiological and cognitive data to aid diagnosis and treatment of forensic patients, among other thrilling findings about headaches and the mechanisms hiding behind a migraine and nerve degeneration.
You could even say that life is just a Game of Neurons!
Iben Lundgaard, BSc, MSc, PhD
The glymphatic system – a novel brain clearance systemSee more
Inti Brazil, MSc, PhD
Biocognitive approaches to treatment and classificationSee more
The migraine brain - new discoveries and new treatmentsSee more
The world of emergency medicine can be as terrifying as fascinating. When lives are on the line you must act fast. Are you ready? Do you know what to do when facing big trauma, like the massive multi-victim occurrence of a terrorist attack? Have you thought of applying war medicine techniques to civilian trauma? And what about sick children? Do you know how to recognize a pediatric emergency?
Don’t miss the chance to learn about all of these and more - be ready to act when every second counts!
Surgeon Commander, MD
Lessons from the battlefieldSee more
Damian Roland, MD, PhD
Is it easier to spot a sick child or a healthy one?See more
Benoît Vivien, MD, PhD
The Paris terrorist attacks: a new challenge for the prehospital emergency physiciansSee more
The battle against Cancer isn’t new and has accompanied our history and evolution. However, cancer’s growing incidence throughout the last decades requires novel approaches, an innovative scientific thinking about the neoplasic cell mechanisms and the body adaptions. What about using our own defenses? What about using our very own immune system, such as our T-cells or our dendritic cells? And how do we know the treatment is being effective? Do we have circulating molecules that are trying to tell us what’s going on?
That’s what we are about to discover - join us on this voyage to The Dark Side of the Cell!
Registered Engineer, PhD
Tumour-derived dendritic cells to slow down tumour growthSee more
Chiara Bonini, MD
TCR Gene Transfer and Genome Editing for Cancer ImmunotherapySee more
William Gallagher, BSc, PhD
Fast-tracking molecular diagnostics in OncologySee more
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.
Ana Isabel Moura Santos, See more
Bertil Hille, BSc, PhD
A scientific life learning about ion channelsSee more
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.
Lia Araújo, PhD
Pursuing successful aging at one hundred years oldSee more
Susan Llewelyn, Psy.D
Working with mind and body: Clinical PsychologySee more
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?
Gustavo Carona, MD
How to save the world?See more
Erin Kilborn, MD
Personal perspectives of a Humanitarian workerSee more